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RATINGS: 308   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 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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcmisko (352) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Pours pitch black with no head, some caramel bubbles though. Smells like wet wood, roasted malts and a little bourbon. Taste is warm, sweet and complex. Notes of bourbon, caramel, dark roasted malts, creamy oats and a little menthol. Very complex, yet just as well balanced. Full bodied. Alcohol is not hot, but present. Very good stuff.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardaxe (199) - - NOV 12, 2014
Poured black with no head. Stron sweet aroma of alcohol, bourbon, molasses, and fruit. Flavor is an intense syrupy sweetness set against a mellow bourbon background. Not cloying or anything, this really works and is a very coherent, complex flavor. No real heat on this despite the abv. Mouthfeel is thick with a beautiful light carbonation. This is really good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jultsu (211) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Täysin vaahdoton tapaus, huumaava tuoksu. Peruskahvinen perustuoksu. Musta, mutta ei pikimusta. Alkoholi p0tkaisee karmivavasti tässä vaiheessa iltaa. Alkoholi pelastaa tai turmelee. joo elikkäs. Juuh elikkäs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7238) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
12 oz bottle. Bottled Jun/2013. From a trade with jcnielsen. Thanks a lot Justin! Enjoyed at the ISKTR 2014. Black colour with no head. The aroma is vinous with roasted malt, mild vinegar and ashy dryness. The flavour is roasted malt, sweetness, ashy notes and dryness. Very strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6393) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
355 ml bottle @ ISKTR 2014.
Pours dark brown color with a minimal head. Nice chocolaty and coffee-infuse aroma, some burnt malts and caramel also. Flavor is sugary, some molasses, dark malt notes, cocoa. Quite sweet but still drinkable.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1823) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Coal black with small light brown head. Aroma is sweet bourbon, thick body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is big sweet bourbon, some herbal hops, some alcohol, and slightly bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1117) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
355 ML bottle Batch 1 2012 Black pour, settled black with hints of ruby. Light tan head that falls to a thin collar. Big time ABV legs and lots of residual oil left over. Nose develops over time. Roast, chocolate, caramel, tar, cigar box at first. With more air the barrel and bourbon take over. Lots of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, prune, and coconut. Alcohol is well tempered. Taste is amazing. Malted chocolate, bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla, coconut, tar, and cigar. Slick, olly and full on to drink. ABV hits home in the mouth. So well balanced though.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1479) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Poured from a bottle at GABF 2014. Black pour with a brown head. Bourbon and chocolate aromas. Incredible taste of chocolate cake, coconut, vanilla, oak, and booze. Lingering warmth. Awesome beer!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Black with mocha-colour head. Vanilla and some chestnut aroma, along with chocolate and apple puree’. Tastes a little alcoholic with notes of new wood. Full body, no carbonation, slightly alcoholic aftertaste accompanied by raisins

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. 2014 bottle, 14.83%. Black with a nice brown head. Lovely aroma of bourbon, wood, lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast and some vanilla. Sweet flavor with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, wood, a fruity note and a slightly boozy finish. Great full thick mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Wow - likely the best 15+% beer I’ve ever had or will have. Sweet from both the barreling and the abv, but not overly so. And not hot. I’m a fan of Mephistopheles, but this stout is in a whole nother class. Ridiculously good."


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