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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Served from a 12 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a rich glossy black with some ruby edges. A nice mahogany head. Rich roasty malts, sweet brown sugar, bourbon, and barrel fill the nose, with a heavy booziness but not a pure alcohol. The flavors follow with a rich full roast malt, sweet oaky bourbon, peanut butter blossom cookies, brown sugar, molasses, very nutty, some buttery-ness. Very full mouth with a good drying oak on the tongue and a alcohol burn on the roof and cheeks. The booziness is there but itís not raw alcohol heat. It is full of flavor and intensity. I can see why there is a lot of love for this brew and I can see why some people would give it a lower rating. I really enjoyed it and itís worth seeking out.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1496) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Simply an unconscionable amount of alcohol. However, the palate is rich, lengthy, and only a bit slick. Oats, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, molasses, but all in balance and moderation. A little honey and stickiness on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (585) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle, 2015. Pours black, nice brown head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, Malty. Some licorice. Taste is great vanilla, bourbon, smooth espresso, slightly boozy taste. Smooth body, high carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (176) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bourbon and chocolate aroma. Tan head with a lasting ring, no lacing. Soft creamy palate. Huge bourbon aftertaste. Overall very strong. All in all ok. Might be awesome after some aging.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2832) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of booze and vanilla. Taste is sweet with vanilla, but mostly booze. Good, but somewhat one-sided.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (763) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Dark pour with a small tan head. Heavy alcohol aroma and some licorice. A taste of molasses. Light to medium mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5769) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zeebra 2015, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla. Quite thick and a bit boozy. Bit too heavy on malty sweetness and alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (485) - - JUN 21, 2015
Drank at ZeeBra 2015 (21-6-2015). Alcohol smell. Very soft beer, alcohol smell, sweetness. Strong aftertaste with lots of bourbon. Magnificent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1770) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
First beer I can taste from this brewery, and itís already one that makes me want to taste more from them. Good full taste with a lot going on. Ofcourse pretty boozy...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrelbelly (702) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Thick creamy chocolate coffee with bourbon and high alcohol aftertaste. Warm finish

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krej (158) - USA - JUN 20, 2015
Very good. One of the best stouts Iíve had Iíd say. Very stouty. Thatís about it because Iím tired of rating beers.


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