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RATINGS: 811   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14715) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
On tap at Bakgårde Både &. It pours a clear, dark golden to amber body under a small, off-white head. In my opinion, there’s too much vanilla on the nose, of the bourbon kind, followed by some wood, alcohol and caramel. A little fruity touch in the far back. Malt driven flavor with vanilla, caramel and a faint fruity touch. Full body, with a little warmth. There’s a little bitterness in the very end. Not my preferred beer in any way, there’s too much focus on the bourbon, but it’s drinkable and all that. Won’t buy another one though. 130404

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle from Utobeer drunk at home. Clear bright orange amber colour. Very thin white head. Oh boy, even from the aroma, I know I’m not going to like this. Yes lots of bourbon on the aroma. I mean if I wanted to drink bourbon, I’d drink bourbon. But I don’t. I want to drink beer. So as a beer almost entirely pointless. Otherwise nothing really wrong with it, except it reminds me of Innis & Gunn beers which isn’t always a good thing. Yep, this just isn’t my kind of beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14478) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange amber color, medium white head. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, coffee. Taste has more whiskey and coffee. A bit heavy on the whiskey for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14424) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are vanilla, bourbon, wood, malt, caramel and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle at Craft Beer & Co. Clear golden - wjite head. Raisins. Sweetness. Coconut. Fruity. Vanilla. Caramel. Toffee. Light sharpness. Wooden. Oakey. Nice pleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle, 8.19% at BBF13. Weak malty aroma. Clear dark golden colour. Small white head. Vanilla, liqueur, marzipan flavour. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12446) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 171112

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12026) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Clear copper/golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, candy, vanilla notes, some bourbon. Bourbon flavor, lots of vanilla, oak, fruity, rather sweet, some toffee. Bourbon finish with vanilla and oak notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11921) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle from Liz. Pours clear orange amber with a slight, transient white head. Aroma is mostly bourbon/vanilla with a hint of oak. Med body. It’s rather sweet, with hints of treacle. The oak is identifiable, and the bourbon/vanilla is clearly present. Yet it is not a strongly flavored ale. Heat is marginally detectable. Finishes on the non-dry side. It has a caramel sugar candy aspect. But the oak offsets that. Really interesting and pretty tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11870) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks ? Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, light prune. Taste is moderately sweet, butterscotch, orange, some Bourbon, raisin. Light-medium body, fairly smooth.


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