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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (954) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2007
This ale poured a amber colour with not much of a head at all. To the nose there was scents of bourbon, butter and alcohol. First sip was buttery with smoke flavour. Notes of whiskey, buttered veggies and ???. Almost an oily mouthfeel. The finnish is thick and full of bourbon flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (946) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Amber, off-white head. Aroma: Caramel, pine, vanilla. Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (943) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle, copper pour with a thin white head, sweet taste with vanilla and toffee, the oak flavor is noticeable but not strong, good taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (937) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2012
On tap at Oxford, OH. Pours orange with a long lasting white head. Nose is of caramel, tropical fruit, vanilla and cacao. Body is medium, crisp. Taste is funky yeast, vanilla, alcohol, topical fruit, citrus, bourbon, and cacao. Finish is medium and semi-dry. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Much thanks to kmpitz for getting this for me! Appears a gold with a lush white head and scattered lacing. Very little amounts of carbonation coming to the top of the glass. This is understandable with the heavy bourbon/oak aging. Smell is of subtle oaky vanilla, bourbon, cream, sweet fermented corn and rye, along with a candy aroma. Taste is of the same aromas with a butteryness to it, along with vanilla and bourbon...which I love. Mourthfeel is sweet, smooth, and lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHopster (935) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
(bottle). The aroma is boozy and woody along with the flavor. Not as refined as advertised. A disappointment. Many brewers use Bourbon barrel aging to compliment well craft brewed beers. These barrels attempt to mask a poorly brewed ale over a cheap whiskey flavor. Sorry Ashley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Clear golden color, with a small off-white head. Thin nose that’s mostly broubon. Thin flavor is dominated by vanilla, with a hint of charcoal. Tastes like they took a very weak amber ale, added some vanilla extract and a shot of Beam.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4/21/08: Bottle
Nose has a hint of bourbon. Deep apricot body with a chill haze. No head/lace. Sweet caramel and bourbon flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
corkyrory66 (921) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
a really odd beer. It’s not really an American strong ale, its a pale ale with a half a shot of bourbon added. There is a reason people don’t age pale ale’s the results are not really good.

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