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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common - Local Option

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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It comes in a dark mahoghany color.

The aroma is of tart cherries, sweet caramel, mostly oak with hints of bourbon.

The taste is extremely tart. Sour blackberries, raspberries, black cherries. Some acetic vinegar. There's some light caramel malt sweetness. Then onto a wonderful bourbon flavor with a good amount of oak and drying on the finish.

A light body, but lots of complexity with drinkability on this. A stellar barrel aged wild ale.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a very nice mahogany hue with a quarter inch light tan head. Fades to leave a thin thin blanket and some wisps.

S - Aroma of sweet malts, vinous notes, light chocolate, wonderful vanilla notes, and the pleasantries that is bourbon.

T - Taste is delicious too. The funky brett and vinous notes work nicely with the big oak and bourbon that the Angel's Envy imbues. Very, very nice.

M - Mouthfeel is just what I would like for the style, slightly sharp. Goes down easy.

O - A pleasant surprise here. I actually helped them bring in these kegs. The one month this spent in the barrel really made it a super fun beer. Lovely.

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common from Local Option
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