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RATINGS: 826   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Very sweet, thought I was sipping on a whiskey light, aroma of bourbon, amber color, poured in a 10 ounce glass on tap, one of these was enough for me

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Serving type: bottle Appearance: Pours a medium gold tone. 1/4 in foam head. Medium body. Aroma: lots of pineapple, vanilla, and butterscotch. Taste: Like a butterscotch beer. No hop taste. . Very sweet...almost too sweet. Overall: Was really hoping to like this, but just comes out very average. Probably would be good for a beginner to beer or wood aged beer. Otherwise, too sweet and cloying for most beer nerds. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drowland (6673) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
1/15/12. 12oz bottle. Clear amber pour with a small khaki head that fades. Weird aroma that is a touch sour, has caramel, and bits of wood and vanilla. Ugh. Sweet flavor of caramel with tart ketchup and a bit of soy sauce underneath vanilla and charred wood. BLECH.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Copper color with a thin and foamy white head. Vanilla aroma and a strong bourbon taste. The body is smooth and crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6048) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Trade with drowland - thanks! 12 oz bottle - pours a brilliant dark copper with a thin white head. Aroma is that of bottom shelf bourbon - a hint of rye. Flavor has a bourbon essence permeating throughout, some vanilla notes, and some scotch and water essence....like how it tastes when the ice has all melted. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than the flavor would suggest. Usually not a barrel aged fan - but this one goes down nice.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tcanapa (17) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Pours amber with minimal white head. Bourbon scent is very strong. Flavor is also dominated by bourbon. Doesn’t have as much bite as could be expected, but also lacks any other real flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chryplewicz (7) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012 does not count
While slightly pricey for a beer that has better beers in the same style, this is a very tasty beer when you really want a bourbon on the rocks. Slightly sweet, never disappointing, and makes a perfect sipping beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1548) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2012
(bottle) clear amber colour with small white head; aromas of toffee, caramel, vanilla; sweetish flavour with noticeable alcohol; creamy palate

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldmanwhitaker (2) - Milledgeville, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2012 does not count
Some odd notes. Strong vanilla tones. Thick on the tongue but easy to drink. Overall, a good and rich beer.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle shared by atom. I saw bourbon barrel ale and I assumed this was going to be something darker in color, but his pours clear and golden in color with a small white head. Head quickly dissipates to some sparse bubbles around the neck. It looks nice for something like an ipa, but this is not what I would expect from something aged in bourbon barrels. Pretty harsh, and boozy aroma, with some vanilla, oak, and a bit of chocolate appearing. Too much like bourbon, and not enough like a beer in the aroma for this to be pleasing. If I was drinking whiskey this would be nicer. Very thin on the palate. Grains, some vanilla, a bit of chocolate, but nothing much else is present with this. Really watery and just plain bland.


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