Kentucky Mule
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Barleywine - American
Ranked #125
Ranked #15,537
4.19 | pDev: 21.48%
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Our barrel-aged “Cocktail Series” continues with Kentucky Mule – our answer to the classic Moscow Mule cocktail, substituting Russia’s favorite spirit with Kentucky’s finest.

The journey of this beer began when we blended two equal lots of our signature Bravo brown ale and Helldorado blonde barley wine, both aged for 18 months in premium Kentucky bourbon barrels. We then infused this blend with hand-diced Fiji-grown ginger as well as fresh California lime zest and juice, perfectly accentuating the beer’s bourbon-inspired flavors of vanilla and maple syrup. The result is a true Moscow Mule-style sipping experience with a uniquely American twist.
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heysuz from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brew: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. - Kentucky Mule

Intro: 12 oz. poured into a tulip glass. Shared with a friend.

Appearance: Dark brown, like a dark brewed tea, Moderate head maybe 1 inch. Moderate lacing as I drank

Smell: Ginger and lemon, lime up front with the bourbon barrel bring up the back.

Taste: Followed the smell. Barrel was more prominent in the taste

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Drink: Went down smooth. Well blended

Conclusion: It was a well crafted beer as one would expect from this brewer. I’m pretty much one and done but happy to have found it and tried it.

Oct 09, 2021
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours tea brown with a one finger beige cap which fades to a film while leaving a few streaks behind

Smell: The ginger and lime are distinctive with undertones of caramel, Bourbon and maple syrup

Taste: Layers of flavor with the ginger and lime prominent on the taste buds throughout; caramel and a hint of maple syrup underpins with the Bourbon emerging, in the mid-palate; the finish brings some oak and merges the elements

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A distinctive mock cocktail that works very nicely

Oct 08, 2021
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sjrider from California

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour -clear dark amber/mahogany color with thin beige head leaving a scant ring of bubbles. Nose is lime and barley wine forward. Taste follows with nice woody barrel and ginger notes lingering through the finish. Smooth and tasty.

Sep 17, 2021
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gatornation from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed cola color with a thin white fresh head. Smell is ginger, juniper , lime and citrus gin and wood. Taste follows nose with more whiskey notes although subtle , i get gin juice and juniper with whiskey and ginger. Mouth feel is full it herbal with the barrel, very tasty.

Sep 11, 2021
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blazerkor from Nevada

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It smells malty then like lime and ginger. There is a backdrop of whiskey but it in no way dominates.

The first thing I taste is lime and ginger. Then I can taste a barrel aged beer but it's like everything is a flavor and nothing is the base.

It has medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The finish is malt and whiskey first but then the lime and ginger comes in strong. It leaves a burn that feels like the ginger but might be the alcohol.

Overall it's different but definitely good and a beer. I give it a 5.3 out of 6.

Sep 05, 2021
Kentucky Mule from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 11 ratings