Bluegrass Brewing Lexington Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout (Clay Street Series)

Apparently I still suck at life. I completely forgot to take a picture of this one too. Anyways, I was continuing the southern theme and trying as many beers as possible before coming back up. I haven’t heard anything about this one, and it was one of the last local ones to try on tap, so I ordered a snifter of it.

ABV: 8.6%

Style: American Stout

Trivia: I couldn’t find out much about this beer, except for the fact that it is aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels. I love bourbon.

Random: I’m at that point in the documentary where they are discussing when elk like to mate. Yes, I am that dorky. Thank god Kate appreciates it, otherwise I would be screwed.

This one poured with half a finger of tan head that dissipated quickly. There was no lacing left on the glass. The body was a dark brown that was almost black with high visible carbonation. The nose was light, given the bourbon barrel aging. I got a touch of vanilla and smoke. There was not a lot of coffee or chocolate to it, which was surprising. If I wasn’t told that this was a bourbon barrel aged brew, I might have doubts. The taste was identical to the nose with vanilla, smoke and some roasted malts for fun. Some coffee came through, but not much. The body was light for the style and had lots of carbonation, which I would have preferred been dialed down a touch. The booze was well-integrated however. The finish was mild with vanilla. This was a nice beer, but it isn’t anything mind blowing. But, if you see it, it is definitely worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0