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RATINGS: 264   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcmisko (350) - 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EtTuCthulhu (897) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2014
This beer is an opaque black color with a large brown head that fades somewhat quickly, and the aroma blends dark chocolate, bourbon, roasted malts, and light caramel notes. The taste has a heavy boozy character alongside a moderate level of umami and a slight sweetness and slight roasty bitterness, and the umami, roastiness, and booze linger through the dry finish. The mouthfeel fuses a full body, oily texture, and low to no carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoutish (2) - Hemet, USA - APR 7, 2014 does not count
Bourbon Bourbon Bourbon!!! Upon cracking the cap off this beauty, there was instant hits of bourbon, toffee, Raisins, oak, molasses sweet to the nose, poured oil black with a thin tan head. Glug glug glug it went into a snifter. I wanted flavor... I got flavor!! Very bold indeed. Upon first sip I got... you guessed it BOURBON!! Then roasy malty choco fruity sugary sticky goodness as I sipped and sipped. Had to go back for more!! Im sure it was very hot as it was only bottle three months prior to cracking. Cellared some to taste its flavor journey for years to come.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dodgrblu (562) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento, bourbon, alcohol aroma, warms like bourbon.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcmd (304) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours thick black with very nice espresso head, thick syrupy lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon - very similar nose to BCS. Taste follows suit as almost identical to BCS - dark chocolate and bourbon, molasses, bitter dark roasted malt in the finish. Essentially a BCS clone which is not a bad thing, but also not original. Much better head than BCS at least.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3606) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Pours motor oil black with a small dark tan / burnt orange head. The aroma has caramel, roast, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, booze, coconut, oak and light char. It has a full rich body with mild flowing carbonation. The flavor starts with dark caramel, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, heavy roast, earthiness and alcohol. The finish show some char, sweetness, tart apple and anise. Really nice imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (135) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Wow. Motor oil black pour. Tan head the dissipates rather quickly. Not surprising as itís 15% ABV. Super thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Aroma is vanilla, toasted oats, bourbon. Taste is dark chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, a little toastiness, and just pure awesomeness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
barn0216 (359) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Very black, viscous. Rich aroma, almond, cocoa, roast malt, faint bourbon alcohol, a tad sweet for my taste. Huge flavors. Chocolate, tootsie roll, sweet in the beginning, molasses, becomes bitter and roasty in the middle. The bourbon flavors come and go throughout but especially in the finish where the alcohol first becomes noticeable. Reminds me of a madeira with burned, roast notes on top. A dessert beer perhaps, awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Black pour, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel, roast, darker fruit. Full bodied, moderate sweetness, moderate alcohol, chocolate flavor dominates with barrel being evident but not overpowering.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (68) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Scary good. Beware! Huge ABV that is well disguised in this balanced beast of a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like strong, sweet, thick syrup. Very boozy, like bourbon with hints of rum, raisin, and chocolate. Medium body and low carbonation. Very pungent flavor. Astringent smell of rubbing alcohol and bourbon, with molasses, chocolate, and raisins.


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