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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

415 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 25
Gots: 8 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Mattyb79, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

I poured from a bottle into a nonic while on vacation in Nashville. The pour is jet black, thin tan head. The aroma is strong bourbon, roasted notes. Well rounded, notes of bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. The bourbon lingers. The body could be a bit fuller, good carbonation. A very enjoyable beer, very glad to try it.

bonkers, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

durwood64, Dec 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Vintage 2006

A: This beer pours a very dark black body with a thin tan head that quickly fades to nothing.

S: There really isnt any bourbon at all and that really disappoints me. All I really get is strong sweet dark malt.

T: The bourbon really faded out of this beer and it has really turned into just a basic tasting stout. The beer really only has a strong chocolate flavor and a tiny bit of bitterness that doesnt last long.

M: The beer is really easy to drink and has a tiny bit of crispness on the back on the throat.

O: This beer didnt age too great and I would love to do a side by side with a new bottle just to see the difference.

gtermi, Oct 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Reagan1984, Oct 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

hokiedk, Sep 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

JMBSH, Sep 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

t0rin0, Aug 24, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

Label notches indicates that its been bottled on April 2006

A - Pitch black body with a two finger light tan head. Settles down to a thin cap. Decent amount of lacing and retention.

S - Burnt malts, milk chocolate, cheap bourbon. A touch of vanilla sweetness, but the char is rather dominating. No hints of oxidation.

T - Incredibly tame and mellow. The little flavor it does have is somewhat pleasant though. Roasted malts, coffee beans, milk chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Almost no bourbon presence. Mouth feel is thin to medium with ample carbonation.

O - This beer is an exercise in the fact that not every beer should be aged. Very little flavor, the aroma is a bit offensive, and theirs a high level of carbonation for the thin mouth feel. I'm not sure how this one was fresh, but I bet it was a hell of a lot better. Luckily it isn't oxidized at its current age.

davey101, Aug 20, 2012
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XenonX, Apr 19, 2012
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
86 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.