Kentucky- American Strong Ale- 8+%ABV. A unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Aged for up to 6 weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky's finest distilleries. Subtle flavors of vanilla and oak. Pleasantly smooth and robust.
This beer taught us that patience truly is a virtue. KBS is a big imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolate and then bourbon barrel-aged to perfection. Incredibly silky and full-bodied with notes of vanilla, cocoa, roasted coffee and charred oak.
Taste is a bit like a bourbon on amber ale rocks, forgotten long enough that the ale ice melts and puts some of that beery taste into your bourbon. The bourbon dominates but does not overpower, giving equal parts damp woodiness, earth, some vanilla, and slight spice. A caramel note every now and again, but otherwise the ale part of this whole concoction stays hidden, with nary a sign of hops or malt.
Definitely an interesting beer and worth a try. Whether you like it or not is going to depend on how you feel about bourbon. It drinks dangerously easy; being smooth and warming, with no harshness whatsoever.
For our second beer barrel finish release, we collaborated again with our friends at Goodwood Brewing in Louisville. Bourbon was the star of the first release, this time around Rye takes center stage. Goodwood used original Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon barrels to finish their delicious Blonde Ale. When they were done, we took those barrels back and filled them with our Kentucky Straight Rye. The result is a delicious marriage of sweet bourbon flavor and rye spiciness, with notes of hops.
Six years ago, Against the Grain collaborated with a Norwegian brewery, Brouwerij De Molen, to create a bourbon inspired ale made from all of the spirit's ingredients (barley, rye and corn). The resulting beer was Bo & Luke, a bourbon barrel-aged imperial smoked stout that came in at 13 percent alcohol by volume.
Alltech's Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is one of the oldest barrel-aged beers on the Kentucky market, having launched in 2006. It's now available year-round after being aged for up to six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of the state's finest distilleries.
Goodwood gets its name from its shtick. The brewery ages all of its beers with wood, either in barrels or in infused casks. So there are a few barrel-aged beers to choose from. If you truly want to stick with bourbon, there's the bourbon barrel stout and bourbon barrel ale. But if you're looking for something different, try the brandy barrel honey ale, made with locally sourced honey.
Our award-winning Discovery celebrates the art of blending fine whiskies from all over the world. The Collaborative Series celebrates the art of finishing, working with respected producers of beer, wines, and spirits by aging fine whiskey in their barrels to create truly unique products. And the Origin Series is our 100% estate-distilled bourbon and rye, adding modern twists to traditional recipes.
Our core source of barrel supply is a charred, American white oak barrel shipped directly from bourbon and whiskey distilleries. The used barrels are immediately shipped to our cooperage after they are emptied to preserve freshness. These barrels are then serviced into Grade A - Select barrels ready for aging spirits, beer, or wine.
I understand that it was legitimately bourbon barrel aged. Perhaps I should have stated that in my tasting notes. With that said, I have real fruit/fruit puree infused beers that smell like car air fresheners. 59ce067264