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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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.


chibuck's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
lucky to find this at a local bar, glad I had it now 7 months after bottling, fresh Iím sure this bad boy was very hot... dark brown pout, a bit thin dark tan head fades fast... the aroma is very strong and hot, tons of alcohol, a bit fusel, as it warms it calms down showing off bourbon and vanilla... the taste is quite excellent and much more balanced than the aroma, bourbon, vanilla, oak, alcohol, a bit of marshmellow sugaryness... the alcohol is present but hidden excellently for the abv... pretty stellar beer that will be coming into its prime in the near future


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (1008) - 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 (3782) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2573) - GREECE - JUL 14, 2016
355 ml bottle at home from trade with RobertDale. Thank you very much Bob!! Black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty aroma, dark dried fruits, chocolate, mocha, light coffee, cocoa, light vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter like aroma. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation. I wish it had less alcohol and that I could find it easily in Greece!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arkurzynski (2185) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Happy 4th. Deep black. Big bourbon, roast, and chocolate. Thick, sweet chocolate, bourbon, caramel, faint dark fruits and booze. Lingering chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Despite the high ABV, I think this beer hides it well. After pouring it into my glass I considered pouring it into my cars engine instead. Pitch black, thick like oil. Just like an Imperial Stout should be. Taste is sweet but never unbalanced. A lot of different flavors bombard your senses with the roasted malts, chocolate, oak barrels and vanilla. During the long finish the alcohol becomes a bit too much - but just slightly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leini (1772) - SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
355ml bottle. Pitch black body with a pretty much non-existing head. Pours like engine oil. Roasted aromas, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, salty, vineous. Flavor is heavy with roasted notes, vanilla, liquorice, dark chocolate. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden but punches through at the finishing long, giving a long aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (2694) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
aroma is bourbon and sugar. flavor is well balanced, some roastiness, light coffee, bourbon, and sugar. this is a very close competitor to BCS but just not there. pours like motor oil with a slight tan head. had out of a 120z bottle. very smooth for 17.1% ABV.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1375) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Black color . Nice , beige head. Bourbon, roasted malt , vanilla and hint of coffee in aroma . Perfectly balanced taste which follows the aroma. Sweet, but not too sweet . Boozy but not too boozy . Gently bite of roasted bitterness at the end.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3001) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Donít pick up much of the bourbon in the aroma, but it really comes through in a balanced aesthetic way in the flavor. Everything works here. Not just a strong stout, but an imperial, and you know it. Yet, itís sooo smooth and almost easy drinking. Hope I can find more locally.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Aroma is sweet and roasty-smokey. Color is black with a tan head. Flavor is boozy and roasty, but mostly boozy with noticeable whiskey character. Notes: On tap at the new brewery during GABF week í15


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