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Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel StoutJefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

411 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 411
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 25
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-07-2006)
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abcsofbeer

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle with a Oct '07 freshness date. The color is dark brown to mostly black, the brown around the edges. The head is tan in color and about 11/2 fingers high, and falls to a thin crown, but, leaves little to no lacing.

The aroma is sweet malts, currants and raisins. I detect some sweet grape smells and a touch of mild alcohol. The taste is smooth and lightly hopped. There is some nice bitter chocolate flavor that lingers on the tongue. The alcohol flavor content is not representative of the 8.5% listed. It seems much lower.

The mouthfeel is pretty thin for a stout, no chewiness, but, overall, this one tastes pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 15:44:19 | More by abcsofbeer
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Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
86 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.