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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle at stone oakquinox 2012. Black sugary pour, thin tan ring around the edge of the glass. You can see how sugary it is just from the pour. Chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon, and alcohol. Not terrible for almost 18%, but the sweetness is to much for my liking, which is not suprising.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5262) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a decent brown head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, cherries, bourbon, coffee, and wood. A big time beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5242) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2013
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, some oak and vanilla, a little chocolate and coffee, and some dough. Flavor the same with a lot of roasted malts and bourbon. Smooth, thicker texture. A really good imperial stout that is not as sweet as others that are this strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is sugar, alcohol, chocolate, and roasted malts.. great on the palate, like alohol, sugar, coffee, roasted malts, super sweet, great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5141) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2012
12oz bottle courtesy of stumpyiliz. Cheers, Aaron! Pours a thick, viscous jet black with a tan head. Nose is booze, wood, vanilla, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, burn, marshmallow, alcohol, and hints of dark fruit with some pronounced booziness. Flavor burns and flames erupt through the nose- there is definite chocolate, vanilla, and mallow in there, but the booze just dominates so much in this one. Medium to full in body and lingering chocolate and booze in the finish. I would love to taste this again in a few years.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5053) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle (12 oz). Thanks Os! Black with a small quickly diminishing beige head and no lacing. Aroma of molasses, alcohol, dark fruits, caramel, bourbon, wood, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet with molasses, red fruits, bourbon, chocolate, wood, vanilla, caramel, coconut, soy sauce and light bitterness. Obviously, there’s alcohol warming in there. Sticky hot finish. Full body. Low to moderate carbonation. Viscous mouthfeel. Really complex brew with a fairly good balance. Good drinkability for a 17,42% abv RIS. I tried it on an hot summer day and I had no problem to drink my half of the bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JStax (4992) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours thick, syrupy dark brown to ruby with a great tan head of foam. Super sweet and malty with some nice cocao nibs. Hearty vanilla and graham crackers come through in the taste. Velvety and creamy on the tongue. I didn’t really expect to like this nearly as much as I did. This is one hell of a beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4919) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Bottle. Pours deep, opaque black with thin, fizzy tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is bourbon, caramel and roasted malt, prunes, earthy hops, oak, milk chocolate, and light vanilla. Flavor is malt dominate with oak and some supporting hops (light bitterness) and dark fruit esters; bourbon undertones throughout with a dry finish. Full body, low carbonation, and high warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (4915) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
(Tasting session #1 with Frank) 341 ml. Batch 3. Embouteillée le 4 février 2014. Version à 14.83%. Une liqueur noire. Un nez exubérant de mélasse, de chocolat, de fruits noirs, de bourbon caramélisé, d’alcool réconfortant, de bois fumé et de tabac. De longues et profondes saveurs de caramel foncé, de bourbon doux, de chocolat, de fudge, de pruneaux, de figues, de raisins, de tabac, de porto et de sherry. Complètement envoûtant. Je dirais même plus : hallucinantes flaveurs. Une bouche comme un vin fortifié touché par des bulles complètement langoureuses. Une finale dangereuse par son alcool poivré et habile par ses malts débilement rôtis. Solide interprétation du style. Dans la cour des grands.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12 oz bottle shared. Black with a brown head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Amazing.


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