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RATINGS: 911   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fules (833) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 16, 2016
Kicsi, rövid hab, vörösbe hajló borostyán szín. Határozott, kissé édeskés whiskys illat. Íze elsőre egy burbon whiskyre hajaz, de rögtön felbukkan mellette a komló keserűje. A csúcsponton betársul egy kis édeskés, malátás jelleg. Utóíze alapjában véve nagyon rövid, bár a végén felbukkan a tölgyfahordó is, ami még egy kicsit velünk marad. Nem rossz kis söröcske, érdekes ízvilággal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1523) - Hannover, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2016
Aroma: malty, coconut, vanilla, woody. Appearance: clear golden color and no head. Taste: low bitterness, coconut, vanilla, woody, tannins, malty, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and low carbonation, woody finish. Overall: Really good stuff, intensive vanilla notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (1038) - - FEB 22, 2016
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 Pours golden - copper color, very clear, with tan white/ off-white head. Visually medium carbonation. Aroma: Moderate hop aroma, which takes on stone fruits, like apple, pear etc, supported with bold maltiness, with notes of caramel, bread... Flavor: Medium dextrinous, with notes of caramel, toffee, slightly bready, supported with moderate hop flavors, which takes on stone fruits, with esters of apple, pear...Alcohol is present, takes on bourbon, but just a hint of bourbon... Finish is sweet/dry, slightly bitter. Body is medium, Alcohol warmth is noticable, carbonation is medium-to low texture is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
craven5000 (120) - Westville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Clear light amber body with a few bubbles racing to the top. White head. The bourbon flavor is there but is smoothed out in the finish some by vanilla? Taste of alcohol is there. A more of a medium thin body. Definitely more of a sipping beer than a satisfying drinking one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DevilDog1969 (1) - Kingston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
This is my gold standard. Everything about this beer appeals to me. There are a couple of local pubs that are on top of my visit list simply because they have KBA on tap. To quote Nacho Libre, "It is da beeest"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle - Slightly hazy golden colour, small, collapsing white head. Sweet malty aromas with lots of caramel, vanilla and wood. Taste is also sweet with decent bourbon notes, some vanilla, toffee, low hop bitterness. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Nice barrel aged beer, but not so special.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Cinctus (201) - - JAN 30, 2016
Sour beer. Tastes like it didn’t ferment properly. Pours amber with some milkiness. Little head. Sour aroma, but nothing like having a decent hoppy IPA

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mandrewc (1) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
Very unique beer really one of a kind. Great nuances of bourbon on the nose and pallet. The deep malt flavor is complemented nicely by caramel and vanilla notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2016
From a cask at the 2016 Atlanta Cask Ale Festival. Very pleasing aroma with a load of caramel and faint bourbon. The flavor provides a much stronger bourbon barrel effect with loads of woody barrel and toffee notes, moderate bourbon notes as well as some vanilla. Buttery flavor and feel. Overall: Certainly one of the best from this brewery. Highly recommended for fans of BBA beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kingaugusta (241) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Pours hazy gold with a quick white head. Nose is straight bourbon. Other than a few hop and bread notes, flavor is all bourbon too. It is exactly as advertised and not one bit more.

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