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RATINGS: 946   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 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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (13659) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
On tap at World of Beer Pensacola. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is honey malt, wood, caramel. Similar flavors to nose, light booze, decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (13549) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Draught at World of Beers, Key West. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of vanilla, bourbon, alochol, spice, caramel, malt and fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
A beautiful orange cognac ale with a thin white head. In aroma, light peanuty malt, with bourbon infused butter pecans, interesting. In mouth, a smooth sweet buttered up nuts, like a liqueur, but a bit thin and simple. On tap at Meadhall, Oct. 10 2011.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (13336) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Amber with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with lots of bourbon. Cloying sweet malt and bourbon flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy white head. Aroma of bourbon, butter and leafy hops. The taste is bourbon, butter and toasted malts. Medium bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (12836) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium-small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma and flavor are butterscotch, bread, cookie, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dogbrick (12578) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Bottle from Party Source. The beer is a clear amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Thin ting of lacing with spots under it. The aroma is pretty much all bourbon, with maybe a hint of malt buried under it. Medium-bodied with a bourbon overkill character of which the smell warned. Touches of woody malt and hops but again the bourbon overwhelms. The finish is oak and bourbon with a lingering whiskey aftertaste. Not for me.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a thin rich white head with amber color. Aroma is sweet bourbon, medium malt-caramel, maybe some slight continental hops. Taste is sweet bourbon, grainy/medium malt-caramel, secondary continental hops, some booziness. Interesting.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (12253) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Old rate. Draft. Bourbon notes are so candylike and thin, just not a fan of this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Hand bottle sampled shared courtesy of weeare138 (thanks Mike - special thanks for checking off another state for me!). Poured a medium and clear amber color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of bourbon, light vanilla, caramel and some wood. Tastes of bourbon, caramel and light vanilla. Softer body. I thought the barrel aging was done well with the bourbon tastes not on the overpowering side. Thinner body. With the bourbon presence, I would have thought the ABV was stronger than 4.5%.


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