Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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2.95/5 rDev -19.6%
Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass, Bright clear copper color with a thin one finger head that dissipated very quickly, some lacing.
Aroma of oak and bourbon was extremely pleasant
Taste was bourbon up front, with an aggressive alcohol flavor for an 8.5 ABV brew. I have had trippels and quads that were more subtle. If you are looking for an old-fashioned boiler maker flavor, then this is for you.
Mouthfeel is thin and a little watered down.
Overall, I think this is a gimmicky attempt to attract the crossover high end spirit crowd. I am glad that I purchased this as a single, it just isn't my thing I guess. Again, some of the positives are the aroma and appearance…it is definitely an eye grabber for the initial aroma and color, I think there are better English Strong Ales out there. I gave it the mark I did based largely on appearance, aroma, and effort. Probably won't be trying again.
08-19-2014 23:38:37 | More by JLSIV
2.25/5 rDev -38.7%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Pretty good lacing.
S: A mild aroma of bourbon and malt, but little else.
T: Tasted of an overabundance of malt, light fruit and some bourbon. There wasn't nearly enough bourbon to make an impact here, but that seems to be the problem with the flavor. It's too thin and unfocused.
M: A fair amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.
O: This beer is kind of a mess all around. It simply wasn't pushed far enough, therefore it was a thin brew.
08-15-2014 21:55:34 | More by avalon07
2.25/5 rDev -38.7%
Huge smell of oak which was exciting, but that was about it. Has a bright clear copper color. Mouthfeel was medium high carbonation and the taste was bright but odd. The high carbonation hurt the bourbon flavors. Both beers I have tried from this brewer were disappointing. Looked good, smelled good, fell short.
08-15-2014 03:02:52 | More by Dwreck
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,881 ratings.