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RATINGS: 901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Was not bad but I expected more. It had a pleasant woodsy smell. Poured a nice deep color. It had a sharp alcohol taste. I did not pick up much flavor from the wood, or vanilla like I was expecting. It had a harsh finish. It could be I got a bad bottle.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
GustavoF (2) - - JUN 14, 2016 does not count
Tried it at BJ's in Louisville with dinner. Good body. Excellent taste and palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
basaywhat (168) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2016
12 oz bottle. Dark to light amber and clear appearance with a small, diminishing head. Aroma of dark fruits, oak, vanilla and a touch of bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hiledd (68) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Smoked oak aroma, biscuit, malty flavor with whiskey kick, clear copper brown color, medium body with chewy biscuit malt ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NORSAND (68) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2016
Pours deep amber / brown with off-white head. Nose: Sweet malt, maize, butter, dark honey, caramel, bourbon, vanilla. Taste & palate: Caramel, bourbon, malt, slightly sweet, low bitterness. Medium rich body. Quite rich carbonation. Long, malty and bourbonny aftertaste with a bit of spiciness. The bourbon really shines through, in a good way. A bourbon charmer and a typical "love it or hate it" beer. Probably not for the IPA fanatics. I love it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (14622) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle @ DØE. Slightly hazy amber with small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, wood and bourbon. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, wood, little bourbon, alcohol, sweet, warming and a little bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryaninc (1) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2016 does not count
Strong beer, but not overpowering, good flavor that didn’t taste artificial to me. Would drink again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
12oz bottle on 21st May 2016 into a Corsendonk glass on my daughters patio in California. Murky dark orange with a beige unlasting head. A bit disappointed with this to be honest, there was a trace of Bourbon esters in the aftertaste but otherwise I thought this bland and uninteresting for a so called barrel-aged beer of 8.2%ABV.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mstrcrwly (933) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2016
on tap as part of a flight..amber with a thin white head..aroma of booze,hops, caramel..tastes of caramel,cough syrup,hops..pass on this.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
odinstyr (714) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Pours a red brown with minimal head. Smells of vanilla and oak, a bit too cloying. Taste is off - bourbon noted good but the beer underneath seems deeply flawed - unpleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2538) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Clear darker amber, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is vanilla, sweet caramel, moderate alcohol. Medium bodied, sweet with caramel and vanilla. Pretty straightforward and one dimensional.


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