This bottle of “Bourbon Barrel Stout” was a gift from Derek Van Horn, a very good friend and cigar smokin’ buddy!
Tasting Size: 12oz Bottle.
Bluegrass Brewing Company “Bourbon Barrel Stout” is part of their Clay Street Series Heritage Collection. The stout is aged in Bourbon Barrels for 60 to 90 days.
Bourbon Barrel Stout poured with a nice two-finger, foamy, tan head and was an opaque Chocolate Brown in color.
The immediate smell was Bourbon and Oak! Additional aromas consisted of Vanilla, Coffee and Chocolate.
The initial heavy first taste was most definitely Bourbon, but it was not overbearing with it’s flavor and taste. It had a sweet bitterness to it. Roasted Barley flavors of Chocolate and Coffee develop as the stout continues along. It had a smoky richness to it and the hints of vanilla were more present as it warmed up. The Bourbon flavors mellowed towards the finish.
Bourbon Barrel Stout had a creamy and chewy mouthfeel. Even at 9% abv this Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout was very smooth and way too drinkable.
Thank you Derek!
Buy Again: Yes!
Overall Rating: I give Bluegrass Brewing Company “Bourbon Barrel Stout an 8.5 out of 10.
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Written by: Larry
Larry lives just east of Raleigh in Knightdale, NC. He rides a Harley, smokes good hand-rolled cigars and enjoys listening to Blues Music. He has a love and passion for Craft Beer, fine cigars and "Blues" Music! He is a regular at the WBF's in Raleigh, Durham and Columbia. The Raleigh/Durham area is a "Hot-Bed" for Breweries and Larry volunteers with Roth Brewing, Mystery Brewing, Haw River Farmhouse Ales and Roanoke Railhouse Brewery. When he's not enjoying several good craft beers or volunteering his time you can find him hanging out at any of his favorite "Bottle Shops" in the Raleigh area: Bottle Revolution, Tasty Beverage Company and The Beer Dispensary. Larry's reviews will now include what "Blues" Music (Artist & Song) he listens to during his "tastings" and will also include his "Evening Cigar" selection....just look for "Smokin' Blues & Brews" by Larry.