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RATINGS: 911   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjexchange (3) - - MAR 2, 2012 does not count
One of the best brews I’ve tasted. Malty vanilla flavor which goes down very smoothly. 9% ABV, but you can’t tell. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JayR70 (4) - - MAR 12, 2013 does not count
delicious...I love bourbon and I love beer...perfect blend...a little caramel, without being too sweet. Very drinkable...had too many, but could have had more. delicious. had it at Ginger Man in Manhattan on tap.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HMPR (5) - - APR 22, 2014 does not count
Well balanced bourbon flavored beer. Nice hint of caramel and vanilla accompanies the distinctive bourbon flavour. Exceptionally smooth for an 8.2% beer, not a session beer but prefect for a relaxing night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Poured a clear amber with a one finger head that fades fast. The aroma was light but there were some really nice bourbon and caramel notes. the flavor was bourbon and caramel, sweet but not cloying, very interesting and enjoyable. The palate was so smooth, it was the best I have ever experienced in a beer, it was like velvet. Overall this was a really good beer, smooth, clean and enjoyable all the way.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2012
On tap at The Beer Growler in Decatur, GA. Light caramel color with a beige head. Sweet, rounded body. Distinctive bourbon taste but not accompanied by the alcoholic strength of bourbon. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Itots (1) - - JUL 8, 2012 does not count
My current favorite beer. Very well balanced versus most other bourbon barrel beers. Nice on the palate, with a bourbon finish. Should be drank from a snifter for full effect and not overchilled. Many friends who do not consider themselves beer drinkers love this beer. Great change from the usual "heavier" bourbon barrel brews (stouts, porters).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkoelliker (1) - Cleveland, USA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
Had this for the first time in an eatery in Lakewood Oh with a fresh ground burger, medium well, with a fried egg on top along with lettuce and tomato. Excellent beer. Now I need to find a store where I can buy this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hardypc (38) - - FEB 19, 2013
A unique brew that combines a smooth ale with the flavor and alcohol of Kentucky bourbon. I highly enjoy the regular Kentucky Ale as well. With an ABV of over 8% it packs a whallop and is perfect for dinner or exchanging wine for a fine craft brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
reassembler (1) - - MAR 12, 2013 does not count
Great balance of flavor and crispness. Much better on tap than in bottle. I’m not a fan of the bourbon barrel stouts. To heavy and cloying. This is an ale and for me they got it right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (7496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Clear dark golden with an amazing aroma like boozy vanilla cake batter; lots of sugary vanilla, cake, and a light touch of cinnamon. Flavor is wonderful with notes of light char, light brown sugary bourbon, some oak, lots of vanilla and cake mix, warm earthy boozy toffee, with a slightly cinnamon/vanilla finish. Really swell.

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