Thursday, January 24, 2013

Beer Me: Bourbon Barrel Stout

This Bourbon Barrel Stout from the Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. has been calling to us from the shelves for a couple months now. With all the wonderful Christmas beers, we repeatedly passed it by. That and the $12.99/4 pack price tag were deterrents. Last week, we broke down and purchased it. We had built this up in our minds quite a bit so we were excited.

From the site: "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 country’s own Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout."

I'm sad to say this did not live up to our exceedingly high expectations. We love LOVE love their regular Bourbon Barrel Ale and the stout didn't hold a candle to that. Too much coffee and barely any bourbon flavor whatsoever. It was a decent stout but for $12.99 when you are hoping for at least a smidgen of bourbon in the background, it was a big disappointment. Skip it.

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