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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 countryís own Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beermomz (20) - USA - FEB 11, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, thanks Andrew. Should be called a coffee stout, lots of coffee taste but very little bourbon. The bourbon came through a little after it warmed up. I donít typically like coffee stouts but this was smooth and didnít have the bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2101) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore [210914]
Pitch black, big frothy tan head that dissipates to thin layer
Aroma of wood, soft burnt notes, ashy, then a dab of dark fruity malt
Taste of dark malts, soft burnt, woody, lots of coffee, bit ashy, touch of dark fruits then more come through with the drinking, taste better than the aroma
Palate - medium carb, thin to medium body, bit thin, fairly sweet. Finish as main flavour, soft dark fruits, bit of wood, rapid finish
Overall - Aroma initially just wood and ash, lacked complexity, but some dark fruity malts eventually came through. Taste was better, palate a bit thin. Bit rough around the edges, but not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Quite fizzy, and not as thick of a pour as I thought it would be. The aroma is chocolate and wood.There are tones of coffee in the aroma, too. This has a decent aroma, but itís nothing terribly special. Thereís a hint of wood, but thereís plenty of chocolate and roast. The vanilla is poking through at times. This doesnít have a rich texture, as I thought it would, which is a little disappointing. Overall, this is fine, but pales in comparison to a lot of the wood-aged stouts out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thelynchfella (52) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Poured jet back with little to no head. Aroma: espresso, whiskey, cocoa. Tastes mainly of espresso and whiskey. Nicely Balanced beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
raj201 (8) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
Chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty. Just a nice stout. Way overpriced. Not worth $13/4pak

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
glenD (31) - - SEP 6, 2014
Pour, is dark brown with some translucency. This beer is not a thick imperial stout with strong flavors. Itís like a watered down version of the Narwhal by Sierra Nevada. I do not taste the bourbon barrel flavor at all. Flavors I do taste are roasted malt and coffee. The palate is nice and its better than non some stouts on the market, but I would rather buy the Narwhal, Breakfast Stout, or Old Rasputin over this beer. In that order also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Black with a khaki head. Nose is light alcohol, roasted malts, vanilla, wood and sticky. Nice palate, light roasted malts, sweet, wood, vanilla and an easy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Very tasty. The bourbon flavor melds nicely with the prevailing coffee, chocolate, and cream flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ckemps35 (15) - 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. Itís even got a little creaminess to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (497) - 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 werenít 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 didnít seem to do much to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"Pretty much as expected since Iíve had the amber a couple times. I knew itíd be thinner. Itís not a massive imperial stoutm so I didnít 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 itís 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 canít drop $10-20 each time). Nose is great, fudge, coffee and mellow barrel. Look is a little weak, more like a porter. Feel isnít 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."

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