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RATINGS: 549   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 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.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcmisko (358) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Pours pitch black with no head, some caramel bubbles though. Smells like wet wood, roasted malts and a little bourbon. Taste is warm, sweet and complex. Notes of bourbon, caramel, dark roasted malts, creamy oats and a little menthol. Very complex, yet just as well balanced. Full bodied. Alcohol is not hot, but present. Very good stuff.


4.4
chilepepper81 (3) - USA - JUL 11, 2017 does not count
Let’s start with the 16.9 percent. Like a blinking neon light flashing "warning". Seriously, the best warning in the world. Aroma is what you might expect from a deeply carmeled stout. It pours dark as night with a small tan head. The taste?- very raisin flavored in the best possible way. No indication of the high APV in taste or in the finish. Just a rich, sweet taste without being coying. Will definitely cellar one.

4.6
Turkjerkey (3) - - JUN 27, 2017 does not count
S: bourbon, smoke, molasses A: jet black, reddish brown head P: silky, boozy, T: smoke chocolate bourbon So good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Block (2727) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Backlog entry. Really nice and potent. Smooth, creamy, thick. High alcohol which is actually covered pretty well.

4.7
SteveOrz85 (249) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Recieved a bottle of this from a good friend. 12 oz bottle served in chalice glass. Poured dark dark black. Thin tan head. Little bit of lacing. Aroma is mostly vanilla and sweet chocolate. Flavor is chocolate and bourbon with slight burnt taste in flavor. Hint off coffee and nuttyness. Very rich in flavor. Little bit of sweetness. Full bodied beer with a lighter carbonation. Over all a very good bourbon stout. Very complex and flavorful.

4.1
Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Dark dark dark. Dark and sweet.... Yellow edges. Very awesome, caramel, butterscotch, wood and vanilla. Slightly oily and syrupy at times but very good.

4.1
Luvystypotables (1965) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Aroma is bourbon, wood smoke, roasted malt with a hint of cocoa. Pours a dark black color with a tan we’ll laced head. The taste improves as it warms a bit, the first taste is bourbon with smoked malt followed by cocoa. An oily mouth feel with a smokey bourbon finish.

4.6
Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Bottled February 24 2017. Let black with an average tan head. Aroma is huge chocolate and vanilla. Cocoa, oak, and a little bourbon barrel. Really nice. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. Cocoa, dark roasted malts, oak barrel, and mild coffee are there too. It finishes with brown sugar like sweetness that blends with the cocoa and vanilla perfectly. Thick overall and only slightly hot, but alcohol well hidden. Finishes slightly sticky.

4
kathouse (1890) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - APR 30, 2017
Pours black with a thin tan foam. Aroma is wood, smoke, and soy. Flavor has more smoke and a rich red fruit and cocoa. Bourbon finish is pleasant and lasting.

4.3
chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2017
On tap at the Pour Taproom in Greenville, SC. Pours with a dark, essentially opaque, brown-black body topped by a decent beige head that has very good retention. Feel: full body with medium carbonation. Boozy and warm but smooth. Aroma: boozy, sweet and nutty, with dark baked bread. Flavor: strong. Boozy, but quite tame for ~17% ABV. Hints of roasted nuts, coffee (aftertaste), dark toast, coffee, vanilla, and dark dried fruits. Moderately sweet fading to mildly bitter. Overall: a rich and delicious whale of a beer.

4.3
wlajwl (6807) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2017
Aroma is dark malts, smoky, vinous and mild chocolate. The flavor is dark malts, vinous, smokey, chocolate/dark bread and a slightly sweet/acidic//warming alcohol finish.


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