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RATINGS: 266   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Sampled at FOBAB í12. Oily black color with a minimal head. Roasted malts burnt and sweet in the aroma. Some oak and dark chocolate coming through. Dry roasted malt and chocolate flavors that are sweet and really roasted. Good stuff. 8/4/8/4/16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle @ home ÖIt pours pitch black with a medium tan head.. Bourbon, vanilla, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate, oak, dark fruits, warming alcohol! Ö Sooo nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2026) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle - Chocolate cookies, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Jet black with a rich brown head. Licorice , dark roasted coffee, dark malts and bourbon alcohol. This beer smells divine, looks divine, but has an edge to it that I think needs a bit of mellowing. Still a great, beer, canít wait to try it with a bit of age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle 2013. Pours oily black like dirty motor oil and shows a quick tan tight head that dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma has nice bourbon and roasted malt hidden chocolate subtle vanilla marsh mellow and some woodiness. Taste is boozy bourbon bitterness with some soy maybe some rye and dark bitter chocolate roasted malt some dark fruit like prune and raisin. Palate is full slick sticky warming and dry. Just awesome even if Iím drinking this with Greg at 10a.m. Just awesome!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle shared by portableparty. Dark black pour, small ring of carbonation and an aroma of rich dark chocolate and nice subtle bourbon. Flavor is also rich cordial sweet chocolate, slightly hot boozy bourbon, slightly dry on the finish. The alcohol is noticeable, but doesnít seem like itís anywhere near 17%. Pretty damn solid and a must try for anyone who loves boozy/sweet imperial stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Black with low (barrel-aged), creamy, brown head / Rich, earthy, musty nose of dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee / Full body, rich and chewy, some sweetness but hoppy and dry in the middle, with hot, bitter finish / Flavors of cocoa, bourbon barrel, semisweet chocolate, coconut, and date / Anything like this is a treat, but the super high alcohol doesnít mesh with the average full body. (I say this having tried the superior Lost Abbey Deliverance in the same night.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (1896) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with fast dissipating, small tan head. Aroma of wood, coffee, licorice, vanilla/bourbon, leather, oats, dark fruit, raw sugar and bitter chocolate. Taste is very sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, licorice, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Full bodied with low carbonation. Quite a bit of alcohol. Very nice still.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (1865) - Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Oily black with a big, creamy, brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, bourbon barrel, vanilla, and dark fruit. Thick and creamy with alcohol coming through, but in a nice, warming proportion. Taste is rich and sweet, but also quite bitter. It tastes like chocolate covered cherries dipped in bourbon. Very big beer done very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
12oz bottle from Mar 27, 2012. Dark brown with a brown head that fades. Chocolate, some vanilla and oak with the requisite bourbon although it doesnít overwhelm which is nice. Sweet, moderate carbonation, full body, alcohol becomes more predominant on the palate, some anise and more sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
December 24, 2013 - bottle via trade. Black pour with some tan head that faded somewhat quickly. Aroma was chocolate, vanilla and some bourbon. Taste was a rich chocolate quickly followed by a blast of bourbon. Finish was a nice mix of wood and sweet vanilla, maybe just a touch too sweet though. Smooth and full bodied. Reminded me of BCS vanilla. Thanks for the recommendation, bvery, this was delicious. 2012 vintage.

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