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

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2,385 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,385
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 18.48%
Wants: 126
Gots: 549 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: SheepNutz on 07-13-2004

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.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Copper-orange, hazy, two-finger creamy head.

S: Definitely bourbon, also molasses, toffee, and...cherry pie? Idk, that's what I'm getting.

T: Bready, almost shortbread-like malt character followed by sweet toffee, finishing with booze and powerful vanilla. The oak character is blended in nicely rather than being a slap in the face.

M: Much lighter than expected for such a malt-heavy beer. Velvety carbonation.

O: I really didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised! Sweet, malty, and quite drinkable.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

For the record this is the first time I've ever given a negative review. If I hadn't paid $12.99 for a four pack I would have let it go but there are too many great and very good beers waiting to be had that get less hype.

No head or aroma to speak of. In a nutshell I just had a 12 oz boilermaker watered down with vanilla extract. I needed salted pistachios to eliminate the strange aftertaste at sip number three.

If I'm drinking whiskey and want a beer chaser this might be more appealing.

I'm going to try it in a chile or a lamb and lentil soup recipe.

As a stand alone quaff definitely not recommended. Won't try it again.

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It tastes like what it is. A cheap light ale aged for a short time in barrels. It's sticky sweet on the nose with a touch of bourbon. It has an oily and light mouthfeel.

It looks average, tastes okay if a little bit strange.

You can pass on this one with no remorse. It's not offensive, but I don't think I'll make it through the bottle, it's just not worth it.

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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