Kentucky Coffee Barrel Cream Ale
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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Style:
American Cream Ale
Ranked #30
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #17,023
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 7.29%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
23
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Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
 
Kentucky, United States
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 23
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.77/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Kentucky Barrel Coffee Cream Ale has a medium, bone-colored head, a clear, bubbly amber appearance, and some lacing. The aroma is of strong whiffs of medium-roast coffee, cream, and pale malts. The flavor is similar, with lots of sweet cream. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Kentucky Barrel Coffee Cream Ale finishes medium dry.

RJT

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My long search for a cream ale that actually tastes good has come to an awesome end...

I really loved the look of this brew, a golden brown with lighter gradients throughout, a nice head - frothy - but no staying power. The smell was about the most perfect blend of sweet, dark roasted coffee, cream ale, and the light scent of bourbon. Mouthfeel was also light on carbonation, exactly like I want it, and the flavor was rich and complex but just like the scent - dark roasted coffee, truly tasty cream ale, and a touch of bourbon so as not to overpower anything. This will be my go-to cream ale - no questions asked.

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Photo of chinchill
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Excellent aroma and flavor, with a nice malty cream ale complemented by light coffee and relatively subtle bourbon barrel aging. Decent balance excepting the rather strong vanilla component.
Overall: probably my current favorite offering from this brewery.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is coffee/coffee filter and grains/malts. The flavor is fruit, coffee/coffee filter, mildly creamy, a hint of chocolate, malts and a slightly sour/tart finish.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pretty dark for a cream ale. Lots of bubbles that dissipate quickly when you swirl the glass. Smell & taste reminds me of my go-to order at Graeter's Ice Cream - a cookies & cream shake with espresso syrup added, so it hits the nostalgia button pretty hard. Some earthy hop aroma too. Feel is light & silky. Great offering by Alltech in a 6pack - little bummed that I only grabbed a single.

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Photo of Mrseanworldwide
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Quite a unique brew. The taste is coffee and toffee, which is cool, but I’m not sure how easy it’d be to pair with food. Dessert I guess! The body is quite thin, like you’d expect from a cream ale. It goes down very easy. I wish it were a little fuller. Compared to the flagship KBB ale, this one is a lot easier to approach, but not as rewarding. I first enjoyed this as a sample on the brewery tour at Alltech. Its surprising taste and color made it stand out. Knowing that it’d not be available up in northwest OH, we bought a sixer. Check it out.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, 019 03-19 printed on the bottle (guessing this was bottled on March 19, 2019?). Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear amber color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around a little while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. I like the sweet aroma a lot, the brew smells like vanilla, cream, coffee, caramel, grainy malt and a bit of oak. Have to say the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, mostly sweet and grainy but with the addition of some nutty and toffee flavors. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit coating and really easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot, if you like sweet/maltier tasting brews then this is for you! Thanks to my buddy Denis for this bottle!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into Pearl Street pint glass.

Dark copper honey colored with a tall creamy creamy head of 2 fingers, receding slowly to 1/2 finger. Lace left in loops.

This actually smells like an incredible white stout. Creamy vanilla, honey, and coffee all combine. Coffee is most prominent and POW does it ever punch the nose. Very slight green pepper, slight grain dust.

Flavor is odd and brings toffee, honey, and milk, perhaps almond milk, with green pepper and black coffee grounds; quite vegetal with plant stems green grains.

Feel is mostly carbonated, slightly creamy, with a slightly starchy finish but not overly so.

Overall, seemed great until it hit my lips. The flavor profile leaves a lot to be desired. Glad I bought a single instead of a six pack.

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Photo of jkblr
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 4/1/19 (1 month ago) poured into an Irish coffee mug at fridge temp 5.5% ABV. The beer pours bright light amber in color with a fizzy off white head. The head quickly recedes to an island of tiny bubbles and thin ring. No lacing. The aroma is actually really nice with toffee and coffee both represented. The taste is pleasant with more toffee, mild coffee and hints of oak. The middle is barely sweet and the finish offers a touch of bitterness and an oaky dryness. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, very good cream ale. I'm not normally a fan of light colored coffee beers, but this is well done.

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Kentucky Coffee Barrel Cream Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 23 ratings