Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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2.73/5 rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A - Dark color with a think head
S - COFFEE! Also coffee, and coffee. Strong smell as soon as the bottle was uncapped. Faint odor of oak and caramelness.
T - Strong coffee flavor to match the strong smell. However I detected no bourbon flavor whatsoever.
F - Thinner than most stouts but acceptable. Carbonation was on high side
O - IF this was marketed as a coffee stout, I'd rank it higher. However it is a Bourbon Barrel Stout. I couldn't detect any bourbon flavor, or any other flavor for that matter aside from the coffee. Overall I'm disappointed as this is my favorite style of beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2012 13:19:40 | More by BlueShirtMember
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4.16/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Black glass shows some ruby edge when backlit. Holds a tight tan head of foam that laces well.
Smell: A bit boozy, barrel notes are strong, a bit a of black bread background shows some depth. Faint earthy hop notes too.
Taste: The Bourbon and Barrel aspects are front and center, but don't overwhelm the beer base, subtle grape esters give a doppelbock angle, the total package manages to come across as soft and easy, a rare trick when bring this much wood.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, low carbonation, almost cask level, finishes fairly clean with a little oil at the end.
Overall: Masterfully made beer. The brewers have dialed in the big flavors to a point where they pop without drowning out everything else, and everything else is really well made too! Manages to be an experience while still being very drinkable; great beer!
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2014 01:23:29 | More by HardTarget
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
81 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.