Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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4.2/5 rDev +14.4%
Tasted On: 02-01-2012
Freshness: Best by 03-15-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Dogfish Head signature glass
Purchased: 4-pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville
Pours a clear, bright copper color. The white head is a finger's worth high, with low retention and heavy lacing.
Big aromas of bourbon dominate, with wood and oak, sweet malts and vanilla. Very rich, aromatic and pleasant.
Taste is of caramel malts, bourbon whiskey, woodiness, toffee and vanilla. Features a nice alcohol warming and little to no bitterness.
Mouthfeel is smooth, with moderate carbonation and a medium body. Finish is of caramel malts and bourbon.
Overall a very enjoyable bourbon beer. Different in that most bourbon barrel aged beers are bigger and heavier, but this lighter beer is quite tasty.
02-02-2012 04:23:10 | More by sommersb
3.78/5 rDev +3%
Pours a clear amber with a little off-white head.
Smell is sweet, bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, some malt.
Taste is vanilla, caramel, bourbon; pretty sweet.
Very smooth, creamy.
Not much 'beer' taste in this one, just enough to keep it from being an all bourbon taste. One of my wive's favorites, I drink it when it's there but I don't go out of my way for it. It's a nice way to get a full bourbon flavor without the burn/ alcohol harshness.
12-28-2011 01:17:14 | More by vrbulldog22
3.48/5 rDev -5.2%
Bourbon drinkers ought to be happy with this. The overall drinking experience is easy and smooth. The Bourbon barrel flavor dominates everything. Think Bourbon, chilled, mixed with seltzer. You might get a very similar thing to what this beer is. Nothing else is particularly noteworthy about this brew. Lots of wood aged stuff on the market.
12-12-2012 01:02:04 | More by ommegangpbr
2.5/5 rDev -31.9%
growler served in a brandy snifter
brownish ale color, with a small filmy brown cap. smell is warm with alcohol, also charred brown sugar and bourbon. flat feel to the beer, like a thinned-out aunt jemima. taste is mostly generic bourbon and oak, alcohol is evident. no hops to speak of, ends up disappointing in most aspects.
all-around poor beer
04-23-2013 06:11:40 | More by jimmah120
3.88/5 rDev +5.7%
Got this one on a work trip to OH. 12oz bottle...
A: Super clear copper color with a very white 1/2 inch head that fades at a decent pace. Good.
S: A nice bourbon malt upfront with some grape booziness in the middle and hints of toffee on the backend. Good.
T: Some light sugary malt and rye breadiness followed by some watery earthiness. Not much else. Decent.
M: Medium body with a good carbonation. Good.
D: Goes down very easy.
All in all, this is an ok brew. Decent brew, but not a good or great brew. Many other offerings in the style that are better. Super Kitty comes to mind. Don't worry about this one unless you have access.
10-31-2010 04:13:13 | More by steve8robin
2.63/5 rDev -28.3%
12oz bottle, got this as an extra from a trade with BA user BEERchitecht. poured into a SA perfect pint glass.
A - got about a finger worth of slightly off-white foam which fell to a thin layer + ring rather quickly. the beer is a crystal clear, solid gold color with slight amber accents, with active visible carbonation.
S - lots of grain, rice and corn...weird bourbon twinge...like the sour mash without the bourbon. turns slightly fruity then finishes with somewhat harsh rubbing alcohol.
T - odd...this one tastes like a beer for a hot second, light and grainy before transforming rather ungracefully into a watered down and slightly sweetened bourbon. this actually just took me back quite a few years when i frequently drank (cheap) bourbon and ginger ale in college, this tastes like a strongly poured one that was left to melt and sweat until the next day, taking on an odd and somewhat stale taste (yes i didnt let any booze go to waste then). some sweetness in the finish, vanilla and an aftertaste somewhat like cream soda.
M - quite syrupy and coats the mouth, thicker body than expected. carbonation kind of gets lost fighting through the thickness.
D - dont know what to say about this one, it is truly unique - not like any beer i am familiar with. as a bourbon fan, im actually a bit put off by the in-your-face booze taste. bourbon can be a great accenting or secondary taste in a beer when done gracefully, this is not.
03-16-2010 02:42:30 | More by Stigs
3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
A: medium gold body, finger of head
S: bourbon is predominant, secondary malty caramel and vanilla
T: nice malt character enhanced by bourbon, vanilla, and oak
M: thin on the palate, mild carbonation, no aftertaste
O: reminiscent of Innis & Gunn beers, but with a slightly denser character and more sweetness - I personally prefer this to them - a decent drink, worth the try, but probably not something I'd return to
09-15-2012 16:57:50 | More by Greywulfken
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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