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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle from wchesser, BIG thanks Will! Aroma has big notes of sweet bourbon, chocolate, molasses, oats, roasted malts, along with sharp notes of dark dried fruits, raisins, wood, figs and red wine. Very sharp and complex aroma. Inky pitch black hue with a small medium brown head that mostly diminished and left almost no lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft with an alcohol burn on the finish but it is hidden very well. Incredible palate for the amount of abv. Overall a very big Impy with a ton going on. She is a bit sharp, dry and tart but it works with all of the other big flavors and considering itís 17.5 abv the flavor is wonderful. Reminded me of DFH WWS. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
12 oz bottle from Arminjewell. Nose is lightly charred smoky oak, chocolate, vanilla, and molasses in the background. Black with a medium, quick disappearing cinnamon tan head. Flavor is vanilla, sweet raisins, white pepperiness, light bitterness, and a bit of bourbon. Finish is a bit of bitter and bourbony alcohol warmth. Excellent BBA Stout! Hard to believe itís actually 17.42%, the alcohol warmth tastes like a 10%er.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2012
(12oz bottle) pours near black with dark tan creamy spare head. Nose of huge barrel character, toasty marshmallows, low roastiness, graham cracker, bourbon, vanilla, smooth alcohol, and a creeping cherry character. Endlessly complex. Taste of rich fudge, light oats and cream, alcohol, wood char, medium roast character, light cherry (perhaps from the alcohol kick), and a medium thick body thatís not overly assertive in any way, surprising given the ABV. Just an amazing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
michaelinwa (560) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Pours almost oil thick, black with a big brown lasting head and lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet and roasted malt, chocolate an dried fruit. Flavor is complex notes of chocolate, licorice, dried fruit and alcohol. Sweet but so busy with flavor and alcohol that it works well. Finish is sweet, complex, hot, with subtle bitterness, all of which lingers. This is an intense, interesting, layered beer. Really wonderful and screaming to be cellared.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (9841) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle @ Camons tasting, courtesy of adnielsen. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Sweet and very bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 120712

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (12759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at PspsÝís - Thanks. Pitch black - nice brown head. High high malty, light wooden/bourbon notes, ok alcoholic to cut through the sweetness, rather high sweetness, cocoa, nice hoppy, fresh hoppy notes, dry malty notes, oiley texture, chocolate, warming finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tinco (521) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2012
From tap. Black, no light coming thourgh, small mocha head. Aroma is bourbon, booze, chocolate, coffeee, toasted coconut, sweet soysauce, very ashy, burnt. Taste is boozy, very creamy, full mouthfeel, chocolate, sweet, raisins, plums, dark caramel, vanilla, almost dark flowers. A very hard beer to describe unless youve had it. A very awesome full imperial stout! Right up there!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MotherBrother (653) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Been wanting to try this bad boy ever since I heard of it. Pour pitch black, with a small creamy mocha-brown head... Looks freaking terrifying!! Aroma is packed of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, coconut, bourbon, wood, bourbon/rum - soaked dark fruits, dates, raisins, licorice. This shit really is delicious. Holy cow!! The taste is pretty sweet, with a slightly bitter and boozy aftertaste, which suits this beer very well. Medium and rather oily bodied, with a lively carbonation. Slight heat in the throat when swallowed. This shit sure is tasty, and Iíd always be iso more!! Thanks to Master Scott for sending me this SOB!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
For such a big beer this one is remarkably drinkable. Boozy but not over the top. Smooth and drinkable. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1009) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 About 9 months on this. Thick pour into a tulip. No head or lacing. Nose is stewed prunes and fig, soy, oak, and sweet bourbon. Flavor the same minus oak with a dark roasted finish. Full bodied but not too oily. Alcohol apparent in mouth but no heat in the back of throat...pretty amazing given the level on this. Great with chocolate desert. Stellar and very well done. Dangerous.

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