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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 523   ABV: 17.42%
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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 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottled. Pours black with a faint brown head that rapidly dissipates. Oily lace left behind as the beer is swirled in the snifter. Nose is vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and treacle toffee. Thick, viscous mouthfeel. Slight amount of carbonation keeps it from being cloying. Flavor is treacle, blackstrap molasses, and coffee. Notable alcohol heat in the long finish. Quote excellent and sadly hard to come by. It would be nice to save one and see how it ages, but the one I had was hard to come by. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3173) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
(Tasting session #1 with Frank) 341 ml. Batch 3. Embouteillée le 4 février 2014. Version à 14.83%. Une liqueur noire. Un nez exubérant de mélasse, de chocolat, de fruits noirs, de bourbon caramélisé, d’alcool réconfortant, de bois fumé et de tabac. De longues et profondes saveurs de caramel foncé, de bourbon doux, de chocolat, de fudge, de pruneaux, de figues, de raisins, de tabac, de porto et de sherry. Complètement envoûtant. Je dirais même plus : hallucinantes flaveurs. Une bouche comme un vin fortifié touché par des bulles complètement langoureuses. Une finale dangereuse par son alcool poivré et habile par ses malts débilement rôtis. Solide interprétation du style. Dans la cour des grands.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Salmoniform (657) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with tan brown head. Aroma is huge with essences of chocolate, tobacco, leather, prunes, caramel, roasted malt, licorice. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a full body and soft body. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice bitterness in the following and a slight ethanol finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic brew!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3801) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2014
Courtesy of Kraddel. Thanks! 355 ml. bottle split by 2 @ Barely legal tasting room. This version was bottled on 27/06/2013. ABV 16.13 %. Pours lighter black with a surprisingly bit dark chocolate mouse, the head does sinks reasonably fast but does remain longer than expected. Nose is quite boozy, liquorish, syrupy, surprisingly no chocolate here, molasses and almost straight up alcohol. Tastes heavily on the alcoholic side with thick liquorish, molasses, herbs, brown sugar, harsh, chunk of alcoholic cheaper bourbon, roast. Syrupy body. This makes me think of Black Tuesday. Quite a fun beer but also bit of an unbalanced alcoholic mess. Bit surprised that this in the top 50 of RIS, in this case I do really think that the high ABV is partially responsible for that.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3135) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle bought from Bobochamp Pours black , small grey foam Smell is sweet, malty . Taste is bitter, coffee, chocolate, sweet , bourbon , oak , very full, thick beer . Awesome , really my kind of beer !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jntfan1978 (44) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Pours deep black with medium brownish head. Smells like a chocolate, bourbon, and oak. Sweet flavor bourbon, vanilla molasses, chocolate, and slight oak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
2014-04-20. Black body with a modest tan head. 4+ Aroma is sweetly malty and fairly alcoholic. Dark malt with sort of syrupy sweetness. Flavour is rich, sweet syrupy dark malt, moderate bourbony vanilla touches. Surprisingly subtle for such a big beer. Lingering lightly bitter tangy malt, sweet dark malt coats the tongue. Smooth medium to full bodied palate, soft carbonation. Not super complex but rich. Bottle at Proletariat, NYC.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (502) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
12oz bottle split between 3 people. - Pours black. Bourbon, vanilla, and cocoa aroma. The taste is huge with a lot of oak barrel and bourbon notes. High alcohol presence with a thick sticky palate. This was a great stout to share and end our night with because it is huge and intense.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1435) - - APR 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola with almost no head. Aroma is barrel, soy sauce and strong fusel burn. Taste follows suit but really focuses on the barrel. Extreme alcohol burn. Extremely sticky palate. Very huge and tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2147) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
12oz bottle shared at DLD thanks to TJ. Sweet, wood, lactose and boozy. Nice wind breaking beer


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