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:
1,100
Reviews:
187
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
15.45%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
363
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,100 |  Reviews: 187
Photo of T_Hass
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MetalCath
4.47/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle served cool into a pint glass. Purchased while visiting the US last weekend. Picked this particular beer on a whim based on the description of the title.

Appearance - pours a very dark brown and nearly black beer topped with a finger of light crime coloured head. Retention is modest and there's not a lot of lacing left behind.

Smell - a little coffee, a little bourbon and some vanilla and dark chocolate mixed in for good measure. Appetizing, but not the biggest nose out there.

Taste - some light coffee flavours and a faint trace of bourbon. There's also some earthy hops lingering in the background. Wet and stale coffee to close. Vanilla is lacking as is the chocolate. Finally the taste is thin and just doesn't have the well rounded flavor of a better stout. Alcohol is well hidden. Some ashy char going on in the background too.

Mouthfeel - thin and fizzy, lacking the smooth slickness of the better stouts of this style. Finish is pretty middle of the road.

Overall - while initially promising, the lacklustre taste and feel of this beer, made me regret this purchase a little bit. It's not inherently bad but there's a lot of better stouts out there.

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Photo of Wilcox39
4.32/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhlosito75
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of tottel
2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerCon5
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gallup54
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 57md
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with a half finger of head. The nose is nicely roasty but I am not really getting any bourbon. The flavor is the same as the nose - no real bourbon notes. The body is thin for such a high gravity stout.

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Photo of ArghImaPenguin
2.29/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jentex
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bourbon Barrel Stout pours an almost completely black color with a small head. Nice rich bourbon and oak aromas. Taste has a nice bourbon kick, some notes of oak, on a roasted malty backbone. Weaker and watery body, that is slightly flat. Overall, taste good, but weak.

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Photo of taivas415
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of cdub70085
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My second offering from Alltech's and I'm becoming more and more intrigued by this brewer...

To be fair, I am a dark beer aficionado, so I gravitate to these regardless of the time of year. Given this, I really enjoyed the black color of this brew - blacker than the blackest coffee and devoid of any highlights. There were coffee notes, a strong scent of bourbon, all mixed well with a slight hint of caramel. Though well carbonated, it was smooth and even creamy to the feel. The taste was all bourbon and roasted coffee, well balanced and though high in ABV, I could easily drink several of these (and only slightly regret it the next day.) :)

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

Doesn't seem to be quite as good as the last time I had it back in "14. Again has a short lived tan head. Aroma is toast malt. Flavor is a mild traditional sweet stout and taffy. No sign of the alcohol. Nice mild finish.

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 1,100 ratings.
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