Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
Nice to see a Triad Ba has tried this recently. Picked mine up in Bardstown back in June when I went to Maker's Mark Distillery!
Poured a golden color-like clover honey. Very thin head that dissipated.
Aroma-Smells like Maker's Mark with vanilla notes and whiff of caramel.
Mouthfeel-sweet like a Bourbon and ginger ale, very little hop bitterness but they are detectable.A froth on the palate elicits the alcohol. Tasty but I would like a bolder malt backbone to go with the very good bourbon flavor. The 7% can be felt not too long after finishing this one. Does not look like much when poured but it has a nice sweet bourbon flavor and it finishes clean. Wish i could have found a big flip-top jug like the one in the picture.
08-22-2007 00:28:36 | More by ByTor2112
4.2/5 rDev +14.4%
Type: 12oz. Bottle
Glassware: Portsmouth Tulip
*First off, I would like to thank Kevin(BEERchitect) for hooking me up w/ this brew and giving me the opportunity to sample it.
Poured a golden straw color w/ light red hues and a 1/4 finger white bubbly head, that left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Nose was of light whiskey, oak, vanilla, and maybe a touch of brown sugar. Almost smells like a very light Jack or Beam and coke. The taste was of oak, vanilla, and subtle bourbon whiskey that gives you enough for you to know it's there, but does not overwhelm. The mouthfeel is thin and crisp, but adequate as it brings more bourbon notes from the barrel aging forward. Drinkability? I could drink this all night, actually I am going to put another 12ozer in the fridge as we speak.
Kevin, I hope you don't mind trading me some more of this brew next week, because I am sure the 6-pack is not going to last long! Do seek this brew out if you enjoy whiskey BAing that is very mild and makes for an extremely drinkable brew.
06-17-2010 05:45:05 | More by mikeyv35
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
Found this on tap at Drake's, a new KY based resteraunt that has opened an outpost in the Nashville area.
While a huge, huge fan of bourbon barrel aged beers (stouts especially, and who isn't), this was a bit of a let down.
This beer was served in a Kentucky Brewery snifter glass. It poured a dark amber color. Much lighter than I would have thought.
Like most good bourbon barrel aged brews, this had your usual vanilla and booze smell.
The beer tasted very strongly of the bourbon. While a good stout will pair well and not have this taste overpower the beer, for this beer it was definately in forefront.
The overall mouthfeel was much ligher than I would have imagined. Much more like a brown ale.
Overall this beer has good flavor, but by the end the flavor felt a bit played out.
08-25-2011 00:52:43 | More by Merkur
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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