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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
corkyrory66 (932) - BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2015
Une ale aged in oak bourbon barrels des bonnes distilleries du Kentucky, pour un niveau abv de 8,2 %. Malt d’orge et malt de froment. Couleur roux moyen, à la clarté nette. Bulles moyennes, partout, peu nombreuses. Mousse qui est un nappage à fin tissage au niveau de la surface. Arômes de fût de bourbon, miel de tilleul et d’acacia, malt cara, pâte d’amandes. 1ère bouche liquide sur ale et bourbon, mais dans un mélange non homogène. Le blend n’a pas fonctionné … Arrière-bouche sucre candi, rhum, miel, malt, mais sans harmonie. 2ème davantage mielleuse que « bourbonnée » … Arrière-bouche plus courte, sans entrain. 3ème sur pommes cuites, poire, ananas chaud. Arrière-bouche sans équilibre, ni complexité. Longueur comme une guitare désaccordée … ça grince !! Jambes groupées, fines. Levure fine, mais beaucoup trop faible pour une bière en barrel. Alcool bien, sans plus, et aucun effet sur l’ensemble. Finale où on frôle la grimace. CONCLUSION : de bonnes idées, de bons fûts peut-être, mais pas de bière dessous et aucune harmonie... A oublier !! Pour ma part, je me suis vite préparé une crème glacée ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2915) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
Clear amber, small off white foam head. Bourbon tones in aroma, also caramel. Warm taste, bittersweet, bourbon notes. (Nashville 201505)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
svandyke (116) - USA - APR 25, 2015
12 oz bottle from Adam- Not a lot of head not too carbonated. Great caramel color. Not a ton of aroma. The bourbon flavor come fast and furious, but is not overwhelming. Finishes with some lovely vanilla. Very, very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jw0406 (918) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
12 oz bottle pours an dark Amber color with a small white head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, bourbon and malt. Medium bodied, not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (338) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
light malt aroma. dark golden in color with fast fading head. taste is malty at fist then oak/bourbon barrel flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (851) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours clear amber color with a small, thin, bone-colored head that was gone quickly. Aroma of caramel or toffee, with notes of butter and vanilla oak. Medium body, very slightly watery, with a light boozy astringency to the finish. Flavors of toffee and butter, with notes of bourbon and wood.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Evolutionary (404) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2015
Tap at bjs Polaris. I feel like I've been bill cosby'ed. My mouth was just raped. Acrid and bourbon taste is a recipe for awful. I wish the creator of this gets an ostomy and goes to prison and his cell mates rape it. Not really but you get the hint that this is awful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (782) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
English strong ale ケンタッキー&

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (739) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured a clear amber with a cream head and lacing. Taste of caramel malts, boozy, vanilla and slight oak. Average carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1126) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, caramel, bourbon and cask woods. Taste is light and not overly complex malt depth, some honey, cream and definite sweet bourbon that is pretty well balanced. Not much hop presence here, very light tanin on tip. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

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