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

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Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series)Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series)

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BA SCORE
76
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382 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 20.12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CaptinRedBeard on 05-05-2010)
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle begins gushing slightly upon cracking the cap. Pours with a huge open head - not very attractive with very large gaps and bubbles. Black color with a bit of darkest red showing along the edges. Leaves decent lacing on the glass, when the head does eventually die away. With a careful pour, and letting it sit for a few minutes, it looks pretty good.

Smell of chocolate with notes of vanilla, bourbon and alcohol. Flavor is a bit grainy with some chocolate, vanilla and a hint of bourbon. A bit simple, it seems to rely on flavors from the barrel more than from the base malt.

Fizzy carbonation is the first impression in the mouth. Overall this beer shows some of the promise of a barrel aged double stout, but perhaps also some of the difficulty in finding the right balance in the barrel treatment.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 01:32:40 | More by CliffBrake
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Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
76 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.