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

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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 24
Gots: 125 | 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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3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: typical stout appearance, deep black body, khaki colored head. the head was only about 1 fingers worth and dissipated rather quickly yielding minimal lacing.

S: big coffee grounds, dark chocolate, slight hint of smoke and oak barrels. nicely balanced, alcohol pretty well hidden.

T: taste is quite artificial tasting. sweet cocoa nibs, coffee, nuts, watery, slight oak not much else

M: much lighter than i ever expected.. very light for this style. leaves a slight cocoa flavor on the palate but thats about it. very disappointed here.

O: overpriced for a 4 pack IMO. taste and mouth feel are definitely lacking. i've had this brew on tap many times in the past and its much much better.

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3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into snifter; jet black with a thin fizzy brown head that fades quickly into a thin ring of foam. Smells of roasted malt and coffee, with slight bitter chocolate and dark fruit. Not much barrel character in the smell; not getting any oak, and only a tiny hint of bourbon. To be fair, the only other BA stouts I've had are BCBS, Dragon's Milk, and Cerburus (Bourbon), and those were all very strong on the bourbon character. Taste is roasted malt and bitter coffee, a hint of baking chocolate, smoothing out into sweetness and a tiny ghost of bourbon. Finishes wet and relatively clean, with some lingering coffee and sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery for an imperial stout.
Overall it's a good stout, but I'd expect something called "Bourbon Barrel Stout" to taste like it had been in a bourbon barrel at some point.

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4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been told about this beer for a while now. So i picked one up the otehr day.

At first look: I like the over feel (look) of the bottle. Really trys to sell you on the things that make KY popular in the sprits/brew world.
At first smell: the bourbon is the first thing that jumps out at you; in fact you get a hint of roasted malt...then wham...bourbon. and that stays on the nose mixing with the other notes....but not letting them all breathe and have there own space.
At first taste:
The pour was midnight. No a drop of light made it thru this brew. The head appeared and just as fast run away. From the first sip you start to believe the labeling. bourbon...light coffee...roasted malty notes...quick hit of more bourbon. The feel was a little watery (more then I exp'd)....but the flavor is round with all the notes playing at the same time leaving you to pick them apart....all with a light coating of bourbon....NICE....I can see what the fuss is about...would spoil you if it was your main brew; but a beautiful treat (even if its not one on your wallet..lol). Top ten list worthy for sure....

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
82 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.