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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pierresauce (19) - - MAR 9, 2014
Almost like taking a bite of an old plum made of molasses, very thick and syrupy going down, total coffee aftertaste. Bottled 2/4/2014 this batch is a slightly lower 14.83%abv than what was listed here on RateBeer. Buy it if youíre lucky enough to find it; it makes other stouts weep their weak, watery tears.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2014
If youíre into nearly perfect beers, this is the ticket. An unbelievable syrupy vanilla chocolate bourbon heat roasted malt sticky sugary wonderland. Cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (459) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2yr old 2012 bottle. Pours black with a minor reddish hue. The head is a semi mocha brown and ends up sticking to my glass. The aroma is of sweet bourbon booze, medium to heavy oat notes, roasted malts, oak, mild to medium vanilla, sweet carmel aromas, and subtle chocolate malts. A very pleasant aroma for 17-18 percent. In tasting I picked up on sweet but heavy bourbon booze, molasses like sugar, mild roasted malts, mild carmel or possibly toffee like flavor, and medium vanilla. The finish is of a semi sweet but potent booze with an enjoyable dryness. Overall this was impressive considering the abv and that it held an enjoyable yet complex flavor. A must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leveejr (109) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Strong example of BBA stout. On par with BCBS and KBS for sure. Very good beer all in all ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a small brown head. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate, light vanilla, oak, roasted malt, dark fruit and caramel. Flavor is sweet upfront with bourbon, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruits, light oak, roasted malt and booze on the end. Full bodied, oily and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2552) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Batch 1. Black beer with a brown head. Licorice, coffee, vanilla, dried dark fruits and malty aroma. Dark dried dried fruits, coffee, vanilla and licorice flavour. Nice one :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
bottle from tleaver33, many thanks as usual. pours dark opaque brown, slim khaki head. nose of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. taste has a fudge brownie essence. bourbon, oak. big burly body, but smooth like velvet. high abv is well hidden but hits in the head like a steel toed boot to the crotch. yup, lets get stoopid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2758) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2014
This is one of those beers Iíve been wanting to try for a while, but hadnít had an opportunity. Shared with my buddy Dave. The beer is near black with a quarter inch of silky beige collar. The aroma brings dark chocolates, roast, huge malt profile, bourbon, oak. Some vanilla and barrel notes, but more chocolate and bourbon. A delicious beer! So smooth. I honestly hadnít looked at the abv. I thought it was around 12-13%. 17.42% abv?!? Are you serious. Apparently, itís serious, because I felt pretty awesome after I finished my 6 oz. Outstanding beer and well deserving of the high ratings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Holy. Cow. Vanilla, bourbon goodness in every smell and sip. Syrupy and sticky texture. Very sweet, with the vanilla, coconut, and a little bite from the alcohol but not much, it's very well hidden. An amazing stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1179) - 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

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