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RATINGS: 851   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (998) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Amber, off-white head. Aroma: Caramel, pine, vanilla. Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Had on tap. Served in a snifter. Appearance is a clear, light brown. There is a thin head that doesn’t stick around for long. Smells overwhelmingly of bourbon with vanilla being the predominant smell. At first sip there is a strong punch of bourbon. This is followed by vanilla along with some light oakiness. After sipping on the beer for awhile, the bourbon flavors subside and maltiness becomes much more predominant. I can detect very little alcohol flavor. The mouthfeel is a little light but I don’t feel it is off-putting. Overall I think this is a very good bourbon barrel beer. The body could be thicker but the beer is fairly well balanced and is an excellent sipper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (983) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2009
I’d previously had the Kentucky Ale, but when I ordered this at the Brews Cafe in Granville, I was expecting something dark....usually bourbon-barrel aging usually equals RIS, not an amber ale! Surprising, and different, but not the greatest outcome. THis beer had a ton of bourbon character without a ton of booziness, which is admirable, but somehow it seemed overly sweet to me and not all that drinkable. Color is a clear and (for a barrel aged beer) surprisingly brilliant amber color with a fine head coating. Aroma is fruity, a touch boozy and very bourbon-y. Flavor was (thankfully) less boozy, but very bourbon-y and also quite sweet, perhaps too much so. A bit too sweet for my tastes, pretty astringent, and not much else to appeal to me besides some bourbon character. Just OK. Mouthfeel is dry and warming. This beer was just sort of OK...not terrific. I had this on-tap at the Brews Cafe in Granville.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (967) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
On tap at Vintage Estates in Ohio. Decent tasting beer, because I love the taste of bourbon, I enjoyed this beer. There is a light taste of bourbon, nicely done from the lining of the bourbon barrels (creative). Well balanced beer, vanilla taste, and yes 8% abv. You can definitely taste this in the brew. One was enough for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
corkyrory66 (962) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle Pours a clear amber with a thin deminishing off white head. Laces fairly well. Aroma is of whisky, spice, and vanilla. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is like a whisky with carbonation. Has a medium body. The texture is slick. A decent finish with a good aftertaste. This is really like a sipping beer. Not to be rushed. Different but not bad. They really hit the bourbon barrel thing well. A good sipping beer on a cold night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Had this at the brewery about 6 years ago in a bottle that came off the line and had never been capped. This rating will be for a draft pour I had last weekend at Meadhall in Cambridge, MA. Snifter pour. Translucent light amber color. Really shines in the glass. Very fragrant sweet bourbon nose. Taste is a little thin and watery considering the bold aroma. It’s basically a one dimensional light amber ale that was flavored with bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (953) - , 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.

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