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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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 Jacob’s wash, we’ve 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! It’s in our blood!
Brewed with Rocky Mountain Water, Malter Barley, Flaked Oats, Hops and Yeast.

CaptainCougar's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12oz bottle: Pours a rich obsidian with a small creamy dark beige head. Has a dense, sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with lots of bourbon oak and vanilla complexity. Starts with chewy viscosity, fine carbonation and dark malty sweetness with notes of raisins and molasses combined with a healthy amount of bourbon before a semi-sweet and smooth finish that hides the alcohol surprisingly well. Loaded with complexity, one of the best bourbon-barrel-aged imperial stouts I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokestereo (307) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
Pours pitch black with a one finger high nougat colored head. Aroma; Roasted malt, chocolate, boozy, wood, caramel and vanilla. Taste; Rich oily roasted malt and chocolate flavour, vanilla, caramel with a alcohol taste in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1538) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 7/10-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with chocolate and vanilla, also notes of wood. Body is medium, the finish is roasted and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (635) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Beer tasting @ fillepolo. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with coffee, chocolate and notes of leather and wood. Very alcoholic almost like a smokey whiskey. Dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2723) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Tasting @ fillepolo 20161007. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty, woody, chocolate, vanilla, caramely, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is roasted, sweet and woody with alcoholic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stifler84 (9) - Klippan, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016 does not count
Tasting @ fillepolo 20161007. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Oljig och väldigt tung.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axl (577) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2016
355ml bottle, batch 4. Pitch black with brown head. Aroma of slightly roasted dark malts, chocolate, coffee beans, light vanilla, bourbon and wood. Taste is wood, slightly roasted dark malts, coffee beans, chocolate, bourbon and light touches of vanilla and dark fruits. Filling yet very smooth mouthfeel, light but somewhat prickly carbonation and big bourbon, wood and dark fruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3557) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2016 Batch #5. Bottled Feb 19, 2016. Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak. Similar flavors with molasses and lots of booze. Full body with minimal carbonation and a slick, syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RRG991981 (5) - Menominee, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2016 does not count
The bourbon barrel stout I judge all others by, malty, smooth and silky, vanilla, caramel, and a slight smokiness. This beer has no equal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1849) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2016
12oz bottle pour a thick black color with a bit of head. Batch 5, Feb 2016. Bitter chocolate, lots of good, and a little overly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1374) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Growler from Stogies ’N Hops, served in a tulip glass. Pours heavily viscous, dark inky brownish black with medium dark tan head that laces heavily. Aroma is charred dark chocolate malt, bourbon, licorice, soy sauce, toasted oak. Taste is similar - incredibly thick, rich mouthfeel. Layers of amazing rich flavors - roasted oak barrels, whiskey, vanilla, toasted caramel, espresso beans, umami, molasses, dark chocolate. Boozy, though not excessively so - no way I’d guess the actual abv here. Lingers roasty and bitter chocolate on the finish. Amazing imperial stout, though I’d rank this just shy of the best out there like BCBS or Hunapu.

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