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:
1,099
Reviews:
187
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
15.45%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
363
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,099 |  Reviews: 187
Photo of montesown
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pstam87
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigTravor
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ManBearPat
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While this beer is supposed to be a bourbon barrel stout, I found the coffee notes to be well pronounced. There is essentially no barrel to this beer, other than some mouthfeel effects i think.


I actually really liked this beer, but felt like it shouldn't be marketed as a bourbon barrel stout. That being said, I will certainly seek this out and drink it again.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, from the same chain liquor store as its brethren, only this one is a fair bit more dear, and coming only in 4-packs to boot.

This beer pours a pretty solid black, with noticeable basal red cola edges, and one measly finger of weakly puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves a few specks of mitochondrial lace in places around the glass as things slowly devolve.

It smells of bready caramel malt, edgy dark-roast coffee, thin vanilla notes, a faint gritty and grainy barrel astringency (though hard to discern as the titular whiskey, it is), stale cream, and a tame earthy, leafy, and weedy hoppiness. The taste is more grainy, bready caramel malt, lessened cafe-au-lait, mealy black licorice, slightly boozy and pithy vanilla pods, bittersweet cocoa powder, still very underwhelming Bourbon barrel essences - maybe a bit of hot and spicy rye, but that's about it - and further reduced earthy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is quite light and fancy-free in its low-key frothiness, the body medium-light in weight for the style, and mostly smooth, generally due to a lack of the usual interfering suspects, sigh. It finishes on the sweet side, with a certain clamminess that just gets worse as it warms.

Yeah, a fairly innocuous, and hard to really get into big-ass BA stout - for a brewery located smack dab in the middle of Bourbon County, USA, this comes across as a failure of sorts, given the lack of any appreciable whiskey barrel characta'. Anyways, not particularly hard to drink, but on the flipside, particularly difficult to like, or perchance, to love.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fralas1354
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4lo
2.92/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CIBoy10
2.79/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This, unlike the bourbon barrel ale, really doesn't work for me.

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Photo of JOrtiz
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Polish1989brew
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NoProblem
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Mikeszab
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of derekgw123
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boccu
2.09/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not a good tasting bourbon stout

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Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle allowed to warm to about 50F then served in a snifter.

A: A very dark ruby-brown that is black in the glass but with reddish highlights at the edges when held up to the light. It starts with about a finger of light khaki head that quickly settles to a ring.

Aroma: Vanilla, roasted malts, light coffee, toasted bread, a little smoke, bourbon barrel and faint chocolate. Aroma is the strong point of this ale.

Flavor: lightly sweet. Bourbon barrel adds some vanilla, toffee, faint wood and, of course, bourbon. Decent aftertaste.

Feel: Carbonation is low but more or less adequate. Body is medium. Smooth but with a very light astringency. Some warming.

Overall: a good ale but only average, at best, for a Bourbon Barrel Stout.

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Photo of kds2437
2.71/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This one fell flat, literally.

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Photo of Rodosman
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MrPlain
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rodlavers
3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of groleau
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 1,099 ratings.
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