Year of New Beer: Kentucky Maple Barrel Stout, Alltech-Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co (Lexington)
Written By: Dion on 03/14/2021
Nose is met immediately with sweet maple syrup, vanilla, and a caramel-laden bourbon note. Warmth allows for chocolate and hints of barrel char. Very sweet on the tongue. Once again, maple leads the way, but the bourbon does present just a bit more forcefully here, albeit not as much as I would like. Has a touch of a cola-like finish. Creamy and smooth, but just needs a bit more roast to balance all of the sweetness.