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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Carefully crafted by Alltechs 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 Caf 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LetsGoState (850) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Aroma is a chocolate malt with some coffee grounds. Taste is strongly coffee with a hint of bourbon. Overall a really good blend.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElCapitan22 (352) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Pours a jet black color and has no real lacing or head retention. The aroma is strong of dark chocolate and it drinks very smoothly. There is no harsh aftertaste, and also leaves a nice coffee flavor. The biggest problem with this is that there is really no bourbon flavor at all. None on the nose, nor in the taste. Shame....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2017
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and lighter bourbon.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChadPolenz (1749) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (base style: 20B American Stout)

AROMA: Familiar stout aroma of dark malt, red fruit and slight chocolate. No roasted malt nor coffee. Slight tang. Mild nose overall. 6/12

APPEARANCE: Extremely dark brown to black proper; nearly opaque. Small, brown suds fizzle away quickly. No lacing. 1/3

FLAVOR: Mild palette of dark malt with generic, nondescript sweetness. No distinct roasted malt flavor whatsoever. Some firm dry bitterness at the apex of the swig followed by a short coffee flavor and some alcohol warmth. No chocolate or vanilla notes. Bourbon barrel character is virtually undetectable. 9/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; low carbonation. Feels tepid and dull in the mouth. Texture is smooth and 8% alcohol presence is subtle. Slightly dry, bitter aftertaste but otherwise clean. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Fails as both a bourbon barrel brew and a coffee stout. Entirely too mild and insipid. 4/10

TOTAL SCORE: 23/50


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (1625) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Aroma is lightly barrel oaks. Color is blackish brown. No head really. Taste had a touch odd oak moss and wood, mouth some tart and bitters. Tap

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
voyageurmike (328) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn, poured into a pint glass. Watery for a stout, opaque black with a trace of beige head. Has roasted malt nose with a touch of bourbon. Flavor is consistent with the nose, though the alcohol notes in the taste is more harsh than bourbon-like. Unpleasant malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kanaclane (403) - - OCT 12, 2016
Nez: Chocolat, bois Bouche: Chocolat, vanille, bois, acidit, aqueuse Dommage que a manque de longueur

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 7, 2016
On tap at Alltech brewery/ distillery tour, Lexington, KY, 8.5.16. Very dark brown. Cherry, prune and fruity aroma, bitter and fruity taste with lots of dark fruit in it. Full body, cherry and a little woodsy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (973) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon notes, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, oak, caramel, rust, chocolate, and coffee. Finish is acidic and slightly sour.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
darbeer75 (707) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Aroma: sweet and bourbony but not overwhelming; Appearance: black with thin white head that disappears quickly; Taste: roasty with some coffee but also unpleasantly bitter; no bourbon taste; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet-bitter finish; Overall: no desire to ever get again.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (1143) - LA, California, USA - AUG 27, 2016
From a bottle into a Rodenbach Grand Cru glass. Pours Mahogany dark brown with modest head and lace. Aroma of milk and dark chocolate, roasty malts and a hint of bourbon. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of roasty malts, liquid smoke, lime zest, slight bourbon, oak, cola, tart berries. Overall a wonderful aroma showcasing chocolate with a taste that can catch one off guard with sour notes, leading to a brain fart, but not a bad one!


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