Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 878   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle a friend brought me back from a recent trip to KY. Poured a copper penny color with a fairly pure white head. The aroma is pure malt with a strong dosing of vanilla and oak. Flavor is much of the same with a small touch of citrusy hops. It has a creamy mouthfeel without the heaviness. Finish is sweet and warm with a touch of the alcohol. I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AskForJenny (1054) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
12oz Gift bottle - Toffee liquid with off white head. Vague smoke on nose, mostly bourbon notes (Not Woodford, the wino-killing kind) and some sort of wax. Palate is a ton better, creamy apples not unlike apple crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Slightly smoky big vanilla nose. Creamy vanilla flavors. Simple but to the point. Like soft serve vanilla ice cream.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (1051) - 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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1049) - 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. It’s a very rich, malty, medium high sweetness, with a light woody bitter. It’s 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. There’s also some cough syrup and fig. The brandy lingers a bit in the aftertaste with it’s graininess and sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1047) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrNosha (1036) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
355ml Flasche auf Martinique. Helles kupferfarbenes Bier fast ohne Schaum. Kräftiges Vanille Aroma. Dazu Bourbon und Eiche. Geschmack ist ebenfalls Vanille, Bourbon und Holz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (1035) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
English strong ale ケンタッキー&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle, courtesy sebletitje. Clear golden apple pour, some lacing, small head. Caramel nose, some brash bourbon, brown sugar and cotton candy. Some bitter cocoa flavors, with smooth bourbon and caramel, some dark fruit. Thin-bodied, soft, balanced, subtle enough to make it sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Pours a clear tan with a slight ring of a head. The nose is slightly off for me - lots of bourbon-esque notes but little else. Am I gonna be drinking beer here? Notes of bourbon, vanilla, charred firewood and wet tobacco rise from the tulip. The first revels an enjoyable caramel base that is really sweet and a bit of a surprise. I’m guessing a bit of leftover sugars are here to help balance the bourbon onslaught. As the caramel subsides, a rush of vanilla beans and oak take over and ride out into the long, coconuty finish. Hmm, interesting beer but a bit too sweet for me.

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