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

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788 Ratings
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Ratings: 788
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 29
Gots: 181 | 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: 788 | Reviews: 142
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3.07/5  rDev -13.8%
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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3.15/5  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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3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
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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1.4/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Appearance is good. Nice looking stout, very appetizing with the look of the beer itself. Nice head and chocolatey appearance.

S - Foul stench. Not sure what that is but that was frightening.

T - The coffee was very light and tasted rather cheap, Folger's? I don't get any bourbon or barrel taste whatsoever. The malt flavor is very subdued as well. All in all: awful taste.

M - This beer is very thin. I would expect a lot more body from this. The carbonation is fine.

O - This beer was awful. Hopefully it was just a bad batch or bad bottle. But my recommendation is to avoid this beer at all costs.

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

A: black-bodied with a finger of tan foam that left no lace behind

S: roasted malts and hints of oak barrels, some suggestions of cold espresso

T: roasted malts and coffee beans, airs of bourbon and oak

M: thin for a stout (almost porter-esque), slick, smooth

O: nothing terribly complex here - but certainly an enjoyable drink - I found it comparable to Dragon's Milk - not a top stout, even with the barrel aging (which was not heavy-handed, it was more nuanced), but for folks that enjoy barrel-aged stouts, sure to be enjoyed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a chalice.

Pours a pitch black with a 1 inch beige head that quickly dissipates. The smell is a ton of bourbon and chocolately malts...really good aroma. The taste has a ton of bourbon flavor and that is basically all...no chocolate or anything but bourbon. The body is also lighter than it should be for a stout, with low carbonation.

overall a tad disappointing, but not bad!

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