Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
Thanks to auroracrisis for providing this in a trade.
A: Pours golden amber in color with a small white head that dissipates quickly into foam just covering the surface leaving no lacing.
S: Bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, bread, small trace of alcohol.
T: The barrel is on the main stage in this one. Oak, vanilla, and bourbon in the forefront, and bready caramel in the back. Quite smooth and not very hot, easy drinking,
M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation and a little bit of warming from the alcohol. Could have been a little more full.
O: Overall it's definitely the most easy to drink bourbon barrel beer I've ever had. My glass went empty fast. If it were available here I'd definitely pick some up.
12-31-2011 03:41:08 | More by ixodus
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
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured a 1" off-white head. Body is slightly copper colored and slightly hazed. Smells of malt and mildly vanilla. Taste has much more vanilla, caramel, and malt, and it's a touch salty. Medium finish.
I was quite pleased with this because it brings the indulgance of bourbon without the harsh high aclohol burn common in other bourbon barrel aged beers. Nice product.
12-15-2011 03:09:15 | More by MoreThanWine
3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
Poured on tap and served in a snifter, the beer is a light, clean, golden-chestnut coloring with a thin, off-white head. Aromas are light and sweet, with a vanilla, slight booze, and creamy blend. The beer's flavors are smooth and rich, with a cream overlay of the booze/bourbon characteristics, with a light toffee malt laced throughout. The aftertaste is the creamy sweetness, almost buttercream. Smooth, light finish. Very enticing. Strong flavor profiles, but remains well balanced on the smooth body.
12-14-2011 19:21:35 | More by GarthDanielson
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
Got this bottle from a friend in Cincinnati. Enjoyed with some Skyline Chili. Tasty combination!
A: Clear dark golden color with barely any head. Light pale tan foam lingers for a bit.
S: A nice blast of bourbon on the nose. Some nice vanilla and hints of brandy soaked apricot and oak.
T: The base beer does just enough here to not take away from all the great bourbon flavor but to also not let this beer become a bourbon bomb. Some lightly bready malts peek from behind the bourbon and go well with the subtle vanilla and charred oak bourbon flavor. Very drinkable for all the bourbon present.
12-06-2011 04:20:16 | More by notchucknorris
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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