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RATINGS: 313   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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1137) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2013 12oz bottle pours a dark oily black with a tan head. Vanilla bourbon and fudge aroma. Taste is the same which is excellent. The alcohol is well hidden. Great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (415) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Batch 2, 2013 12oz bottle. Aroma is dark and dry. Some sweetness as well. Appearance is like oil with no head and very viscous. Taste is very sweet and dark fruit. Hints of bourbon and oatmeal. Palate is very dry. Overall, a good stout. Hides the booze well. A decent treat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle @ home ÖIt pours pitch black with a medium tan head.. Bourbon, vanilla, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate, oak, dark fruits, warming alcohol! Ö Sooo nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
chuckstout (269) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Nice bourbon and vanilla aroma pours a deep black with a creamy molasses colored head. Nice body for such big beer carried by roast, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon oak flavors then comes in with a big continually warming sensation. Creamy big dark fruit caramel cocoa finish. Just keeps gettin better with every drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
bottle. fuller bodiedblack pour. Powerful beer, very agressive. huge roastiness, bourbon notes, dark chocolate. very boozy at 17%. active mouthfeel that keeps tastebuds overworked. a lot going on here. very small sips

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1552) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Black with small tan head. Massive bittersweet chocolate and bourbon. A booze bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5853) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2012 vintage. Black with a tan head. The aroma is extremely boozy with some strong chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is also very boozy. I get some big oak, maple and vanilla notes up front, with some chocolate and roasted malt coming through second. The barrel-aged notes are very obvious and really add a lot to the beer. Quite boozy. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
December 24, 2013 - bottle via trade. Black pour with some tan head that faded somewhat quickly. Aroma was chocolate, vanilla and some bourbon. Taste was a rich chocolate quickly followed by a blast of bourbon. Finish was a nice mix of wood and sweet vanilla, maybe just a touch too sweet though. Smooth and full bodied. Reminded me of BCS vanilla. Thanks for the recommendation, bvery, this was delicious. 2012 vintage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1047) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours thick black with low dark head. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate with some oak booze, taste is similar with a great thick body and sweet booze finish, love it

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle shared by portableparty. Dark black pour, small ring of carbonation and an aroma of rich dark chocolate and nice subtle bourbon. Flavor is also rich cordial sweet chocolate, slightly hot boozy bourbon, slightly dry on the finish. The alcohol is noticeable, but doesnít seem like itís anywhere near 17%. Pretty damn solid and a must try for anyone who loves boozy/sweet imperial stouts.

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