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

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586 Ratings
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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 20
Gots: 89 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Can_has_beer, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Drichard9, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

bigred89, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

12 oz bottle poured in a glass. Almost no head, dissipates very quickly. Pitch black. Dark Chocolate. Coffee. Taste of whiskey is barely noticeable; instead, a roasted malt finish. It was okay.

ENogueira, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

thereal_adam, Aug 16, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

A - Pitch black with a half a finger of fizzy off white head, no lacing.
S - Aroma is rather nice, big roasted chocolate malt, oak, burnt toffee, a little coffee, very light hints of bourbon though.
T - There's a substantial coffee flavor here with a very mild bourbon kick, some black cherry, very woody too
M - Dont feel the 8% which is good I guess, its a litlte too carbonated though.
O - Its good, but missing a lot for a beer of this type.

Omnium, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

drbrilliant, Aug 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

SFC21, Aug 14, 2014
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DLSheidy, Aug 14, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

dms7502, Aug 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

WoostaBia, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

JustinR, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

sachie23, Aug 06, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +20.4%

mpolewan, Aug 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

epyon396, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

MightyBeerGod, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +12%

bigjake7455, Aug 03, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
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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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Big, dark beer with a formerly firm tan topper. Receded to patchiness.

Sweet chocolatey aroma with a chinsy barrel note that reminds me of butterscotch ripple, oak, and maple. Very sweet nose, but rather transparent. No depth beneath the initial sugary barrel stout whiffs. Malts are restrained. No true hop character.

Much too sweet. Tastes like oak staves, chocolate syrup, Werthers candies, buttery fusel, cheap bourbon, moderate roast, and finishing waxiness. Bitterness that finishes decently. Tries to dry up as much as it can.

Body is too thin. Carbonation is a little bit spiked, but not terribly so. Not much salvation there, though.

A one and done, for sure. Glad I tried it, but not for most. So many betters out there.

thecheapies, Aug 01, 2014
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
81 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.