Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
The taste of Bourbon is what really hits you with your first sip, but the sweet and oaky taste of the ale follows after.
The aroma is also a heavy amount of bourbon, but also slightly sweet. It is a very different kind of beer, but I enjoyed it and it is especially good for the winter time.
02-15-2012 17:56:24 | More by JohnnyMc
3.85/5 rDev +4.9%
Bottled on date of 9-1-11.
A- Pours a deep golden to lighter amber hue. Fairly translucent with a 1-finger foamy head that is gone quickly. A constant cascade of carbonation bubbles. Ok lacing.
S- Bourbon and hops combo is prominent in the scent. Underlying sweeter tones and grassy notes. Lots of oak notes.
T- Pretty much what you would think from this one. A delicious blend of bourbon and beer. Sweet notes come after a strong bourbon flavor. Hints of vanilla and slight hops bitterness intermingle. A true sipping flavor.
M- Sort of light for such a complex flavor profile. High carbonation, but not too much to overwhelm the bourbon flavors.
Overall, an interesting experience for my first oak aged beer. Not quite like sipping some Jack, but comparable. A true sipping, session beer.
02-10-2012 02:28:29 | More by boilermakerbrew
3.28/5 rDev -10.6%
12oz bottle served in a mug.
pours a clear, medium-light amber tone while yielding a finger or so of short lived head. not much lacing to speak of.
nose is a bit more subdued than i was expecting with subtle notes of caramel malt, a touch of vanilla and mild bourbon.
flavor mostly follows the aroma with caramel, vanilla, a little oak, and some - though not a lot - bourbon. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.
overall, while it does have the uniqueness element going for it, in the final analysis it's an average beer; just doesn't work for me. that said, it's not terrible, just not something i would seek out again.
02-08-2012 21:35:09 | More by perrymarcus
4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
A: Clear dark amber, bourbon color, white foamy head and thin lacing
S: the bourbon smell hits you up front, next comes a pleasant sweetness that reminds me of banana bread and vanilla and some clove
T: Again the bourbon is prominent, the oakiness comes out more as well, some vanilla and a hint of hop bitterness and minimal malt presence.
M: very mellow and smooth but slightly dry on the finish, it has a subtle sweet aftertaste and it light bodied
O: very good beer, though a bit too sweet for me but not overly so. Very drinkable and very pleasant oaky bourbon flavors. If you don't like the strength and bite of bourbon but still like the associated flavors, this is a good beer for you.
02-08-2012 01:33:39 | More by Crundy
3.08/5 rDev -16.1%
best by march 08 2012
pours clear gold with a 1 finger white head that faded fast and left some spotted lacing
smell - the first thing i thought of was a candy my friend makes called tutti fruiti - sweet candy malt vanilla some oak
taste is nice - a little sweet and cloying - no real bourbon flavor - all malt vanilla and oak
mouthfeel - medium body with good carbonation - a bit sticky
overall - for the price this beer is a fail and for being aged in bourbon barrels this beer not only falls short but lost yards - however the flavor was pleasant - i will enjoy the rest of the 4 pack but would never buy this again
02-05-2012 06:07:16 | More by jsh420
4.22/5 rDev +15%
Pours out a nice orange color with a finger, white head with decent retention.
Smell is vanilla, some chocolate, and a little dark matls. Really melds together nicely. The taste is really nice vanilla, a little hops in the background, and maybe a tiny bit of booze. But just a really nice beer. This is my second time having it and it seems just as goo dor better this time. Highly recommend it.
02-04-2012 09:13:27 | More by Crass3000
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
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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