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RATINGS: 851   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.

rjplumer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjplumer (720) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Faint spice bourbon vanilla aroma. Head dissipates quickly on top of a clear deep amber ale. Distinct what I’m assuming is a bourbon taste with lots of carbonation. Like the aroma it has vanilla spice with hints of oak in the taste. Finishes clean with a noticeable warming sensation on the palate. Certainly one to be sipped and savored. I liked this one a lot and would definitely have another at any time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4887) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2015
12 oz bottle, 10/3/15. Decent-to-light aroma of malty sweetness and some light barrel notes. Flavor is along the same lines. Light burn on the mouthfeel, which is solid, but not better than that.. Overall, this one is not bad, but not special, but at it’s price point I can certainly seem the appeal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2015
On tap at Bar Symon, Dulles. Bold amber body with slight head. Nose is sweet, vanilla, bourbon. Taste is malts, fruits, sweet, candy and licorice definitely, and lots of fruits. Kicks in a bit at the end. Too subdued probably and not ambitious enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (141) - - SEP 25, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a ruby color with a decent white head and some lacing. The aroma is bourbon, sweet corn, and bread. The taste is sour, bourbon, and corn. You get a little of the bourbon burn with some sweetness and some sour. There’s a nice warming quality to it. I thought this was nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
skatanarchy (194) - - SEP 25, 2015
알텍 렉싱턴 브루잉 - 켄터키 버본 베럴 에일 8.2% ABV 버본베럴에 6주간 에이징 한 에일. 실제로 위스키 향이 많이 베어나와 묽은 위스키를 마시는 느낌도 든다.바닐라와 오크위스키 베럴향이 반반 섞인 에일 위스키 디스틀링도 하는 회사다 보니 베럴 풍미는 양산형임에도 불구하고 상당히 제대로 구현하는데, 맥주가 너무 대중성을 고려하여 특별히 인상에 남진 않는다. 적당히 크래프트 맥주 붐에 편승해서 비지니스 하는 지역 브루어리 인듯. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2836) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle from Seijo Ishi store. Light bourbon nose -- a waft, really, nothing more. Also some sugary caramel aromas and small bit of vanilla. Deep orange/amber color. Sweet and (barrel) sour initial, light caramel, butter, and vanilla. Thin-medium body. Thin bourbon, thin malt. Subtle nose and weak flavors. I was hoping for a little more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malkyore (308) - - SEP 8, 2015
Very rarely are things exactly what they say they are and nothing more. This is that. The description I got was "Smooth Vanilla and Oak flavors." Obvious vagueness aside, this is just that and absolutely nothing else. This tastes sort of like a barrel aged malt liquor. Not in a bad way at all, but in a way where this kind of tastes like they took a very strong minimal beer and aged it/flavored it until it was a thing that they could describe using flowery language. I’m not not a fan, but to say I’m smitten would be a gross overstatement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1857) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Reddish amber. Nose of bourbon, coconut, and oak with light sweet toasted malt. Flavor is thin malt with bourbon oak. Thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukin (530) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
bottle. reddish colour, very small fizzy head. strong bourbon taste and aroma, toffee malts, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. Poured into a snifter at the Ginger Man NYC. I want to LOVE this beer, but I just don’t. Very nice bourbon flavor, not overpowering but subtle and complimentary. My biggest gripe is the somewhat watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cagou007 (594) - FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Pours hazy orange with no head. Nose is sour. Aromas are malt, rotten fruits and bourbon. Low carbonation, light body. Long sour finish. Not my stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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