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RATINGS: 908   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Whrlwnd13 (6) - USA - JUN 28, 2013
This is one of my all time favorite beers. It has a light golden brown color. Scent is slight lacking, dry smell. Very thin head. Taste is slightly tingly the flavor of the bourbon barrels is strong, but not overpowering. Finishes with a warming sensation in the belly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sunrise (1) - NEW YORK, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2016 does not count
I am really surprised, it feels like you are having a bourbon, I really like it and I will have it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2066) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2016
I know I’ve had this before. Rating must have gotten lost. Wine Warehouse, Bottle. Clear amber, no head. Aroma of apple cider, perhaps bourbon (but it sure isn’t strong). Taste is sweet.... raisins, caramel, earthiness (dirt). It’s fine. Nothing outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RNDave (19) - Fillmore, California, USA - SEP 13, 2016
For dude’s with zero hair on their balls this beer sucks but for a true beer drinker this beer is Heavenly. Outstanding golden-orange, romantically sweet, and yet full flavored and extremely tasty and smooth. First sniff I thought I was drinking a Boilermaker. First sip was floral, sweet, and oh so smooth. Outstanding brew. Very impressed.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
linpatrick (1) - - SEP 12, 2016 does not count
Amazing how they got all the classic flavors of bourbon into this beer! Caramel, oak, vanilla, etc. - all there! Super smooth and just a little creamy, this beer is both easily approachable and sophisticated at the same time...

0.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2016
appearance: chestnut brown, short soapy light tan head. aroma: sweet caramel, toffee, burnt brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, and the deepest hate. taste: tastes infected; notes of bourbon sweetness are awash in a phenolic, yeasty sourness--there are attempts at vanilla and caramel, all of which are subverted. finish: lingering sour, boozy heat that makes me want to punch myself in the face. notes: Quality control went right out with this bottle. Drain pour.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sjogro (2729) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle from local Super U in Fouesnant. Hazy caramel with almost no head. Very sweet toasted malts, shot of bourbon, hazelnuts, bag of sugar, tea and toast. Quite sweet, moldy and sickly vanilla/nuttines with a sour bend. Full body, almost no carbonation. Total failure. Very messy palate, too sweet and lot of off tastes. Looks sad, smells dirty and tastes even worse. Drain poor.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don2711 (385) - - JUL 4, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2016 Really good. Dark amber with malt maize and caramel bourbon hints and tastes. Great strength and extremely moreish. Will definitely try again. Probably one of best bottled ales I?ve drunk. Gets even better second time. Very smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
GustavoF (2) - - JUN 14, 2016 does not count
Tried it at BJ's in Louisville with dinner. Good body. Excellent taste and palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
basaywhat (173) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2016
12 oz bottle. Dark to light amber and clear appearance with a small, diminishing head. Aroma of dark fruits, oak, vanilla and a touch of bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hiledd (80) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Smoked oak aroma, biscuit, malty flavor with whiskey kick, clear copper brown color, medium body with chewy biscuit malt ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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