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RATINGS: 287   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 (351) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (371) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
2014. Bottle to glass. Pours almost a pitch black color with a thin fizzy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Flavor is molasses, roasted malts, sweet, boozy. Thick creamy mouthfeel with a stinging alcohol burn, but in a good way. Phenomenal beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
0.355l bottle from trade with Josh. Huge thanks! It says this was bottled March 23 2012 Itís just like pouring jet black motor oil in the glass as this is about as dark and oily as a beer can get. It also has a small quickly fading really deep dark sidesticking top. It smells amazing. ‹ber rich and deep in the aroma. A big and powerful roasted punch really kicks you in the teeth and it has a big barreled woody thing that gives it a whole extra dimension. Charred wood with dark bitter chocolate, booze, cognac and tarmac. Itís just beautiful in so many ways. Itís not an understatement to say that this has some huge big flavors. It feels as thick and chewy in the mouth as Iíve ever had and the bubbles are really prickling hard on the tongue. Starts of with a ton of strong bitter dark chocolate, a warming dark wood sweetness and some licorice before it evolves leaving a masterful heavy roasted malty burned flavor in the mouth. No doubt that itís on the sweeter side of the scale this, but it somehow works beautifully. Not hard to identify the Bourbon that has been used here, and Iím loving it! The alcohol is there, but it works really well with her all the other flavors. This is one of those you can just use all night to sip at. A lovely beverage! 18.01.2014

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle generously shared by Colin. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Big vanilla and malty aromas. Tasty molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and caramel malt notes. Deep and rich with a good body and mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2061) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle shared with the wife thanks to TwoSippaDippa ! Pours a deep burnt umber color with a finger of rich khaki foam. Nose is spot on burnt brownie soaked in bourbon with some boozy heat and layers of dark fruit and coffee complexities. Palate follows and has a nice transition from dark sweet cocoa, bakers chocolate, chocolate cake batter. Its slightly sticky sweet up front but evaporates up with some vanilla boozy heat. Nice lingering roast character some coffee hints, nice bitterness, lots of booze but the flavors keep the abv in check remarkably well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Thin glossy rich tan head which doesnt go the distance. Thick velvet blanket of well balanced richness. Oats add a glossy silkiness which with the bourbon barrel is superbly intergrated into the whole.Earthy but rich soothing and delicious. Drunk in honour of Independence Day 4th of July.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (216) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottled March 2012. Pours reddish black, no head. Aroma is bourbon, plum, cherry, cacao, caramel, deep and rich. Taste is brandied raisin, cacao, bourbon, maple, bitter coffee. Slightly harsh, boozy, and woody finish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1271) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2014 bottle from a great trader, poured July 3, 2014. Pours pitch black with a one finger dark brown head, nice and creamy. Aroma of chocolate, mellow bourbon, vanilla, caramel, anise, oak char. Reminds me a lot of Black Note on the nose. Very rich smelling yet not over the top. Flavor follows with a nice vanilla chocolate caramel note, dark fruits, long roasty finish with lingering vanilla, definite char flavors from the oaky bourbon barrels. Huge rich mouthfeel that is right on the nose with low medium carbonation. While this has a hard yet more on the fruity side than I tend to like in the style, there is no question this is world class. The bourbon barrels only accent the flavors and this isn't just some huge bourbon bomb. Nicely done.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (893) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
shared bottle. poured dark black with a small tan head. incredible! sweet roasted malts, bakers chocolate, small coffee hints, vanilla, oak, marshmallows, caramel, nuts, honey, sweet bourbon, but not overwelming, incredible mouthfeel. smooth with a long lasting aftertaste. real sipper. but oooh this was good!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (592) - Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is strong vanilla, touch of smoke, rich, wood. Taste is very silky, rich, sweet, lots of vanilla, coconut. Really gooood!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottled. Pours black with a faint brown head that rapidly dissipates. Oily lace left behind as the beer is swirled in the snifter. Nose is vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and treacle toffee. Thick, viscous mouthfeel. Slight amount of carbonation keeps it from being cloying. Flavor is treacle, blackstrap molasses, and coffee. Notable alcohol heat in the long finish. Quote excellent and sadly hard to come by. It would be nice to save one and see how it ages, but the one I had was hard to come by. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.


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