Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout | 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 Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bluejacket74 on 11-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,114
Reviews:
192
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
15.17%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
371
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Thingstead
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of louiebianchi
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tstromer
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 4/17/2017. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, nutty medium roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, toasted oak, and dark bread; with lighter notes of bourbon, coconut, smoke, raisin, cherry, herbal, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, nutty medium roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, toasted oak, and dark bread; with lighter notes of bourbon, coconut, smoke, raisin, cherry, herbal, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness and slight bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, toasted oak, dark bread, bourbon, light smoke/dark fruit, herbal, roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from roast bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming ABV for 8%, with zero barrel booziness. Overall this is a nice BBA coffee stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. Not too big on the barrel or coffee presence, but still has solid amounts. Nice levels of barrel influenced character, but less so on the actual bourbon. More of a beginners BBA stout I guess, but still nicely enjoyable.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Schlafly tulip. Pours black with a thin tan head that disappears quickly leaving behind minimal spotty lacing. Faint coffee smell, maybe a little bourbon. If you're looking for an easy drinking, bourbon barrel stout, this is it. The flavor isn't bad at all, but is very fleeting; no lingering anything really. Light mouthfeel and fairly carbonated. Still, it's 8% and like I said, it's not bad, just feels like it's halfway done.

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Photo of fryeguy52
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of delegeferenda
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A bright and flavourful stout, let down somewhat by a lack of fullness. If the flavours could cut through a nitro pour ...

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Photo of lastmango
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured pitch black with a half finger tan head and no lacing. Faint hint of java. Mint, coffee, and a sourness at the end. Not tasting the bourbon. Thin feel and almost watery. I would not buy this again.

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Photo of arizcards
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single from Kroger on Sunday in Hilton Head for $3.59. No bottling date visible.

Beer poured black with a tan head that disappeared instantly.

Nose has notes of vanilla and bourbon, very nice.

Taste is pretty much the same , hints of vanilla, bourbon, coffee and leather. The base beer is maybe 6% abv and lacks depth. Finishes like a dry Irish stout.

Feel is light and very thin.

Overall this is a light BBA brew which is an interesting concept. Love the short barrel age but the brewers are just teasing the purchaser of this brew. It would be cool if they came up a with a solid base beer.

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Photo of hitchhikergal
4.48/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lwillitz
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - pitch black body under a finger of medium/dark tan foam

S - coffee, oak, hint of vanilla, toasted malt; complex and delicious

T - coffee, oak, complex flavor of bourbon; complex and delicious

M - medium body, medium carbonation

O - an enjoyable bourbon barrel stout

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Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Rating from notes on a bottle pour taken Spring 2015:

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of caahare
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drunk-Monkey-Candyholic
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlang2012
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JMills52
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of q33jeff
2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

**
05/03/17

Bottle to tulip glass.

LOOK: dark black, small eggshell head Fades quickly and is stubborn to return despite some josling.
AROMA: I've let it warm up quite a bit and the aroma is still very subdued. Some Very light touches of peat and wood and malt and whiskey.
TASTE: Some malt, but not roasty. Touch of bourbon, but also vinegar like sourness, mineral late takes over.
FEEL: thin for a stout, below average carbonation.

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Photo of brocktune
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coltron23
3.11/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of RoaneLoc
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gambyt20
3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hoppyhoppy
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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