RATINGS: 893   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 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2008
This beer is way too sweet in my opinion. That is about the only thing that stands out about this beer. Malty Sweet. Way too much sweetness and not enough balance to be classified as an amber ale.

PlutonowyMan (865) - Baardegem, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2017
Kolor słabej herbaty, bursztynowy, jest klarowny. Piana bardzo ładna, biała, wysoka, o sporej trwałości. Aromat bardzo mało wyraźny, słodowy słodki z delikatnym miodowym akcentem i minimalnie zaciągający kanalizą. Smak: ponownie słodowość, miód, nieco skórki od chleba i minimalne nuty Bourbonu. Brak wanilii tak charakterystycznej dla beczek dębowych. Alkohol dobrze schowany, co jest na plus. Wysycenie średnie. Piwo charakteryzuje średnia pełnia.

Slubgob (339) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Drank out of bottle. Malty perhaps slightly skunky nose. Heavy ale mouth, blend of bourbon and higher alcohol in the finish. Overall it's ok. Mostly alcohol malt and some wood. Wouldn't want more than one, residually given the >8% alcohol.

gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2017
12 fl oz bottle at Beerbelly Tavern (Gushan District), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on October 2, 2017.
Clear deep golden to copper color, big off-white head. Alcohol, sweet, malty, wood, cream scent. Malty, rich, wood taste. Some caramel aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium full mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

Bif (2309) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a thin head. Aroma of malt, bourbon and caramel. taste of malt, bourbon, bit of caramel and vanilla. Very mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, very smooth and nicely crafted. There is no real hint of the alcohol. Easy sipper and very enjoyable.

WingmanWillis (420) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Keg at Lupolo. Pours orange gold with no head. Aroma is caramel, orange and a hint of bourbon. Taste is a little thin but has the caramel backbone, a sharp citrus orange freshness with the bourbon lingering in the background. Not too shabby.

higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Smooth. Effervescent, But that will die down quickly if you drink it slowly. Prominent bourbon flavor. notes of vanilla and charred oak. Very light on hops. It says it's a sipping beer, not for me, they go down way too easy. different but Very drinkable. Update last time I had it I found it a bit boring ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

JohananaV2 (278) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Not a huge fan of the flavor. Way too smoky and vanilla hits you in a weird way. I wouldn't ever ask for this beer again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

AssKicker (631) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - SEP 14, 2017
Couleur ambrée légèrement rougreâtre bien limpide, mousse légère et peu tenace. Nez plutôt agréable de bourbon, mais il y a un petit relent qui fait penser à du chou... Il paraît que ça fait 8,2%. Bon... le corps est très léger, très aqueux. Et après avoir rebu la Bourbon Barrel Stout, la différence est vraiment très légère avec cette Bourbon Barrel Ale. Le boisé ressort pas mal, et ça n'arrange pas les choses. Bref, c'est tout aussi peu plaisant et faiblard.

SampleAromas1 (1) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2017 does not count
Bottled 01/2017. I bought this in Feb or March of 2017 and drank 3 of the 4 within a month or two and didn't enjoy it too much (probably would have rated it 2/5 or so overall). I left the last one for about 6 months, mostly because I just didn't feel like drinking it, but just drank it this evening and it was amazing! Flavor was complex but not overpowering (before aging the alcohol taste and bourbon flavor was too much). Really smooth, both sweet and a bit savory, and just left an amazing aftertaste as well. Would highly recommend aging it a bit.

jinroh (2128) - ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2017
Pours orange, creamy. Nose is sweetish, some caramel, really Scottish ale thing. Taste is quite light, some sweetish booze, light body, feels maybe lighter than it should be but that makes it nicely drinkable. Pretty good.

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