RATINGS: 928   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ludhaber (105) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Golden copper color with candy and caramel aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth with a nice buttery texture. Flavor contains a good sweet malt background with some nice caramel and vanilla notes from the barrel. A nice beer.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (1047) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6299) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (10205) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (8570) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (2668) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 29, 2016
Couleur ambre claire, trs lgre mousse. Nez de chne un peu vanill (bourbon) et sucr caramel. Gout bois chne, assez intense, note de caramel brun et sucre. Bon corps. Fin sur le chne. Pas trop mal, mais manque de la subtilit et de la douceur, trop sur le cot bois et pas sur le vanill bourbon...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oobawa (795) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2016
All bourbon, no ale. Nose is weak, some booze notes, which leads to a surprisingly all-bourbon beer. Like carbonated JD, with a very, very mild ale back. Sweet in an off-putting way, and the fade is more reminiscent of a whiskey and water than beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (746) - HONG KONG - NOV 19, 2016
Clear amber with a medium soapy head. Strong aroma of whiskey, oak and biscuit. Taste is... yummy. Butterscotch, whiskey, biscuit, very malty and tasty. Booze well hidden. Lovely.

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