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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (15787) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 171112

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16073) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are vanilla, bourbon, wood, malt, caramel and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12677) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Strong vinius notes. Light bitter flavor. Strong candis notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Some bourbon notes. Creamy palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Clear golden color with thin white lacing. The aroma is a little musky and has an underlying vanilla hint. The palate is smooth and sweet with notes of vanilla and cherry. Semi-sweet beer that has a feeling of a watered down bourbon.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4737) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Bronze and clear with a small head.Unusual wooden flavour with a smoked aftertasre. The jury is out on this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jnkor (352) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Aroma has a sweetness and a bourbon edge. Color is a bright yellow with a white head. Taste is sweet and bourbon, definitely a bourbon lovers beer. Plate is smooth despite this.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2508) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Draft. Regular tan ale color. No head or smell. Taste is smooth and crispy at first but then the vanilla bourbon aftertaste hits immediately. Not too boozy tasting. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1172) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
12 oz. bottle pours a clear red/amber color with small white head. Smells of beer but tastes like marzipan candy. Aroma is full of butter, sugar, vanilla, oak and caramel. Bourbon is barely noticeable. Taste is sweet, and body is medium. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, without too much carbonation. Not a great beer, but very different from anything else Ive tried so far.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_511 (157) - - OCT 28, 2012
Enjoyable beer. Pours a light brown with a moderate head. Notes of oak and vanilla. Medium malty sweetness, light bitterness, and notes of oak and vanilla in the flavor as well. Finishes with a pleasant alcohol warming.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 Big disappointment. Very mild and confused. It has some of the sweet qualities of bourbon - vanilla and coconut, and odd cereal - with no character or heat. yikes, steer clear


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