Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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3.43/5 rDev -6.5%
This is clearly a novelty beer. The whiskey taste definitely jumps out at you and is not subtle. It's more whiskey than beer. This is a decent beer for sipping, but I would never drink more than one at a time. I should note that I am not a huge fan of whiskey.
04-18-2014 21:36:54 | More by HarryPlopper
3.74/5 rDev +1.9%
A: This brew pours a thin white head. It is brilliantly clear with a copper/ orange color.
S: Oak and caramel dominate the nose with a spicy, woody note from the hops filling in the background. There's a bit of mild raisin. This reminds my of smelling an empty bourbon barrel.
T: The taste goes right along with the smell, a nice oaky flavor of the bourbon with the spicy notes of earthy hops in the background. There is a bit of alcohol burn and it tastes of a higher ABV than it actually has. The sweet caramel underpins the flavor profile, but the bourbon and oak is ever present.
M: It has a low/medium body with a lower carbonation that lets the bourbon shine.
O: This is a nice beer. The alcohol bite hits you early but it changes its character as you drink. Over all it's a nice beer that I wouldn't think twice about sipping on a cold winter night.
04-16-2014 23:45:38 | More by slusk
3.69/5 rDev +0.5%
APPEARANCE: The color is somewhere between DIPA-orange and Barleywine mahogany with a quickly dissipating head. Half the surface of the beer ends up covered in an exceptionally thin layer of off-white foam.
SMELL: A little boozy, with vanilla and oak aromas. Not as strong as I would have expected, but pleasant.
TASTE: Caramel provides all of the backbone to this beer, but the bourbon flavors all come through as well. There's a touch of oak, a bit more vanilla and a good dose of boozy heat.
MOUTHFEEL: Lighter in body than any other Bourbon Barrel brew I've ever had, but still at least medium to big. The carbonation is light and there is a slight stickiness.
OVERALL: Solid beer and a nice change of pace from typical Bourbon stouts (although I truly love a Bourbon stout too). This would make an excellent 4th course in a 5-course beer dinner, especially with a nice steak dish.
04-16-2014 05:14:01 | More by StoneTSR
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,889 ratings.