Kentucky Mountain | One Trick Pony

Kentucky MountainKentucky Mountain
BA SCORE
89.1%
Liked This Beer
4.24 w/ 46 ratings
Kentucky MountainKentucky Mountain
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
One Trick Pony
Illinois, United States
onetrickponybrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with British malts, roasted and smoked, American hops, and an English Yeast, we have aged this one for 3+ months in bourbon barrels.

32 IBU

Added by coz on 02-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,676
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
46
Liked:
41
Avg:
4.24/5
pDev:
9.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
5
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Duff27
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterSki
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at One Trick Pony. Served in a snifter.

A - Thin, off-white foam settles to a thin collar. Opaque, very dark brown, body.

S - Loads of bourbon, spicy oak, vanilla, touch of coconut, dark chocolate, molasses, anise, some caramel. A tad boozy, but not excessively so. I believe this batch was 10.7%.

T - Taste is quite similar, with bourbon, oak, raisins and dates, dark chocolate, caramel and toffee, and vanilla. More mellow than the aroma, and quite easy to drink.

M - A tad thin for the ABV - decidedly medium in body. Low carbonation, smooth texture, not overly oaky or dry, and fairly clean in the finish. Not much alcohol warmth here; far less than suggest by the aroma.

D - Good stuff. Not a Bourbon Barrel 4th Dementia killer by any stretch, but a nice local beer in the same vein. The aroma was a tad hot, but otherwise this was quite easy to drink for the ABV and the style. Would happily have purchased a growler if they would have let me.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of enelson
3.72/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of markgugs
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer BLEW me away, I have no idea why it's listed as an Old Ale though, it was like a fudgebomb imperial stout, and it was AMAZING.

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Photo of Sparky44
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zuidman
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffo
2.66/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Got this one from Masterski quite a while back. Cheers!

From a 750 into a snifter
IBU: 42
SRM: 29
Batch 12/40
Old ale with vanilla beans and aged 4 months in bourbon barrels

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, thinner, bubbly, loose, fizzy, light tan head with lousy retention. Head quickly fizzes down to a ring only. Dark mahogany brown, opaque, with no carbonation evident. Looks pretty flat by the end and leaves no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Big nose of dark fruits, brown sugar and alcohol. Dates, prunes and raisins with oak, vanilla, caramel and bourbon from the barrel. Pretty complex and plenty to contemplate, but a bit boozy still.

TASTE: Dark fruits, leather, caramel and bourbon with oak notes up front. Alcohol at the swallow, slightly harsh, with a bold and lingering finish of dates, prunes, grapes, leather, vanilla, toffee and caramel sweetness, as well as some oak and wood flavors. Very sweet, and the alcohol is a little heavy on the hair spray at the swallow.

PALATE: Medium body and, surprisingly enough, slightly higher levels of carbonation. Prickly on the palate, goes down a bit harsh and finishes very sticky.

OVERALL: This had quite a bit of character here, but it was overly sweet and boozy. The alcohol was pretty harsh as well, like hair spray or rubbing alcohol, making the flavors harder to enjoy and the feel rather uncomfortable. This would need some more bitterness to balance out the tremendous amounts of sweet malt flavor, as well as a less harsh alcohol presence from the barrel. Something that was cool to try but wouldn't want to dip into batch 12/40 (whatever the hell that means) again anytime soon. Thanks again Masterski!

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Photo of thewimperoo
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Rich red wine tannins balance the dark chocolate bitterness and hints of tobacco. Very unique beer. Vanilla comes through and highlights the oak. Rich body with nice balance.

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Photo of coz
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New brewery in the industrial part on Lansing, about 10 beers on tap including a barrel aged old ale.

apperance: dark brown

smell: carmel, bourbon

taste: carmel, bourbon

mouthful: sticky thick

overall: a very good barrel aged old ale only served at the brewery, would have bought a growler if they would have let me.

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Photo of cd34
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jegross2
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.3% abv

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4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Roze
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of brewskis
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%

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Kentucky Mountain from One Trick Pony
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 46 ratings
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