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RATINGS: 534   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 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (885) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours dark black with almost no head. Rich malty boozy aroma. Strong bourbon flavor with some molasses and faint dark fruit. Really amazing beer. Gets more boozy as it warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Murky, muddy brown-black with a large-bubbled head of milk chocolate. Sugary, tangy aroma: dark cherry, molasses, butterscotch, blackberry, maple, vanilla, dulce le leche. Fruitier than expected. The flavor replicates this bouquet, with dark chocolate covered maraschino cherries, dark berries, maple, vanilla, oak and a hint of burnt toast. Itís an incredible blend, and the alcohol is negligible. Mild, tingly carbonation. Some alcohol heat is noticeable, naturally. Creamy medium-full body is a bit oily and sticks on the tongue. Nice berry flavors in this one -- itís fruitier and tangier than I expected, which is what makes it great. Very smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Near black with a dark tan head. Vanilla, toffee, Candi and chalky. Plums, dry, dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mymaestro (55) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Pours hazy white with a thick white head. Light citrus, lemony taste with some residual sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BananaBi11 (30) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2015
A lot of bourbon and sweet. Very strong and heavy. You get roasted malt and dark chocolate mostly. But there definitely is coffee there as well as some fruit flavors that are somewhat surprising and almost hard to find even. I love the bourbon barrel beers and this one is outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting, shared by beerlover_ben. Pours depe brown to black, beige head. Nice roasted and lots of mocca hints. Alcohol is fairly hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (1199) - Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle - well, itís very bourbon, which overwhelms the stout. Itís very good, but not balanced between the beer and the bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4455) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle from wine and cheese place. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Lots of lacing in the glass. Big bourbon on the nose. Huge malt notes on the tongue along with the bourbon. My temperature has increased 3 degrees since the first sip. Not the least bit subtle and hangs around long after I swallowed. Very bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2015
The definition of Big Beer. And this works. Usually at this ABV level, Iím all "meh." However, this one is syrupy smooth, with a flavor to match the ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (928) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 26, 2015
Poured from the Howler(32oz), black brew, minimal head of tan foam that leaves the scene quickly. Cost, $25.99 Nose tells me thereís a lot of Bourbon, roasted malt,dark chocolate,pitted fruit, some coffee. Smells uber strong. Bourbon, chocolate, and roasted malt envelop my palate. With a bit of nudging, the dark fruit..plums & raisins, come out to play. The coffee I mentioned is very very light, err, perhaps Iím not getting any at all; the other flavours are THAT strong and THAT dominant. The body is on the high end of medium, carbonation checks in as fairly light but thereís no mistaking this brew as flat. Powerful brewski here and though the taste isnít as "hot" as it could be, once it goes down the hatch, it brings a heck of a lot of warming. As much as I love this beer, I donít feel the need to get more...

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