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RATINGS: 475   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 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5191) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, smoke, tobacco flavors. A massive one. Smoother than the Bourbon Counties maybe. Coconut. Fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5142) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5088) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5085) - 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 (4902) - 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, thereís 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4815) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4777) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2016
Black color with a whispy head. Strong molasses, roasted barley, and vanilla. Big rum, raisin, bourbon, vanilla, and oak flavor. Some dark berries, light tar, and roast. Very full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
Pitch black color. A bit too rough, dark chocolate with a fair amount of oak. Sweet malty mouth with lots of tooties rolls. Very sweet. Still a bit too rough to rate properly. I would like to revisit in a year or two.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4748) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. The look is dark, blackish brown in color, with a tan head. The smell is wood, whiskey, chocolate, rye, spicy, rich, and alcohol. The taste is chocolate, wood, sweet, alcohol, whiskey, malt, and good.


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