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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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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 Jacobís wash, weíve 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! Itís in our blood!
Brewed with Rocky Mountain Water, Malter Barley, Flaked Oats, Hops and Yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Black pour, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel, roast, darker fruit. Full bodied, moderate sweetness, moderate alcohol, chocolate flavor dominates with barrel being evident but not overpowering.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (82) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Scary good. Beware! Huge ABV that is well disguised in this balanced beast of a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3031) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like strong, sweet, thick syrup. Very boozy, like bourbon with hints of rum, raisin, and chocolate. Medium body and low carbonation. Very pungent flavor. Astringent smell of rubbing alcohol and bourbon, with molasses, chocolate, and raisins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (967) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Aroma of vanilla, toasted oak, milk chocolate, espresso, coffee beans, cinnamon and subtle bourbon. Appears a pitch black with a mocha colored foam rim and heavy lacing. Massive booze overwhelms the palate with an explosion of flavors including milk chocolate, thick roasted barley, syrupy molasses, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, coffee beans and espresso. The barrel notes shine through on the finish along with massive, massive booze, bourbon, burning booze and residual chocolate. Overall, I think this is the 2014 batch so itís ridiculously boozy. That aside, itís really well done and itís very balanced. A+ rating. Definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pierresauce (19) - - MAR 9, 2014
Almost like taking a bite of an old plum made of molasses, very thick and syrupy going down, total coffee aftertaste. Bottled 2/4/2014 this batch is a slightly lower 14.83%abv than what was listed here on RateBeer. Buy it if youíre lucky enough to find it; it makes other stouts weep their weak, watery tears.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2014
If youíre into nearly perfect beers, this is the ticket. An unbelievable syrupy vanilla chocolate bourbon heat roasted malt sticky sugary wonderland. Cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (491) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2yr old 2012 bottle. Pours black with a minor reddish hue. The head is a semi mocha brown and ends up sticking to my glass. The aroma is of sweet bourbon booze, medium to heavy oat notes, roasted malts, oak, mild to medium vanilla, sweet carmel aromas, and subtle chocolate malts. A very pleasant aroma for 17-18 percent. In tasting I picked up on sweet but heavy bourbon booze, molasses like sugar, mild roasted malts, mild carmel or possibly toffee like flavor, and medium vanilla. The finish is of a semi sweet but potent booze with an enjoyable dryness. Overall this was impressive considering the abv and that it held an enjoyable yet complex flavor. A must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leveejr (109) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Strong example of BBA stout. On par with BCBS and KBS for sure. Very good beer all in all ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (909) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a small brown head. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate, light vanilla, oak, roasted malt, dark fruit and caramel. Flavor is sweet upfront with bourbon, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruits, light oak, roasted malt and booze on the end. Full bodied, oily and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2794) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Batch 1. Black beer with a brown head. Licorice, coffee, vanilla, dried dark fruits and malty aroma. Dark dried dried fruits, coffee, vanilla and licorice flavour. Nice one :-)

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