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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Chared barrel and vanilla bourbon characteristics in the aroma. Pours thin and black with a weak tan head. The base stout is a pretty typical stout, the saving grace is the bourbon barrel flavors. Not a very complex beer but likable.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13029) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - 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."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3234) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Great beer. Taste and aroma of coffee. Full bodied with minimal lacing. From the tap truly a solid beer

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Very good brew. Pour is pitch black. Flavor is chocolate and burnt oats. For a high alcohol this beer is smooth and delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2438) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
April 2010. From bottle. Black with a tan head. Sweet aromas from the bourbon barrel, chocolate, roasted malt. A bit too sweet and sticky for my taste, but still a good stout.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shanebrews (189) - Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
The beer is a subdued, mild rendition of a stout. The bitterness is there in balance. The head lingers appropriately. The barrel aging mellows all characteristics of the beer and makes for great sessionability.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (521) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
5 oz sampler - pours dark, med head and lacing, coffee and malt on nose, caramel, chocolate and dark malt with roasted cashew on palate, med finish; bourbon caramel notes are more apparent as it warmed some

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedevilsfan (177) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2013
very dark brown in color. Chocolate notes with alcohol warming, and slight taste of alcohol. Very nice on tap.


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