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RATINGS: 366   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Dark brown with a little light foam. Nice roasted malt and coffee aroma but I dont get any bourbon. Taste is roasty malt, bourbon, caramel and some coffee. The bourbon isnt as pronounced the Ale. Nice barrel aged stout. Enjoyable.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChadPolenz (1724) - 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 (1515) - 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 (320) - 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 (371) - - 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 (4361) - 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 (892) - 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 (632) - 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 (1121) - MileHi, Colorado, 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!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbuzz (816) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Overly sweet.some Carmel and alcohol aftertastes. I found no Bourbon hints.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2569) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Pours a one finger tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted coffee & bourbon nose, flavor is bourbon, almost burnt coffee. $4.00 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.


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