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

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Ratings: 776
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 26
Gots: 174 | FT: 3
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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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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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opaquely black color with mild head and mild carbonation. Strong coffee aroma with hints of roasted caramel malt. Oh my God roasted coffee flavor. Very heavy on the coffee aroma. Chocolate roasted notes also. We really don't taste any bourbon flavor. Should be named the coffee barrel stout. Mislabeled. Perhaps it should be brewed with the Haitian coffee once and stored in the barrels without another addition of coffee. Has some potential. Didn't really notice the 8% ABV.

No bourbon flavor.

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3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle traded with Justin - thanks brother.

A: poured with black/ruby red color, not opaque, head 'hissed' when poured
S: I'm not a huge coffee fan but the bourbon, malt and coffee work well together
T: not as rich as I'd expect for EtOH and being a double stout with bourbon aging
M: thinner than expected
O: decent, but only that

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours nearly pitch black with no head at all, nada. Obviously, lace will not be seen here.
Smell is malty, smoky, vanilla, light coconut, bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, nuts. Very complex, very well balanced.
Taste is right in line. Malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, char/smoke, a wee bit of coconut, nuts. Again, really well balanced and very complex.
Body is lighter than medium, effervescence is restrained but still makes you notice it up front. Improves as it warms. After 15 minutes it gets very smooth and warming. And just a bit cloying after the swallow.

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
81 out of 100 based on 776 ratings.