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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

397 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 19.82%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | 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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GRG1313, Mar 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

O- Decent. Mild in all sense for this style. Light on the flavors and complexity.

BWED, Mar 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

TR0219, Mar 13, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

MarkQ617, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

JMBSH, Feb 19, 2014
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2.49/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

jbridge127, Feb 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

brewskifan55, Dec 29, 2013
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Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
76 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.