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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of ash, vanilla, oak, toasted bread, biscuit, and chocolate. Flavor of toasted bread, bourbon, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit, and caramel. Alcohol is noticeable, but much higher than I would have guessed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (12439) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from doobliebop (thanks a lot, Ryan!). Pours jet black with a small light brown head. Aroma is very rich, full of bourbon barrels and dark chocolate fudge upfront, some oatmeal and dark roasted malt. Flavour is extremely rich and quite sweet, of liqueur, dark chocolate fudge, soy sauce and lots of alcohol - not much bourbon flavours, the effect from the barrel aging is quite present in the booziness and light wood flavours. The sweetness doesn’t cloy, but the alcohol burns quite a bit, though without detracting from drinkability (for a 17+% beer) or complexity. Very good, if a boozy bourbon bomb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (12378) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle [from Secret Santa 2014, thanks to beerandblues2] @ home. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is malts, dark malts, lovely soft bourbon and some dark fruits. Taste is intense: moderate to heavy malty, huge bourbon, slightly vanilla, lightly alcohol, dark malts, initially slightly sweet, but a quite bitter finish. Medium to full body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is oak, dark chocolate, roast and coffee malt, bourbon, dates, figs, prunes, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with sweet oak, bourbon, vanilla, velvety chocolate, dark fruits and a sweet finish palate that finishes dry and spicy. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of roast, wood, chocolate, port, liqoiurice, Flavour of roast, vanilla, wood, alcohol, chocolate, brown sugar, liqourice, just a tad of coffee. Full bodied. ends on a roasted and light sweet bitterness with nice alcohol bite on lips and palate. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. 2014 bottle, 14.83%. Black with a nice brown head. Lovely aroma of bourbon, wood, lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast and some vanilla. Sweet flavor with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, wood, a fruity note and a slightly boozy finish. Great full thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Batch - Feb 2015. Poured a black color with a tan head. Roast, dark fruits, woody, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and molasses. Warming alcohol - drank this after shoveling out from the 10" snow storm that just hit us, so this did hit the spot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: Pours an inky black color with a medium thin tan head that recedes steadily to a dense film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of charred malt, dark chocolate and bourbon. Rich and smooth body with a nicely balanced bourbon character with notes of dark malt, chocolate, vanilla and hops. The finish is somewhat boozy with a lingering oaky aftertaste. Good beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2012
Super dark brown hand, medium brown head. Smells like a chocolate covered bourbon soaked piece of fudge. Sweet flavor, loads of fudge, bourbon, vanilla. Quite decadent. It’s evident that there’s big alcohol, but I wouldn’t have guessed nearly 18%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (10779) - 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, can’t wait to try it with a bit of age.

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