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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (464) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Dark brown with a little light foam. Nice roasted malt and coffee aroma but I don’t get any bourbon. Taste is roasty malt, bourbon, caramel and some coffee. The bourbon isn’t as pronounced the Ale. Nice barrel aged stout. Enjoyable.


3.8
Sarlacc83 (2404) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle. A: Ebony black with a creme color head. Light lacing. N: Coffee and espresso. Roast and ash. Chocolate and some molasses. Oak and a touch of vanilla and coconut. T: Bitter and sweet in proportion. The coffee and bourbon lace themselves through in fine balance. M: Medium body, no alcohol, soft carbonation. O: A fine and easy drinking coffee bourbon stout. Well blended; more so than some other ones I have had. Good that it is easy to get, too.

3.5
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Bottle. Black with small head. Coffee forward stout. Rather sweet, and slightly thin. The right components are all here, but it seems not entirely dialed in.

3.3
MKromhoutNC (26) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Pretty flat for a stout - flavors not built out to any degree - if wasn't reading about b barrels wouldn't know it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2017
This bottled Bourbon barrel aged brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind no visible carbonation opaque black brown colored body and a fair lacing. The nice aroma was dark malt and bourbon. The mouthfeel was tingly at the start and at the finish mild roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt vanilla bourbon brown malt and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

3.7
Dacrza (1050) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2017
DATE: October 17, 2017... OCCASION: Cavs/Celtics to kick off the season... demands a beer with some strength... GLASSWARE: La Fin du Monde snifter... pours a midnight-black, thick with a creamy brown single-finger head... roasted coffee bean, cocoa nib, vanilla, and thick roasted malts... first sip is effervescent, surprisingly thin at the teeth, and coating at its throat... late in the profile, a cloying dryness settles with warmth... perhaps this is where the KBS pales to other with the same moniker... the vanilla tops a sweet mocha coffee bean, making this a pleasant sip... some nuttiness in the roast too, with an acetyl alcohol that taints the finish ever so much... the caramel adds sweetness to the mix... overall, a solid, medium-bodied, flavorful stout that doesn't reflect enough bourbon to wear its name...

2.8
ryecatcher (1468) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Bottle at Wildfire BA Beer Dinner. A stouty looking stout, though lacking in head and not as opaque as I like mine to be. Nose os roasty, cocoa, coffee, faint booze. Mouth is thin for a stout (leaning more towards the porter side of the scale), mild sweetness, fudge, touch vanilla and some booze. Overall, it's not terrible but it's really nothing to write home about either. A big monied brewery version of something a lot of craft brewers have already done to death... and a whole lot better than this.

3.4
nickel (1241) - UKRAINE - OCT 5, 2017
Aroma: bourbon, wood, caramel Taste: caramel, chocolate, coffee. Nice nose but weak tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
higgsbison (271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2017
8/10/15 the bourbon flavor is not as prominent as their Bourbon ale. strong notes of coffee. Full body. Mild carbonation. No discernible bitterness. Very good very drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
BREWMUSKCLES (2748) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2017
i like that is rife with coffee and still stout like. the aroma is alcohol and coffee and a bit of bourbon. not heavy but busy body the coffee cuts through nicely. just moderate in the body and bourbon nicely laid back. easy roast and beery taste and body in the mid palate. nice.

3
shawnmurphy (637) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours blackish-brown with some ruby highlights -- an odd color for a stout. There’s a trace of off-white head and lacing. Aroma: molasses, coffee, raisins. Flavor: cocoa, espresso, licorice, vanilla, prunes, molasses, smoke, oak. Mouthfeel: light- to medium-bodied -- surprisingly light-bodied for its ABV. I’m a big fan of bourbon-barrel-aged beers, but this is not the best representation of the flavors that can be extracted from the barrel. I’ve tried other beers from this brewery, and the stout is slightly better than some others, but this brewer’s beers, I believe, all start with sub-par beer. If the beer itself were better, I would think that the barrel-aged end product would be better. With an unlimited supply of used bourbon barrels for this Lexington, Ky.-based brewer, now they just need to figure out how to brew better beer before putting it into these casks.


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