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

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jp32 on 02-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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2
Gots:
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Shade1951
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad! I wouldn't go for a steady diet of it, but as a novelty it is interesting.

It doesn't look like much in the glass. No head - like a cola that's been sitting for awhile. Aroma is faint, and yes, you do get hints of blackberry - and not an artificial smell. The flavor is actually quite nice. Ever so slightly sweet, and definitely blackberry - not just generic "berry."

Well carbonated and sort of light in body.

As I write this review and sip, I find myself nudging my scores in the categories slightly upward, as I am beginning to enjoy it more after the first tentative sips. I wouldn't buy a case of the stuff, but it's enjoyable enough that I would buy the occasional bottle or two among other purchases in the future.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jcbroome
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoninISC
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A more pedestrian review here....
An interesting take on traditional porter; as the name states: porter w blackberry. The nose is like a standard porter but quickly reveals distinct berry with mild bitter around the edges, with a round finish. Creative balance. The first sips may be unusual to you, but soon becomes familiar. IMO best chilled.
This is the only berry stout I've tried so difficult to rate comparatively.

PS Read a complaint that it did not maintain a head. This is true-- head pockets and disappears quickly. Personally I go by taste, not look or head.

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Photo of BlueKurenai
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ladle69
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdecross
4.64/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaketaz
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jp32
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours very dark in color. When held to the light some ruby notes barely squeak through the darkness. Not much head retention. Big blackberry/raspberry nose sits on top of toasted malt aromas. Its flavor is big on blackberry and is coyingly sweet. Body is good, but the blackberry flavor seems to flush out eveything else about the beer, and not in much of a good way. Maybe this just isn't my cup of tea.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DDiFran
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L: dark dark red with wispy tan head
S: blackberry with a hint of vanilla
T: think chambord
F: chambord with a head
Good but just for one now and then

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilovewaffles
4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Porter from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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