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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1137) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (1130) - CROATIA - APR 27, 2014
Hazy amber color, average sized white head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Strong bourbon aroma, coconut, oak, malt, caramel. Medium sweet taste with no bitterness. Very interesting.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SPDickerman (1112) - 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 doesn’t go away. I do not recommend this.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 3, 2012
Amber pour, not much head. Viscous bourbon, wood nose. Aroma burns the nostril slighly. More bourbon in the flavour, tends to over ride any other taste. Thin bodied. More bourbon flavour in the finish. Not the most complex beer. Not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1100) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2007
thanks to Dickinsonbeer for this one. very short light tan thin foamy head that goes quickly. clear bright golden copper color. aroma is sweet syrupy malt with a bit of vanilla, oak, and bourbon. flavor is light and a bit watery, starting with watered bourbon, and, well, that’s about it. a little bit of grassy sour malt but maybe it’s just sour mash. sourish aftertaste.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
On draft at George Keeley. Pours murky brown. Aroma is absolutely disgusting, mole, fermented vinegar, gross barrel. Taste is moldy, old, gross, in drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1091) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2006
thanks goes to weeare138 for this beer. poured like southern comfort with a very small off white to beige head. aroma whiskey when it is first poured into the glass than get some vanilla, woody, a slight floral. flavor wow just like Jack Daniels with out the alcohol kick. If I didn’t pour this myself I would have never guessed this to be a beer. that said this was good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
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