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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
91
outstanding

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.79%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Local Option visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

grahuba, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

brandoman63, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

AndyEdgar, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Flabbyjandro, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

bsm80x, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

tobelerone, Mar 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Rihup, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Kmlund, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

jakea, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

trevorpost, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

replacementpart, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Kurmaraja, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

jschott75, Mar 03, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

macher0, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

bilhelm, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

scottDC, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

ADTaber, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

FrankShirley, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jacewg, Feb 16, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

dar482, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

birdsellam, Feb 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

alexm1309, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

TheRealPour, Feb 09, 2014
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micropale, Feb 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

BarryMFBurton, Jan 30, 2014
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common from Local Option
91 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.