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

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

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344 Ratings
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 20.3%


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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beer2day

North Carolina

2.91/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours dark black with a fleeting 1/2 finger of darkish cream head. Light lace sheets.

Nose is light, sweet bourbon, light roast coffee, and light roasted malt. Not unappealing, but just not robust enough.

The taste is even lighter than the nose. The bourbon makes for nice flavor, but there is not enough underneath this to make the beer more interesting. There are light hints of coffee, a suggestion of chocolate, and very light roast malt. Just needs more of all of this to be good.

Feel is thin. Too thin for what I would expect from the label.

I want to like this more, but for the price there are just too many others that surpass.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 03:47:53 | More by beer2day
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
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12 oz. bottle poured into a craft pint.

A- Black, dark red highlights. Brown head retains at a quarter inch. Slight lacing.

S- Vanilla, cocoa, roast, slight bourbon.

T- Mild, sweet roast. Vanilla, bourbon and chocolate.

M- Full body. Smooth, and clean. Easy drinker, not like most bourbon barrel beers. Boozy burn isn't there.

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Had this while waiting entirely too long for my takeout Thai food to be ready. Second offering from these guys. Nice brownish/black color. Relatively mild bourbon flavor, could've used a little more...some slight pecan notes in there as we'll. Faint aromas considering the genre, expected stronger. Not as smooth of a mouthfeel as you'd expect either. Decent, maybe a little underrated on here.

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I was a little disappointed by this. If you want a good Bourbon Stout I'd suggest Alltech's brewing. Their brewery is shared with Town Branch bourbon distillery so the barrels they use are fresh. Literally the barrel empties 5 year old bourbon, and hours later is filled with a batch of beer to age. They have perfected the art of bourbon barrel aging for beer.

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Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
76 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.