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Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) | Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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468 Ratings
Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series)Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CaptinRedBeard on 05-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
468
pDev:
20.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
59
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 468 |  Reviews: 178
Photo of cliff1066
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kbuzz
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoeMans
3.41/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 98green
3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not sure I'm on the right beer, but I'm reviewing the standard BBA stout. On tap at Main Street location and I think on nitro. Dark black and opaque. Smell is oak and toffee. Taste brings more Carmel and that bourbon twang. Feel is very thin, and carb is nonexistent. My 2nd low carbed beer here. Is that intentional or bad process? Overall a decent BBA stout, but it won't put any whales out of business

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Photo of Skfeeley
4.75/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
2.97/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This one is best described and left at as "thin, watery, underwhelming and as such, slightly useless given it's style." Now then, explained further, even though the nose comes close to carrying some depth of character in this, the wateri-ness overwhelms any bourbon, vanilla or coffee you'd expect in this type of beer. Almost as if it were watered down purposely.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4.4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of polopaul20
1.32/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of billab914
2.66/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adamjthompson00
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at AW Shucks Bar and Grill in Norfolk, VA.

This one pours a dark-ish brown, nearly black, with a small foamy head, and not a lot of lacing.

Smells like light bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate, with very little roastiness.

This is fairly tasty, but a little bit thin, unfortunately. There's a slight amount of bourbon, with some caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. It's pretty sweet with a lower level of roastiness.

This is medium bodied, a little thin, with a lower level of carbonation.

Not bad, not great.

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Photo of Zanico
3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

OK stout. A little thin, but went well with my dark chocolate chip cookies.

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Photo of Wasted_Youth
2.6/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Nordbier
2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spedprof
3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is jet black, with a fluffy, dense, light, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted notes, a heavy dose of char, burnt popcorn, and not much else. Flavors are rich and roasted forward, with a blast of bittersweet chocolate, tangy caramel, char, wood spice, subtle vanilla, and dark molasses. Very rich and sweet, but the barrel char really takes over the palate. The body is surprisingly light and effervesced from the carbonation, making this one kind of disappear on the palate. The aftertaste is more of the roasted chocolate and cream blend, straight through to the soft, smooth, light finish, with a richly sweet linger. Meh.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
1.28/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Vile. The bourbon barrel ale was bad enough but this is somehow worse. Fastest drain pour ever.

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Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series) from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 468 ratings
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