RATINGS: 929   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hiledd (100) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NORSAND (82) - Lillestrm, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2016
Pours deep amber / brown with off-white head. Nose: Sweet malt, maize, butter, dark honey, caramel, bourbon, vanilla. Taste & palate: Caramel, bourbon, malt, slightly sweet, low bitterness. Medium rich body. Quite rich carbonation. Long, malty and bourbonny aftertaste with a bit of spiciness. The bourbon really shines through, in a good way. A bourbon charmer and a typical "love it or hate it" beer. Probably not for the IPA fanatics. I love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (16035) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle @ DE. Slightly hazy amber with small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, wood and bourbon. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, wood, little bourbon, alcohol, sweet, warming and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryaninc (1) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2016 does not count
Strong beer, but not overpowering, good flavor that didnt taste artificial to me. Would drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
12oz bottle on 21st May 2016 into a Corsendonk glass on my daughters patio in California. Murky dark orange with a beige unlasting head. A bit disappointed with this to be honest, there was a trace of Bourbon esters in the aftertaste but otherwise I thought this bland and uninteresting for a so called barrel-aged beer of 8.2%ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2016
on tap as part of a flight..amber with a thin white head..aroma of booze,hops, caramel..tastes of caramel,cough syrup,hops..pass on this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
odinstyr (761) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Pours a red brown with minimal head. Smells of vanilla and oak, a bit too cloying. Taste is off - bourbon noted good but the beer underneath seems deeply flawed - unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2656) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Clear darker amber, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is vanilla, sweet caramel, moderate alcohol. Medium bodied, sweet with caramel and vanilla. Pretty straightforward and one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a nice reddish orange color. Aromas of nice citrus/grapefruit hops and sweet malts. Flavor starts nice crisp bitter hop and then mellows to a nice malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChadPolenz (1748) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (base style: 22B American Strong Ale)

AROMA: Moderate bourbon aroma, though slightly buttery. Some dank resiny hops. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Deep amber, slightly hazy. Small, off-beige head. Poor lacing and retention. 2/3

FLAVOR: General amber malt base. Some sweetness but not a sweet brew per se. Some red apple flavor, but not cider-like tartness. Bourbon/woody flavor emerges on finish for mild vanilla sensation. Faint butterscotch. Becomes astringent as it warms. /20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; slightly crisp. Surprisingly clean finish. Alcohol presence is minor. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Quite boring considering what its supposed to be. No complexity, little bourbon flavor. Seems to be a macro product masquerading as a limited release barrel brew. 5/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

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