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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common | Local Option

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Brewed by:
Local Option
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark sour ale partially aged on American oak and partially on fresh bourbon barrels, then blended.

Added by TMoney2591 on 07-13-2012

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 123
Reviews by macher0:
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4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served at Against the Grain Brewery

Poured dark maroon with a fine bubble head that retreats to a rim with some laces. Barely translucent. The nose is heavy on the sour yeast and bready mash. Medium tartness. The taste follows the nose nicely with dark malts and charred oak. Minor notes of plums and figs. The feel is very smooth from a high carbonation and moderate body. This is a super quality dark sour. I highly recommend this ale.

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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Happy Gnome
L: Brilliant dark brown under a thin light tan foam collar.
S: Tart and faint chocolate, citrus.
T: lemony tart, acidic, dry, no roast or bitterness, hints of cherry, bourbon, vanilla, oak
F: Medium full body, medium carbonation.
O: A very interesting bourbon barrel aged wild ale that is easy to drink.

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Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap the the Republic in Minneapolis.

Dark reddish-brown body; clear with a thin head that soon reduced to a ring.

I had a typical reaction to this wild ale in that the aroma was a bit unappealing in some respects, but the BBL aging certainly improved this. The flavor was good, nicely complex and not too funky, with limited BBL effects A bit tart and lightly fruity, Near full bodied with light carbonation.

O: Exceptionally interesting brew. .

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.64/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Alewife, Long Island City, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin brown head consisting of very large bubbles; these died down and eventually completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruit are present in the nose—blackberries seem to stand out in particular—along with hints of bourbon from the barrel aging. The smell of bourbon becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a light to moderate amount of sourness—like the smell, the bourbon flavors become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting combination of sour and bourbon flavors. I thought that this beer would have been better if there was more carbonation and the taste was more balanced.

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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common from Local Option
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.