Alabama scored on its first five possessions and quarterback John Parker Wilson was 13-of-16 passing for 205 yards and a touchdown.
"They are a very physical team up front on both sides of the ball. They have powerful running backs, some real playmakers at receiver and great speed on defense to go with their size," Brooks said.
"I have watched Wilson on tape and on TV. He is a very, very experienced quarterback. He has strong arm. He is athletic. He pulls the ball down and makes plays with his feet. He is really an outstanding quarterback."
Brooks has not been surprised that Alabama, 5-0 overall and 2-0 in Southeastern Conference play, has played well this year in coach Nick Saban's second season.
"I thought Alabama always had some good players. I know they started great last year, lost some games and then played well in their bowl game," Brooks said.
"I am not surprised because they have very good players. They are playing some young players, but they also have some good veterans. Alabama is Alabama. It is tough league and they are a factor every year."
Cats under strength for Alabama
Kentucky, 4-0 after a 41-3 win over Western Kentucky, will not be at full strength for this game on CBS-TV.
Starting right tackle Justin Jeffries has a medial collateral ligament sprain in his knee and Brooks said he could be "out two to three weeks if not longer" depending on what today's MRI shows.
That means redshirt freshman Billy Joe Murphy will replace Jeffries at Alabama. He started two games at left tackle when Garry Williams was hurt and took over for Jeffries when he went down blocking on a field goal against Western.
"I thought he probably had his best game (against Western)," Brooks said. "He played both right and left tackle. I was pleased when Brad Durham came in the fourth quarter that he did good things, too. We need both of them performing at a high level going forward."
Still, Brooks won't deny that Jeffries will be missed.
"He started 12 games last year and started four this year. We go from a guy experienced and talented to a young, talented guy who doesn't have experience. You don't know how much you will miss him, but it is better to have the guy to go to the dance with that did so many good things than somebody new," the Kentucky coach said.
Brooks also said three players - linebacker Micah Johnson, defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin and quarterback-receiver Randall Cobb - who have missed the last two games with ankle sprains are doubtful for Saturday's game.
"I don't see any of them ready," Brooks said Sunday. "We are going to try and have them run around a little bit today, but I would have to say at this point they are very doubtful."
He now says Johnson seems to be the one still suffering the most.
"Micah has slipped to the rear of the pack according to the medical report I got this morning. He is experiencing a little more pain and is not as functional at this point as the other two are," Brooks said.
"We obviously are a much better defensive unit, especially when we play a three linebacker defense, with Micah in there," Brooks said. "Alabama will have us in a three linebacker defense quite a bit of the time. They are more of a running team.
"They do give you a variety of sets and spread the field, but they can also line up and bloody your nose and you need all three linebackers in when they are doing that. Micah being doubtful for this game obviously impacts our defense against the run."