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RATINGS: 904   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1370) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2012
On tap. Pours an amber gold with a thick khaki cap. Nose of caramel and light bourbon, with plenty of wood, some vanilla and buttery toffee notes. Taste is fairly sweet but also bitter. Palate is lighter, actively carbonated, with a distinctive bourbon-laden finish. The base beer features the bourbon very well, if leaving one wanting for a slightly more powerful nose. Still, a decent ale that drinks easier than its ABV suggests.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. Oaky bourbon, caramel malt, and a vanilla aroma. Clear copper with a small beige head. Vanilla, oak, plum, caramel, and bourbon flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation. Normally, I’m not a bourbon fan, but I really liked this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Campy877 (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Buttery is the best way to describe this beer. It I like drinking a butterscotch ale. Very good and extremely potent. Beware, there is such a truth to the saying "too much of a good thing" ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (17974) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Clear copper/golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, candy, vanilla notes, some bourbon. Bourbon flavor, lots of vanilla, oak, fruity, rather sweet, some toffee. Bourbon finish with vanilla and oak notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Pours a syrupy wooded golden-copper with an off-white head two-to-three fingers in length. Sinks gradually. Smells strongly of artificial vanilla/vanillin, tree bark, cream soda and some cognac and whiskey heat, but nothing to indicate this has hops. Tastes stronger of caramel malts, ash, that barely drinkable vanillin compound, corn syrup, expired bourbon and animal sauce. It had tasted mainly of flavor-injected chemicals used to cheapen the expenses of labor. Also, where were the hops?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft at Sweet Grass Dairy. LIght copper pour with a foamy white head. Nose is vanilla, caramel, booze and oak. Taste is sweet vanilla and malt throughout with a boozy finish. Not that memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HeadyDE (744) - Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Quite surprised by this, golden color expecting a darker hue, but not present, slight head. Nose..booze, vanilla, faint oak..taste really reminds me of a cream soda, albeit an adult version. Interesting mouthfeel and the abv makes itself known, however nothing really is memorable..Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illiniphil (146) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
This is one unique beer. Pours a copper color with very little head. Aroma is pure whiskey. Taste starts out with whisky, vanilla notes - makes you think your not drinking beer. But then it quickly turns and finishes with lots of malty, bready yeast. Very interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Pour is copper orange,mild head,clear. Aroma is big wisky,oak fresh toasted ,bready sweet carmel. Taste is same medium bodied toasted malt base with wisky Overall its a cereal toasty aroma. F lavor,woody oak slight vanilla.Wisky bourbon up front Some very mild fruit orange like citrus tones. Mildly sweet carmel cereal,medium body base .Mild finish but slight wisky harsh finish.Like a mild wisky shot. Kinda good and unusual, would have to say,this is definatly a good example of a bourbon barrel ale,if you like that. Its a strong character of the beer. They delivered well with the bourbon barrel,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2458) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2012
On tap at the Saloon on Calhoun. Pours pale orange with a foamy white head. Nice lacing sliding down the glass. Aroma has apricots, and other fresh fruit, vanilla and some woodiness. Taste is of vanilla and sweet toffee with a hint of fruit. Dry and not too thick, the bourbony vanilla is the predominant flavor. Finishes vanilla-y sweet without a real alcohol presence. I could not have guessed the style being tried for here. A pale on oak casks?

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