This bottle of “Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale” was a gift from Derek Van Horn, a very good friend and cigar smokin’ buddy!
Tasting Size: 12oz Bottle.
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company “Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale” was aged for six (6) weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale poured with a two-finger, foamy, white head and was a beautiful clear amber in color.
The immediate smell was malts. Additional aromas I picked up on were Vanilla and Oak.
That initial moderate first taste was both sweet and tart. As this Ale warmed up the Vanilla flavors really jumped out at you. This is also when the Bourbon and Oak flavors really made themselves known.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale had a creamy and syrupy mouthfeel. The Bourbon Barrel aging really made this ale extremely smooth and very drinkable.
Thank you Derek!
Buy Again: Yes!
Overall Rating: I give Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company “Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale an 8 out of 10.
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Written by: Larry
Larry lives just east of Raleigh in Knightdale, NC. He rides a Harley, smokes good hand-rolled cigars and enjoys listening to Blues Music. He has a love and passion for Craft Beer, fine cigars and "Blues" Music! He is a regular at the WBF's in Raleigh, Durham and Columbia. The Raleigh/Durham area is a "Hot-Bed" for Breweries and Larry volunteers with Roth Brewing, Mystery Brewing, Haw River Farmhouse Ales and Roanoke Railhouse Brewery. When he's not enjoying several good craft beers or volunteering his time you can find him hanging out at any of his favorite "Bottle Shops" in the Raleigh area: Bottle Revolution, Tasty Beverage Company and The Beer Dispensary. Larry's reviews will now include what "Blues" Music (Artist & Song) he listens to during his "tastings" and will also include his "Evening Cigar" selection....just look for "Smokin' Blues & Brews" by Larry.