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RATINGS: 952   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 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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Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
On tap. Odd pale golden pour with a bit of white head. Doesn’t look at all like I thought it would. Nose is mostly bourbon with some vanilla. Smells better than is tastes - the barrel aging is nicely done but the base beer is lacking in flavor and consistency. Slightly sweet and woody.

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cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
golden orange color, aroma of bourbon, grain, bread, same flavors with some caramel, vanilla, wood, slight booze

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Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Has a really strong flavor with a real bourbon taste. Their is very little hops but it has the quality of a imperial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
355ml brown bottle. Gold pour, clear. Decent looking white head with a nice fine bead to it. Good looking lacing. Nose has some sweet notes of caramel and vanilla. Taste has big vanilla, sweet caramel, some honey. Light woody/barrel in the finish, dries out a fair bit. Medium body, fine bubbled carbonation on the tongue. Was not expecting a golden and clear beer here, but overall this is a sweetish but drinkable strong ale with mild oaky barrel notes. A bit industrial, but drinkable.

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Jrwhitney6 (496) - - JAN 22, 2013
Pours copper into a snifter glass. Nose of vanilla and bourbon. Taste of bourbon and vanilla - not sure how others didn't think this had a bourbon taste - I found it quite strong. Ok, but if I want bourbon, that is what I would order. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On tap in Hudson, WI. Interesting to have something besides a stout barrel aged. I did it, although the bourbon aromas and taste is a bit too heavy for this one.

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fidemaster (322) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Was not bad but I expected more. It had a pleasant woodsy smell. Poured a nice deep color. It had a sharp alcohol taste. I did not pick up much flavor from the wood, or vanilla like I was expecting. It had a harsh finish. It could be I got a bad bottle.

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tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Dark clear pour, slight head. Very strong oak aroma with a healthy scent of bourbon. Flavor is coffee with a hint of vanilla. Not bad but not my favorite in the class.

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Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
22oz draft 4/7/12 (The Town)-Pours an amberish brown with a small head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, and caramel. Taste of the same with some vanilla. This medium bodied brew was not bad as I was not sure what to expect.

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szinck1 (25) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2013
From the tap. Pours copper color, thin head, clear. Smells great - sweet bourbon, vanilla, wood. Barrel taste is pretty overwhelming. A bit of malty caramel as well, but pushed out by bourbon and some alcohol. One was good enough.


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