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

9 Ratings

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pwoods on 11-15-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Lockview in Akron OH. Pours out as a nice deep black color with thick light brown head on it. The head settles and Leaves a ring of some nice lacing around the glass. The smell is wooden and roasted, not overly strong kind of has a sweet smell. Perhaps bourbon. The taste is roasted and sweet, not alcohol burn at all. The mouthfeel is lighter than expected but yet still creamy. Overall an enjoyable brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on 2010-06-08 at Rivermont Pizza in Lynchburg, VA (from tasting notes)

A - Dark brown with zero head into a pint glass

S - Mild bourbon

T - Mild bourbon, toasted grain, licorice, mild chocolate, alcohol while breathing out. Mild, astringent bitterness. Dries pretty well with some sourness in the afteraste. I tired of the bourbon taste towards the bottom of the glass (bourbon isn't my favorite flavor in beer)

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Not creamy.

D - I enjoyed the one I had but that was enough.

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4.7/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a BBC growler to pint glass.

A: very opaque, black in color. Not much for head retention but when there is a head it's dark brown.

S: Smells heavy of bourbon with some sweet undertones thrown in the mix.

T/M: Tastes a bit like bourbon also. Delicious! Not too thick I cant say creamy but it definitely has good mouthfeel.

D: Superb. Goes down smooth and the taste of alcohol isn't too overpowering.

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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64oz. Growler from Party Town, poured into a pint.

A: Pours just about pitch black with some light in the edges. Pretty good head on the pour even after the barrel aging. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Not really getting bourbon in the nose but there's definitely some earthy, woody aromas. Plenty of oats and milky chocolate.

T/M: Only a bit of bourbon flavor but still some good woody notes. Good creamy oats and milky chocolate. Some dry powdery roasted malts. Body is about medium, which might be a bit low from the barrel. Still smooth and creamy from the oats.

D: Drinks pretty damn easy and I'd be surprised if this is bigger than 6.5%.

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Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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