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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Draft, SNallygaster. Minimal brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some milk chocolate, light roast. Taste is sweet, caramel, Bourbon, some milk chocolate. Sticky mfull body, low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours dark charcoal black with thin tan head. Nose is of boubon booze, molassis, and vanilla. Taste matches nose with hints of chocolate and toffee. The mouth feel was lighter than some of the other bourbon stouts and the alchohol had a bit of sting. Vintage was 2013, so Iím guessing some age would help this out a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BucannonXC5 (827) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Lagunitas mason jar From: Beer Advocateís ucsbmullet Price: N/A Purchased: Received it on Oct. 10, 2013 Consumed: Oct. 19, 2013 Misc.: Bottled June 27, 2013; Batch No. 2; 16.53% ABV Thanks to Nick for the chance to try this. Poured an almost pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of bubbly brown head. Very good amount of uneven thick espresso lacing along the sides. Good retention all the way down. First smell was bourbon and it was definitely pretty thick. After some more searching I got toffee, caramel, solid European dark chocolate, bitter coffee beans, brownies and fudge. Most of that is just noise though. The bourbon is what you really get here and itís wonderful. After the first taste, all I could think was magnificent. Just full of deep, dark flavors. Those bourbon flavors were all around the toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, brownies, fudge, chocolate syrup and port wine. The scary part is that the 16.53 percent ABV felt about 6.53 percent. Full body. Thick texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. Alcohol is still hidden all the way down. Such a great drinkable beer. Just an amazing double stout. It may be the only one I ever try, but I would love to get some more. Wow.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Experiment_Ale (987) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle at my place wih Taylor, Thomas, Patrick. Pours black with no head. Aroma is heavy malt, booze, slight dark fruit, grain alcohol. Taste is big heavy bourbon booze, some chocolate, caramel, burnt símores.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2309) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2013 Vintage .. Pitch black pour with a thin quickly receding brown head .... aroma of oak, bourbon, light vanilla, booze, licorice and some roasted malts .... taste is boozy with a bourbon, light vanilla, licorice, brown sugar, some dark fruit, oak and some bitter roasted malts ..... mouthfeel is slick and oily .... finish is dry as all heck with a lingering abv and light bourbon/roasted .... well done just a tad too boozy

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmgreenuk (4229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle at Fresh Craft, Denver. Wow, this was good! Poured a deep mahogany with a rich oily consistency and a thick frothy tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt and boozy alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a big malt liqourice cream toffee caramel alcoholic palate. For the ABV, the alcohol didnít dominate. A real classic. One of the best imperial stouts Iíve ever had!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4916) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle shared at Freshcraft Denver with iphonephan and jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a brown ring head. Aroma is super sweet and boozy before even lifting the glass from the table. Closer up thereís bourbon/vanilla along with rich chocolate, soft roast, molasses, toffee and fudge. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Thick syrupy and sticky mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Nice brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (3153) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
From a bottle at Fresh Craft in Denver, shared with Kermis and jmgreeneuk.. Batch no. 2. Pours black with a slight tan head. Aromas of plums and dark cherries. Flavors of dark stone fruits with hints of bittersweet chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Intensely boozy with a lingering alcohol finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12 oz bottle shared. Black with a brown head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Amazing.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (6074) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle via trade. Super dark thick pour with a reddish brown head. Huge aroma of bourbon, wood, dark chocolate, soy, and some booze. Warming taste with a nice full palate. This is crazy good! Had side-by-side with regular BCS, and it beat BCS (for me). No kidding. Itís that good.


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