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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2012
12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. A decent sized ring is left around the edge of the glass on top of the beer. Coffee is very prominent on the aroma with a lot of roast and caramel along with a healthy dose of chocolate which surprised me a little bit. A somewhat subdued vanilla not but I can’t really detect much bourbon. Nonetheless a very inviting aroma. The flavor has lots of coffee and caramel up front but not in as strong of dose as is present in the aroma. Almost no bourbon at all but rather vanilla, chocolate and caramel. All of the flavors are a little bit thin but they work well together. Roast and char lingers long after the other flavors have cleared up. Mouthfeel is quite thin for the style with a light bitterness and a lingering stickiness. Overall, a good coffee stout but not on par with Founders Breakfast Stout and roughly the same price. If this becomes available in TN I will gladly pick it up because of no alternatives. In other parts of the country, however, there are better alternatives.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - APR 25, 2016
From bottle courtesy of Maria and Vasilis. Thanks guys! Dark brown almost black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, Sweet and bitter taste like aroma but not as good. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chucklemation (1175) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Pours a jet black with a thin off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, hints of coffee, and caramel. Has a thin body with some carbonation, and a bad aftertaste. I was expecting something bigger and fuller like an imperial stout, but this is more like a beer-cola hybrid. Not terrible, but definitely not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polo_marco (194) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Small of strong coffee and roasted barley. Rich deep black color. Taste starts off suttle with hints of vanilla from the bourbon barrel followed by strong smooth coffee. Flat like carbonation with full body. Wish there was more carbonation but flavor definitely tickles my palate Just right. Nice work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1461) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is strong of chocolate up front. Also Had some coffee, roasted malts, and some oak. Flavor is slightly watery with chocolate dominating. Has coffee, roasted malts, and oak. Also has a hint of done bourbon.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
xXbaptisteXx (205) - - MAR 28, 2016
Peux mousseuse pour une stout On arrive encore ŕ trouver quelques reflets au travers d’une lumičre Au nez on va sentir le chocolat noir, whisky, bois En bouche on va tout de suite avoir des saveur des chocolat noir , par contre elle manque vraiment de longueur... Dommage

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (209) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 28, 2016
Habja egyáltalán nincs. Koromfekete. Illatát a kávé és a pörkölt maláta adja, de van egy picinyke savanykás vonása is. Ez bizony kávés! Meg persze pörkölt, vagyis stout. Épp csak jelzés értékűen édeskés, ami valszeg a malátától van, és nem cukortól. Határozott a gyümölcsös beütése, de szerencsére nem esik túlzásba. Kifejezetten testes. Határozottan szerencsés összhang. Tetszik ez a sör!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnTheTrail (275) - Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours deep dark brown, thick light brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is mostly coffe, espresso. Taste is espresso, cola, almost milky sweetness, petillant carbonation, some bitterness on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arayaga2 (2048) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Nice looking but just a gross marketing driven trademarked product from the dark underbelly of contract brewing. Thin on taste, body, and I do not live the sour lactic tang. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dambor (327) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2016
Pours black with small head. Aroma: beautiful aroma of fresh coffee, dark roasted malt. Taste: coffee, roastiness, some acidity (like from black coffee). Great one but I do not really smell/taste the barrel.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
growler6 (101) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Coffee aroma on the nose, certainly smells better than it tastes. Vanilla and bourbon up front and a bit astringent as it goes down the hatch. Mouth feel is watery for a stout. OK.


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