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

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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 21
Gots: 88 | 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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Photo of thecheapies
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
Photo of Symmes
2.66/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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.

Symmes, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Belwar
4/5  rDev +12%

Belwar, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of BBelch
2.75/5  rDev -23%

BBelch, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of mikeg67
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

mikeg67, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of littleplus
4/5  rDev +12%

littleplus, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Doomclaw
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Doomclaw, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of G_Est
3.5/5  rDev -2%

G_Est, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Wayne17
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Wayne17, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of sarahgordon
4.25/5  rDev +19%

sarahgordon, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of mev126
4.25/5  rDev +19%

mev126, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev +12%

tbone1384, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of PubMariner
4.39/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

PubMariner, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of zac16125
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

zac16125, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of BeerNoobNC
3.5/5  rDev -2%

BeerNoobNC, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of SaintJohn13
2.25/5  rDev -37%

SaintJohn13, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of rajendra82
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The pour looked opaque, black, and imposing in the tulip glass. The head formed to a one finger thick at first, but dies down rapidly, and the beer looked quite still thereafter. The aroma was quite tame for a beer of this gravity and complex construction. I could detect a hint of vanilla, and some oak and coffee, but it was a rather mild smell. The taste was dominated by coffee, followed by some toffee and chocolate. The oak and vanilla were quite a bit more subdued than many other similarly aged beers. There was a faint hint of cherry in the finish. The body was much thinner than a typical stout, and the beer felt way less potent than it was. The aftertaste was a lingering vanilla note. It was an enjoyable beer, but I would have liked to seen more oak influences show up.

rajendra82, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of MattSharpless
3.5/5  rDev -2%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Zach_H, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

jeffaroo95, Jul 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

moscow2042, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

ChaseTheAce, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Storm21, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

yankeej13, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of osuskin
3.5/5  rDev -2%

osuskin, Jul 12, 2014
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
81 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.