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RATINGS: 884   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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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 (6545) - 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.

3
jhliesen (832) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle--Hello, Kentucky! I don’t normally like bourbon based brews, but this isn’t 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.

3.5
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.

3.7
DocJitsu (2002) - 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 that’s likely due to the care the bartender took in pouring the beer. Some oaky vanilla on the nose, but it’s 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.

2.6
DWestrick (765) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
bottle. not a fan of the strong ale. i suppose you can call it unique in it’s taste, but not easy to enjoy.

3.2
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.

3.6
RuneStumo (2687) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
16.03.2013. On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Golden colour with white head. Aroma of smooth vanilla bourbon with a soft malty tone. Very nice and soft aroma. Flavours is more vanilla and pretty obvious bourbon notes. Medium body and moderate good bitterness.


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