Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout | Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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438 Ratings
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Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel StoutJefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States
bbcbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 04-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
438
Reviews:
326
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.98%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 438 |  Reviews: 326
Photo of stakem
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2009 12oz bottle poured into a tulip, the brew appears black in color with a khaki cap.

The nose is pretty mild but with a hint of oak, roasty chocolate/espresso and vanilla/caramel.

Taste has some nutty character, sweet with milk chocolate and a very clean finish with an aftertaste mildly oaky. As it warms up, the nuance of oak comes forth with caramel and vanilla.

Medium to lighter in body with moderately low carbonation. Decent

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Photo of iRun2Beer
2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of VeganUndead
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite bourbon-barrel-aged stouts. The taste brings to mind alcoholic root beer. At least, it does to me.

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Photo of Robmgm
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Great nose, you get the bourbon, but light in taste and complexity

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Photo of firstlighthiker
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of MattFox
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Jho3325
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Lagardner
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of IrishBarrister
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of uvachief
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Draft. Pours black but I see a little light. Little 1 finger head that lingers for a bit. Hints of bourbon under chocolate and coffee through the nose. Oddly light in the mouth with only subtle tastes of bourbon. Zero burn. Light ABV is my guess. Not creamy. Goes down extremity easy and smooth. Could drink several. No after taste . Not filling. Interesting.

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of smcolw
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good blanket lace from a relatively modest head. Near black color but sunlight does shine through the center of the glass.

Mild, but stout-like smell of burnt does come through.

More chocolate than black patent malt. Blindfolded, I would say this is a porter--a well-made porter, mind you. But it does miss the mark for a true stout. There is some sweetness that will contrast the dry, dark chocolate.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of sierratwohearted
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

served on draft. black/opaque. super smooth. big notes of chocolate, some bourbon sweetness. coffee in the nose, mocha taste with the heavy chocolate. goes down entirely TOO easily. not much bourbon heat though. decent stout, but i wouldnt guess this was aged in bourbon barrels. Too sweet for my taste.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of OpaqueBrew
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
3.79 out of 5 based on 438 ratings.
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