Friday, July 29, 2016
Kentucky Ales Old Fashioned Barrel Ale (6/10)
Old Fashioned Barrel Ale attempts to replicate the experience of drinking the cocktail known as an Old Fashioned, combined with a barrel aged beer.
The beer pours a clear copper color, bordering on mahogany, with a thin beige head that doesn't last long.
The aroma is malty and oaky. There's a hint of fruit but this is mostly subdued.
The flavor starts malty, mildly sweet, and oaky. A slight warming note is felt at the back of the throat. The cherries and orange peel mentioned on the label are detectable but only barely so.
I give the beer only a 6 out of 10. Reviewers on Beer Advocate liked it quite a bit more, giving it an 85 out of 100 or "very good" rating. RateBeer's reviewers were tougher on it, rating the beer only a 48 overall.
The beer can be found at many Columbus area retailers, including most large grocery chains.