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RATINGS: 810   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Award-winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Aleģ is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Our Kentucky Aleģ is aged for up to six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentuckyís 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.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
AdamJackson (3260) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2012
I received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into an Ommegang glass at fridge temperature.

A - This beer poured a dark golden color which was surprising. I expected dark brown but this is clearly a golden ale. A 2-Finger head was produced that was crystal clear and dissipated almost instantly. Thereís some nice bubbles on the swirl but, at 8%, no alcohol legs to speak of.

S - Thereís not a lot of smell to this. Clear Bourbon scent but itís very weak. Iím no getting much and am overall pretty disappointed with the scent. Smells like a BMC beer.

T - Immediately, Iím getting Wild Turkey or Makers Mark mixed with a glass of spring water. Itís really pretty nasty. Dry and roasted malts on the back of the tongue.

M - 80% carbonation on the mouth swish. Light-bodied and a mouth quenching whiskey linger.

O - This is flat out a drain pour. wow, what a disappointing beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2012
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt and of course the bourbon. Taste is bourbon, toffee and malts.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Had this at the brewery about 6 years ago in a bottle that came off the line and had never been capped. This rating will be for a draft pour I had last weekend at Meadhall in Cambridge, MA. Snifter pour. Translucent light amber color. Really shines in the glass. Very fragrant sweet bourbon nose. Taste is a little thin and watery considering the bold aroma. Itís basically a one dimensional light amber ale that was flavored with bourbon barrels.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
On tap. Odd pale golden pour with a bit of white head. Doesnít look at all like I thought it would. Nose is mostly bourbon with some vanilla. Smells better than is tastes - the barrel aging is nicely done but the base beer is lacking in flavor and consistency. Slightly sweet and woody.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjplumer (565) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Faint spice bourbon vanilla aroma. Head dissipates quickly on top of a clear deep amber ale. Distinct what Iím assuming is a bourbon taste with lots of carbonation. Like the aroma it has vanilla spice with hints of oak in the taste. Finishes clean with a noticeable warming sensation on the palate. Certainly one to be sipped and savored. I liked this one a lot and would definitely have another at any time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
12 oz bottle thanks to pineypower, thanks Dean. Poured a slightly thinner body of deep golden orange under a smaller super tight foamy white head. Aroma is nice with lots of vanilla, bourbon, oak but sadly no real unerlying beer notes. Flavor is the same and rather spicy with lots of alochol and bourbon. The body is a bit thin yet syrupy at the same time with carbonation that makes the entire feel turn to a fuller foamy body. This is aged nicely it just needs a better base beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjexchange (3) - - MAR 2, 2012 does not count
One of the best brews Iíve tasted. Malty vanilla flavor which goes down very smoothly. 9% ABV, but you canít tell. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Pours a clear gold. Thin white head. Slightly Bourbon filled aroma. Kind of bland, surprisingly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4876) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Draft at Sugar Maple. Amber-orange. Off-white/beige head. Reminds me of Oso Spikes with itís maple sweetness. Bourbon aroma, quite pronounced. Caramel, vanilla, not overwhelmed by the specialty malts, lets the creamy bourbon shine. Smooth and pretty unique, very drinkable for the style. Honey vanilla alcohol tones. Quite excellent. I have lost some of my enthusiasm for this beer at the time of entering it certainly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
surprising little beer this was .. . pours a deep orange gold .. . f u comcast .. . toffee, woody caramel and lots of slick bourbon .. . light mouth .. . i enjoyed this for some reason .. . .
Donít listen to them, People said I was dumb, but I proved them.


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