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RATINGS: 512   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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (452) - USA - DEC 29, 2015
I do love a quality Imperial Stout, and combine that with the smoky goodness of a fine bourbon...count me in every time. I pull back the cap and the aroma of ripe, black cherries fills the air, powerfully laced with oak and vanilla; tantalizing always, when the barrel comes through. The liquid is a shade of dark hickory capped with a tenacious tawny foam and pours into the glass with a body that promises to be devastatingly sensual. - My first sip is always interesting. I know that every brew is different, and the first taste is indicative of what it will be at the end. They all mature on your palette, in the glass; the exposure to the warmth creating a metamorphosis in the brew. So, I draw a bit of the beer between my lips and let it settle in; the rich, creamy liquid draping itself over my teeth and tongue and insinuating itself into my taste buds. The olfactory sensation is nothing in comparison to this, the vanilla-laden oak and rich bourbon flavors are a flamboyant accent to the beer. The soft, thick head tickles my upper lip and invites a darting tongue to clear the foam, only to repeat the process at the end of each quaff. The dark fruits, combined with those barrel accents; the smooth, almost sexual liquid is a deep, rich chocolate creating a foundation for the perfectly carbonated brew. Damn. - There is little about this that I could find fault with, and although it may be a tad boozy, considering the ABV, this is mischievously mellow. The body is fairly heavy, but thins with some time out of the bottle. I enjoy this colder and the more it warms, the less it is that solid oatmeal consistency, but I would likely pick Uncle Jacob to be my companion on a desert island. Fabulous...I’ll have another please?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (6789) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, raisin, caramel.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol, dried fruit, caramel, raisin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1254) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
(355ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours pitch black with an average dark tan head fading to a tight ring with lace. Aroma is a rich molasses core draped with loads of vanilla, bourbon, toffee, coconut, a bit of chocolate sauce, fairly light roast, leather, hints of dark fruit and pipe tobacco, booze not completely masked. Palate is intense as expected! Molasses and over-sugared coffee core, figs, dates, bourbon in heaps, chocolate sauce, vanilla, slight coconut, charred wood, peppery alcohol heat, bitter anise, fortified wine and oxidation towards the finish. Lots of alcohol warmth from the middle on but it isn’t very harsh. Body fairly thick, low viscosity oil style, soft carbonation. Surprisingly nice and complex despite the barrel presence and outright alcohol. Not easy to drink except as a slow slow sip, but a really good strong stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Draft. Black and thick with a tan head leaving a ring. Boozy bourbon aroma, milk chocolate playing a supporting role. Big sweety luscious chocolate and sugar flavor, molasses, dark fruits. Thick as f**k, lower carb. Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle from Harrington Liquors. Solid black color with a decent sized frothy tan head that shows great retention. Big roasty molasses with complex dark and dried fruit. Earthy with hints of vanilla and sweet bourbon. Light warming alcohol as this pushes down my gullet. Light sherry like oxidation in the finish. Great sipper, alcohol never gets harsh, but this will sure warm you on a cold night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (1015) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Tap at brewery. Near black with a sticky light brown head and spotty lacing. Bourbon, melted marshmallows, dried coconut, molasses and new leather. Tastes very sweet with a medium dry finish. Body is heavier with an oily feel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fuzzcro (248) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2015 Excellent sipping stout! Slides thickly out of the bottle, black as used oil. The aroma tells the whole story...chocolate, vanilla bourbon...the taste is delightfully sweet and the bourbon warms all they down! It?s a sipper that makes me wish I could gulp...the bourbon is a strong presence and a bit over the top but not a problem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (830) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2015
Feb 2015 bottle vintage. Black oil, very brown foam. Aroma is bourbon and tannins. Taste - bitey oak, very boozey - whoah - rich and way too much for me. Palate is oily and finishes with some vanilla oak and booze. Nice but just too booze heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
@ Stordirren 15-10-21: Stor doft av choklad, burbon och havre. Smaken är stor och oljig med tydlig fyllighet med stora toner av choklad, vanilj, burbon och kaffe. Underbar len. Mycket gott

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2015
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Perfectly black, small beige head. Licorice, vanilla and brandy up front. Sweet with huge body and rounded mouthfeel. Intense flavour of fine slivovic, coffee syrup, madeira, vanilla and licorice. Heated raisiny finish. Retains balance, even with near infinite gravity.

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