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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

412 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 412
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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rudolphjacksonm

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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Patrick Henry's Pub & Grille on 10/31/11.

A - Dark brown, almost opaque black color. No head at all and barely any carbonation. A little bit of a head would have been nice for a stout, but I suppose this could be a problem either with the tap at the pub or the particular batch. Or it's entirely possible that this particular stout doesn't produce a head at all. 3.0

S - Smell's like bourbon, molasses and malt. The bourbon smell can become a bit overpowering makes it hard to detect any other scents. 3.5

T - The taste is absolutely delicious (if you like bourbon, that is). Hits the tongue with an initial wave of bourbon, then moves to more creamy and smooth notes. Coffee, malt, cream, hazelnut, caramel and toffee all swirl around together after the initial sip. Small bit of hoppy bitterness at the end that wraps the whole experience up. 4.5

M - Very smooth with some tingling at the end. What you'd expect for a stout with very little carbonation. The consistency is similar to Guinness in a lot of ways. 3.5

O - When judging the Bourbon Barrel Stout as a whole, I think there are some points upon which it could be improved. The mouthfeel is a little flat, and the smell is almost too bourbon-ey to detect anything else unless you submerge your nose in it. The appearance is also disappointingly flat. If you rate it just based on taste, however, I find the Bourbon Barrel Stout very enjoyable. It's a fantastically delicious beer that definitely deserves to be tried. 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2011 20:47:32 | More by rudolphjacksonm
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Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
86 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.