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PozzSka
01-18-2013, 09:40
I had a bottle of this at a bar yesterday (my cousin works there, so we stopped by to pay him the patronage)...they only had flavored bourbon liquor type stuff (Red Stag, etc.) and Jack Daniels.

I wasn't particularly bourbon-y, it seemed a pretty standard moderately high hop, bitter ale.

Not bad, but I'm not sure I would have ordered another had we hung around longer. They had far better on tap available, but wanted to give it a go.

Anyone else try this?

tanstaafl2
01-18-2013, 10:01
I had a bottle of this at a bar yesterday (my cousin works there, so we stopped by to pay him the patronage)...they only had flavored bourbon liquor type stuff (Red Stag, etc.) and Jack Daniels.

I wasn't particularly bourbon-y, it seemed a pretty standard moderately high hop, bitter ale.

Not bad, but I'm not sure I would have ordered another had we hung around longer. They had far better on tap available, but wanted to give it a go.

Anyone else try this?

Discussion of the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?18470-What-beer-are-you-drinking-Autumn-12&p=311703&viewfull=1#post311703)came up recently. Not sure about the Ale. Thouht I had the stout but turns out I have a 4 pack of the ale I was given as a gift. Haven't tried it yet though.

MyOldKyDram
01-18-2013, 15:56
Generally speaking, Alltech anything just ain't that great.

Ejmharris
01-18-2013, 18:13
I have to disagree with the trend of thread. I like the bourbon barrel ale. I think alltech does beer pretty well. The whiskey was questionable whenI tried it but pretty sure it was sourced whiskey at the time. It sounds like those that have tasted it recently think it is going in the right direction. <smack myself, back on topic> I am looking forward to trying the stout that recently came out.


Mike

MyOldKyDram
01-18-2013, 18:30
I don't find their beer to be offensively bad or anything. Just pretty generic and uninspiring, really. We have two lil breweries in Lex alone that just blow them out of the water. Not to mention the great ones in Louisville and other parts of the state, too. Just not to my taste, I suppose.

DPPSmoker
01-18-2013, 19:23
I really like the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. I can't buy it in Michigan. When I have it and share it with friends, everyone really likes it.

I got a ticket yesterday to purchase Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout at the end of March on its release date. I can't wait to try that one.

Bourbon Boiler
01-18-2013, 19:28
I enjoy the BBA as well, but too expensive for beer.

HP12
01-18-2013, 19:31
Generally speaking, Alltech anything just ain't that great.

Gotta agree. Nothing over the top and way too many other bourbon finished brews out there that makes it easy to pass on Alltech KBBA.

Clavius
01-18-2013, 19:33
Generally speaking, Alltech anything just ain't that great.
Completely agree.

stevegoz
01-18-2013, 22:31
I got a ticket yesterday to purchase Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout at the end of March on its release date. I can't wait to try that one.

Nice "get" -- the ticket sale to the general public doesn't begin until February 16!

DPPSmoker
01-19-2013, 22:48
Nice "get" -- the ticket sale to the general public doesn't begin until February 16!

My bad. I talked to my brother earlier tonight. I thought he had got me a ticket. I found out tonight that he is going to get me a ticket in February.

Vosgar
01-20-2013, 16:54
Gotta agree. Nothing over the top and way too many other bourbon finished brews out there that makes it easy to pass on Alltech KBBA.

I like KBBA but I haven't had any of the other beers finished in bourbon barrels. Suggestions?

drunk
03-19-2013, 13:17
I like KBBA but I haven't had any of the other beers finished in bourbon barrels. Suggestions?



I thought the KBBA was terrible, but I really liked Rocky's Revenge by Tyranena Brewing.

black mamba
03-20-2013, 20:44
We had some at a restaurant in Lexington last July, and it was fantastic.
Bought 2 sixes at a liquor store to take home, and the bottles were just ho-hum.

Must have been the ambiance.

Tennessee Dave
03-21-2013, 18:45
Vosgar the best one to me is Founder's Backwoods Bastard. Only release in limited quantities in the fall.

P&MLiquorsEric
03-21-2013, 21:09
Are you sure you bought the same beer? Kentucky Ale/Alltech's bourbon barrel ale is only offered in 4 packs. Schlafly has a bourbon barrel ale that is similar and offered in 6 packs.

WhiskyRI
06-08-2013, 03:50
Some bars will also have the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale on tap. In Cambridge, MA - Mead Hall has 100 beers on tap, with the correct glasses for each type of beer, and they'll usually have 2 or 3 bourbon barrel finished beers on offer, in addition a very good Whiskey selection including reasonably priced Vintage 17yo. Plus their Pork Rinds are awesome. (my office is in the same building as theirs so I'm there entirely too often). I find I love the sweetness that barrel aging gives to an ale. Super tasty and very quaffable. Heavy Seas makes several barrel-aged beers that are usually worth trying. They change every year.