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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
Jacob Spears, our 6th Great Grand Uncle, is credited as the first distiller to label his whiskey "Bourbon." He built his distillery in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1790 - 203 years before began brewing. While obviously a bit too late to produce Uncle Jacob’s wash, we’ve instead created something far more complex. In his honor, we present this robust, silky smooth, full-bodied and altogether extremely American rendition of an Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in the very finest bourbon barrels. This explains a lot about our penchant for big brews! It’s in our blood!
Brewed with Rocky Mountain Water, Malter Barley, Flaked Oats, Hops and Yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (627) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Jun 27, 2013. Pours thick inky brown, motor oil in the glass with a thin tan head, very fine lacing, decent retention. Aromas of bourbon, chocolate, toffee, oak, and dark fruit. Full body, thick and creamy. Medium sweet, alcohol heat, lasting medium bitter finish with a lingering molasses flavor. Thought it starts fairly close to cloyingly sweet, this ends up being nicely balanced by the heat and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1101) - , Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from trade. In snifter. Aroma was too much bourbon and alcohol. Appearance and palate were 5’s. Darrk pour with nice tan lacing. Taste was better than aroma and complex roast dark fruits wood come through too hot and too much alcohol for me. Rate # 996. Think I prefer oak aged stouts vs bbl stouts. Too much of a good thing here

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (4091) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with a nice brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla, flavor of chocolate, coffee, bourbon and wood, full bodied. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2463) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottled feb 2014... Pitch black in color with dark mahogany brown head... Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, plums, dark chocolate, anise, vanilla and bourbon... Flavor is amazingly good, notes of dark fruits, raisins, dark chocolate, licorice, bourbon and vanilla... Cocoa bitterness and heat on palate... Amazingly good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joelfaber (37) - Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2014
June 27 2013 bottle at home. Poured black and thick, with a dark brown head of foam. Aroma is molasses and whiskey. Tastes like alcohol, molasses, bourbon and licorice. Palate is thick and creamy. Long spicy, woody finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3017) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2014
First off, this was a huge bonus sent my way by JohnGalt1, straight off my want list. Super stoked to get to try this, many thanks. Bottle, 2012 release: Pours a very dark brown, near black and is topped with a thick finger of brown head that quickly dies back. As soon as I popped the cap, the aroma permeates the room. It is hugely sweet, dark fruits and molasses, with a healthy amount of influence from the bourbon barrels. Taste is sweeter than expected, but consistent with the nose. Molasses, dark fruits, and bourbon barrel. Some chocolate. I can sense the high ABV, but it’s well hidden. Silky smooth and a great finish… warms the lips. The only detriment is the all-encompassing sweetness, at least for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
[6284-20140420] Bottle. Meaty charred wet bread aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting brown head. Sugary sweet roasted flavour has a long rich soya sauce aftertaste. Full body. Very tasty but super roasted. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(@ Proletariat, New York, NY)
Overheard: "I never thought I’d say this but apparently there’s a documentary that’s looks really interesting about Brony."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2014
A monstrous beer. Incredibly smooth and drinkable considering the alcohol. Lots of bourbon but also chocolate, coconut and char.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (702) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2014
12oz bottle to snifter. Black pour with huge brown head and great retention. Big sweet bourbon and booze aroma. Chocolate and sweet booze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardaxe (293) - - NOV 12, 2014
Poured black with no head. Stron sweet aroma of alcohol, bourbon, molasses, and fruit. Flavor is an intense syrupy sweetness set against a mellow bourbon background. Not cloying or anything, this really works and is a very coherent, complex flavor. No real heat on this despite the abv. Mouthfeel is thick with a beautiful light carbonation. This is really good.

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