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

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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

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Added by bluejacket74 on 11-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,432
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
1,162
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
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48
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394
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Photo of Prankk
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Muss42
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ianglso
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akme223
2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown, minimal tan colored head with a semi aggressive pour.

Mainly picking up malt, hint of chocolate and slightest bit of coffee. No bourbon on the nose.

Taste draws out some coffee taste, still no bourbon flavor, maybe a touch of woody/oak flavor but not much. Not the most enjoyable mouth feel either.

Disappointed to say the least in this one. Coffee is there but the bourbon nonexistent. Was expecting more as KBB is enjoyable, but I don’t know what it is with this one, the bourbon is just not there. The beer itself is not bad per se, but it’s not a bourbon stout imo despite being advertised as such. Much better options in the style, this one is a pass for me.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Phillipsri
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sauced4life
3.11/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DudMan
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mwilbur
2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a moderately dark brown hue with 1/2 inch light tan head with decent retention. Lighter in color than expected.
S: Loads of vanilla, moderate amount of dark roast malt, and a hint of coffee. A bit unbalanced.
T: Burst of vanilla, quickly followed by bitter dark roast malt, and a quick hit of coffee (not great coffee). Hmmm...not so good.
M: Light-medium body. Not picking up on the bourbon barrel. Sweet, but off flavor...too fakey? Vanilla too strong. Mildly bitter coffee, again a bit off.
D: Disappointed in this one. Poor balance. Lacking the bourbon barrel aspects. Needs a bit of work to live up to what the label is promising.

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Photo of samEBC
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Nunya
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pm0719
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of austincoleman
4.24/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FlaS4
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGoeltz
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 TCMike
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jduprey007
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shimmyk26
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A shiny dark brown pour fills to black with a creamy tan head settling to a thin collar leaving some lumps of lace.

Smell is roasty, woody, smoky and nutty with some cacao and cola.

Taste is nutty roast, cocoa and wafer with cola and root beer accents. Barrel adds sweetness, but little else, maybe a slight woody dryness in the aftertaste.

A moderate body with a light but soft filling froth finishes semi-dry.

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Photo of Vidblain
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had several bottles of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout now - there has been a tremendous variation between bottles, which is very strange. Several have tasted very strongly of diacetyl (profoundly buttery). For the most part, they tend towards a theme:

The beer pours deep brown-black with a decent light brown head. The nose doesn't reveal much. The taste, while cold, doesn't give up much more than that - while the mouth feel isn't my favorite; the carbonation is just too aggressive.

When the beer warms up, the coffee comes out a bit. This isn't necessarily a good thing. The coffee tastes used and stale. The carbonation is lingering, still unpleasant.

The beer, unfortunately, is generally a let down.

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Photo of jnorris404
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFNC
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | 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 1,162 ratings