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RATINGS: 952   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 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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3.4
kcorum10 (347) - Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2013
Aroma of mild roasty vanilla and pours a clear amber color with tan medium tan head. Tastes of sweet vanilla and caramel. I was expecting a little more boozyness considering it being barrel aged, but none the less it was a smooth beer.

2.4
Ed5388 (3480) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a deep golden color with 2 fingers of white creamy head. Aroma of sweet oak, vanilla, and charcoal. Taste is very bourbon forward, with hints of oak and vanilla.

4
CardiacNP (30) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - APR 19, 2013
A nice draft pour from Fox & Hound in Ohio served in a nice matching snifter. Poured a clear golden amber color with a small dense white head. There Wes excellent lacing throughout the beer. The aroma of bourbon was there along with a light sweet scent follow by woody oak hints. Taste was very smooth slightly sweet with a wonderful bourbon aftertaste. Slight caramel and oak flavors present. Very very small hop characters noted. Mouth feel was smooth , and a bit viscous. Very light carbonation. Little alcohol finishes but surprisingly light for a 8.2%ABV Over all a very enjoy able ale. If you like bourbon also you would be please to try this beer. I know I will again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
On tap at Bakgårde Både &. It pours a clear, dark golden to amber body under a small, off-white head. In my opinion, there’s too much vanilla on the nose, of the bourbon kind, followed by some wood, alcohol and caramel. A little fruity touch in the far back. Malt driven flavor with vanilla, caramel and a faint fruity touch. Full body, with a little warmth. There’s a little bitterness in the very end. Not my preferred beer in any way, there’s too much focus on the bourbon, but it’s drinkable and all that. Won’t buy another one though. 130404

3.2
Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
22oz draft 4/7/12 (The Town)-Pours an amberish brown with a small head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, and caramel. Taste of the same with some vanilla. This medium bodied brew was not bad as I was not sure what to expect.

3.1
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013
This score is from my backlog at a different site. Full reviews written for all new beers tasted.

3
Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
Tap at Beer Palace, Oslo. Nice golden caramel colour, but little to no head. The aroma is sweet, sugar syrup, malts, malt extract, you get hints of dry apple cider as well. The taste is sweet caramel malts (light), vanilla, sugar. The palate felt a little thin, and lack of carbonation. Finishes with caramel and slightly dry mouth feel. Ok brew.

3
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2013
sort of like a milder belgian ale almost, yes surprisingly re-drinkable despite the alcohol content. maybe an imperial amber, if there was such a thing? nice, either way.

3.6
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2013
No bottling date
Appearance: The body is clear amber with a very nice hue, the head is short and dense that settles quickly into a tan coating.
Aroma: Oak, vanilla and bourbon are on the nose, this smells like a weak bourbon, but not bad.
Taste: The base of this is very weak providing only some caramel flavor. Over that is a sweet vanilla and light bourbon. This drinks like a sweet watered down bourbon.
Palate: Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: Maybe I enjoy this because I’m drinking it like a bourbon, but I think this is a decent beer. I wouldn’t buy it again, but put it in a bourbon glass and drink it at room temperature. It’s pretty good.

3.6
Beer5000 (6489) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
On tap @ Bakgården Både &. Clear amber body with a small off-white head. Strong in aroma dominated by Bourbon with some wood, caramel and vanilla. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, warming alcohol and low bitterness. Full body and strong aftertaste. Somehow nice in moderate portions, but way too sweet and feels a bit one dimensional in the bottom of the glass. But still nice.


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