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

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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:
1,109
Reviews:
191
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
15.17%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
365
For Trade:
6
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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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Photo of Guppy314
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours an opaque dark/black, with a dense tan head. Distinctive roasted malt-forward flavor with pronounced coffee flavors. Mouth-feel is really fulsome, decent carbonation, and flavors that don't fade.

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Photo of leantom
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good beer. Rather light for my tastes, especially considering the style, but it was good nonetheless. Here goes:

A: Pours pitch black (maybe some red hue at the bottom, however). Head is mediocre and dissipates way too quickly. However, the lacing and body effervescence are both good.

S: Has a toasted lager quality about it. In fact, I would say it smells like a toasted lager mixed with coffee and some dark chocolate. Overall, it's good. Not what I was expecting, however, given that it purports to be a bourbon barrel stout. While I can detect oak and vanilla, they are in fact very muted, especially when compared to other BB stouts.

T: Very toasty. Toasted caramel malt, some coffee, and maybe a touch of chocolate. Good. Flavors are somewhat muted, however; it isn't nearly as robust as other BB stouts. I still can detect slightly more vanilla in the taste than in the nose. Still too muted, however.

F: Little too light.

O: Good beer. Probably shouldn't say it was aged in bourbon barrels, though. Not nearly enough vanilla or woody goodness.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CjMcGarner
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jdhilt
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted coffee & bourbon nose, flavor is bourbon, almost burnt coffee. $4.00 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

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Photo of Thunderchief
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

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

2016-04-13: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout

Look: Looks fairly rich. A finger of initial foam. It has some legs when you tilt it, but they recede quickly. 4.0

Smell: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Smells somewhat similar to Founders Breakfast Stout, but lighter on the coffee. No sign of bourbon-barrel aging, however. It smells pretty good, but it's not really delivering on what its label is promising. 3.75

Taste: Coffee, chocolate, and malt. Still no sign of the bourbon. Bit of a metallic aftertaste. 3.5

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, light body. 3.5.

Overall: It's a pretty good base stout but definitely needs some more time in the barrel. 3.5

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Photo of Ottoj55
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a chalice glass, its black with tan head, nice cap that faded rather slowly. The smell is highly roasted, burned coffee, some oak and whiskey. Taste is too roasted, its all burned flavors masking the oak and whiskey. Mouthfeel is astringent and dry. Needs to back off the roasted malt, the char of an oak barrel provides plenty of that.

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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maciel6578
4.74/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Nakalis
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwkash
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 1,109 ratings.
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