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RATINGS: 826   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (895) - , 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jw0406 (883) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
12 oz bottle pours an dark Amber color with a small white head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, bourbon and malt. Medium bodied, not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Had on tap at Brews in Granville. I can only assume based on the low ratings that this beer is much better on tap. For this tasted to me exactly like a decent watered down bourbon. Very light mouthfeel, some sticky sweetness, and a slight alcohol burn...Over all very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (874) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle at a beer fest in Dublin. Deep golden to amber colour, moderate creamy head. Distinct aroma of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Very nice. I recommend

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (870) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Buttery sweet. Good brew. Smooth feel and finish. Taste the boubon aging in this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (869) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2012
I tried this on-tap at Conway and O’Rielly’s in Janesville, WI in mid 2012. Pours a golden amber color with a strong bourbon scent. Strong crisp taste of bourbon that is silky smooth that is barrel aged to perfection. I though this was a lot better than what the rating reflect.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
Backlog. On tap at Maltes Öltipspromenad 2013. Dominated by vanilla, bourbon and some caramel.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
This beer was very offensive. I have only had bourbon once or twice and while there was a lot of bourbon present in this beer it did not mesh well at all. I was with some people who were drinking jacobs best and I passed this on to them because I couldnt finish it. I got a lot of vanilla, bourbon, and not much else.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (856) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Amber with small off white head. Aroma of caramel and malt sweetness and light bourbon notes. Medium body with caramel and overly sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
I’ve never seen this before-so I decided to try it today on-tap at Vintage Wine and Estates. A- Body is a nearly transparent dark copper hue that is served with the perfect 1/2 finger foamy white head. The head has perfect retention the whole way down the glass. S- Nose is pretty much what you would expect. Full of whiskey, rye, and malted barley. A hint of bourbon sweetness comes through but nothing really fantastic. T- Hot, fresh, bourbon everywhere. Not aged enough to have that note of sweetness. A hint of malted barley and maybe rye in the background. A hint of wet oak as well. Finish is moderately astrigent and leaves behind a decent size alcohol heat. M- Medium carbonation and medium weight body. More of a classic ale mouthfeel than a hot astrigent one. D- This is a decent beer overall. It offers exactly what it advertises-bourbon flavor. Pretty one dimensional and not much else to it. Ironically-I’ve come across BBL "stouts" with an identical profile with the exception of the appearance. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-05-2010 00:44:05


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