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RATINGS: 943   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3054) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Snifter at Timothy OTooles during Chicago Craft Beer Week. Clearly Im showing more love for this than most raters; maybe coming from a tap helps? Golden bourbon color: the brewmaster really picked his grains well. A thin ring of foam with a scrum of bubbles in the center. The smell is bourbon and branch, a moderate amount of alcohol. The taste carries through with that smooth Kentucky bourbon impression. Limited bittering, just enough to stay out of the way. Impression is right between sippin and slurpin;. Besides, this was just $5.50, great price for a Streeterville bar.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JTParis (16) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2017
@Lexington, Kentucky. Free beer at the conference bar, and really good as such. Amber and thick enough.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Thuddi (1) - Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2017 does not count
Absolutely loved this beer. I enjoyed the pleasant Caramel after taste. Very smooth!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stupre (159) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAR 11, 2017
Bouteille achete chez Intercaves. Bire ambre aux notes de Bourbon et de vanille. Assez agrable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2664) - PORTUGAL - MAR 6, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear golden with a small white head. Caramel, bourbon and vanilla. A bit light in flavour. Good, though.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (6099) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Bourbon and caramel nose. Crystal clear bronze, thin yellow head. Yeast, malt, bourbon. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ehaak26 (365) - - FEB 25, 2017
Ive tried this a few times on tap and from a bottle. Its weird how variable the beer is. The first time I tried it, it had big vanilla aromas with a nice mix of malt and bourbon. Every other time its tasted terrible.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddesprez (66) - Saint-Marcel, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2017
Vous laurez compris, pour cette Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, les brasseurs de chez Lexington ont choisi comme base la Kentucky Ale puis lont fait vieillir durant six semaines en ft de Bourbon des meilleures distilleries ! Une bire plaisante, la fois en apritif ou en digestif. Visuellement, cette bire amricaine se distingue par une robe ambre aux reflets rouges, avec un beau col de mousse beige ! Au nez, armes de caramel, de bourbon et de vanille se mlent dans un parfait quilibre. La bouche est elle particulirement malte avec des saveurs caramliss, avant que le Bourbon ne refasse son apparition. Le final est lui aussi finement sur le Bourbon. Il peut tre intressant de comparer cette bire avec la Kentucky Ale afin de constater la qualit du vieillissement... Avant dessayer la Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (1702) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2017
Sde malt, majs, smr, mrk honning, karamel, bourbon, vanilje. Smag : Karamel, bourbon, malt, let sdlig, lav bitterhed. Medium krop. Ganske rig kulsyre. Lang, maltet og bourbonny eftersmag med en smule af spiciness. Den bourbon virkelig skinner igennem, p en god mde.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shawnmurphy (102) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Picked up a four-pack (again), perhaps for the sake of nostalgia. 12-ounce bottle into a pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear deep amber-orange color with a light-tan head that dissipates quickly and leave behind very minimal lacing. Aromas of bourbon, butterscotch, coconut, vanilla, honey, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and molasses brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, butterscotch, fruitiness, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Flavor is all of the above, on steroids. While I want to like it (and I think I once did), its a bit overwhelming. The mouthfeel is somewhat thick and definitely oily and syrupy so much so that I question whether an adjunct has been added to this beer to give it this flavor and mouthfeel. Is it really just the barrels? I dont think so. Ive tasted many, many different styles of beer from bourbon barrels, and none are this syrupy and cloying. Having said that, I still enjoy the flavor, so periodically pick it up. Having just downed this glass, Im going to upgrade to an actual glass of bourbon!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (1106) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Pours a clear golden brown from a bottle, thin white head with medium bubbles, minimal lacing. Bourbony, vanilla caramel aroma, similar flavor but dryer and less strong. A little biscuity. Good beer.


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