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RATINGS: 858   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2009
got this bottle in lexington. i laughed so hard when i smelled this. it’s so awful. so much corn. andrew laughed too. what a disaster. someone took natty light and barreled it for some reason. tastes like maple syrup which makes it much more palatable if you hold your nose. looks like a red stripe poured out

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
$3 / single 12oz bottle - Hmmm...bit confusing to rate this one. I really like the bourbon aroma coming off this--surprisingly strong. Nice amber appearance too, but I’m not sure if bourbon flavor goes well with ale. I honestly just don’t know if this works because this is the only beer I have tried that has has attempted to meld the two distinct flavors. I’m giving it more than a passing grade as of now--until further tastings. Very unique beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
corkyrory66 (1013) - BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2015
Une ale aged in oak bourbon barrels des bonnes distilleries du Kentucky, pour un niveau abv de 8,2 %. Malt d’orge et malt de froment. Couleur roux moyen, à la clarté nette. Bulles moyennes, partout, peu nombreuses. Mousse qui est un nappage à fin tissage au niveau de la surface. Arômes de fût de bourbon, miel de tilleul et d’acacia, malt cara, pâte d’amandes. 1ère bouche liquide sur ale et bourbon, mais dans un mélange non homogène. Le blend n’a pas fonctionné … Arrière-bouche sucre candi, rhum, miel, malt, mais sans harmonie. 2ème davantage mielleuse que « bourbonnée » … Arrière-bouche plus courte, sans entrain. 3ème sur pommes cuites, poire, ananas chaud. Arrière-bouche sans équilibre, ni complexité. Longueur comme une guitare désaccordée … ça grince !! Jambes groupées, fines. Levure fine, mais beaucoup trop faible pour une bière en barrel. Alcool bien, sans plus, et aucun effet sur l’ensemble. Finale où on frôle la grimace. CONCLUSION : de bonnes idées, de bons fûts peut-être, mais pas de bière dessous et aucune harmonie... A oublier !! Pour ma part, je me suis vite préparé une crème glacée ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with very little head. A little bourbon in the nose. Taste is vanilla and butter. Not a fan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1012) - - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Bourbon aroma up front followed by notes of vanilla and oak. Pours clear copper colored with a thin white head and very good lacing. Good, smooth bourbon flavor with a good bit of vanilla. Finishes smooth with the oak coming through and just a bit of booze. Good, warming beer for cold days. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1004) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Drank a bunch of these from the bottle while in Kentucky, so no information on color. Flavor/Aroma were of huge vanilla though, a big sweetness and vanilla that was not quite balanced the lighter flavor of pale ale; I was only dimly award of malt and hops flavor beneath this. Tastes thicker and more syrupy than the texture actually is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (1003) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2013
The closest tasting beer to whiskey. Pours dark brown. Low carbonation. Lingering head. Taste of bourbon, caramel cream as it sinks down the gullet. Good beer to end the evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Aroma of oranges and hops. Pours with a frothy head. The taste is a sweet caramel and a hint of chocolate with pronounced alcohol. Full-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - FEB 20, 2008
Fist thing to know is that this review comes from a serious bourbon lover. That being said, I think this beer is great. The aroma has a definite bourbon smell. The nose presents a full and potent bourbon flavor that outmatches the definite aroma; BUT, the kicker for me was the strong and warming vanilla flavor that took over upon swallowing the mouthful. The effect is that you get all of the flavor of the bourbon without the kick and the burn (you even get the subtle bourbon vanilla flavor as an interwoven chaser!) Unlike many other beers that boast of bourbon flavoring, the bourbon flavor is unbelievably clear and dominating of the beer. The effect is that the beer tastes extremely interesting and unique. The only downside is that it is almost not like a beer; there are no notes os hops yet a sturdy malty-ness, which is in the end overpowered by the bourbon. My overall score is coming purely from my perspective of this beer as absolutely unique and worth a try for any bourbon lover out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (994) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Aromas of vanilla and oak, base beer doesn't add a ton of aroma but the bourbon aroma is nice. Flavor is strong vanilla. Sometimes a bit too strong vanilla making the bourbon flavor feel slightly fake, but mostly it is very good. Base beer tastes a bit on the light side for the level of alcohol. Overall a nice bourbon ale. I like that the base is light and the bourbon flavors are highlighted. Most bourbon aged beers seem to have a heavy or sweeter base. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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