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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,989 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,989
Reviews: 510
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 90
Gots: 287 | FT: 4
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)
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3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very clear amber/burnt orange color with a decent head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma is very sweet picking up on the bourbon, vanilla, and caramel.

Taste is dominantly vanilla with the bourbon picking up towards the end leaving a warm finish. Very smooth. However, the taste doesn't linger and there isn't much depth, which I think really would've made it shine.

Overall, the bourbon gives it a very nice taste and aroma, but the mouthfeel is significantly lacking. It would've made all the difference.

Abra, Apr 09, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Perfect mahogany, slightly hazed pour into a snifter. Not much head lasting, but plenty of lace. 3.75

S: A little bit of beer stink, malts, sweet, woody, alcohol, no hops. Not much aroma. 3.25

T: Best part of this beer. Clear bourbon back drop, which is filled with malts, caramel, vanilla, wood, cedar shavings, and sweet apple / raisin fruits, and a bit of finishing tingle. 3.75

MF: Too low carbonation, great finish, but would like more weight in a beer of this ABV and with this bourbon profile. I upped this due to extra ordinary, lasting bourbon mouth finish that lasts for an hour +.

O: It's slightly better than their bourbon stout, enjoyable, nice to find at an airport. Definitely a sipper.

Act25, Mar 30, 2014
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,989 ratings.