RATINGS: 928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Found this one bottled in Bardstown, Kentucky. Light, toasty nose with a clear, dark yellow pour with no head. Slightly bubbly. Wonderfully sweet, oaky and syrupy flavors well-balanced with a nutty hoppyness that is unusual but very good. I expected this one to be a bit one-dimensional but if it wasnt so expensive, this would be a fantastic sessionable ale. I loved it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sherm1016 (1273) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2013
12oz bottle, shared by Dan from work. Thanks. Pours a clear, light amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is boozy, bourbon, vanilla. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, a little nutty, with a sweet, boozy finish. This is reminiscent of some bourbon barrel barleywines, but toned down a few notches. A little underwhelming for me, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with very little head. A little bourbon in the nose. Taste is vanilla and butter. Not a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1263) - 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.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAR 19, 2012
Amber color with thin white head. Aroma is some slight vanilla, a little medicinal. Flavor builds on that impression, reminds me of vanilla extract or oddly melted ice cream. Really, just not good, I would almost rather have a mass produced lager than this odd attempt at a bourbon flavored beer. Lacks flavor, depth and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Peter_L (1246) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
[email protected] Sveavgen. Brnstensfrgad vtska med vitt skum. Doft av persikor och syrlig passionsfrukt. Ganska beskedlig beska. Mycket tropiska frukter och avslut med fatlagringston. Lite vl st fr min smak.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
Sampled at Brewery Creek U.S. event @ VCBW. Pours a clear gold with a minimal head. Aroma is predominantly oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is much the same...it really tastes like a very generic ale that has a ton of bourbon character in it. Finish is boozy and unrefined. Utterly one dimensional...I guess any beer tastes better when barrel aged.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2009
12 oz bottle at Butters 4th Cellar Reduction. Pours a lightly lacing off-white head with an amber body. Smells of vanilla and caramel. Tastes like vanilla and caramel. Smooth and very strong vanilla.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours amber with a nice amount of head, aroma is sweet malt and bourbon, taste is similar, easier to drink than expected

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SPDickerman (1219) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours clear copper with a small ring of white fizz. Smells a bit like bourbon, not much else. Taste is cloying bourbon sweetness. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale finishes with a cloying sweetness that doesnt go away. I do not recommend this.


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