RATINGS: 947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2470) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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 Im drinking it like a bourbon, but I think this is a decent beer. I wouldnt buy it again, but put it in a bourbon glass and drink it at room temperature. Its pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (6328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
On tap @ Bakgrden Bde &. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle--Hello, Kentucky! I dont normally like bourbon based brews, but this isnt so bad, perhaps is because the bourbon sits in the background. The beer looks like bourbon with a small head. The aroma is malty with a bourbon backbone. Mix in some vanilla and you have the taste, though the bourbon is stronger on the finish. A bit of an oily finish. Total Wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a beautiful amber gold with a thin white head. Nose is malty. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is malt with a bourbon backbone. Slight hops kick on the finish for a slightly dry aftertaste. A very pleasing beer. Weighs in at an 8% ABV; almost like sipping whisky. Pairs well with honey roasted nuts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (1928) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Had on tap at the Grey Goose in Lexington, Ky. Poured into a snifter. Very attractive clear bourbon color. No head at all, but thats likely due to the care the bartender took in pouring the beer. Some oaky vanilla on the nose, but its so very delicate. Not much else going on in the aroma. Mouthfeel is slick, wet, and a little oily. The flavor consists of mild oak, vanilla, and bourbon. It falls a little flat. But, otherwise a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DWestrick (715) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
bottle. not a fan of the strong ale. i suppose you can call it unique in its taste, but not easy to enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Dark clear pour, slight head. Very strong oak aroma with a healthy scent of bourbon. Flavor is coffee with a hint of vanilla. Not bad but not my favorite in the class.

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