Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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4.81/5 rDev +31.1%
This was only the 3rd beer that I found that I liked the taste of enough to not need to wash down every sip with another non-beer drink. That aside, I actually like this beer and would drink it daily if it was around and I didn't have to go anywhere.
I like stouts and sort of like porters. I don't like a barley taste, and this had none of that.
I tasted something sweet and savory, almost chocolate in nature. It was nicely fizzy and goes exceptionally well with Pringles Sour Cream and Chives, with a side of LOTR or The Hobbit.
I'm very happy my local ABC carries it and will be very disappointed if I ever go there and it's not an option.
If you're not a big beer drinker because you haven't found one you like, I recommend trying this one.
01-29-2014 18:04:54 | More by NoHorsePiss
3.14/5 rDev -14.4%
This beer has all of the typical characteristics of an English Strong Ale without any depth at all. It's fairly true to the style with a strong malty backbone,booziness, and light English hops. It fails to deliver any depth and and is fairly one note especially for a beer aged in bourbon barrels.
01-26-2014 05:57:01 | More by TheBullsHorn
3.99/5 rDev +8.7%
Pours clear brownish golden. Off-white lacing for a head.
Smells of brown sugar, biscuit, toffee, and bourbon.
Tastes of biscuit malt, brown sugar, and whiskey. Hint of maple.
Medium body with tingly carbonation on the tongue. Hint of warmth.
Pretty good ale with a nice bourbon flavor and feel. Goes down easy and is something I will probably look for again.
01-24-2014 23:20:51 | More by Cylinsier
3.48/5 rDev -5.2%
Pours a nice one and a half inch head and a nice amber color. No lacing on the glass. Has a sweet bourbon smell that reminds me of guess what bourbon. Initial sip is first bourbon and then you get the beer feel. Tastes like guess what bourbon. I ended up sipping this like a neat bourbon. That's how bourbon like this thing tastes. A little bit of carbonation. If you like bourbon you will like this beer. They seem to hit the bourbon flavor straight on. But as a beer there's not much IMO. Not a whole lot of flavor or heartiness.
01-24-2014 02:37:54 | More by Richardbeerlover
3.03/5 rDev -17.4%
Appearance - Clear amber color with very little head.
Smell - Strong smell of bourbon and caramel. Excellent notes that aren't found in too many other beers of the same style.
Mouthfeel - Extremely smooth feel however not overly bubble. It leaves one wishing for a little more carbonation.
Taste - This is one of the most important and unfortunately one of its weakest characteristics. The taste does not linger and leaves one desiring a little more. However there are very nice hints of the bourbon at the end.
Overall, I gave this beer a 3.00 because while the appearance and smell are fantastic, however the mouthfeel and short finish leave both ale and bourbon lovers wanting more.
01-21-2014 23:29:07 | More by skyout
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,864 ratings.