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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (82) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2015
Aroma: alcohol, bourbon, caramel Appearance: black, clear, brown head, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, bourbon Palate: full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
From notes on 3/30/15 On tap at Avery. Awesome beer. Canít even tell this beer is 16% ABV. Smooth bourbon flavors meld well with the chocolate malt flavor of the beer. Had to buy a bottle to take home.

4.6
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Dark black pour with a light brown head. Head sticks around for quite some time. Delicious looking beer. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, candied dark fruit, hint of oak... heavenly. Starts off sweet which continues on into the mid palate and finishes bittersweet with just enough bitterness to balance out the onslaught of sweetness on the front and mid palate. This is a true cigar beer. One that you can still taste 30 minutes after a tiny sip coats your tongue. Full body, low carbonation, moderate alcohol warmth... looking forward to drinking this 3-4 years from now... amazing now, should be even more so then!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BMan1113VR (7895) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. (bottled March 27, 2012). Pours with a sickly thick, inky black body that is completely opaque. Massive tan head resides atop. Great retention (very impressive for a beer of this size), glass coating with incredible lace. Aromas are huge and awesome. Big fudge character, bourbon, barrel, boozy (but not sharp/solvent/distinctly fusel), nougat (big time), nutty, whiskey, barrel, toffee, fresh baked goods, caramel, almond extract, chocolate everywhere (really strong fudge which I wrote down about 5 times for the aroma alone). Medium peppery alcohol, rich, decadent, marshmallow. Flavors are very, very rich, viscous, decadent, medium tannin, barrel, mocha, fudge, light alcohol burn. INTENSE. Caramel, toffee, very long duration of flavors, figs, dark fruits, chestnuts, nougat, stewed prunes. Sweet but never cloying, boozy but not harsh. Very complex. Tobacco and earthy truffle on the finish. Like a baby Black Tuesday in a smaller and cheaper bottle. Less dark fruit character than Black Tuesday. Burnt caramel, port wine, bitter, raisin, currant. Endlessly complex, big. Full bodied, velvety mouthfeel, and completely mouth coating. Warming, low carbonation. Caramelized and candied. Epic!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 12oz, gold foiled bottle, dated 3/27/12, courtesy of Denverbeerdrinker on BA. thanks, Matt! pours a thick, oily, jet black topped by a dark, creamy, mocha head that leaves dense sheets of rusty lace on the glass. aroma is absolutely fantastic with huge notes of chocolate fudge, rich molasses, charred oak, and vanilla cake batter backed by spicy bourbon, brown sugar, graham crackers, and suble notes of fig newtons. flavor is truly spectacular, intense in every way, with huge notes of fudge brownies, pralines, mocha frappacino, símores, and candied pecans up front backed by rich, smokey, woody bourbon, charred barrel, figs, and hints of red wine with just a touch of vanilla cake on the back end. palate is huge, rich, smooth, and sweet with perfect carbonation and just a touch of bourbon barrel warmth. no way you could convince me that this is nearly 18% abv! overall, an obnoxiously decadent and truly marvelous barrel aged imperial stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2410) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2012
12 oz bottle shared with Scott. Pours an oily pitch black with a thin brown head. Aroma of rich milk chocolate, dark malt, vanilla, oats and bourbon. Taste of rich milk chocolate, malt, vanilla, oats and bourbon.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12oz bottle: Pours a rich obsidian with a small creamy dark beige head. Has a dense, sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with lots of bourbon oak and vanilla complexity. Starts with chewy viscosity, fine carbonation and dark malty sweetness with notes of raisins and molasses combined with a healthy amount of bourbon before a semi-sweet and smooth finish that hides the alcohol surprisingly well. Loaded with complexity, one of the best bourbon-barrel-aged imperial stouts Iíve had.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours like old motor oil, slimy and pitch black, with barely a froth to speak of. The aroma is simply daunting -- boiling over with thick alcohol and oak. This drinks with a BIG, rich, chocolate-laden swirl, burning with just the right amount of whiskey oak. Wow, and double wow. Brilliant! (#4957, 3/12/2013)

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (2009) - 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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