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

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2,977 Ratings
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel AleKentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.19%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Award winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Our Kentucky Ale is aged for up to 6 weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrels. Pleasantly smooth and robust, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale may also be served as an aperitif or after dinner drink.

Added by SheepNutz on 07-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,977
Reviews:
649
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
18.18%
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
1,002
For Trade:
8
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4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojopin88
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hogrider
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mango377
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alltech's Lexington Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, 8.19% ABV. Pours orange and thick, with not much head. Nose is malt, vanilla, bourbon, and sweetness. Taste follows, one of the sweetest beers I've had, and no bitterness. Not much barrel evident. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent. Very reminiscent of a scotch ale. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Sprinkles14
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitburger
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raphaellima
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Beach Club Hideaway, Gulf Shores, AL. Snifter and plastic cup yielded the same level of enjoyment.
L: Dark. Minimally sized tan colored head.
S: Sharp bourbon aroma, very nice. Hints of vanilla cream, dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans.
T: Taste perfectly matched the aroma. Very flavorful. Tasted like it's lightly laced with a fine bourbon.
F: Rich and super creamy with a nice bourbon bite. A little warming. Stout and balanced. Sharp and smooth.
O: This is a special beer. It's not overpowering but it does pack a punch in all categories while maintaining a very gentlemanly stature. Had it 3 times while on vacation and will look for it at home.

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Photo of Vivs85
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a single from Kroger this past Sunday for $3.39. No bottling date.

Beer poured golden with very little head that dissipated immediately.

Nose is cotton candy with a hint of bourbon.

Taste is very sweet, very mild bourbon taste in the background. Somewhat cloying.

Feel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall an interesting concept but not well executed.

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4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of DocD
4.52/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours copper with a very small head but one that leaves off some nice lacing. The aroma has hints of toffee and butterscotch. I do not detect any bourbon on the nose, at least while the beer is relatively cold. The taste is complex with elements of toffee, cherries, a little bit of vanilla and a bourbon-like finish. The bourbon is definitely there but it expresses itself in a very different way to the way it does in a darker beer.

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Photo of dwilt
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 60sFolks
4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Sipping Beer is to be honored with taking your time with her. She is a dark gold, full mouthed, aroma of bourbon and carmel liquor tongue. She bubbles on and on with carbonation.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hilltop1215
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.46/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paoloboston
2.81/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
3.63 out of 5 based on 2,977 ratings.
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