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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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430 Ratings
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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 20.18%
Wants: 5
Gots: 37 | 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:
Beer added by: CaptinRedBeard on 05-05-2010

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Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of garuda
2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Black, with a thin mocha head that has some retention and lacing.

S - Strong roast, oak, vanilla, booziness, burnt sugar.

T/M - Roasted malts hit first, and are followed up by the bourbon notes. Mouthfeel drops after the initial taste, feeling thin and watery. Booziness settles in and dominates the lingering aftertaste, which lacks depth.
O - Looks good, smells good, but the thin body and booziness just seems out of place.

Photo of Dave1999
4.28/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of CMERCE
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Dapperticus
4.25/5  rDev +28%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of coz
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of TheBishopco
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Stubby
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of DisasterDave
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm a rookie at tasting and reviewing but making notes so I can remember where I've been.

The smell was exactly what I was hoping the taste would be. A sort of rich molasses like presentation. The taste was was pleasant but weaker than I expected for a stout.

Overall a good experience but a little pricy for just good.

Photo of t0rin0
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of JBarx
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of anhigdon
4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of The_1084
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of AustinHughes
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of lilnicky068
4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

Photo of thagr81us
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a flared pilsner. Poured a dark red brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, sweet alcohol, subtle caramel, and smoke. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. I saw this one on the menu and that it was bourbon barrel aged and had to try it. However, while the barrel was definitely there in this one it really made me wonder how good the actual base beer really is as the barrel was pretty much the dominate factor on this one. While being okay to drink it did leave a little to be desired. Worth trying at least once if you can, but I would leave it at that.

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on Tap.

Pours black with an off white head that lasts all the way down. Red around the edges. The nose matches the taste. There is a bit of chocolate, a bit of coffee, some roastyness, a bit of vinalla, and of course a touch of bourbon. The tastes all seem balanced and in check but its not extremely exciting and I didnt get a ton of the bourbon character. The feel of this beer is decent, It has a nice size but it has a somewhat unpleasant soapyness that I cant quite put my finger on. It's a pretty decent beer, nothing to really seek out by any means but if your into it, not bad.

Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
76 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.