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Bluegrass Jeffersons Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout

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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Aged for two to three months in McLain & Kyne Jefferson’s Reserve bourbon barrels, this stout is a richly flavored sipping beer, with a smooth chocolate taste and a hint of bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1292) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, full frothy white head. Medium sour malt aroma. Medium body with a sour milk malt flavor and a sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (1460) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
On draft at blue 5 in Roanoke in VA it us a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is milk chocolate and the taste is bitter thin milk chocolate that finishes with strong bitter co oats boozey flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4763) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
On draft at Blue Five Restaurant in Roanoke. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon. Flavors of oak and toasted nuts. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2436) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 10, 2015
On tap at Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg, VA. Opaque, black-brown with a light tan head and fair to sparse lacing. Aroma of cocoa, cocoanut, vanilla and roasted malt. Taste of roasted malt, cocoanut, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and nuts. Seriously short on any bourbon barrel flavors. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is on the thin side for an imperial stout. If Miller was to make an Imperial Stout Lite, this would be it. Maybe I'm exaggerating, since the flavor is pretty good, just not where it should be for the style. Other aspects are weak to seriously weak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (1088) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from old town. Vanilla, cacao and malts on the nose with a touch of bourbon. Tastes smooth and slightly bittersweet on the palate. Gets a little boozy as it comes to room temperature. Not bad but overall just kind regular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Draft at Flying Saucer Nashville. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves trace lacing. Almost nothing on the nose. Not a hell of a lot of flavor on the tongue. Boring, boring, boring! Just a really disappointing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft. Dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of vanilla, coconut, cocoa. Taste is very roasty vanilla, light booze. Tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
clincomedic (5) - - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
Obvious stout in color and appearance. Smooth taste with a chocolate bourbon flavor with a easy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"i kinda agree with blues on this one - who just happened to provide this brew! much less bourbon than expected...defnitely in the aroma, but the flavor too. More subtle chocolate and vanilla, minimal hops. it was a little thin for a 10.5 impy stout, but smooth and very drinkable for a beer of that strength. nice lingering semi-sweet finish. overall, it falls into the good but not great catergory. for the price, I’d go with Bourbon County, given the choice, but thid was nice. the beer looked great once it stopped foaming wildly, but that took a few, so i gotta knock the "appearance" a point."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3456) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Louisville bottle. Overall a nice stout. I really didn’t get much bourbon or barrel. It seemed mostly like coffee or baking chocolate to me. Fine.

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