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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReggieDunlap (2926) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours pitch black with a medium dark mocha head...decent retention. Aroma is boozy...dark fruit, brown sugar, oak, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is sweet with dark chocolate and carmelized sugar...some coffee...very roasty and mildly boozy...bourbon creeps in as this warms. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a sweet/roasty very warm and long finish. This is desert for cold nights!

   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Huge beer. Pours a viscous black with brown head. Aroma is heavy oak, bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Oily texture with low carbonation. Really tasty stuff here that is a bit difficult to drink with the thick palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Great aroma of chocolate, brown sugar/molasses, bourbon, dark fruit, oak and a hint of vanilla. Very smooth and great flavor with notes of chocolate, light coffee, oak, bourbon, dark fruit, roasted malts, light smoke, and light vanilla. Similar finish with just a touch of alcohol. Tasty, warming and smooth. Hard to believe its almost 18 percent abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooter520 (185) - - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Appearance: oily black with very small dark mocha head that dissipates quickly to almost nothing. Aroma: big dark chocolates, deep roasted malts, oak, vanilla, dark fruit, no bourbon or booziness really at all. Taste: sweet dark fruitiness up front with bitter dark chocolate coming in and very sweet molasses, vanilla, and bourbon notes in the end and a sugary and coffee bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel: very creamy and slick thick with very little carbonation. Overall: the alcohol doesn't announce itself like you might expect. The sweetness is a bit heavy, but I think that's where the bourbon and booze is shining through. Looking forward to trying again with some age. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Many thanks to Seth for sharing! Pours oily black with a creamy, tan head. Aroma holds alcohol, dark malts, roasted malts, burnt toast, rich chocolate. Big sweet flavor with robust bittersweet chocolate, moderate roast, a bit of alcohol punch, brown bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Warm finish with oily chocolate, dirt, brownies, raisins, decent roast, rich chocolate cake. Awesome. Great depth. A hell of a beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7501) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Thanks to Janet for bringing this one to Tuesday beer share at Craft Ale House. Poured thick jet black with tan head that dissipates rapidly, as one would expect. The nose is a complex medley of oaky bourbon, roasty dark malt, cacao, vanilla, molasses of the blackstrap variety. Tastes thich, rich, with a lot of flavors going on, with the oaky bourbon and roasty dark malt taking center stage, and the vanilla, cacao, molasses, and walnut as the supporting cast. This one is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1528) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2012 version. Today I had 11 Avery beers and this one was the best of a great bunch. Wow. Big, bold, sweet boozy bourbon, dark chocolate, sweet chocolate. Just a huge beer, but the ABV did not come off as 17%. Big roast and linger sweet bourbon finish. Damn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from Jesterdeal, thanks! Pour is black, some tan head, but not much. Aroma is roasted malts, sweet bourbon and cocoa. Incredible mouthfeel gives way to bourbon, sweet booze, all sorts of chocolate and malts. Finishes with bourbon, wow. Incredibly easy to drink considering the abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (2576) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle - batch #1 - thanks newcigarz! Pours opaque black with a small deep brown head that dissipates fairly quickly with a bit of lacing. Aroma is surprisingly light - notes of bourbon, chocolate, deep roasted malts, wood, dates. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter with strong bourbon notes and a touch of licorice. Light astringence is apparent from the time spent in wood. Full body, creamy mouthfeel and strongly warming, not surprising given the ABV. This is a nice beer. Cant wait to try B2!

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