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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle from a trading partner that I canít remember at the moment. Thanks again! It pours black, super thick and oily with a medium sized, lasting brown head. Looks really nice. The aroma is even better. Very little fusel alcohols like I was expecting, just chocolaty goodness with some mild notes of soy sauce, nutty bourbon, vanilla, toffee and roasted malt. The flavor is just as good. Strong, yes, but itís amazing how well the alcohol is hidden. Yes, its sweet but not cloyingly so for this kind of beer. Sweet caramel, toffee, bourbon hits you first with notes of wood, brown sugar, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, brandy. Wow. This is brilliant stuff. The body is velvety with the perfect amount of carbonation. The finish is warming, but not harsh. I keep comparing this to some the high alcohol Mikkeller stouts Iíve had, and theres really no comparison. Not a soy sauce or prune bomb, and so easy to sip on. No complaints here. A real masterpiece.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours thick, syrupy dark brown to ruby with a great tan head of foam. Super sweet and malty with some nice cocao nibs. Hearty vanilla and graham crackers come through in the taste. Velvety and creamy on the tongue. I didnít really expect to like this nearly as much as I did. This is one hell of a beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
adamah (214) - - APR 20, 2013
Quite an intense beer. The flavor is very very sweet but not cloyingly so. There is a lot of warmth from the alcohol but the beer doesnít taste boozy. The body is a thick black and has a very thick syrupy mouth feel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled on 3/27/12. Poured highly-viscous near-black with a very short-lived, nearly as dark head. The aroma picked up a giant dose of maple, molasses, and rich, sweet bourbon upfront, with layers of vanilla, cocoa, and star anise not far behind.. some black pepper and bourbonny alcohol around the edges, but nowhere near 17% worth.. burned the eyes a little. The flavor opened with tangy, tasty bourbon and oak notes, with a thick wash of aged maple, vanilla, and fudge-like malts following.. spicy, earth and peppery bourbon surrounded and complemented the base beer very well.. picked up some bourbon heat in the nose and belly on the very long, decadently-malty finish.. this was awesome! Heavy-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. tanginess from the barrel kept it from being cloying.. this was a colossal beer paired with a robust barrel presence, and thankfully it all found balance.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (502) - Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 On tap at the Blue Palms Brewhouse 5th Anniversary. Subdued, smooth bourbon nose with molasses, some chocolate, and slight oak. Pours deep black with a slight bubbly head. Holy cow!; incredibly smooth chocolate and bourbon 1-2 punch from the first sip to the final drop. The oak tannins really bite late before the sweetness of the bourbon grabs hold. Beautiful palate - smooth body with a dry, woody finish. It was easily the best beer at the fest.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottled 27MAR12 Beautiful beer, dark mahogany with cherry hues and a persistent etched surface sheet of dark mocha foam. Itís funny, people consistently concede the absence of carbonation in higher ABV beers, I donít buy it and this is another confirmation of my hypothesis. The smells of prunes, dates and figs with liquor infused vanilla and fine chocolate truffles alongside leather and rich caramels. Hints of smoky molasses up in the nose as well. Very pretty. Flavor backs up the nose with molasses, bourbon, oak, cocoa, rich sweet vanilla and toasted sugars. A good boozy character warms the throat and leather character brings it all together. Full and silky body with nice, fine carb and a good solid - long lasting finish that runs the duration of five minutes (this is a long time for those actually looking at the clock). Really fine beer that I plan to buy the rest from the store I found this at. Really outstanding. Serving type: bottle 07-29-2012

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcmd (314) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours thick black with very nice espresso head, thick syrupy lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon - very similar nose to BCS. Taste follows suit as almost identical to BCS - dark chocolate and bourbon, molasses, bitter dark roasted malt in the finish. Essentially a BCS clone which is not a bad thing, but also not original. Much better head than BCS at least.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EtTuCthulhu (1029) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2014
This beer is an opaque black color with a large brown head that fades somewhat quickly, and the aroma blends dark chocolate, bourbon, roasted malts, and light caramel notes. The taste has a heavy boozy character alongside a moderate level of umami and a slight sweetness and slight roasty bitterness, and the umami, roastiness, and booze linger through the dry finish. The mouthfeel fuses a full body, oily texture, and low to no carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Salmoniform (564) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with tan brown head. Aroma is huge with essences of chocolate, tobacco, leather, prunes, caramel, roasted malt, licorice. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a full body and soft body. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice bitterness in the following and a slight ethanol finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic brew!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from Colorado! Pours black with dark brown/mocha foam. Smells sweet, rich of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and a bit of coffee. Tastes sweet, thick, sticky, alcohol, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, creme brule, coffee.


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