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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7894) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
35,5 cl bottle (16,53%) @ lusikka
Aroma is very sweet with bourbon tones, alcohol, licorice and strong bourbon tones with vanilla. Flavour has sweet vanilla tones, licorice, bourbon and some saltiness. Some pleasant warming alcohol in the last sips. Nice slow sipper, but youíre gonna need a long movie for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roastiness, caramel sweetness, vanilla and strong bourbon notes. Rich flavour of roastiness, alcohol, sweet bourbon, some vanilla notes, mild earthiness, tart wooden notes and molasses. Full bodied. Alcohol warms very nicely. The bourbon notes are very smooth and soothing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355ml bottle

ABV 16,53% - Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of syrup, molasses, roasty malts, licorice, dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla and toffee. Taste is heavy, complex, bourbony and woody with loads of oak, toffee, syrup, dark chocolate, vanilla and licorice. Finish is warming, sweetish, heavy, boozy, oaky and woody with loads of vanilla, toffee, bourbon and alcohol. Heavy, boozy and bourbony slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9291) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2014. Pours a deep black to brown with a thin white head. Big roast, chocolate, cocoa. Sweet, caramel, vanilla, sweet coffee. Maple and cocoa. Sweet and chewy on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (981) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from homer 321, thanks man! Apperance is thick black motor oil with an inch layer of dense dark mocha head. Aroma is very spirit forward with lots of bourbon and oak, there is also dark chocolate, coffee, and ash, this a very bozey smelling beer. Taste is marshmallows, dark chocolate, rich vanilla, and oak, finishes with a chocolate/coffee aftertaste and some lingering heat from the booze. Full bodied creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. This is fantastic stuff, for a big beer it manages to be "big" without being overly sweet or boozey, drink slowly though...yowzers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tasted on 11/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle at our Avery Barrel-Aged tasting, two different vintages. Pours absolute black with a thin brown head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is super roasted dark chocolate, coffee, and molasses with tons of vanilla and coconut oak. The flavor is solid, molasses and milk chocolate up front, moving to the dark chocolate and coffee with the oak on the back. The body is massive with light carbonation and a long oaky bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (408) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2014 bottle from ygtbsm94, thanks Brad! Pours a jet black, opaque, one finger mocha head, settles quickly into spotty lacing and a crescent ring around the glass. Aromas of vanilla, fudge, caramel, roasted malt, wet oak and bourbon. Taste is bold, but not nearly as hot as I was expecting in a 14% beer. Nice fudge, bitter chocolate and vanilla sweetness. Blends into hints of dark fruit, caramel and roasted malt. Very thick mouthfeel. Sweet but not cloying...and a nice bitter hop?coffee/chocolate harmony melts into the bourbon heat. Warming but not overpowering like many BA beers of this style. Very well done beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (12389) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle [from Secret Santa 2014, thanks to beerandblues2] @ home. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is malts, dark malts, lovely soft bourbon and some dark fruits. Taste is intense: moderate to heavy malty, huge bourbon, slightly vanilla, lightly alcohol, dark malts, initially slightly sweet, but a quite bitter finish. Medium to full body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
2014 vintage. 12 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass alongside the base. Pours black with a moderate light brown head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves trace lace. The nose has huge vanilla, oak and bourbon notes, along with chocolate, caramel, raisins, roasted malts and a touch of espresso. The flavour is intensely sweet with huge vanilla, molasses, chocolate, bourbon and oak, along with soy, roasted malts, espresso, earth and subtle hops. The finish is long and oaky, with vanilla, roast malts and chocolate. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a truly amazing bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout. Even tasted next to the base, it is shocking how much more complex this one is. Sweeter, richer, with absolutely ginormous vanilla, chocolate, oak and bourbon. One of the very best imperial stouts on the market. 2015-01-02

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (661) - 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.

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