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RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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 Kentuckys 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (5414) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2017
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/amber/light copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, honey, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, and brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, butterscotch, fruitiness, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of bready malt and bourbon barrel notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, honey, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, and brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, butterscotch, fruitiness, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light earthy bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, honey, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, brown bread, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with no cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/creamy, and lightly tannic mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.2%, with zero barrel booziness. Overall this is a very good barrel aged English strong ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Not a ton of malt complexity, but showcases the bourbon barrel character very well. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daenelyn (74) - - JAN 22, 2017
Robe ambre peu de mousse. Nez malt, caramel. Bouche caramel, vanille. Bonne bire

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (1285) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
bottle. Poured clear dark amber with a thin white head. Caramel malt aroma, slightly oaky. Medium body, crisp carbonation, a little burny alcohol finish. Subtle charred oak flavour, sweet notes of vanilla and caramel, bourbon comes through.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerTamer26 (1) - Sebastian, - JAN 16, 2017 does not count
If you like bourbon you will love this beer, it is crisp in flavor, not hoppie and the kick is smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Light brown colored pour from bottle. Taste is vanilla, caramel and well hidden booze. Smooth finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (1162) - rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2016
Flaska p Thunder Bay Grille Pewaukee. Mrkt brnstensfrgad med vitt skum. St doft av bourbon och kola. Len smak med tydlig bourbon i eftersmaken.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6658) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded fairly quickly. The nose is quite sweet with a definite boozy bourbon and wood note. Some caramel, honey, and light graininess. The flavor is a bit bland, some honey and caramel sweetness, very minimal bourbon, vanilla, and wood, nowhere near what the aroma was suggesting. The extra vanilla and honey sweetness hides the graininess of the base Kentucky Ale. Medium bodied, just a touch sticky, soft fizzy carbonation. A bit better than the regular version, but not one to seek out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (10574) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Copper pour with off-white head. Some caramel, oak, bourbon in the nose. Charred caramel malt in the flavor, some oaky and bourbon notes, increasing as it warms. Lighter palate heft.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (6178) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Amber to bronze in color with a fluffy off white head. Bourbon, with hints of vanilla, butterscotch and caramel. Thin amber ale flavored with bourbon is how I will state the flavors. No real depth in this one. 8/11

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (9327) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2016
7/X/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ Cybus birthday party, BB: n/a (2016-1215) Thanks to Cybu for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, fruity, red liquorice. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of bourbon, vanilla, bit sweet, very yeasty, ripe banana. Aftertaste: hint of bourbon or is that the power of suggestion? Slightly bitter and mainly sweet. Not really impressed.


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