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RATINGS: 890   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duuust (1) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
This beer is advertised. Pleasant aroma, full bodied, sipping beer. It’s got a deep Amber coloring and delivers on the promise of the bourbon cask orientation. Something you definitely want to try once.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padchenko (223) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 18, 2016
Pours a reddish amber with a small white head. Lovely beer. Lots of bourbon aroma and flavour. Vanilla is also present in the taste. Very easy to drink and obviously quite strong. Not a huge amount of complexity in the flavour but it doesn’t need it

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ender79 (1) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale was my first introduction to Alltech Brewery and to the Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer style altogether. When I first tried this Kentucky Strong Ale around 10 yrs ago, when it first was released, it instantly became my go-to beer. I even went on a tour at Alltech’s brewery and distillery, while finishing up the Bourbon Trail. Bourbon Whiskey is my drink of choice, so Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer is right up my alley. My palate has evolved drastically since then and the number of craft beer choices has increased exponentially. Not one I choose anymore due to my “thirst” of anything new, craft, and local, but when I do get to enjoy one, I am never displeased. Here great list of Barrel Aged Beers - Brands -Products - https://www.drinkfind.com/beer/type/BARREL-AGED-BE page with details on Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale -https://www.drinkfind.com/beer/detail/1350/KENTUC - And here is keyword learn content -https://www.drinkfind.com/beer/learn/1350/KENTUCK - drinkFind -The Adult Beverage Network

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (782) - 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 (218) - 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 (437) - 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 (448) - 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 (525) - 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 (427) - 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.


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