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

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536 Ratings
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 16
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
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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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

01-29-2013 16:40:31 | More by RedneckBeerz
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mwar

Kentucky

1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

01-25-2013 12:48:48 | More by mwar
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Liquor Barn, poured into an oversized wine glass (porter/stout glass)
A: Not impressive. Minimal head, which disappears quickly. Dark, but not rich like other upper-level stouts.
S: Smells kind of like butt. Strong coffee, not much bourbon. The regular bourbon barrel has a much stronger, clearer bourbon aroma.
T: Good coffee taste, but not much stouty taste. Not much bourbon either
M: Fine. Not thick and complex like a stout.
O: An ok beer, but not what it says it is, and definitely not a 3.80 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 02:18:20 | More by beerme626
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Had this on 2013-01-20 in Columbia, PA

A - Opaque dark brown with a short tan head and mild lacing.

S - Sour mash, light roasted grain, smoke and a touch of caramel. My first reaction to the smell wasn't favorable. It smelled "off". Subsequent smellings before tasting improved my impression a bit with some chocolate milk aroma and light coffee.

T - Acidic, sour cherry, charred grain, bourbon. Very little sweetness. Some hop and roasted bitterness in the aftertaste. I don't like this flavor.

M - Thick body and light-medium carbonation. Substantial feel.

O - Not my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 21:48:13 | More by Tucquan
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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-13-2013 20:46:03 | More by spycow
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

01-13-2013 16:45:01 | More by Blueribbon666
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a small tan head. In the the aroma, small coffee notes. In the taste, coffee, a mellow roast, and a mellow oaky end. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry coffee and roast in the aftertaste. Nice roast, big coffee, oak notes, but not much bourbon.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 15:08:31 | More by OWSLEY069
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benoit917

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -43.8%

01-09-2013 02:56:09 | More by benoit917
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout
Alltech's Lexington Brewing Co

Bottle specifies this stout was brewed with coffee, then aged in oak barrels with Haitian coffee.

LOOK: Dark brown with a light off white head. Lacework is sparse but there.

SMELL: Vanilla, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla coffee. Hint of bourbon.

TASTE: Big time chocolate, vanilla and especially deep coffee flavors. Has a nice earthyness and depth of flavor. Detectable bourbon and oak notes. Light citrusy hop profile. As it warms more delicious vanilla/bourbon presence. Deep roasted notes keep winning out and gaining my favor.

FEEL: Full bodied, with a moderate tightly bubbled fine carbonation.

OVERALL: An impressive beer from Alltech's Lexington Brewery. I've had the bourbon barrel ale, a fine pale aged in bourbon barrels that now all too apparently pales by comparison.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 00:21:28 | More by Stinkypuss
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-07-2013 23:31:15 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-05-2013 23:24:36 | More by Morey
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seakayak

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-05-2013 12:58:21 | More by seakayak
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dtmets84

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-05-2013 02:59:28 | More by dtmets84
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Eastside151

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-31-2012 23:37:15 | More by Eastside151
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headbucket

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: very dark and opaque except right at the edges, small light-tan head.

S:starts off very coffee forward. For a little while during the warm up period there was a strong aroma of cigar smoke which was kind of off putting but that receded as it warmed more and became integrated with the coffee smell and a bit more pleasant but is still kind of hard to get past at times

T: dark roasted malts, again strong on the coffee flavor with a touch of chocolate. I start picking up a bit of vanilla from the barrels at the end and it becomes a little sweet.

M: on the thinner side of full. Lower carbonation

O: an alright beer. I agree with previous review comments that this strikes me much more as a coffee beer than a barrel-aged beer because the coffee is so dominant and the barrel characteristics so minimal. Maybe brewing with coffee and aging in the barrel with Haitian coffee as it says on the label is a bit of overkill. Would like to see them tone down the coffee and have a larger barrel presence.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 04:42:20 | More by headbucket
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tastymug

Washington

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-29-2012 23:08:28 | More by tastymug
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-29-2012 19:40:57 | More by Lukass
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imduffman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-29-2012 16:36:34 | More by imduffman
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DocJitsu

California

4.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a vibrant caramelized creme brûlée colored head sitting on top. Lovely aromas of smoke, strong coffee, and bourbon. Mouthfeel is pleasntly full and smooth without being thick. Flavors are complex and balanced, but in a piecemeal fashion. Blast of coffee up front with it smoothing out gradually to a sweetness that eventually presents a whisper of bourbon. This is a pretty fantastic stout.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2012 15:36:33 | More by DocJitsu
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BlueShirtMember

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Dark color with a think head

S - COFFEE! Also coffee, and coffee. Strong smell as soon as the bottle was uncapped. Faint odor of oak and caramelness.

T - Strong coffee flavor to match the strong smell. However I detected no bourbon flavor whatsoever.

F - Thinner than most stouts but acceptable. Carbonation was on high side

O - IF this was marketed as a coffee stout, I'd rank it higher. However it is a Bourbon Barrel Stout. I couldn't detect any bourbon flavor, or any other flavor for that matter aside from the coffee. Overall I'm disappointed as this is my favorite style of beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 13:19:40 | More by BlueShirtMember
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frinkglaven

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-26-2012 15:55:00 | More by frinkglaven
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-25-2012 03:30:44 | More by Zaphog
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-24-2012 03:33:35 | More by greg4579
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Bunnyhops


4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

12-21-2012 05:50:00 | More by Bunnyhops
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xabyss

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into Chimay chalice.

A: Black as night. Maybe half a finger of head shows itself for a split second - very fizzy dark tan foam - and is gone before I'm done writing this sentence. Pretty standard fare for a stout, I suppose.

S: This is barrel-aged? Not picking much up those barrel notes I crave. Instead the aroma is dominated by coffee. Roast malts and chocolate in the mix too. As it warms, oak and vanilla emerge, but very little.

T: This is barrel-aged? There's some hints of bourbon and vanilla, but again coffee is the foremost force here. It seems other reviewers are picking up more barrel notes than I am. Caramel, nuts and chocolate are present but subdued. I'm getting a slight cola note as well. Finish is burnt coffee and a touch of alcohol heat.

M: Not as thick and creamy as I want it to be. Medium-bodied with subtle but sharp carbonation bubbles.

O: It's a pretty good beer, but I want more barrel flavor. The guy at my local wine shop compared this to Founders Breakfast Stout. It is decidedly not Founders Breakfast Stout, but a decent brew nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 01:59:06 | More by xabyss
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
81 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.