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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (340) - USA - JUL 1, 2011
Looks like a cream ale. I was surprised at the light color. Hint of bourbon was just right for me. I personally like a bourbon barrel stout, but this was good for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2011
In a classic plastic cup at Nachbar. Can’t tell nose from angle of cup, but flavor is cheap bourbon barrel and caramel. Too many sweet notes to appreciate it, but I love the attempt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Wow, this was an extra from preismj which is from his home from his home town. Extremely pleased with this beer, poured a light amber color with a little white head that clung to the glass. Slight hint of bourbon, and vanilla, and hops. Tastes like a classic amber ale with some bourbon notes. Really good, and I want to get more from preismj.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluesandbarbq (33) - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Pours a clear amber color with a nice white head and some lacing. Good carbonation. Aromas of excellent Kentucky bourbon, slight malts and a hint of hops. If you like Kentucky bourbon, this is your ale. Taste is very mild bourbon casked ale with a oaken vanilla and a slight malt and hops presence. The bourbon is not overpowering but graceful and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2011
Bottled@Cask Pub And Kitchen, London. Amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is wood, vanilla, some fruits and mild bourbon as well. Flavour is fruits, vanilla, wood and some quite earthy notes. Also some mild notes of alcohol. Bourboony aftertaste. Balanced and quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rustyham (1806) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Sample at a tasting at IlliniSmitty’s house. Aroma was sweet and sour with a sting. Little bourbon on the nose. Color is like a cream ale. Flavor and palate are both lame and uninspired. I imagine Alltech left a bourbon barrel out side overnight and storm came in from the horizon. the forgot about it for a month or so and came to discover that the water in the barrel began to ferment. Voila, that’s what you’re drinking. bourbon water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 355 ml bottle. London, England.
Clear amber (apple juice) colour with no head. Vanilla, sweet caramel, some sweet alcohol and butterscotch in aroma. Vanilla, toffee, butterscotch and some maltiness in flavour. Very sweet. No alcohol in flavour. Very easy for a 8.19%.

Draught at the Shenanigan’s Wine & Spirits, Lexington, KY.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Mild whiskey sweetness and dry malt in the aroma. Some whiskey sweetness, malt and butterscotch in the flavour. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5600) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 Travis brought this one to the Memorial Day Party. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-amber color with a large foamy orange-white head that left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and tart with strong brown sugar and bourbon and a hint of vanilla. The flavor was tart and tangy with light grapefruit up front followed by bourbon, vanilla and nut. The finish was long, and tart with pine, bourbon and brown sugar lingering. Medium body. Interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Itzjerm (1737) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2011
I won’t buy this again. Lets face it... buy some bourbon, buy some beer, combine you have this beer. Why waste your money on them doing the combo?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
Sampled at Brewery Creek U.S. event @ VCBW. Pours a clear gold with a minimal head. Aroma is predominantly oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is much the same...it really tastes like a very generic ale that has a ton of bourbon character in it. Finish is boozy and unrefined. Utterly one dimensional...I guess any beer tastes better when barrel aged.

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