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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Bottled. Pours pitch black with no real head. Smells alcohol, roasted malt, a bit dark chocolate, vanilla. Tastes spicy, alcohol, roasted malt, dark chocolate with a lear alcohol bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
knasputte78 (560) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
Svart och trög. Intensiv smak som nästan blir för mycket. Portvin fast öl. Torkad frukt i massor som ger en söt och sirapslik smak. Alkoholen känns fast utan att bli stickig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a deep black with a brown head. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate aromas. Flavors of bourbon and chocolate, with some alcohol/burn on the finish. great great imp stout

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
MacBoost (1744) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 9, 2016
Holy fuck I chugged this in under 6 seconds and it was not good. Fucken rocket fuel. Super hot and boozy. Sweet. No.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 12oz bottle, poured into a small snifter. The aroma is intense with notes of sweet caramel, berries, and bourbon, along with subtle wood and dark chocolate, followed by secondary tones of leather. It pours a rich, dark chocolate color with creamy, silky brown head with moderate retention and good, sticky lace. The taste is a high / medium-high sweet followed up by a medium high bitter that blends in. The full bodied beer has a thick and viscous texture with a soft fizz for carbonation. Initial flavors are toffee, wood, and leather with a spicy, dark chocolate and alcohol heat. The smooth finish has an alcohol zip followed by a pungent and bitter, woody spice that smooths out late with a burnt brown sugar / caramel and chocolate note. Some roasted nuts, burnt bread, and licorice come through late with a dry character and lingers, with strength, for while.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markducommun (887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2016
Deep dark, opaque brown with light mahogany highlights around the edge of the glass. Minimal deep tan head. Deep vanilla and molasses notes, quite a bit of alcohol in the nose. Also, some amount of bitter espresso. Very sweet, very bitter. Heavy syrupy body, with a ton of alcohol on the body. Extremely long finish. Outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2711) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a syrupy black brown color with a brown colored head. Mouthfeel is like butter. Notes of faint vanilla and smoke with chocolate truffle at the forefront. Really really good and not overly bourboned.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2016
Black with brown head. Soy sauce, absinth, leather, brown sugar and spicy alcohol. Dry, fruity, herbal and punchy finish. Overall: sweet and brutal

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2016
Pours black with small head. Aroma: complex aroma of the usual stuff like coffee, dark fruit and chocolate as well as roasted malt, but put on the extreme. Taste is similarly extreme, but with ABV well hidden and a nice palate. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illiniphil (147) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Pours coal black with a light brown head. Flavor is sweet molasses with the whiskey barrel aging coming thru strong. You would never know it has a 17.1 abv. Nicely balanced with no burn. Nicely done! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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