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

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3.7/5
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3,000 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#28,813
Reviews:
658
Ratings:
3,000
pDev:
17.84%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
1,023
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 3,000 |  Reviews: 658
Photo of mattjp03
1.9/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Bocifius
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a four pack at the local store for $12.95. I usually stick with cheaper beer but wanted to try something different. I went with the tulip glass for this one. On the pour the head was small with a little lacing as it settled. Golden in color like honey. The smell was of bourbon whiskey. Taste like someone mixed a shot of Jack in with my beer and some vanilla. Overall I would say it is not good but not bad either the bourbon smell and taste is a little strong. Pace yourself as this one will kick you in the pants.

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Photo of kayroy
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeW_
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Very dark. Smells much milder than most stouts. Above average bitterness, but not unpleasant. Fairly strong codes taste. Bitter finish. Very smooth feel. Overall, one of my favorite stouts. This brewery makes a lot of very amazing beer!

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Photo of DaPan
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stadmo1
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scepter
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddieeight
4.37/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like honey
Smells like weak bourbon
Tastes like vanilla and smoky oak with the bourbon increasing as the flavor fades
It's like someone threw a shot of whiskey into my beer
Mouth feel is light like water
I couldn't drink more than one at a time

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Photo of Tomesco
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elneely88
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonathanED
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tstromer
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojopin88
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hogrider
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bbtkd
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
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 +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitburger
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raphaellima
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
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 -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
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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Photo of Beach-Cruiser
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 3,000 ratings
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