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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
okay

375 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 20.18%
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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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-31-2013 01:56:09 | More by ejimhof
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter

A: Black/bronze with oak highlights. No head to speak of. Light lacing.

S: Chocolate, espresso, bourbon, oak.

T: Smooth, semi-sweet chocolate. Oak-y. Smokey. More like chocolate coffee. No bourbon in the taste. The high ABV is well-hidden. A bit watery.

M: Light to medium with low carbonation.

O: Was really hoping for a more robustness. Really missed the bourbon.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 20:31:33 | More by brewskifan55
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JamesBell

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +13%

12-27-2013 02:38:24 | More by JamesBell
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

12-25-2013 18:10:54 | More by ToddGingerich
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ChrisWashington

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +13%

12-24-2013 03:33:39 | More by ChrisWashington
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +13%

12-11-2013 03:00:01 | More by ChrisKayler
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-11-2013 00:42:45 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

12-10-2013 02:32:48 | More by reizorc
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MarkJBurch

New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-30-2013 18:59:51 | More by MarkJBurch
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Bilco

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-28-2013 23:26:46 | More by Bilco
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Buster

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-28-2013 05:34:16 | More by Buster
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pagardner

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-26-2013 04:15:38 | More by pagardner
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chinchill

South Carolina

1.89/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle with bottled date notched of April 2013 from Liquor Barn (KY).

Solid pssffft upon prying the tap, and the oversized bubbly head both suggest an over-carbonated stout. Given the appearance, the aroma suggests this could be an infected bottle: it smels dank and sour. There is a hint of bourbon and maybe the dank is just from the oak barrel. ... (sips)... Definitely over-carbonated. Flavor features spoiled dark grains. It's drinkable, barely, at best. ... (a few more sips) ... actually, I think I'd rather pour this out and have a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 01:36:49 | More by chinchill
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-22-2013 03:48:20 | More by XmnwildX12
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours black with a finger of khaki colored head, moderate lacing.
S - Not a lot of aroma, some dark roasted cocoa thats about it.
T - Taste is ok, a lot of sweetness to it some more of those chocolate malts coming through, a touch of smoke.
M - Nothing special either, sweet, chewy.
O - This was a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 22:25:30 | More by Omnium
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

11-04-2013 02:07:54 | More by Blaze5445
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-28-2013 01:04:58 | More by jaydoc
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Brabander

Netherlands

2.68/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This was one of the worst Bourbon barrel aged stout i have had in years....very disappointing beer and i had so much high hopes form the Bourbon state.

I got this beer is a trade this week with a guy i know from Facebook. We met at Westvleteren.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer has some problems to get some head. I had to pour the beer firmly in the glass. No particular smell and that is odd for a beer which should be barrel aged.

The carbonation was way too much, it blew out the rest of my sences...in the taste no hints of oak or a barrel at all....

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 12:36:53 | More by Brabander
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

10-22-2013 20:26:17 | More by trxxpaxxs
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.6%

10-22-2013 00:45:05 | More by mikeincharleston
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

10-20-2013 18:13:20 | More by BUNZILLA
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AmishLightning

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Black as midnight. Very little to almost no head to speak of, and almost no bubbles appearing on the surface. Did they forget to add carbonation?

Smell: The nose showed through to be incredibly bourbon heavy with strong notes of roasted malts. The bourbon seemed a bit too overpowering.

Taste: At first drink the roasted malts seem to be the most defining characteristic of the brew followed by a prominent bourbon finish. However, as the beer warmed up the bourbon started to take hold of the palate. As the beer neared room temperature the bourbon became literally overpowering. The flavors were heavy on the wood and vanilla notes. Not that I know much about bourbon, but those were the two accents that stuck out in my experience. My friend made a good observation when we were rating this; "Tastes like Kentucky".

Mouthfeel: Thicker body. However, the lack of carbonation ended up ruining the strong well-rounded body that, I feel, the brewer was going for.

Overall: I was a bit sad with my experience of my first barrel aged stout. I feel that the bourbon was overdone without the flavors of the beer remaining in the taste profile.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 18:09:56 | More by AmishLightning
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.5%

10-18-2013 22:24:19 | More by Mattyb79
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rpjordan

Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.5%

10-13-2013 18:13:34 | More by rpjordan
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osuskin

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.6%

10-13-2013 02:01:21 | More by osuskin
Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
76 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.