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

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Ratings: 748
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 24
Gots: 155 | 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:
Beer added by: bluejacket74 on 11-23-2012

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3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is close to being black in color—traces of brownish red are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts and coffee beans are present in the nose. Faint hints of bourbon become perceptible as the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has slight hints of bourbon from the barrel aging in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The name of this beer is a little misleading in that it tastes a lot more like a coffee stout than a bourbon barrel stout. Nevertheless, it's easy to drink.

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3.24/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Overall, this beer is okay for the indicated style. Nothing stands out within the nose or the palate -especially for a stout being aged on bourbon barrels- that wouldn't be present otherwise in any other typical stout. Standard malt, bitterness, and alcohol flavors abound, not much oak, vanilla, caramel, or toffee flavors that would be present with some age on bourbon. Very flat for what its supposed to be.

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5/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A perfect stout on tap into a snifter need i say more. Nice dark black color and thick head. Nice and creamy for stout enthusiast. Bourbon and stout flavores in this beer but this one left me wanting more and more as stouts usually do that for me!!!!

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3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- This beer is jet black with almost no light getting through even when held up to a light. There are edges of dark mahogany that appear when that little bit of light does pass through.

S- Not much there, there is a bit of coffee, but for a beer that was aged with Haitian coffee in oak barrels, and brewed with coffee, it is very light on coffee smell.

T- There is coffee there, but it is still a bit light. One redeeming quality with this beer is that there is a nice mellow residual sweetness, not sure if this comes from the coffee or the malts....my guess would be the coffee, but I am not a professional beer reviewer. Just a guy that likes beer. As the beer warms up, the coffee does seem to come to the front, definitely do not drink this one too cold.

M- Nice thick feel to this one, not at all what I expected since I got no head on a vigorous pour, very silky creamy texture.

O- Overall this is a very good beer. I was expecting bourbon and got nothing, and was only able to pick up a little coffee as it warmed up. However, I do not like stout for the most part, but I would have this one again. There is not one thing that really stands out as exceptional, but the overall is definitely better than the sum of its parts.

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3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black color with half a fingers worth of tan head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Coffee and roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate and bourbon.

Taste- Chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt flavors with light hints of bourbon and oak.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and smooth. An average amount of carbonation.

Overall- This is one of better barrel aged beers that I've had. There is just enough bourbon flavor to let you know that it was barrel aged, but not so much that you think that you're drinking a glass of whiskey instead of a beer.

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
81 out of 100 based on 748 ratings.