Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
Appearance: mostly clear, somewhere between straw and golden. The full creamy off white saves it.
Smell: Oak and vanilla, brown sugar, and bourbon, but fairly tame, not as rich as all those flavors would suggest.
Taste: matches the nose.
Overall: very nice. I still prefer the monsters but this is a solid beer.
09-02-2012 00:02:16 | More by cindyjeffsmith
3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
Pours a beautiful clear coppery amber with a thick and rather persistent fluffy ivory head. Malty aroma has a strong, oaky overtone of bourbon barrel and a hint of caramel. Bourbon and oak dominate the flavor, but not too much, letting through malty and subtle fruity notes plus a caramel hint. Firm texture has OK fizz and leaves a nice bourbon-barrel finish. I hope that this is a year-round beer and not a one-and-done special.
08-31-2012 21:21:31 | More by Cyberkedi
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
Tried this beer at the midwest brew fest. The beer poured a copperish color with a minimial head. Smells like whiskey rather than beer. Taste like a combination of bourbon and beer which I find unique. Went down smooth as beer and with a hint of whiskey. Overall a good beer for those who like bourbon.
08-28-2012 00:12:59 | More by WoodBrew
4.18/5 rDev +13.9%
1473rd Review on BA
Bottle to Great Lakes Snifter
Thanks to EgadBananas for the trade
App- Was really suprised at the coloring of this beer. Was more of a golden color and was expecting a deeper brown/crimson color. The head was a quick receding off white with maybe 2 dots of cling.
Smell- Incredible bourbon notes. Char, vanilla, oak and malts. The beer is as close to pure bourbon I have smelled on a -BA beer before. Floral and pleasant to say the least.
Taste- It's a very tasty beer. Lots going on but blended well. Malty and smooth with a rich vanilla flavor and a little bit of oak on the back end. Not overly boozy but you get a lot of the bourbon notes to it.
Mouth- A thinner medium body with a low/medium carbonation. Residual spicey boozey flavor with hints of vanilla.
Drink- A good beer. Very barrel and booze forward. I really enjoyed it. I bet this would be a good one for aging.
08-27-2012 01:59:07 | More by FosterJM
3.35/5 rDev -8.7%
A - Surprisingly clear orange brown body. Fine white head with low retention and ok lace.
S - Super sweet with brown sugar and yellow raisin, slightly boozy, lots of vanilla, touch of wet oak.
T - Vanilla ice cream, cream soda, and bourbon complete with vanilla and an edge of oak. Touch watery.
M - Light frame, especially for the style. Low on carbonation.
O - The sweetness is definitely off balance, but when you sit back and work through flavors it tastes like a bourbon ice cream float, and at face value that's a pretty tasty.
08-19-2012 23:09:00 | More by vfgccp
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
On-tap at Harrigan’s Tavern, Dayton, OH
A: The beer is crystal clear light amber in color. It poured with a thin head on the surface that left some lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of bourbon in the nose; the smell intensifies as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the bourbon barrel aging really stands out in the taste, imparting flavors of bourbon and vanilla along with hints of oak. The vanilla becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The bourbon is nicely incorporated into this beer and doesn’t really add alcohol heat. I enjoyed this because the bourbon is very evident but not overpowering.
08-16-2012 14:35:22 | More by metter98
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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