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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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392 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 19.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | 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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sgoro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-13-2012 01:08:14 | More by sgoro
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stevefinny

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

05-11-2012 02:54:32 | More by stevefinny
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

05-10-2012 22:55:14 | More by Zaphog
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cagocubs

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +27%

Picked up in Louisville KY. Poured from bottle into glass.

A: Pours dark, pretty much an opaque black. Real thin off white head dissapears to a thin ring around the edges. Slight lacing.

S: toated malt, oak, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and buttery bread.

T: Toasted malt, barley, vanilla sweetness, chocolate and coffee bitterness, and a definite oak and woody character. Intresting tastes that are pleasant. Aftertaste is toasty.

M: Medium body with decent carbonation for a stout. Good flow and a pleasant aftertaste. Good stuff. I liked it alot.

05-10-2012 02:13:44 | More by cagocubs
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YalovaIA

Iowa

3/5  rDev -9.9%

05-09-2012 03:38:17 | More by YalovaIA
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +20.1%

05-04-2012 02:52:03 | More by laxer8811
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Samichez

Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.1%

04-30-2012 13:35:32 | More by Samichez
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JustinWhipple

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +20.1%

04-13-2012 01:56:35 | More by JustinWhipple
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xraided81

California

4/5  rDev +20.1%

04-06-2012 09:03:55 | More by xraided81
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -9%

Dark brown body with head that stuck around for a brief moment.

Smells of chocolate, vanilla, and cola.

If the wasnt called bourbon barrel stout, I'd never know bourbon was used. There are hints of vanilla, but otherwise there are no other bourbon qualities. It tastes more like a brown ale than anything else.

Mouthfeel is thin and under carbonated.

It was an ok beer in general, but a complete miss on the style.

03-31-2012 01:59:54 | More by Vonerichs
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GoodOmens1986

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -39.9%

03-30-2012 23:31:10 | More by GoodOmens1986
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

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
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

03-23-2012 01:32:40 | More by CliffBrake
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pohldogg356

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-20-2012 01:12:35 | More by pohldogg356
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mecmd

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

03-18-2012 02:31:37 | More by mecmd
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imperialking

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-16-2012 18:54:21 | More by imperialking
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buddyvelt

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-12-2012 00:38:20 | More by buddyvelt
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-11-2012 22:46:49 | More by thegerm87
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-11-2012 20:42:50 | More by UltimateLivewire
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BierAdvoNikk

Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.1%

03-10-2012 14:53:42 | More by BierAdvoNikk
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Cariadmum

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-09-2012 17:26:03 | More by Cariadmum
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev +20.1%

03-07-2012 00:48:52 | More by neckbracesub
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mhagler


4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

03-05-2012 17:12:40 | More by mhagler
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CPditka

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

03-03-2012 16:51:36 | More by CPditka
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Cris4545

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-03-2012 00:49:53 | More by Cris4545
Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
76 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.