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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ckemps35 (16) - Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
The bourbon aspect to this beer really brings out a unique flavor and kick. This beer is smooth and very drinkable, with not much alcohol kick for being an 8% ABV beer. The bourbon/beer combo blends surprisingly well, and the head is really nice. It’s even got a little creaminess to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (685) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. A- Coffee, cocoa, malty, robust, roasted, espresso. A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Coffee, cocoa, slightly bitter, malty, roasted, subtle bourbon, caramel, vanilla. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, robust finish. O- Quite good, considering my hopes weren’t too high. Not Founders Breakfast stout quality, but still nothing to dismiss. Lots of coffee and roasted cocoa. Fairly rich and complex, although the bourbon aging didn’t seem to do much to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6545) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"Pretty much as expected since I’ve had the amber a couple times. I knew it’d be thinner. It’s not a massive imperial stoutm so I didn’t expect thick, or huge. It does seem like the barrel was different, as this bourbon was more mellow and less peppery than I remember the amber being (but it’s been a while). For a more widely produced and cheaper alternative, this would be a good way to scratch that barreled itch (I get that itch a lot and can’t drop $10-20 each time). Nose is great, fudge, coffee and mellow barrel. Look is a little weak, more like a porter. Feel isn’t huge, but is smooth and not a trace of 8%. Flavor is nice and mellow, almost matching the aroma but with less going on, especially the roasted coffee aspect. Not too shabby for $3."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msalsbury (28) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Having had both this beer and the much-lauded Founder’s Kentucky Breakfast Stout, I have to be perfectly honest... I can’t tell a difference. If you’re wondering what Founders KBS tastes like, get yourself a bottle of this beer and sip it. There’s little, if any, significant difference. Both beers have a solid stout flavor behind them with plenty of coffee and dark roasted malt bitterness to them. Both have a solid bourbon aroma and flavor to them. Both are quite drinkable and enjoyable. But Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout is much easier to find and usually much less expensive than Founders.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2390) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
It's a decent enough Bourbon Stout. Poured with a short-lived light tan head, no lace and an opaque Black brown color. Aroma is roast Malt, bourbon. Flavors like aroma well-balanced very drinkable but not too complex. Kind of an average body for a stout. Overall a good enough beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
KucuIsten (2) - - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
Nagyon érezhető a bourbon és a kávé, azonnal feltűnik a fonom ízében. Selymes és lágy, ugyanakkor érezteti az erejét minden egyes korty végén. Imperial stoutok közül nálam az első, a sokféle íz miatt nagyon tetszik, a végig domináló fekete jelleg mellett.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
shanoknowsfood (63) - Hawaii, USA - AUG 26, 2014
The low alcohol content allowed the coffee flavor to dominate...which, not being a coffee lover, i did not fall in love with this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerVal (6) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
Nice, opaque black appearance. Smells roasty with lots of coffee. Slight caramel hints, but it’s mainly all coffee. The taste is very light on the bourbon, heavy on the coffee and smoke - almost like weak diner coffee. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
delorian (57) - budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 24, 2014
Többet vártam, sokkal többet. Az igaz, hogy van némi tölgyfahordós, kávés jellege, de nekem nem volt elég testes az ilyen típushoz, pláne nem karakteres.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2208) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pitch black in color... Aroma of roasted malts, dark coffee... Flavor is dark coffee, bourbon, roasted malts... Very coffee forward... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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