1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel AleKentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

2,140 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,140
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 98
Gots: 359 | FT: 5
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:
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.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 07-13-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,140 | Reviews: 516 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bernardo06
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

bernardo06, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Bicyclette
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Bicyclette, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

IPAchris, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of JustinR
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

JustinR, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of ClintonRalston
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

ClintonRalston, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Indy
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Indy, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Kate08
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Kate08, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Thefrap
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Thefrap, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Rdc67
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Rdc67, May 22, 2013
Photo of SinHippie
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

SinHippie, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of DRobCity
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

DRobCity, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of EtherealArtistry
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

EtherealArtistry, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of WoodburyMN
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

WoodburyMN, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of seatowndevil
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

seatowndevil, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of scootermcfly
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

scootermcfly, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Brewfocker
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Brewfocker, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of MattPfeifer
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

MattPfeifer, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of SexyBeerB1tch
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

SexyBeerB1tch, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Kicksmile67
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being both a beer and bourbon drinker this is the perfect marriage. Living in the hometown of this brew I can get it most places one would find good beer. The ability to get it on tap while touring the brewery is an experince I extend to anyone in Lexington, its free and its cold!
The appearance of this beer is a reddish gold color with a thin but lively head. The smell should be a perfume. Beautiful sweet bourbon with a mild sent of hops. The taste is amazing. Very bold with an immediate taste of good quality bourbon and a slight but enjoyable beer finish. The mouth feel is rich but not thick and tingles the tougue with the hint of whiskey it embodies. Drinkability is dangerous as this "beer" can take you more like a whiskey and more than a couple can fog the mind of the most avid beer drinker (trust me). If you can get this its a must try, especially those who enjoy a good quality Kentucky bourbon on occasion. Possible derby beer methinks?

Kicksmile67, Jun 08, 2006
Photo of Avool1960
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

I had recently discovered bourbon barrel aged brews at the Yards brewery in Philadelphia Pa. Seems to be made just for me. This Kentucky brew is a wonderful tasting beer. The ale is light and flavorful with the the bourbon and oak flavors coming thru to please. It is smooth, and has no bad after taste. It's like a cocktail for real men! Try it.

Avool1960, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of bcapon
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

bcapon, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of amhatfield3
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

amhatfield3, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of chinesebeatle
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

chinesebeatle, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Mick-e-d
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Mick-e-d, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of beerrat
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

beerrat, Nov 11, 2014
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,140 ratings.