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

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3.57/5
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1,170 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 Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,294
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
1,170
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
394
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,170 |  Reviews: 209
Reviews by patpbr:
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Photo of Bisco42
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If you know how they create this brew, than you know how lacking it truly is. Compare this to a beer of the same style and you will realize how much is missing. It almost tastes like a malt. Poorly designed, falsely advertised and innappropriately balanced. Not one I'll buy again.

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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%.

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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.

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Photo of cwd
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of stadmo1
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2-star
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

i was not very impressed by this at all.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours an opaque dark/black, with a dense tan head. Distinctive roasted malt-forward flavor with pronounced coffee flavors. Mouth-feel is really fulsome, decent carbonation, and flavors that don't fade.

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Photo of Blueribbon666
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of beerguy36
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of Coorsy
2.48/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pretty sure it was an old bottle, but im rating the beer as is until i try it again

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Photo of CjMcGarner
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of Doomclaw
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Kliendood
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dgilks
3.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bernardo06
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of basaywhat
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours near black with thin beige head. Has the aroma of roasted coffee beans and cocoa. Taste is coffee, chocolate, rotated malt, smoke and a hint of bourbon. Pretty good stout.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.85/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Abstractspirit
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morningthief
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 1,170 ratings