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Carefully crafted by Alltech’s master brewers, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout® builds on the success of its barrel-aged brother, the beloved Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout is brewed and aged with Alltech® Café Citadelle Haitian coffee and aged in world-famous Kentucky bourbon barrels. The result is a complex stout with dark-roasted malts, hints of caramel and vanilla and a lightly roasted coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimmis (10) - - NOV 15, 2014
Strong aroma of oak, dark chocolate, and coffee. Flavor comparable to the aroma, profile like a pinot noir. A wonderful and unique beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1067) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Inky black with small beige foamy head, bourbon aroma, mocha-caramel taste with alcohol undertones, low carbonation, thin body, medium finish with alcohol aftertaste. The bourbon effect is not too strong and the beer feels more like a porter than stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate aroma with hints of bourbon. Roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and caramel finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mlane76 (57) - Albany, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
From the bottle...It tastes dark...almost like a coffee, with hints of oak, strong, but with enough hop flavor to leave the palate fresh and clean feeling

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4249) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
Poured cola dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruit and roast malt, light ashtray. Medium body, flavour is vanilla smoothness, chocolate, mildly roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1704) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours an almost black color with tan head. Some caramel and roasted malt on the nose with just the slighted hints of coffee and bourbon; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet, pretty sweet for this type of brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
luser2000 (104) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 25, 2014
Ez sajnos nem ízlett. A stout sörök a kedvenceim, de ez nagyon alulról üti meg a szintet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (253) - Křge, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
bottle @ friends. Appearance: pours dark brown with medium off-white head with good lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, coffee, whisky, oak and vanilla, Palate: low to average carbonation, medium body, distinct caramel sweetness, low to medium bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: quite decent brown stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1426) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Appearance: near black into a snifter, with one finger of creamy medium tan head and no lacing. Aroma: chocolate and light coffee, underpinned by the expected boozy note. Taste: smooth bittersweet dark chocolate, vanilla, roast coffee, black bread, caramel, toffee, light raisin, definite bourbon base. Finish: lasting sweet vanilla and bourbon, without any alcohol heat, Notes: Gift from Clem at work. Expected it to be a soulless, corporate bourbon barrel "stout". It was pleasantly restrained, and had far more character than I expected, buoyed by a palate that was surprisingly nuanced and light enough to enable true enjoyment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1269) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown-black with very faint garnet-red highlights. Head is beige, fine-grained, creamy, and throws a little lace. Nose is a little odd; beef bouillon, burnt coffee, roasted mushrooms, and a very light trace of maple sugar. On the tongue, the bourbon punch hits first, then the coffee kicks in; neither is overly strong, and both are nicely balanced; there is, however, a spicy element that, while not unpleasant, is a little out of place. it almost puts me in mind of jerk seasoning or really spicy cinnamon. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, finish is long, rich, and boozy. Definitely a little different than the average BBAIS -- what I’m not sure about is whether different is, in this case, a detriment or a credit. Certainly intriguing, though.

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