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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Growler from the Beer Growler (Alpharetta). Clear gold with a small, off-white head. The aroma is caramel, hay, butterscotch, and vanilla. Very sweet, with a little sour note toward the end. Medium body, sticky, a little acidic, and lightly carbonated. This beer is very forward with the bourbon notes, which is the only thing to make this mediocre beer worth drinking.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (822) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Clean, amber in colour with a small head. In aroma caramel malt, bourbon, oak. In taste malty, nutty with vanilla and coconut. Pleasant warming from alcohol, medium bitterness. Aftertaste is bourbon flavour. Really smooth, silky. Nice beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (2030) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Draft at Dulles. Pours deep amber with a quickly fading head. Aromas were bready and alcoholic. Similar flavors that were really bourbon and wood but not much else. Just didn’t please me like I expected

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlindGuardianco (35) - - JUL 26, 2015
Had a sample at Indiana, very boozie, the taste lingers in you mouth for a while, the flavor was a bit harsh but I liked ,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mclaum01 (2) - - JUL 15, 2015 does not count
Very enjoyable beer. The bourbon barrel never really came through for me but it did have a nice vanilla undertone. Even though the bourbon didn't come out, it's still a solid ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
robtpeek (7) - - JUL 15, 2015 does not count
Great tast buy dud not tast the bourbon. The color was a wonderful red and the aroma was very pleasing

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Worsenma (45) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Very sweet and a bit sour. Was really hoping to enjoy this. Very disappointed. Didn't like at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (746) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Tap at a politics themed bar in Indianapolis. I really enjoyed this delightful sipper and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys tasting a bit of bourbon in thier beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (809) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 19, 2015
355ml bottle at BePLUS Beer Club, Xiamen. Pours golden amber with a thin white head. Big vanilla and bourbon aroma. Sweet finish. Didn’t really use to like this style but it’s growing on me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1244) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Eh, kind of expecting more from this! Pours amber w/ a thin white head & some lacing. The aroma is of subtle bourbon as is the taste. It’s fairly thin at over 8% & doesn’t have much character other than the bourbon. It’s drinkable but definitely a 1 trick pony!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Knilas (25) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 Glowinf dark Amber color. Notes of brown sugar and vanilla on the nose. Slight bite of char from the barrels, but mostly caramel, vanilla, butterscotch and a touch of tobacco for flavor. Very smooth...and a nice change of pace. Worth the coin.


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