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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhwcinc (1602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Purchased at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits in Cincinnati, OH; enjoyed after going back to work after the Labor Day weekend...head hurts. Appearance a rather clear light amber with tiny carbonation bubbles and almost no head...almost looks like a full pint of bourbon. Aroma of bourbon and ale yeast, also a small bit of caramel malt. Taste mostly dominated by bourbon, rather light and soothing flavor, slightly sweet with very faint vanilla notes, medium body and lighter carbonation. I’m not getting many ale qualities out of the flavor, tastes like more watered down bourbon...but I’m not complaining. Pretty good stuff, wish it had more beer-like qualities.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1419) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
On tap : Pour is clear, medium golden with a fairly modest off white head in this snifter. The nose on this one provides typical barrel aged notes of vanilla, oak, fruit esters - the flavor profile is muted. You can call that drinkable, but I’m going to call it devoid of flavor - vanilla, oak, spices but a mediocre base beer here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10092) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2011
355ml bottle (GBBF2011)
Sweet buttery bourbon aroma. Soft and mellow. Good malty body, good balance, easy to drink. Touch sweet and slick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4379) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a soon disappearing fizzy head. The aroma is very lightly malty, and the flavour is malty with a hint of bitterness and a very large amount of bourbon spirit flavour. Overall a disappointing strong beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Draft in a snifter at the Lucky Dog in Mason, Ohio, for $4.50. Clear orange color. Thin white head. Some lacing. Very drinkable, perfect amount of carbonation. Very good savory taste, aroma is a bit lighter than I hoped, though, but it’s still a nice bourbon spice (particularly in the nose) without a trace of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle @ GBBF 2011. A clear copper/amber colored beer, with a off white head. The aroma of vanilla, wood with fruits and hops. The taste has fruits, some hops with vanilla notes. The aftertaste is gentle bitter with sweets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 20, 2011
12 oz bottle. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is lots of vanilla and american oak with some caramel and coconut. Flavor is bourbon and caramel with a light hop bitterness and some tanic wood. Medium body with average carbonation and a long oaky finish. Nice beer, lots of bourbon and oak character while staying on the lighter side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14114) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle at Craft Beer & Co. Clear golden - wjite head. Raisins. Sweetness. Coconut. Fruity. Vanilla. Caramel. Toffee. Light sharpness. Wooden. Oakey. Nice pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle sampled at Music City Brewers’ Fest. Poured golden amber with a modest white head. Aroma was bourbon, malt, mild hops. Flavor was bourbon, oak, vanilla, a touch of smoke, some caramel, mild bitterness. Mouthfeel was a letdown: somewhat watery and overcarbonated. But the flavor was nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
12oz bottle shared by Ryan from Funky Buddha. Aroma has slight hints of bourbon but I mostly remember the malts coming through much more then the bourbon. Slightly sweet flavor but nothing over the top.

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