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

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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 116 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

TimBeaulieu, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of PorterLambic
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours nearly pitch black with no head at all, nada. Obviously, lace will not be seen here.
Smell is malty, smoky, vanilla, light coconut, bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, nuts. Very complex, very well balanced.
Taste is right in line. Malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, char/smoke, a wee bit of coconut, nuts. Again, really well balanced and very complex.
Body is lighter than medium, effervescence is restrained but still makes you notice it up front. Improves as it warms. After 15 minutes it gets very smooth and warming. And just a bit cloying after the swallow.

PorterLambic, Nov 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

bcwilley07, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Brendog9, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

PaulD, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

dvmin98, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

cjgator3, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of ThomasMetal75
2.05/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

*What the hell happened to my review Beer Advocate?!?!? Let me try again!*

A- This is pathetic! I watched the head fizz away like cola to absolutely nothing. It just looked like I was drinking a cola from a fancy glass. Not cool Alltech, not cool! I don't know if I had a bad bottle or what, but this didn't make me happy. When when I aggressively swirled the beer, the head still fizzed away.

S- Smells like cola with coffee-esque notes. Raisiny dark fruit notes are there. Zero of the bourbon barrel comes out on this one.

T- Nah man, this is not good. It tasted like fizzy cola with a coffe-esque undertone and like rasiny dark fruit. That's weak! COLA?!? It was also very bitter and boozy tasting.

M- Very watery and thin. The carbination was a little harsh. The bitterness and the alcohol made this somewhat difficult to drink, but it was thin and watery enough that it wasn't god offal to drink.

*Overall I can't recommend anyone pick this up. I poured mine down the drain it was that bad. All fizzy, no head, and tasted like coffee and raisins meets cola. WHY OH WHY DOES THIS TASTE LIKE COKE? If someone just poured this beer and gave it to me, I would have had no idea it was a bourbon barrel beer. This was a big disappointment and will never be seeking it out again!

ThomasMetal75, Nov 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

mcrago, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

stealth, Oct 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Rekrule, Oct 29, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +7.3%

Greasy, Oct 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

mlefebvre7, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

ldhughes3, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ajdemma, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

athegreatest83, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Kevincredible, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of RickS95
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is strange. As it comes out of the bottle, it's a clearish dark brown color, but in my snifter, it's all pitch black. Looks very thin for such a dark beer. The head is slight, a darkish beige color. No retention, and with such a thin pour, little to no lace.

Serious malt bomb here. You can tell it's been aged in something, but bourbon isn't what I'd guess. It's earthy, very nutty, lots of roasted malt and char, a splash of vanilla and licorice, and even some hot spice in the background.

My beer is a bit too cold and even after letting it sit iin the snifter for several minutes, it's still too cold. However, it's clearly a stout with some notes of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Reminds me of a smoked beer.

It's a bit thin, but there's still lots going on. The sweetness up front gradually recedes and the bitterness and smoke begin to take over mid sip. A slight punch of sweetness in the swallow before a lingerbitterness finishes off each sip. Being stout, it's creamy even with the thin body. Smoke is prevalent, particularly in the swallow. Hops aren't really an issue.

I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. The alcohol is well hidden, despite being 8%. It's got a sweetness I didn't expect, and it's very easy to drink.

RickS95, Oct 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

RaggaD, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Dave1999, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

saburky, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

amhatfield3, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

estevan1024, Oct 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

acurtis, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Tyrolaspenleaf, Oct 16, 2013
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.