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

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790 Ratings
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 29
Gots: 182 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 790 | Reviews: 143
Photo of ruzzal
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pruden
1.78/5  rDev -50%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very thin, with no head. High carbonation, with almost no flavor. Not sure where the bourbon is in this one. Was not a fan.

Photo of fank2788
2.54/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
A very deep brown that is just a touch lighter in color than black in the glass with red highlights that shine through when held up to the light. This starts off with about a finger of light khaki head that quickly settles to nearly nothing. Not much in the smell other than a light touch of roasted malt and chocolate. After taking a sip I get a rather one dimensional roasted malt flavor and that is about it. As it warms alcohol too becomes more apparent but other than that there really isn't much going on in the flavor department here. It isn't really sweet but isn't really bitter either just kind of light or neutral in flavor with a bit of a slick character. It is more like a black lager than a stout and could almost be described as quite clean like you'd expect from a lager. Carbonation is low and there is no real aftertaste to speak of. Overall it's pretty disappointing, it's not a bad beer but not very good either.

Photo of Caskaway
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BallsDeep
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lawl3ss
2.3/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Flavor is pretty hamfisted booze and cocoa (but no bourbon), feels thin and just all-around lacking. For the price and style, it's very poor.

Photo of Ken_P
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mackbekeza
4.37/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Although I did not pick up much of a bourbon taste, I did like the coffee notes that it brought. Overall, decent

Photo of xICooRsYIx
2.48/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pretty sure it was an old bottle, but im rating the beer as is until i try it again

Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.72/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

How long did they "bourbon barrel age" this? A couple of hours? There is absolutely zero bourbon flavor to this.

Photo of necrat
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer was a gift, and as such, I won't turn it away. However I don't think I would seek this out on my own either.
It pours a nice dark color, almost hard to see through. Almost no head or lacing at all
Smells great. Smell of coffee (obviously), Bourbon(obviously), toffee notes, and alcohol.
The taste is meh. It's not horrible, it's not great either. It tastes average at best. Nothing is strong up front or behind. It almost has no flavor.
The mouthfeel is unfortunately where this beer ends up failing. It's way too carbonated. A stout should be smooth and soft. This beer isn't. It has the carbonation level of something much lighter, such as an ale.

I wouldn't turn it down if it was handed to me, or free, but I wouldn't really recommend it. Especially with so many other much better bourbon stouts out there, like the Goose Island.

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly better as it warmed. Nose was the best part...mild coffee nose and taste.

Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding stout think I will have another.

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bullfrogchef
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of IanMcGuire
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikus
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLoper
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jordanmckell
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbuckeye
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawnxa3
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdmccarthy
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of firefightn24
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whiskyecho
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danmullens1
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
81 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.