Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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4.38/5 rDev +23%
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.
08-02-2014 04:03:49 | More by bens0n
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
08-01-2014 20:23:52 | More by thecheapies
2.66/5 rDev -25.3%
Pours with very little head, no lacing as well. A: Dark, no light shown through. S: Coffee and molasses. T: Somewhat sweet at first, but quickly transitions to coffee. M: Slight, short lived tingle on the middle of the tongue from the carbonation. O: Would be rated better if branded as a coffee stout. There is no oak, or bourbon present in this stout from start to finish. Delicious? For sure, but not what I was expecting when I bought it.
07-31-2014 01:17:01 | More by Symmes
3.74/5 rDev +5.1%
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with tall, long lasting, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, toast, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of some funk, bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit and some hops. Finish is long and boozy. Well done brew.
07-28-2014 13:36:57 | More by mikeg67
4.39/5 rDev +23.3%
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.
07-24-2014 00:56:53 | More by PubMariner
3.56/5 rDev 0%
12oz bottle into tulip
A: black with less than 1 fingers width tan heads dissipates quickly, fair amount of lacing
S: coffee, roasty, fusel alcohol and subtle whiskey aromas
T: follows the nose, whiskey, roasty not terribly complex but pretty good
D: a bit thin, well restrained ABV, appropriate carbonation
O: nothing spectacular but better than I expected
07-22-2014 00:24:29 | More by zac16125
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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