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RATINGS: 522   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 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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Aroma of sticky toffee, chocolate, cherry and caramel. Pours black and thick (duh). Taste is enormous with sweet toffee, chocolate and cherry. Alcohol burn is balanced nicely.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Poured from a bottle at GABF 2014. Black pour with a brown head. Bourbon and chocolate aromas. Incredible taste of chocolate cake, coconut, vanilla, oak, and booze. Lingering warmth. Awesome beer!!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (960) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2015
Aroma: alcohol, bourbon, caramel Appearance: black, clear, brown head, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, bourbon Palate: full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
From notes on 3/30/15 On tap at Avery. Awesome beer. Canít even tell this beer is 16% ABV. Smooth bourbon flavors meld well with the chocolate malt flavor of the beer. Had to buy a bottle to take home.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (8588) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2015
21/IV/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: 27/VI/13 (2014-1575) Thanks to Thomas and Annelies for the bottle!

Note: was surprised to find I hadnít rated this yet, despite having drunk this. Was able to back-track it to the correct notebook, thanks to my line-up pictures of tastings on Facebook. :p
Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, lots of chocolate, chocolate milk, bit of vanilla, nutty touch. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: dark chocolate, caramel, little sourish, sugary and sweet as well, mocha, bourbon, dried fruits, raisins, brown sugar. After-taste: sweet, lots of dried fruits, molasses, dark chocolate, mocha, soft bitterness, bit boozy, sourish touch. Lovely beer!!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2015 Excellent sipping stout! Slides thickly out of the bottle, black as used oil. The aroma tells the whole story...chocolate, vanilla bourbon...the taste is delightfully sweet and the bourbon warms all they down! It?s a sipper that makes me wish I could gulp...the bourbon is a strong presence and a bit over the top but not a problem.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1655) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Barrel-aged Imperial Stouts are big beers. Uncle Jacobís Stout skips big and goes straight for monolithic. 17% alcohol and a pour thatís as deep and slow as ink. Huge roasted malt aromas with plenty of bourbon influence: vanilla, oak, cherry, butterscotch, toasted brown sugar, and booze. Flavor brings it forward with some coffee and cocoa coming from the grains. A full-bodied but smooth mouthfeel. Itíd be fun to experiment with cellaring this brew and finding its sweet spot. At about any age though this is still going to be a massive Stout - not for the faint of spirit.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickel (1036) - - MAY 15, 2016
Aroma: cream, malt, bourbon, chocolate Aromais strong and long lasting Taste: bourbon, malt, sweet milk chocolate. This stout is more tender and mild comparing to Tweak. Anyway, great stout

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beer_queue (90) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Bottled on February 19, 2016; sampled on April 22, 2016. Pours black & oily; almost no head except a beige ring. No lace. On the nose, coffee, chocolates, roasted malts, toffee, raisins, and definitely a lot of bourbon. A strong bourbon alcohol flavor is present from beginning to end. Vanilla, molasses, and chocolates in the front. Thereís also some dark dried fruits, roasted malts, and toasted nuts in the middle. It finishes off with a nice bittersweet coffee/syrup flavor. After it warms up, the bourbon alcohol flavors get even stronger, bringing a ton of syrupy sweetness forward. The six months in the bourbon cask made a huge impact on this beerís flavor; itís almost as if someone poured a shot or two of bourbon into this beer! Silky smooth, kinda sticky, full-bodied, no carb, mild finish. Admittedly, the first couple of sips are very hot from the strong alcohol presence. Itís a big, malty, sweet behemoth of a beer and no doubt delicious...but not an easy drink at all.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dysenteri (216) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle from SB. Pitch black, brownbeige head. Bourbon, molasses, syrup, prune, dark fruit, a bit of chocolate, brown sugar in aroma. Smells sweet and lovely. Thick oily mouthfeel, full bodied. Sweetness but hotness from the alcohol involved. More dark chocolate in the taste, molasses, syrup, raisins also. What a beer!


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