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RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Award-winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale® is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Our Kentucky Ale® is aged for up to six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrels. Pleasantly smooth and robust, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale may also be served as an aperitif or after-dinner drink. Launched in 2006, it has grown to become the flagship beer of the premier name in barrel-aged beers: Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (760) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2016
12 oz bottle from a friend. Medium copper color with a tight, tan, lasting head and spotty lace.
Aroma is Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, smoke, oak.
Flavor is similar. Definitely get the bourbon note right away, then Vanilla and a hint of charred oak, along with some warm toasty notes. Super smooth, and never boozy. Goes down easy for an 8%.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fampro621 (2) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2016 does not count
Found this while taking a tour of the factory. Was very impressed with the quality of the brew. Enjoyed the barrel taste that is carried through the beer. In my opinion one of the best this brewery has to offer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeandduke (179) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Chicago 1/8/16 (Sweetwater - Draft poured into snifter glass) Dark orange/copper pour, minimal head which quickly dissipated and mild carbonation. Bourbon aroma, with hints of caramel. Enjoyed the malt and mild bourbon taste, stronger ABV not noticed. Smooth and easy going down, texture dry. Overall very good beer and I’m glad I tried a few.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dal9000 (395) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours dark Amber. Sweet bourbon taste with a caramel finish. Finishes with a creamy thick coating. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (430) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Very smooth ale with hints of vanilla and oak. Also a nice bourbon taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierMeHoos (469) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Rating #450. Where: Nantucket, MA, Brotherhood of Thieves. How: 12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Appearance: Pours a medium brown and no head. Aroma: Bourbon, and some caramel. Taste: Follows the nose, but taste of liquor increases, definitely get the aged in bourbon barrels flavors. Palate: Kind of thin. Overall: Not that noteworthy, flavor wise or aromatically. Not my style.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turboninja (343) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle@hotel, from Vintner Wine Market. Medium aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Copper color with medium creamy white head. Medium boozy though smooth taste of bourbon, caramel malts and vanilla. Balanced with medium taste spectrum and medium, boozy, bourbon aftertaste. Light/medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, adequate taste for this percentage but awful lack of body and too high carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sirmixsomewhat (167) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
I wish I had drank this sooner after I bought it, but regardless, it’s still a beer that can be appreciated. It pours a beautiful golden brown and there is a faint aftertaste of bourbon, but its scent is almost non existent and compared to other ales aged in bourbon barrels, this one is forgettable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBlessing (476) - Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2015
Direkt aus Martinique, danke an DrNosha, dunkles gelb schwacher Schaum, Geruch leicht säuerlich holzig Karamell, Geschmack Eiche Bourbon leichte Säure dann leichte süße man schmeckt den Alkohol

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrNosha (1017) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
355ml Flasche auf Martinique. Helles kupferfarbenes Bier fast ohne Schaum. Kräftiges Vanille Aroma. Dazu Bourbon und Eiche. Geschmack ist ebenfalls Vanille, Bourbon und Holz.


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