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RATINGS: 878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Award-winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Aleģ is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Our Kentucky Aleģ is aged for up to six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentuckyís 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewdogg (62) - USA - AUG 22, 2007
Poured light amber, litle head. Definite hint of bourbon on the nose. Body was very light and watery. Taste was essentially bourbon and water. The bourbon overwhelmed any flavors or complexities of the beer. I am a big bourbon fan but if I wanted to taste straight bourbon I would pour myself a glass of Makerís. Either needs less time aging in bourbon barrels or need to start out with a heavier base beer like a porter or stout

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DevilDog1969 (1) - Kingston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
This is my gold standard. Everything about this beer appeals to me. There are a couple of local pubs that are on top of my visit list simply because they have KBA on tap. To quote Nacho Libre, "It is da beeest"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pityu (461) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle - Slightly hazy golden colour, small, collapsing white head. Sweet malty aromas with lots of caramel, vanilla and wood. Taste is also sweet with decent bourbon notes, some vanilla, toffee, low hop bitterness. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture. Nice barrel aged beer, but not so special.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Cinctus (194) - - JAN 30, 2016
Sour beer. Tastes like it didnít ferment properly. Pours amber with some milkiness. Little head. Sour aroma, but nothing like having a decent hoppy IPA

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mandrewc (1) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
Very unique beer really one of a kind. Great nuances of bourbon on the nose and pallet. The deep malt flavor is complemented nicely by caramel and vanilla notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (3592) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2016
From a cask at the 2016 Atlanta Cask Ale Festival. Very pleasing aroma with a load of caramel and faint bourbon. The flavor provides a much stronger bourbon barrel effect with loads of woody barrel and toffee notes, moderate bourbon notes as well as some vanilla. Buttery flavor and feel. Overall: Certainly one of the best from this brewery. Highly recommended for fans of BBA beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kingaugusta (160) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Pours hazy gold with a quick white head. Nose is straight bourbon. Other than a few hop and bread notes, flavor is all bourbon too. It is exactly as advertised and not one bit more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yonny (62) - - JAN 21, 2016
Draft pour at Mtc Office. Poured clear amber with slight head which quickly dissipated. Except for the foam ring, you might think this looks like bourbon. Aroma is a pleasant scent caramel and toffee. Initial taste is mixture of caramel with a hint of hops with nice aftertaste reminiscent of bourbon. Nice to try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Poured into a snifter. 2.5 A: Clear dark orange/light amber color. About one finger of frothy off-white head that falls almost instantly and leaves no lacing. 3.0 S: Nose is primarily the barrel. A lot of leather, apple, vanilla, oak, toastiness. Caramel and toffee which could be coming from the barrel or the base beer. Hints of grass with a fresh mountain spring water component. Itís not bad, but it smells more like watered down bourbon than beer. 2.75 T: Like the nose, this beer is just a bourbon delivery vehicle. Tastes like it smells with leather, apple, vanilla, oak, and toastiness being most prominent. On the drier side, but does have a sweet caramel toffee flavor. 3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This would benefit from a little more body, but it does have some creaminess to it. 3.0 D: Itís okay for what it is, but itís not that great of a beer. ★ 900 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 11, 2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duuust (1) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
This beer is advertised. Pleasant aroma, full bodied, sipping beer. Itís got a deep Amber coloring and delivers on the promise of the bourbon cask orientation. Something you definitely want to try once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padchenko (179) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 18, 2016
Pours a reddish amber with a small white head. Lovely beer. Lots of bourbon aroma and flavour. Vanilla is also present in the taste. Very easy to drink and obviously quite strong. Not a huge amount of complexity in the flavour but it doesnít need it

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