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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Award-winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Aleģ is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Our Kentucky Aleģ is aged for up to six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentuckyís 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (1167) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Rated from notes taken 22 Feb 2012 -- This was a pretty good ale, if I recall correctly it was a little thin, but everything else worked very well with it. Need to try again.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SG111 (1165) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2016
UPDATED: APR 4, 2016 Tap at dino BBQ, BK. Pours dark honey, big white head, nice lacing. Aroma is cloying. Butterscotch, sloppy bourbon flavor. Wow, what a mess. Flavor is intense butterscotch, just like someone said: "Hey, I like beer. Letís make one" but thereís no finesse. Like making lemonade with one lemon, water and a bag of sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1158) - Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Poured a clear slightly reddish color with a small white head. Aroma of bourbon and apples. Taste is sweet and crisp with oak and bourbon. Some caramel and other malty flavors. Maybe a bit too sweet. Very drinkable and smooth for 8%. Not bad at all, Iíd drink this again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SPDickerman (1150) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours clear copper with a small ring of white fizz. Smells a bit like bourbon, not much else. Taste is cloying bourbon sweetness. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale finishes with a cloying sweetness that doesnít go away. I do not recommend this.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (1148) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a light orange with white head. Aroma is a unique mix of chocolate, vanilla, raspberries, and dark alcohol. Taste is a mix of chocolate (almost brownie like), with vanilla, raspberries, and caramel. A little too sweet for my taste, also with a lingering dark fruit flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Pours a syrupy wooded golden-copper with an off-white head two-to-three fingers in length. Sinks gradually. Smells strongly of artificial vanilla/vanillin, tree bark, cream soda and some cognac and whiskey heat, but nothing to indicate this has hops. Tastes stronger of caramel malts, ash, that barely drinkable vanillin compound, corn syrup, expired bourbon and animal sauce. It had tasted mainly of flavor-injected chemicals used to cheapen the expenses of labor. Also, where were the hops?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottel from my nephew, Jim, sho picked it up in Kentucky. Pours a crystal clear bright gold with a medium shite head, somewhat unexpected lightness for a bourbon barrel aged beer. Huge bourbon aroma with hints of vanilla and butterscotch. Smooth, creamy, medium body and a slightly sticky palate. Sweet English toffee flavor with very little bitterness to offset it. The big bourbon flavor and aroma may not be to everyones liking, but I liked it. A good sipper.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1134) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 19, 2015
355ml bottle at BePLUS Beer Club, Xiamen. Pours golden amber with a thin white head. Big vanilla and bourbon aroma. Sweet finish. Didnít really use to like this style but itís growing on me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2009
Clear amber color with virtually no head or lacing. The aroma was sweet and sugary. Definite notes of bourbon, apple and coconut. The flavor was boozy, apple and coconut. The mouthfeel was slick and oily. It was like drinking suntan lotion.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
On tap poured into a snifter. The aromas coming off this one are woody / oak, caramel, bourbon, chocolate, nuts, and a dried dark fruit sweet character (fig and raisin). It pours a clear, caramel brown with a white head that reduces down to a medium thin ring with a clear surface and practically no lace. Itís a very rich, malty, medium high sweetness, with a light woody bitter. Itís an oily texture with a bit of a chewiness to it, and a medium full, rich malt body accompanied by ample soft carbonation. It has a sweet caramel, chocolate, and nutty finish (kinda like a turtle candy) with a brandy alcohol warmth at the finish. Thereís also some cough syrup and fig. The brandy lingers a bit in the aftertaste with itís graininess and sweetness.


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