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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Barrels that once contained world-famous Kentucky Bourbon lend a sweet hint of caramel and vanilla to dark-roasted malts and finish with the essence of a lightly roasted coffee. The barrel-aged flavors native to Kentucky compliment this complex stout brewed and aged with Haitian coffee to create the bourbon country’s own Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goblincat (379) - Westland, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours nice and dark. Aroma is straight up coffee pot. Flavor is a mix of coffee and watered down malt. It seems to lack the depth from the the bourbon barrel flavor, at least that I can detect, which is a bit disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle from The Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured black with a dense tan head, very appetising. Aroma coffee, burnt malt and slight almond/ marzipan hints, which were a tad off-putting. Flavours of dark fruit, oak and ash. Palate finishes with burnt malt, espresso and molasses.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep black with minimal head that fades quickly. Aroma is big roasted coffee, bourbon oak, vanilla and faint malt. Taste is thin, watery with coffee flavors. Smells great but falls flat. Thin bodied, watered down beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
nearbeer (3432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2013
12 oz. Opaque with a lasting spit of bubbles. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate and charred popcorn. Tastes of old coffee, charred popcorn and dirty vanilla. The barrel is nice but the beer underneath is near to awful. Medium body has average carbonation and is balanced. Pretty rough but one bottle is sharable if no craft options are available.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a matte black color with a medium sized foamy dark tan head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was toasty malts, cola and vanilla. The flavor was sweetish and toasty with notes of malted milk, vanilla cream and an off tangy presence underneath. Medium length finish of malted milk and vanilla cream. Medium body but fairly creamy. Disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erikh04 (98) - - SEP 23, 2013
I really enjoyed this one. I would have to say though that I think that bbc's version is a little better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (3908) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Rich, coffee and roast aroma, with a light acidity. Shouldered US longneck, poor label. Inky pour, fine-grained, filmy head. Acidic, a bit cloying in the roast department. Looking for whiskey and I’m not finding it -- just tastes like a coffee stout, and an average one at that. Grassy notes at times. Medium-heavy body, toasted soy nuts and coffee in the finish. ABC Liquors, Betton.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VIBhunter (19) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Had the beer in both draft and bottle. Both were poured into 16 oz snifter glasses. There was not much differrence in the beer being pour from draft or a bottle. Aroma- Charred oak, cocao bean, chocolate, vanilla. Appearance- Pours dark brown with some carbonation and almost no head at the top of glass. Taste- Smoky, Oak, dark chocolate, coffee, and subtle sweetness. Palate- Dark cholocate, ice coffee, with light bourbon taste. For a stout,especially from Kentucky, I expected the beer to be more robust with more bourbon. Overall- It was a good stout but it could be better with more bourbon presence.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mike1 (4) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2013 does not count
Aroma is all coffee, taste is coffee, pours black, body a little thin, this is a real nice "COFFEE" stout, but where is the bourbon?!! Where's the oak?...not present!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1366) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2013
Flaska inhandlad @ Celtic Whiskey & Wines On The Green, Dublin. Mörkbrun öl med moccafärgat medelstort skum. Arom: Lakrits, mörk choklad, vanilj. Smak: Vanilj, röda bär, citrus, kaffe, lakrits och karamell. Mer rom än bourbonkänsla. Kolsyrig men ändå mjuk munkänsla. En fin stout.


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