Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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Reviews by rjhaupt:
3.3/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Much lighter than expected from a bourbon aged beer but since it only says it's an "ale" and nothing more specific perhaps my expectations were unfounded. Pours with a nice head that retains well but not great but that's somewhat normal for aged beer. Same story for the carbonation which isn't absent but needs to be looked for to be found at all.
S - Almost no smell at all, which is better than a bad smell but surprising from a beer with an 8.19% ABV, but still doesn't help preview what you're about to taste as much as one might like.
T - Very sweet, like maple syrup or caramel. Mild overall, no hop character whatsoever. Pungent aftertaste, like roasted pecans.
M - Smooth, creamy, and entirely what was expected from everything written above.
D - The highest rated category simply because this style of beer tends to be a one serving and you're done sort of beer but the mild nature of this ale actually makes it more likely that I would have another one later on.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2010 21:39:36 | More by rjhaupt
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3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A. It has a clear, copper color with a small white head and limited lacing. There are bubbles surrounding the glass that pop up to the top from time to time.
S. There is certainly a bourbon scent there. Heavy alcohol.
T/M. It has a refreshing kick to it. A slight bourbon taste, heavy malt and grape taste. Full bodied with a long finish. A very mild bitter kick.
O. It's got a nice, smooth taste, but the flavor isn't as bold as I might have been hoping for.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 19:28:57 | More by Amalak
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,512 ratings.