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RATINGS: 904   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmoreau (3628) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
12 oz. bottle poured to a Duvel tulip at Lunar Brewing Co., showing a bright & clear amber tone, with a decent amount of persistence to the soft white head froth, and good cling to the ribbons & spots of lacing. The aroma offered an initial, light sweetness, almost light fruitiness, with pina colata, caramel, and toffee scent to it. The flavor was similar, but fell off a good deal in intensity, with low bitterness, soft carbonation, and an almost thin, less than medium body. Easy drinking at first, but the BB characteristics were all over the place, and didn’t impress. Even started to develop butterscotch hints in the nose as it warmed in the glass.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2012
light amber in the glass. aroma of bread, caramel malt and faint bourbon. taste is a mixture of sweet malt and some slight bourbon booze. medium body, nice mouth feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
355ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a small white head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by caramel with hints of bourbon and vanilla. Taste is a huge caramel malty sweetness with hints of bourbon and vanilla with a mild grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A little too easy to drink for a barrel aged brew, needs a little more substance to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5207) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Whole Foods, Bowery 355ml ($4): Pours a light amber with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is whiskey, vanilla, and a bit of caramel malt. Taste is woody, with whiskey and vanilla notes. Somewhat sweet. Pretty smooth. Alcohol was well-covered. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
The aroma is sweet and malty with caramel, oak, and most importantly bourbon. The appearance is golden with an amber hue and a thin head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a fantastic beer to drink even if all the flavor comes from the bourbon barrels.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 3, 2012
Amber pour, not much head. Viscous bourbon, wood nose. Aroma burns the nostril slighly. More bourbon in the flavour, tends to over ride any other taste. Thin bodied. More bourbon flavour in the finish. Not the most complex beer. Not great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at the pub orlando.. aroma is caramel and whiskey.. taste is freaking crazy diffrent and good..strong flavir if vanilla caramel..honey..hints of whusjy...very easy drinking and smooth..cant believe its 8.5%

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2012
The best bourbon barrel beer(that's not a stout). A masterful job of imparting the flavors and smells of bourbon on an ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours light brown with amber glow, off-white fizzy head/zero retention. Aromas of sweet malt, vanilla, and fruit. Taste similar with wood, some liqueur. Not bad, exactly what I expected...overpriced tho ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1939) - Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 More bourbon than beer. Good for sipping. Big bourbon aroma. Smooth and creamy , a little sweetness and a vanilla finish


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