1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

Not Rated.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel AleKentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

1,739 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,739
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.98%
Wants: 67
Gots: 181 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.19% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/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 6 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.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 07-13-2004)
View: Beers (16) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,739 | Reviews: 488 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by chaunur:
Photo of chaunur
chaunur

Kentucky

4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Talbots Inn in Bardstown-Bourbon capital of the World.

Wow, Now I really love bourbon and have always been disappointed in the the "Bourbon Barrel" beers out there, it's like they just showed the the beer the barrel. But not this stuff. One whiff and you know you have the real thing.

Poured a very nice clear medium light amber into a snifter. Off white, fluffy 1/2" head the faded fairly quickly. Nice lingering lacing.

As I said one whiff and you know what you have. A very strong but not overpowering presence of Bourbon, vanilla, carmel, oak tones and slighly woodsy. It reminded me of the Angels share in a Bourbon warehouse.

The aroma was right with the flavor, again the bourbon was present but not overpowering. Maybe just a tad sweet and a little heavy on the tongue. Some heat in the mouth from the high alcohol content. It is most defintely a sipping beer.

We had just finished touring and sampling at 3 Bourbon distilleries, Jim Beam, Heaven Hill and Markers Mark when we hit Talbots for dinner and drinks, A Hot Brown and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale were the perfect finish to the day!

Overall this one of my favorites.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2011 13:47:35 | More by chaunur
More User Reviews:
Photo of tlrieman76
tlrieman76

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

07-09-2014 14:47:06 | More by tlrieman76
Photo of kilopaparomeo
kilopaparomeo


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-09-2014 02:25:53 | More by kilopaparomeo
Photo of awaer
awaer


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-09-2014 01:22:07 | More by awaer
Photo of Seanc1783
Seanc1783


4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-08-2014 05:15:49 | More by Seanc1783
Photo of mful2875
mful2875


4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-08-2014 03:56:25 | More by mful2875
Photo of swva
swva

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

07-08-2014 01:38:41 | More by swva
Photo of Redskins1
Redskins1

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

07-07-2014 03:31:55 | More by Redskins1
Photo of mcgovern1010
mcgovern1010

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-07-2014 01:15:43 | More by mcgovern1010
Photo of Bpc24
Bpc24


4/5  rDev +9%

07-06-2014 23:10:20 | More by Bpc24
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

07-06-2014 21:32:20 | More by KAF
Photo of hopkrid
hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-06-2014 01:33:31 | More by hopkrid
Photo of PEIhop
PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-05-2014 14:48:22 | More by PEIhop
Photo of Dbot
Dbot

Delaware

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

07-04-2014 23:55:54 | More by Dbot
Photo of OldeSchool
OldeSchool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-04-2014 22:34:04 | More by OldeSchool
Photo of BierBliss
BierBliss

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-04-2014 16:40:30 | More by BierBliss
Photo of katejdempster
katejdempster


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-03-2014 16:59:29 | More by katejdempster
Photo of hansenm72
hansenm72

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

07-03-2014 16:46:24 | More by hansenm72
Photo of 1Sundown2C
1Sundown2C

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

07-03-2014 15:50:20 | More by 1Sundown2C
Photo of J-Bonestradamus
J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-03-2014 04:45:45 | More by J-Bonestradamus
Photo of tbarnett80
tbarnett80


5/5  rDev +36.2%

07-03-2014 04:43:28 | More by tbarnett80
Photo of BierStein711
BierStein711

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.3%

07-03-2014 03:59:26 | More by BierStein711
Photo of Taycro
Taycro

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-03-2014 01:25:40 | More by Taycro
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-02-2014 21:47:03 | More by davidwhatshisnam
Photo of geocool
geocool

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-01-2014 13:30:30 | More by geocool
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,739 ratings.