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RATINGS: 820   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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.


GRainwater's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRainwater (9) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pleasant taste with very distinct bourbon flavour. Good but under stated beer. Excellent finish.


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (302) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
light malt aroma. dark golden in color with fast fading head. taste is malty at fist then oak/bourbon barrel flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (805) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours clear amber color with a small, thin, bone-colored head that was gone quickly. Aroma of caramel or toffee, with notes of butter and vanilla oak. Medium body, very slightly watery, with a light boozy astringency to the finish. Flavors of toffee and butter, with notes of bourbon and wood.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Evolutionary (341) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2015
Tap at bjs Polaris. I feel like I've been bill cosby'ed. My mouth was just raped. Acrid and bourbon taste is a recipe for awful. I wish the creator of this gets an ostomy and goes to prison and his cell mates rape it. Not really but you get the hint that this is awful.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (545) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
English strong ale ケンタッキー&

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (725) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured a clear amber with a cream head and lacing. Taste of caramel malts, boozy, vanilla and slight oak. Average carbonation, medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (943) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, caramel, bourbon and cask woods. Taste is light and not overly complex malt depth, some honey, cream and definite sweet bourbon that is pretty well balanced. Not much hop presence here, very light tanin on tip. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brentv (456) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2015
On tap at the Troll Pub in Louisville, KY. Chestnut color with no head or lacing. Sweet caramel flavor with bourbon. Slight hops presence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (162) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 6, 2015
Kolor: ciemnozłoty, blady, delikatnie zmętniony.
Piana: niezbyt obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, nietrwała, redukuje się z sykiem do znikomej warstwy.
Zapach: przyjemny, intensywny, słodki, dominują śliwki, daktyle, rodzynki lekki miód, w tle wyczuwalne aromaty beczki, trochę wanilii.
Smak: piwo dość pełne, słodycz wyraźna, ale bez przesady, nie zalepia, również wyczuwalne nuty owocowe, goryczka niska na finiszu.
Wysycenie: średnie w kierunku niskiego, dobre.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (150) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2015
Draft. A clear coppery color with a minimal off white head. Light bourbon aroma with a smooth slightly caramel taste, light body, and clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (372) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip. Hayward, WI. Pours amber in color. Mostly clear. Small white head. Aroma: Bourbon notes dominate and caramel malt. Taste: Mostly sweet. A little bitter notes. Body is medium with a shorter finish. Decent to try, but not really wowed. Bourbon is present, but its kind of a weird fit with the style. Not a favorite.


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