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RATINGS: 911   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty vanilla aroma. Fruity malty oaky vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish malty oaky vanilla finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2011
On draft at Mews Tavern - Wakefield, RI. Three times, I ordered the Firestone Walker Double Jack and three times the waitress brought me this beer. Fortunately, my fiancee likes bourbon and enjoyed what appears to be a very bland strong ale with bourbon poured into. Not a lot of barrel char or toast. Just warming malty ale with bourbon added. Bourbony, but entirely one-dimensional.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Atom (2168) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2011
12oz bottle pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma smells like a watered down shot of Bourbon poured into a cider. Definitely can taste that is aged in Bourbon barrels, seems more like a cream ale, but really it just tastes like someone added whiskey into a poorly made ale, it’s just a mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4887) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Gold color with a small head. Light bourbon and fruit aroma. Some caramel and a bit of marshmallow. Corny and light grain flavor. A bit more fruit. Kind of tastes like watered-down bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ggman (1) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2011 does not count
Caramel, vanilla, almost nutty, this ale, you can call it that verges on the category of dessert. Goes really well with fried chicken or other salty food. Overall, I give it style points for its uniqueness, but I’m glad it only comes in 4-packs.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
a really odd beer. It’s not really an American strong ale, its a pale ale with a half a shot of bourbon added. There is a reason people don’t age pale ale’s the results are not really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
bottle from Table & Vine - Aroma is creamy butterscotch, and hint of fudge ripple. Caramel malts, with a touch of oak. Some dry wood leaves an impression on the tongue. Thin body and light. pricking carbonation. Not really complex enough in flavor to make the oak work for it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
A disappointment for me. It poured a nice clear amber hue to it with no head to it. Seemed a little thin, but did have a nice bourbon look to it. Aroma had a nice subtle bourbon quality about it. Small vanilla and light oak to it, however that was all the aroma had to it. It really lacked any depth by not having any hops or malts to enhance the aroma. It did not need an aggressive hop profile just a little something to let you know it was there. Flavor was similar a nice bourbon flavor that was present but was restrained. Too many bourbon aged beers seem a little too unyeilding. Once again it lacked any ale characteristics. So the flavor was more disappointing than the aroma. Palate was thin and light. It lacked carbonation which was a good thing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2011
All the familiar characteristics of a good bourbon hit me immediately. That oakey and vanilla scent, the copper color. It drinks like the smoothest bourbon you’ve ever had with that unctuous buttery feel going down. And a hint of residual warmth. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is delicious, smooth, and has an aggressive, tricky 8% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhwcinc (1853) - 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.

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