Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

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

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel StoutKentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout
BA SCORE
3.57/5
Good
1,131 Ratings
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel StoutKentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bluejacket74 on 11-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,372
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
1,131
pDev:
15.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
381
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,131 |  Reviews: 200
Reviews by ncketchum:
Photo of ncketchum
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Maxie's Southern Comfort

A - pour is dark chocolate with a persistent 1/2 finger head

S - aroma is coffee, vanilla, licorice, chocolate. I'm sure this will evolve as it warms

T - taste is coffee dominated, not much of the bourbon comes through. Good amount of roasted malt, less so chocolate

M - feel is thin, no burn, not much carbonation

O - overall, this is not bad. Good price, but I was hoping for more bourbon character. Maybe I'll change my notes as it warms. Would have again, but maybe my expectation for barrel aged stouts with similar names has been skewed a bit....

 594 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of schoolboy
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've been over-indulging in this style today, but what the hey. This one works pretty well. It is unique. In the end, I am reminded of my attitude about these before Founders KBS (which is sublime) - why not just have a shot of bourbon with a nice stout, and sip it pleasantly.

This baby looks like it should, black and beautiful. The fine head is just a little fizz. The aroma is a nice balance of bourbon, malts, roasty smells, hops and alcohol.

Similarly, the taste is fairly complex. It has a nice balance of all the above, and the aftertaste is like a shot of bourbon, only very mellow.

This stout works better than I remembered it, and I recommend it as a reasonably easy drinking version of the style.

 712 characters

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

$ 15.00 (Including tax)/four pack ($ 0.312/oz) at Franklin Beer, Frankin, PA
Bottle marked 61129W2120149 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter; allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma – coffee and roasted malt and more coffee
Head large (Maximum 5.2 cm, aggressive pour), tan, creamy with rocks, average retention, diminishing to a three mm ring and a thin layer with central rocky island
Lacing - none
Body – dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – begins slightly sweet with caramel and coffee notes. Ends slightly bitter. Not picking up any bourbon or oak flavors. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation

To me, definitely more of a porter than a stout. Drinkable but heavier on the coffee side than the beer side. Four and done.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 3.5. Rating 3.64, rDev +2.2%.

 889 characters

Photo of meyou
2.36/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't get it. I paid $14.99 for a four pack and this is really not good. Not sure what the buzz is about.

Smells decent. But VERY thin, hard to call it a stout. Kind of sweet finish and then...that's it. A big disappointment.

 228 characters

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbryan5
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TimBeaulieu
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.07/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sabitu
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bulldogg915
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of sarahgordon
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutFox
2.91/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of tigg924
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1/3 inch head, opaque, black in color

Smell: oat, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and light bourbon

Taste: oat, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and light bourbon/vanilla on the finish

Mouthfeel: sweet and roasty, heavy-bodied, medium-low carbonation

Overall: This is an average roasty, coffee stout. The bourbon is faint if existent at all. I was expecting it to be a lot more pronounced. Not a bad beer, but nothing that really differentiates this from most other stouts. The original Ale is by far and away my favorite from this brewery.

 581 characters

Photo of jamesmk48
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is okay... I was expecting a lot more to be honest, kind of a let down.

76 characters

Photo of Tstromer
2.99/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of James47
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black in color with no light seeping through. There's a fingernail of brown on top. The aroma is of dark malt, but I'm really not smelling any bourbon. I'm tasting dark malt with just a hint of sweet bourbon in the finish. The mouth is lightly sticky and chewy. I expected more bourbon flavor and character from this.

 323 characters

Photo of Bullfrogchef
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of fionn13
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of tyleeis
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of boogerisu
2.89/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 1,131 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.