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 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:
1,105
Reviews:
189
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
15.45%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
363
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,105 |  Reviews: 189
Photo of smcolw
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Modest head that settles to a thin level of bubbles. No lace as the head settles nor after each sip. Dark brown color where no light shines through.

Sweet with strong alcohol aroma. Natural toasty smells. Do I smell some fresh berries?

Lots of darker malt/burnt toast flavors up front. The body is good with the carbonation a bit high. There's a strong alcohol element to the flavor. Not as harsh as most Stouts. There's a bit of blackberry to the flavor.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I have really been negligent when it comes to the bottles here at Chez Woody to the point that I am really making an effort to divest myself of them & move onto new & different things in CANs. I am amazed at some of the things that I am finding! This one sounds really good.

From the bottle: "Stout brewed with coffee and aged in oak barrels with Haitian coffee". Ooooh.

The Pop!ping of the cap only seemed to signify great events in the future. I went with a gentle pour due to the small glass that I had standing by. An in-glass swirl raised a brief finger of foamy, fizzy, deep-tan/light-brown head with low retention, quickly falling to a skim of wisps. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose was rich, with notes of chocolate, bourbon, oak, coffee, leather, black currants, raisins and light smoke. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not thick on the tongue, but on the approach. The taste did not live up to the nose, however. The burnt smokiness of the coffee overwhelmed everything in its path. The oak and bourbon flavors were barely perceptible through the intensity of the coffee. How sad. Finish was dry, but more of a burnt, smoky dryness than one from hops. This needs improvement and I would begin by reducing the amount of coffee in the equation. Otherwise, aging it in oak barrels becomes an almost moot point. I like the innovation, but not the execution. I would be willing to give it another try, but assurances of changes/tweaks would need to be made in advance.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle at America on tap.
Rich caramel with hints of roast and plenty of vanilla and butterscotch that at times seems quite bitter. Worse than I thought it would be.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I bought a bottle of this off the single shelf at Binnys. It poured an opaque black with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of bourbon and vanilla. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was espresso with touch of bourbon. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a decent stout.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.45/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout, the ale has been selling like hot cakes for stores in Ohio...the sad thing is I can't figure out why. When I saw this version I still had to give it a go it mentions aged with Haitian coffee, pours pitch black with a fizzy light tan head. Aroma gives off the coffee notes with hints of vanilla, charred oak, and bourbon. The flavor however keeps it along the lines of a mediocre light fizzy stout that may have been aged in oak bourbon barrels but really doesn't have enough body to carry out the characteristics that the barrel has to offer, first of I don't believe this beer is 8% that is hidden way too well. Remains a bit one dimensional even watery on my palate, it finishes with some bourbon flavor charred oak and watered down bourbon that warms the gut just a bit after a few sips. Really all and all it's a beer I will never go back to the carbonation and textures fall flat on the palate, just poorly made beer put in bourbon barrels that's my final impression.

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Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon? There is bourbon in this? Doesn't taste like it at all. However, the coffee character in it is quite nice. Very consistent and well done. I like this one. Not too many coffee beers I appreciate anymore it seems.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Dicers
2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer has a pretty off taste. Not much barrel character at all and not very enjoyable

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smartassboiler
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 1,105 ratings.
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