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Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 19.82%
Wants: 5
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: CaptinRedBeard on 05-05-2010)
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3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikus
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

This was very nice and balanced. Bit of bourbon, bit of chocolate. Unfortunately, I sampled it after Extremely Angry Beast. If you like subdued barrel aging, like I normally do, this might just be for you. More of a gentle pinch than a bone - crunching hay maker.

Photo of dmgeng
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Got this from a coworker and he said it was good but could use a bit "more".

A - Black color, akin to a dry stout in color. Pours thin with minimal head and minimal lacing. (Could be batch specific)

S - Significant stout smell with the traditional roasted, chocolate, caramel, and then mixed with some bourbon and vanilla. Smells much better than anticipated but no where near as strong as Bourbon County.

T - Really good flavor very similar to the smell in the same order. The stout flavor really shines and is mixed well with the bourbon. The bourbon is remarkably smooth and full of flavor like vanilla, oak, and just a hint of alcohol to round it out. The best way to describe this is to take a really good bourbon barrel beer like KBS, Bourbon County and just cut it in half with water. The flavors are all there and true but they are just not as strong or as tasty as many other bourbon barrel stouts. Some roasted bitterness but overall balanced.

M - Moderate to light mouth-feel with very light carbonation. Very underwhelmed by the amount of body and lack of any way to help the flavors really stand tall. I feel this is the kind of beer that would happen if Guinness released a "Bourbon Barrel" stout.

Overall, solid flavor and aroma but due to the wateriness and poor drinkability this would never be my first choice. I do enjoy it more than other harsher versions of the style (i.e. dragons milk, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel stout) but I would take a Ten Fidy first every time.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

S- a weird tobacco scent mixed with very very light whiskey.

T- the taste is a lot better than the nose. Some light bourbon upfront and a touch of dark chocolate.

M- a lot of carbonation and very thin almost refreshing.

O- a decent entry level BBA stout, nothing special.

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Best Bourbon stout by far. You can really taste the bourbon!

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Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
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