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

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699 Ratings
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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 25
Gots: 127 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Black with clear ruby tints when seen through light. Finger thick tan head dissipated quickly to patchy surface foam and no lacing.

s: Cold black coffee and alcohol.

t: At first a rather unappealing mix similar to the aroma, of black coffee with alcohol added. Aftertaste is smoky with more black coffee.

m: Medium at most. Quite smooth.

o: Much less pleasing than their ale. The basic roasted malt is not bad, but the added coffee and bourbon barrel aging does not help add a nice flavor like it does with the ale, instead clashing with each other and the dark malt body and making the whole rather bitter.

It does smooth out somewhat towards the middle, with more smoke in the aroma and cold black coffee in the flavor. You're still left with the distinct impression you are drinking spiked cold black coffee. Perhaps if they stopped trying to be the Kentucky version of BCBCS and just brewed a plain stout in bourbon barrels, the result would taste better.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Black color; a little carbonation and head -- moderate lacing.
S - Picked up on the coffee notes and some of the oak, but not some of the malt I expected.
T - The coffee flavor was bitter, somewhat burnt.
M - Fairly flat.
O - I wanted to like this more than I did. Certainly not a bad beer, but flatter than I expected.

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3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Dark brown, decent head, but fades quickly.

S - Could pick up bourbon on the nose, but there is a sharp chemical smell that is less than stellar.

T - Not impressive, but not offensive. Somewhat one note. The alcohol notes are muted. Very little of the standard roasty coffee, but a touch of the sweet chocolate. Just nothing too deep going on here.

M - Thin. Fair amount of carbonation that fades out pretty quickly.

O - Ultimately, nothing special. A bit boring, but not terrible. A flat, uninspired experience.

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3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I am sipping on this as I type. I would not go as far as other reviewers as to say I would dump it out...but it is indeed a little disappointing. I poured this beer from a bottle into a snifter. It poured a very slight head, which quickly dwindled.

Smells lightly of coffee and vanilla, perhaps the slightest hint of bourbon, but then again, I am looking for it. One reviewer noted it was thin, yet still syrupy. I agree, and I don't understand...It's light in taste, but leaves my lips sticky.

Taste-wise there isn't a whole lot going on. I let it warm to room temp thinking that would help. It's gone flat now, sort of like soda.

It's really kind of strange. By far the lightest stout I've had, sort of reminds me of a brown. It would be good to introduce a newbie to a stout, but I am totally missing the intense Haitian coffee, and where is the bourbon?? Overall, not horrible, but I won't buy again when there are so many phenomenal stouts out there.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep black, no carbonation visible. No matter what I did I could not produce a measurable head, very worrisome. Also, body looks both thin and syrupy. The total darkness is the only thing giving me hope for this beer.

S: Coffee and vanilla predominate, with burnt malts in the back. Smells nice without being too powerful, wouldn't scare away a newcomer to Imperial Stouts, but it might slightly disappoint Imperial Stout lovers.

T: Good balance between sweet and bitter. Coffee, vanilla, dark malts and a touch of smoke make up the palate. Pretty tasty, this is the first IS I might call sessionable.

M: Carbonation is very prickly, body is kinda syrupy. A strange mix, not bad though.

O: It may be a bit accessible (read: light) for an IS, but certainly not a weak beer. Brings the dark and bourbon barrel flavors while still being sessionable. Maybe a bit pricey, but I'm not disappointed to have spent the money once.

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
81 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.