Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

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  • 1.5
  • AROMA 3/10
  • APPEARANCE 4/5
  • TASTE 2/10
  • PALATE 1/5
  • OVERALL 5/20
  • MAR 15, 2012

I received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into an Ommegang glass at fridge temperature.

A – This beer poured a dark golden color which was surprising. I expected dark brown but this is clearly a golden ale. A 2-Finger head was produced that was crystal clear and dissipated almost instantly. There’s some nice bubbles on the swirl but, at 8%, no alcohol legs to speak of.

S – There’s not a lot of smell to this. Clear Bourbon scent but it’s very weak. I’m no getting much and am overall pretty disappointed with the scent. Smells like a BMC beer.

T – Immediately, I’m getting Wild Turkey or Makers Mark mixed with a glass of spring water. It’s really pretty nasty. Dry and roasted malts on the back of the tongue.

M – 80% carbonation on the mouth swish. Light-bodied and a mouth quenching whiskey linger.

O – This is flat out a drain pour. wow, what a disappointing beer.

This beer was utterly terrible. Imagine Yuengling aged in Bourbon Barrels with water added. I’m going to avoid this one from now on.