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

Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel StoutJefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
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From:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
 
Kentucky, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 13.91%
Ratings:
439
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 12, 2021
Added:
Apr 07, 2006
Wants:
  33
Gots:
  16
SCORE
86
Very Good
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel StoutJefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

12oz bottle Batch #12 purchased a 4pk in French Lick, IN and drank in 2010. Poured into a 12oz glass.
L: Black with ruby on the edges. Thin head. Some sediment.
S: Oak, lightly smoky, caramel, coffee, wood tones.
T: Woody, smoky oak, bourbon, rather sweet but not cloying.
F: Firm, smooth. It's a sipping beer with a long full-flavored finish.
O: A very complex BBS from Blue Grass Brwg that could be cellared for multiple years. It is (was) excellent in it's style.

Oct 12, 2021
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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by stakem from Pennsylvania

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

Feb 03, 2016
 
2.95 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota on Sep 02, 2015
 
4 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2015
 
3.16 by LAND_MINE from Virginia on Mar 06, 2015
 
3.6 by VeganUndead from Virginia on Mar 03, 2015
Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Benjamin_Stewart from Kentucky

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

Dec 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
by Robmgm from Virginia

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

Dec 12, 2014
 
3.85 by firstlighthiker from Tennessee on Nov 28, 2014
 
4 by MattFox from Tennessee on Nov 28, 2014
 
3.88 by Jho3325 from Indiana on Nov 27, 2014
 
3.75 by zestar from California on Nov 14, 2014
 
4.75 by Lagardner from Virginia on Nov 10, 2014
 
4 by FaradayUncaged from Michigan on Nov 06, 2014
 
4.5 by mikepcarney from Ohio on Oct 29, 2014
 
4.25 by Falcone from North Carolina on Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
by uvachief from Virginia

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.

Oct 26, 2014
 
3.8 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia on Oct 25, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by smcolw from Massachusetts

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.

Oct 20, 2014
 
3.75 by cwd from Kentucky on Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
by sierratwohearted from Virginia

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.

Oct 07, 2014
 
4 by pasjc2001 from Pennsylvania on Oct 04, 2014
 
4.5 by jaredtp from Tennessee on Sep 19, 2014
 
3.75 by Lucular from Maryland on Sep 01, 2014
 
3.65 by OpaqueBrew from Virginia on Aug 08, 2014
 
4 by MaseFace from Kentucky on Aug 06, 2014
 
4 by Links41 from Virginia on Jul 25, 2014
 
5 by hyprhypo14 from Virginia on Jul 02, 2014
 
4 by BeastLU from Virginia on Jun 30, 2014
 
3.75 by JIMMER from California on Jun 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ElijahCraig69 from Kentucky

On the rare occasions i buy beer, i buy craft. When I'm not drinking bourbon from the state of kentucky, i drink stouts from kentucky. Very good flavor. not good at picking up flavors. I just know i love this. I buy craft mainly to support microbreweries. Macrobreweries make low quality beers and charge an arm and a leg for them sometimes. Microbreweries make good quality beer for a similar price. The appearance is nice and dark. the smell is amazing, and the taste is also amazing. Mouthfeel is very complex but can't describe it. I had cigars while i was drinking this one. might be why i couldnt pick out any flavors.

Jun 29, 2014
 
3.75 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia on Jun 26, 2014
 
3.75 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Jun 23, 2014
 
4.25 by wrightst from Maryland on Jun 17, 2014
 
4.25 by MarvinSnyder from West Virginia on May 30, 2014
 
3.75 by mkirkland80 from Virginia on May 26, 2014
 
4.25 by HuntDaddy540 from District of Columbia on May 08, 2014
 
3.5 by JWalterWeatherman from Virginia on May 05, 2014
 
4 by colinclovt from Virginia on Apr 27, 2014
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 439 ratings