Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
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4.8/5 rDev +44.1%
Served on tap into a becker glass at Doc Crowes
A- Poured black with a one-two finger frothy mocha head that leaves coating lace. Everything you want a stout like this to look like
S- Strong and complex aroma of vanilla, oak, chocolate, and roasty notes.
T- Big flavoful stout with notes of vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasted coffee, and bourbon. Nice balance between sweet and roasty, the bourbon notes are not overdone and complements the stout very nicely
M- Soft, creamy, chewy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Really a silky smooth mouthfeel perfect for a stout.
O- A great barrel aged stout that is very drinkable. Hardly a trace of booziness in this beer, just some nice warming. Really flavorful and a great mouthfeel. I have not had a ton of bourbon barrel aged beers but many I have had really overdo the bourbon but this beer strikes a great balance.
03-27-2012 04:18:55 | More by Hoptometrist
4.48/5 rDev +34.5%
Best bourbon barrel stout I've had. It's my 'go to' when I feel like a bourbon barrel stout. The bourbon flavor is not over the top like some (New Holland Dragon Milk for example). It's smooth and easy to drink. You can taste the bourbon, but it doesn't overwhelm the stout. I recommend it to anyone.
09-14-2013 01:54:08 | More by jason_guidry
4.4/5 rDev +32.1%
Bottle poured into a tulip
A:Pours a very deep brown, settling into an opaque black. The head is almost nonexistent for mine, but the bubbles that surface are tan and surprisingly large, although if you can generate the head, it's much, much more flavorful. It doesn't flow as thick as one would hope, but it's more viscous than a traditional porter.
S: Aroma is exquisite: sweet dark chocolate, hints of caramel and bourbon, bits of coffee and molasses, lots of scent and very welcoming.
T/M: Has a low to medium amount of carbonation with the bourbon very well balanced between caramel, chocolate, and coffee notes. Some slight roasted malts and just a touch of bitterness finish it off.
This is a very good bourbon barrel beer and likely the best year round bourbon barrel on the market.
08-23-2011 00:06:31 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
4.28/5 rDev +28.5%
Pours pure black with a tiny tan colour head.
The smell is toast and coffee . Smells good but a little weak.
The taste is chocolate like a shake,milky and smooth, very nice. There also some coffee and roasted malts.
Mouth feel is fairly thick and creamy with low carbonation.
Overall I'd say this is pretty good the chocolate flavour was great,smooth and creamy.
09-23-2012 02:54:49 | More by Dave1999
Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
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