Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barleywine | Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Kentucky, United States
kentuckyale.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BEERchitect on 03-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
181
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
17.66%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
51
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Sk8sean86
2.02/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of barczar
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aged 2 years ,so rating set to current average.

Aroma is initially very caramel forward, bourbon, with sherry oxidation emerging to counter the sweetness. Notes of cardboard surface.

Flavor is very sweet throughout, big caramel character, with notes of vanilla and bourbon dominating. The finish is fairly woody, with lingering bitterness. Sherry is faint, but adds a little character. Still very boozy and overly bitter. Touch astringent.

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Photo of ChrisHanna
3.89/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of madbrewer9
2.92/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks like a barleywine, smells like ethyl alcohol, tastes like??
Wow,how do you mess up a barrel aged barleywine to this extent!
Taste is slight burnt rubber and rubbing alcohol which a touch of dark fruit.
Finishes very thin and somewhat bitter.
BA barleywine is one of my favorite styles, this one totally misses the mark!

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Photo of Jaypeajus
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I had a nice long review of this but it froze and lost it...short story..GREAT looking beer, aaaaand not much else. Not what a barley wine could be IMHO

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Photo of Zayzay1
4.66/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Italiano86
4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

beardsonbrews hooked me up with this gem... I am SURE I've had it before, but am still stoked to get a new review! Thanks Mike!! Pours a little hazy amber with a good light khaki head.. Caramel and treacle notes with vanilla woody tannins.. A bit astringent but gets a lot better with warmth.. Cool to try an old favorite once again, thanks buddy!!

3.5/3.25/3.25/3.25/3.25

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Photo of Dmetal
2.97/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tommy5
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1KEVIN1
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.57/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.52/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Clear deep plum color. One finger of frothy beige head. Retention is alright given the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.25 S: The barrel comes through well. Big leather, vanilla, and oak. Caramel, toastiness. Just a few hints of dark fruits including plum, red apple, and a touch of raisin. The base beer doesn't offer a whole lot.

2.25 T: The taste is severely lacking. It's all barrel and no base beer. Leather, tannic astringency, vanilla, oak. Toasty. Just a touch of plum, raisin, and toffee. Overall pretty dry.

2.25 M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Lacking all creaminess.

2.0 D: This is a pretty piss poor beer. Fails miserably as a barleywine.

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Photo of Faroveryonder
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rypkr
2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ALLISON01
4.23/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nordbier
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sohearn
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopstermonster1
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IMFletcher
3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbierling
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jdhilt
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Oak and bourbon nose and flavor is citrusy oak and hints of caramel. High ABV is hidden. $4.20 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barleywine from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
3.34 out of 5 based on 181 ratings.
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