Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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3.99/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep amber color with little head. Server in a small snifter @ John Barleycorns in Chicago. Nose is definitely bourbon with some vanilla and caramel hints. Smells delicious.
Taste follows with bourbon up front and mild smoked and vanilla- caramel malts in mid-palate and bourbon and alcohol burn asserting itself in the end. Not overwhelming for me . Can understand how some can be put off by the bourbon- but really, it's in the Name !
Overall this is a well made beer for the type . Will seek this out again.
Serving type: nitro-tap
11-27-2013 17:51:40 | More by Hopscat
3.79/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Amber color with mild to no head and moderate carbonation. Strong bourbon aroma with a hint of smokiness and hop notes. Beer? What beer? Smells like we poured a glass of bourbon. Caramel bourbon flavor without an alcoholic kick. Mostly bourbon flavors and not much in the way of beer. Perhaps a bit too heavy on the bourbon flavor which suffocates the beer flavor? Finishes with a carbonated bite. Good strong bourbon flavor.
If you want bourbon. Drink bourbon.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2013 05:01:22 | More by Utica_Brew_Review
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Westmalle goblet.
A: Clear, bourbon-y amber with minimal white head that quickly shifts to lots of interspersed bubbles.
S: Smooth Kentucky bourbon, malts and a hint of vanilla. Oak barrel in the periphery.
T: like drinking a jigger of Kentucky bourbon. Sweet, mellow. Caramel and molasses with vanilla and smokey oak. A real sipper. The alcohol slides in for the kill.
M: light to medium with light carbonation. Picking up some soft mellow fizz the longer it sits on the tongue.
O: a nice surprise. Definitely an after dinner sipper, perhaps with a cigar. More like a bourbon than a beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2013 14:43:32 | More by brewskifan55
4.45/5 rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Arrives a clear and bright reddish brown. Minimal, nearly non-existent, head, just a faint ring.
Smell is malty with notes of vanilla, coconut, bourbon, smoke/char and an really well received brown sugar sweetness. Very complex and really well balanced.
Taste is exactly the same: sweet, malty, vanilla, light smoke, bourbon, coconut. Again, very complex and very well balanced.
Smooth, fairly rich, and it only gets better as it warms. The ABV hides well but there is a warming aspect that develops as it warms up stopping short of becoming cloying. I highly recommend this one.
Serving type: on-tap
11-09-2013 02:22:44 | More by PorterLambic
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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