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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgmees (33) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black with little to no head, I poured very slowly as the oil thick fluid was fun to watch.. Aroma has notes of strong caramel, dark fruits (some raisins, dates, prunes), and big molasses notes, slight hint of bourbon but its fairly restrained, slight oak and alcohol. First sip very smooth, with tang of alcohol at the end. Very nice bourbon overtones with caramel, molasses and chocolate. Definitely not a session beer, will need to put some up for a year or two to see how the flavors come together. This almost as good as Goose Island Bourbon Stout in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3154) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, chocolate liqueur, molasses, toffee, light hops; mouth: roasted barley, chocolate liqueur, molasses, toffee, alcohol, alcohol warmth, rich, dense, finale in roasted barley with presence of alcohol, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, mildly sweet, syrupy texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, liqueur de chocolat, mélasse, toffee, léger houblon; bouche : orge torréfiée, liqueur de chocolat, mélasse, toffee, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, riche, dense, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence d’alcool, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture sirupeuse; en résumé : bien bon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2688) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a black/brown hue, with a presentable layer of brownish tan head foam, and small spots od lacing. The nose was heavily roasted, with cocoa, and touches of sweetness & char, or more specifically, lightly burnt cocoa. Medium bodied, with modest carbonation, the taste showed similar notes as the aroma, including a lingering, moderately pronounced, roasted & earthy bitterness, nice creaminess to the mouthfeel, and definite alcohol presence that possessed a stealthy nature. Expected a bit more body, but rich, and very flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1189) - Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Dark black. Woody. Really high alcohol. More of a barley wine. Shared w carter. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (455) - USA - MAR 3, 2015
Thick black color with smattering of dark khaki head. Smells of oak, bourbon, earthy, liquor, roasted malt, can't smell much of the coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate syrup, coffee, tons of alcohol burn. As expected its a bit much but if you can look past the alcohol there's some good coffee stout flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Padron4KM (600) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2015
12 oz bottle, bottled on 2/13/15. 16.9 abv.
Inky black pour, with a creamy, chocolate colored head.
Molasses is the predominate aroma, but there is dark dried fruit, and sweet bourbon mixed in.
Flavor is complex, molasses, fruit, oak, vanilla, bourbon, touch of sweetened coffee.
High abv is hidden well, no boozy burn, just a gentle warming as it hits the belly. Nice beer to mark #600 entered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (302) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle (12oz $14): Bottle dated 2/13/2015. Muddy with small brown head. Aroma is light bourbon and sweet. Taste was much bigger. Starts out sweet then the bourbon kicks in pretty hard, then a bitterness chocolate. Then a long warming. This was only 2 weeks after bottling. It might mellow out a bit with more time. But still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (6261) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
35,5 cl bottle (16,53%) @ lusikka
Aroma is very sweet with bourbon tones, alcohol, licorice and strong bourbon tones with vanilla. Flavour has sweet vanilla tones, licorice, bourbon and some saltiness. Some pleasant warming alcohol in the last sips. Nice slow sipper, but you’re gonna need a long movie for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roastiness, caramel sweetness, vanilla and strong bourbon notes. Rich flavour of roastiness, alcohol, sweet bourbon, some vanilla notes, mild earthiness, tart wooden notes and molasses. Full bodied. Alcohol warms very nicely. The bourbon notes are very smooth and soothing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4148) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355ml bottle

ABV 16,53% - Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of syrup, molasses, roasty malts, licorice, dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla and toffee. Taste is heavy, complex, bourbony and woody with loads of oak, toffee, syrup, dark chocolate, vanilla and licorice. Finish is warming, sweetish, heavy, boozy, oaky and woody with loads of vanilla, toffee, bourbon and alcohol. Heavy, boozy and bourbony slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2014. Pours a deep black to brown with a thin white head. Big roast, chocolate, cocoa. Sweet, caramel, vanilla, sweet coffee. Maple and cocoa. Sweet and chewy on the finish.

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