Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Porter | Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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3.8/5
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99 Ratings
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry PorterKentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Kentucky, United States
kentuckyale.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jp32 on 02-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,143
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
99
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Photo of Captain69
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GREAT TASTING PORTER - JUST ENOUGH OF THE BLACKBERRY TO GIVE IT A TASTE NOT OVER POWERING

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from 4 pack purchased in Port St Lucie, FL for $13.99. Poured into Thulsa Doom (my chalice).

Thulsa Doom usually destroys beer head, so when I saw that this guy still managed a 1/2 finger of head, that really impressed me. Brown pour but it forms into a dark brown to black body. The head recedes to a fingernail and leaves bubbly moss on top.

Aroma is of both astringent bottom shelf bourbon liquor and smashed, caramelized blackberries. Slight licorice pokes through as well as some caramel.

The flavor is a bit weak, starting off like a Seagrams' Blackberry Breezer wine cooler. It only gains a touch of complexity from there adding roasted malt, slight vanilla tree, faint stale coffee, and slight caramel. Bourbon heat comes forward and warms the belly, but its general sweetness and flavor are not present here.

Feel is cut thin by the bourbon barrel, and gains no real benefit from it. A slight fake (?) creaminess pops up, almost like a last ditch maltodextrin pitch in each bottle. It's not absorbed into the beer, much like adding some flour to your canned soup once its in your bowl. Boozy heat grows on the tongue and sits warmly in the belly. Slight dry alcohol heat finish. That part I do like.

Overall, a bit disappointing. It's nothing I can't finish, and nothing I completely regret - however I do wish I would have stuck with a single much like I did with that Peach Barrel Ale. I guess the situation could have been flipped and this is a hell of a lot better than Peach Barrel, so thats okay.

If you like Seagram's, imagine mixing it with a shot of bourbon and crushed Cheerios and this is what you get.

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Photo of Scott_McCool
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blackberry taste and not much else

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Photo of zacky_U
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of golf4collet
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeriSullivan
2.48/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Taste left me saying, "this the Boone's Farm of beer." It's fruity, tastes like grape soda. Very thin, none of the substance I look for and expect from a porter.

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Photo of dental
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mntlover
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown almost looks black, but when held to the light clear almost dark walnut in color. Tan head is only thumb sized with an aggressive pour and fades fast only a few pieces of spotty lace left behind.

Aroma is bourbon barrels and oak vanilla right of the bat with blackberry showing up underneath it all. The porter base is even further underneath the blackberry and bourbon barrel light dry bakers chocolate and hints of toffee.Must say like the nose not overly bright but more subtle and blends well together in my opinion.

Taste is wow blackberry pops to the front followed by chocolate and lighter bourbon barrel notes. Vanilla and dry chocolate mixed with caramel and toffee hints round it out. Blackberries show up again as lingering fruitiness in the finish. I am enjoying this one not overly done big blackberry notes but bourbon barrel is not over powering and adds some depth. Personally love blackberries so I might be biased but I would buy this one again.

Mouthfeel is bid medium almost full with nice mellow carbonation to keep everything nice and smooth.

Overall I like this beer very well done nice and enjoyable, not over done or in your face just smooth sweet easy drinking blackberry bliss.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like mouthwash. Sorry to say this full well knowing that these folks put. Lot of time and effort into this BUT it just didn’t float my boat.

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Photo of jdhilt
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger light khaki head, that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon nose, taste has more blackberry than bourbon, some sweetness. $4.20 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hooley
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pm0719
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fisherbray
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brocktune
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AMCPhD
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pastreit
4.71/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MrDis
2.77/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite. Too sweet medicine like. At yardhouse.

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Photo of Tcsox
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Porter from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 99 ratings