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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear, medium copper color with a thin white head. Interesting aroma of cherry, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. The aroma slightly reminds me of New Glarus Enigma just not as strong. Medium mouthfeel with carbonation. Banana is the first flavor that comes to mind in this one followed by some bourbon notes like a watered down whiskey and coke. Lingers with a slight sweet bitterness. Taken as is the beer isnt terrible but Im not sold on this being anything great either. On the plus side, I think the booze is fairly well hidden. Curious how long this spent in bourbon casks. Oaked Arrogant Bastard slays this beer hands down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - APR 27, 2014
Hazy amber color, average sized white head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Strong bourbon aroma, coconut, oak, malt, caramel. Medium sweet taste with no bitterness. Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1346) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Pours a clear amber color. Aroma is of Bourbon big time with some oak, a little vanilla, and malts. Taste is of Bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Leaves a big Bourbon finish. Different, but I wish it was a little thicker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
12 oz bottle I think I got from Acknud. Light color with solid head. Was expecting heavy and powerful, but instead got light and seriously drinkable. Flavorful, but light enough to be session beer. Didnt really taste the 8.8 abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (1322) - Łdź, POLAND - APR 6, 2015
Kolor: ciemnozłoty, blady, delikatnie zmętniony.
Piana: niezbyt obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, nietrwała, redukuje się z sykiem do znikomej warstwy.
Zapach: przyjemny, intensywny, słodki, dominują śliwki, daktyle, rodzynki lekki mid, w tle wyczuwalne aromaty beczki, trochę wanilii.
Smak: piwo dość pełne, słodycz wyraźna, ale bez przesady, nie zalepia, rwnież wyczuwalne nuty owocowe, goryczka niska na finiszu.
Wysycenie: średnie w kierunku niskiego, dobre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1319) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 19, 2015
355ml bottle at BePLUS Beer Club, Xiamen. Pours golden amber with a thin white head. Big vanilla and bourbon aroma. Sweet finish. Didnt really use to like this style but its growing on me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle ---> Shaker. Light body, medium head/lacing. Smelled spicy of hops, wood and bacon. The taste was great, but too much on the sweet side for a bourbon barrel aged. Hops in the presence, some roasty pineapple, smokiness and sweet bourbon goodness. Fun to drink, especially if you dont want to chug bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Thank you Moejuck for this nice surprise. Third rating today with his name attached to the rating. Light amber color with with little head, and no yeast content. Intense aroma of bourbon, vanilla, (potatoes) and malt. Not too much in the flavor but borbon, lasha, all in a very thin bodied beer. Interesting, but just because you throw a beer in a bourbon barrell it doesnt mean its going to be great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Draft at Crispys. This was am interesting beer. Pours almost opaque light brown with a fine white head. Flavor and arms are dominated by charred oak and vanilla. Alcohol not to evident. Definitely something to drink slowly and in small quantities, but its unique and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1296) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 Poured from bottle. Oak / bourbon aroma is amazing. Clear amber, tan head, lacing. This really picks up the bourbon and oak from the barrel. Add in the vanilla and alcohol flavors. A touch of banana as well. These flavors complement each other well. This is like an exotic dessert! Even better as it warms. Excellent beer.

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