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

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel StoutKentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout

Brewed by:
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Kentucky, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bluejacket74 on 11-23-2012

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Light khaki colored head with moderate retention.Black in color,with no light coming through the glass.

On the nose I get mostly dark roasted malts,and coffee,with slight chocolate notes.Absolutely NO bourbon whatsoever...Not necessarily a bad thing...We'll see on the palate.

On the palate get only dark roasted malts,and coffee.AGAIN absolutely no bourbon whatsoever...Again I don't think that's a bad thing,but I guess I have to deduct points,considering it is advertised as "bourbon barrel aged".

The body is medium / heavy,with a pretty smooth finish.

I personally think this is a pretty good stout,I'm not a huge fan of beers with too much bourbon flavor.But I guess since it is advertised as bourbon barrel aged,and it has none of those characteristics I will have to deduct points off the overall score...Damn shame because this is a pretty damn good stout.

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Photo of Dum3z
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stadmo1
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LloydDobler
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngEo
3.07/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of scmtim
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours dark black with decent head that soon fizzles away
Aroma is of dark malts, coffee, dark chocolate and hints of bourbon

Taste is of dark chocolates, coffee, vanilla, and a little bit of bourbon

This beer is really good tasting, a little bit light and carbonated then what you'd expect from a stout. I could see myself getting another. Given its a bourbon barrel aged stout I expected a lot more notes of bourbon that could have really set this thing off

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Photo of iridius
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I have no idea why this is rated so low. I am having it at Midway airport on draft and it tastes as good as Founders Breakfast stout. Smooth, tasty, dark. Maybe a but expensive here, but worth it.

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Photo of fx20736
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.31/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown almost black in color with a creme head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Notes of coffee, bourbon and vanilla on the nose. Upon tasting, you get the coffee up front and the bourbon on the back end. While this beer is good, I expected a lot more for as much as it costs.

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Photo of buzzy
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kitschiguy
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml bottle / 8.0%

I just tried the boirbon barrel aged ale from this brewery and was a bit disappointed - especially with how it looked so I gave this a big pour; hardly any head, no film, no lacing but a fairly nice dark brown colour.

Lots and lots of coffee on the nose and a little cola.

Palate is coffee and n ot a lot else. Mouth is thin.


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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
2.67/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RacerX5k
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Weird, different, hard to describe beer that I've always wanted to try never did at the asking price but finally got the chance to courtesy of the $13 7 Pak Weis special.

Bottom line, I liked it would drink again but no more than $2 a bottle. Standard black little crimson highlighting. Smell real hard to describe but I like, malts,'hops, little oak. Tastes good, very hoppy, smooth and mouthfeel appropriate for the listed (here) 8%. Really? ABV not on the bottle I'd guess 6% but followed an 16oz Trogenator so you know I'm good.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
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 Fishwhisperer
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of T_Hass
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MetalCath
4.47/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
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%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhlosito75
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of tottel
2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 1,142 ratings
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