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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 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 (14291) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Pours a light caramel color with a thick white head. Light bourbon aroma. Sweet taste. Thin. Light bodied. Slight alcoholic finish. Flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1053) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Poured from bottle. WOW - oak / bourbon aroma is amazing. Clear amber, tan head, lacing. This really picks up the bourbon and oak from the barrel. Add in the vanilla and alcohol flavors. A touch of banana as well. These flavors complement each other so well. This is like an exotic dessert! Even better as it warms. An outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle ---> Shaker. Light body, medium head/lacing. Smelled spicy of hops, wood and bacon. The taste was great, but too much on the sweet side for a bourbon barrel aged. Hops in the presence, some roasty pineapple, smokiness and sweet bourbon goodness. Fun to drink, especially if you don’t want to chug bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to light dark red amber colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, bourbon, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, bourbon, laber larver (candy licorice). Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110617]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Drank a bunch of these from the bottle while in Kentucky, so no information on color. Flavor/Aroma were of huge vanilla though, a big sweetness and vanilla that was not quite balanced the lighter flavor of pale ale; I was only dimly award of malt and hops flavor beneath this. Tastes thicker and more syrupy than the texture actually is.

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