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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common - Local Option

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.77%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Dark sour ale partially aged on American oak and partially on fresh Angel's Envy barrels, then blended.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-13-2012)
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Reviews by macher0:
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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
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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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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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common from Local Option
92 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.