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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottled March 2012. Pours reddish black, no head. Aroma is bourbon, plum, cherry, cacao, caramel, deep and rich. Taste is brandied raisin, cacao, bourbon, maple, bitter coffee. Slightly harsh, boozy, and woody finish. Very good.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (594) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
2016/08/24 - Pours pitch black with a foamy, tan head that quickly dissipates and leaves ample lacing. Aroma is barrel, heavy cocoa and espresso, vanilla, leather, sweet roasted malt, licorice and hints of dark fruits and alcohol. Taste follows nose; lots of roasted espresso and cocoa, bourbon-vanilla notes, barrel, licorice, raisin and heavy booze. Mouthfeel is full and sticky with smooth carbonation and a long, warming, boozy finish. Sweet without being cloying and complex without being convoluted. Alcohol begins hidden, but quickly becomes more evident (and slightly harsh) as the beer warms. All things considered, this beer does a pretty good job masking the 17.1% ABV. A great sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie (3247) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Shared a vertical of the 2013, 2014, 2015. This beer is ultra black and viscous. A brown head forms then quickly disappears. The aroma is boozy in character but without much burn. Notes of cacao, espresso, molasses, rum, bourbon, vanilla, and more are all over the place. The body is massive and creamy. A single drop of this beer is rich and full. Sweet notes of spirits make up the flavor. More bourbon, chocolate, espresso and dark fruits are everywhere. For as crazy big of a beer this is, itís not offensive or hot. It was remarkable how similar the vintages were. Even the 2013 had plenty of sharpness and roast to it, but the finish was slightly more well rounded.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2461) - JAPAN - AUG 3, 2016
Malt chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty Hops resin Yeast/Bacteria leather Othe raisin, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bricks (956) - Delaware, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Dark in color, very little foamy off-white head. Aroma of barrel, alcohol, malt, vanilla. Tastes like a stout should; alcohol, bourbon, malt. Mouthfeel great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1663) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2016 355 ml, bottled Feb 13 2015.
Black body, with a small, creamy, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of bourbon, coffee, cocoa, liquorice, dark chocolate, caramel, subtle dark fruits, alcohol.
Taste follows this, except that it is much more alcoholic.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes boozy, roasty-bitter, a bit dry, with coffee, liquorice, cocoa.

Very nice, although not outstanding in my opinion. Tastes too boozy for my liking, but still really nice, complex stuff. Overall an enjoyable sipper, but not among my favourite Imperial Stouts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1752) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle. Thanks to Werckmeister. Black body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts ash some alcohol. Taste is alcohol roasted malts. Aftertaste is alcohol some roasted malts and sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2053) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
0,33l bottle at home shared by 4 from trade with rich182, big thanks. Batch No 4. Bottled 13. Feb 2015. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells of licorice, bourbon, raisins, dried fruits, some alcohol. very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes very alcoholic, licorice, bourbon, raisins, spices. finishes rather alcoholic with notes of raisins and licorice. good stuff, quite alcoholic though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (1903) - - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla, and quite sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Poured from bottle dated 2/13/15 dark chocolate pour with a coca head and thick lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate coffee caramel oak and booze. Taste is thick and creamy dark fruit caramel vanilla bourbon and lingering alcohol. Wow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle at Hopyard, april 22nd 2016. Black body with a tanned head. Aroma of oak, roasted malt, vanilla, mild peat. Taste of sweet dark chocolate and coffee, whisky, smooth licorice layers, mild alcohol. Robust roasty whisky aftertaste, very nice!


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