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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 115 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bluejacket74 on 11-23-2012)
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4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout
Alltech's Lexington Brewing Co

Bottle specifies this stout was brewed with coffee, then aged in oak barrels with Haitian coffee.

LOOK: Dark brown with a light off white head. Lacework is sparse but there.

SMELL: Vanilla, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla coffee. Hint of bourbon.

TASTE: Big time chocolate, vanilla and especially deep coffee flavors. Has a nice earthyness and depth of flavor. Detectable bourbon and oak notes. Light citrusy hop profile. As it warms more delicious vanilla/bourbon presence. Deep roasted notes keep winning out and gaining my favor.

FEEL: Full bodied, with a moderate tightly bubbled fine carbonation.

OVERALL: An impressive beer from Alltech's Lexington Brewery. I've had the bourbon barrel ale, a fine pale aged in bourbon barrels that now all too apparently pales by comparison.

Stinkypuss, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of DocJitsu
4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a vibrant caramelized creme brûlée colored head sitting on top. Lovely aromas of smoke, strong coffee, and bourbon. Mouthfeel is pleasntly full and smooth without being thick. Flavors are complex and balanced, but in a piecemeal fashion. Blast of coffee up front with it smoothing out gradually to a sweetness that eventually presents a whisper of bourbon. This is a pretty fantastic stout.

DocJitsu, Dec 29, 2012
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4.44/5  rDev +24%

BIRTC, Sep 12, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +22.9%

Keesee, Yesterday at 04:21 AM
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4.39/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – Completely black with a light tan head
Aroma – Dark coffee, alcohol, slight bourbon on the end
Taste – Coffee up front with a middle that’s all vanilla and bourbon.
Finish – This beer finishes up with slightly bitter, strong coffee. The bourbon notes on the finish help to mellow this out.

PubMariner, Jul 24, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours a nice jet black with a small amount of light tan head, decent retention, not too intense on the pour though.

On the nose there is a pretty intense roasted/burnt coffee going on with a little bit of a oaked woody note. Not boozy at all, not picking up on any vanilla or dark fruits either.

Flavor wise the bourbon becomes a little more apparent, definitely still has a roasted/burnt coffee backbone. Slightly sweet vanilla finish, no boozyness at all. Towards the end I pick up on a very feint figgy/plum kind of flavor. I don't pick up on much of the bourbon, more of the oaky woody flavor than bourbon itself. Not really a bad thing though, flavor is well blended.

Mouthfeel wise its on the thin side with a pretty high amount of carbonation for something barrel aged.

Overall, I really like this, it doesn't have a crushingly high abv and extreme bourbon character but its a nice brew. I don't think they put these in the bourbon barrels for very long, but its a nice stout. If you are expecting a boozy, bourbon barrel aged RIS, this isn't going to meet the ticket, but its not bad by any means.

I have a feeling that they actually aged this on bourbon soaked oak chips instead of in bourbon barrels, a bit misleading, but again still a nice brew.

bens0n, Aug 02, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +20.7%

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4.29/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle given to me by a friend. Brewed with Haitian coffee and aged in used bourbon barrels. No specs per the website or bottle.

Pours out to a clear near black, forming a modest light tan had with average retention and OK lacing. Appears filtered, no sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Brown highlights at the edge of the glass. Medium carbonation, ~2.5 carbs. The aroma is nice...black walnut up front, followed by a little chalk, followed by a pleasantly mild coffee nose, some carob on the end. No hop nose to speak of. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft with a creamy dense body (denser than I would expect given the 8.0% ABV). The taste is a recap of the aroma...nice black walnut and dark chocolate notes with a subtle underlying smooth coffee flavor and subtle prune juice. Too often, coffee stouts are way overdone and the acidity is thrown out of balance. Not this one. This is well-balanced with a soft, mild bitterness. Nice roast notes, but complimenting the other flavors. No off-flavors or off-aromas. The bourbon flavor is quite mild...it is subtle and just gives it an overall slightly oaky finish. It certainly doesn't scream bourbon.

A well-balanced coffee stout, one of the better one's that I've had. Complex, yet balanced and drinkable. I would buy it again. Thanks to Adam for the bottle.

Mitchster, Apr 06, 2013
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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.