Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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3.69/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Perfect mahogany, slightly hazed pour into a snifter. Not much head lasting, but plenty of lace. 3.75
S: A little bit of beer stink, malts, sweet, woody, alcohol, no hops. Not much aroma. 3.25
T: Best part of this beer. Clear bourbon back drop, which is filled with malts, caramel, vanilla, wood, cedar shavings, and sweet apple / raisin fruits, and a bit of finishing tingle. 3.75
MF: Too low carbonation, great finish, but would like more weight in a beer of this ABV and with this bourbon profile. I upped this due to extra ordinary, lasting bourbon mouth finish that lasts for an hour +.
O: It's slightly better than their bourbon stout, enjoyable, nice to find at an airport. Definitely a sipper.
03-30-2014 17:34:16 | More by Act25
2.91/5 rDev -20.7%
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonick pint glass. Served chilled...
A) Bright amber in color. It's shiny... There was basically no head. Might as well been a glass of juice.
S) An aroma of sweet malt, vanilla, and bourbon. The aroma was not a complete turn off, but something about it came across as a bit artificial. I guess I could have let it warm up a little.
T) I taste the bourbon, and it's not to harsh or hot, but it sure wasn't enjoyable either. There's some sweetness to this too. Aftertaste was okay. I got the feeling that letting this warm up would not improve the situation.
M) The mouthfeel is thin and sad.
O) I can appreciate the attempt with this ale, and I can understand how others may enjoy it. But.... This was not for me. I could have likely found the same amount of pleasure in cracking open a macro and giving it a splash of my old man's Jameson.
03-22-2014 01:22:06 | More by RoamingGnome
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,866 ratings.