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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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3280) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowjohn (8) - Boulder, USA - APR 2, 2012 does not count
Pours dark brown/black with a short and tight tan/light brown head. Smells of vanilla, oak, chocolate, caramel, rum, and even a hint of green (green apple, fennel, sage). Tastes initially of deep, dark chocolate and roasted malt, which makes its way to a finish of vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, rum, and oak.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, toffee and hops. But lets get to the taste: vinous thickness with a lovely prune-bourbon taste with a complement of hop bitterness. Alcohol is not as noticeable as expected, however it seems to be making my tongue sort of numb. This beer is divine, a sweet yet hoppy stout aged in bourbon barrels. The aftertaste is so complex. YES!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
P: Jet black with a bit of a brown head, some lacing sticks around. A: Vanilla, bourbon, oak, cinammon. T: Sweet vanilla, brown sugar, mollasses, bourbon, and a hint of cherry. The sweetness and the bourbon seems to play well together here. M: Full bodied, low carbonation, goes down warm. O: This is crazy fucking good, I love that neither the sweetness or the bourbon slap you. 17.42 ABV? Really? I dont get it here.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (8184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Inky black pour from the bottle; no light coming through the liquid at all..rocky dark beige head. Smell is sublime, with notes of bakers chocolate, espresso grounds, caramel, raisin, sweet dark licorice, brown sugar, vanilla-tinged-oak, and a bourbony boozy tone. Flavor is huge, as expected. A little too warm, but the fact that itís chuck full of flavor helps it ease down the throat...its not boozy for the sake of boozy. Rich sweet dark chocolate tones on the palate first, some fig/raisin dark fruitiness, with a little tone of roasted coffee, some brown sugar, earthy licorice, caramel, a little bit of boozy vanilla, a twang of oak, and a mellow but warming bourbon ending. Rich and satisfying, however, a little too much on the body and booze after a while. Had trouble finishing the last 5oz of a 12oz bottle. Maybe just too sweet? I dunno. Itís a lot to finish. Share with a friend!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleph (231) - - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle @ Hamiltonís. Oily black pour, coffee tan head, viscous. Molasses hit strong, bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, oak, hints of dark fruit. Alcohol well hidden aside from a burn, body is thick. Top of its class.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (13901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with a moderate to large frothy brown head that lasted and produced sticky layers excellent lacing. Heavy roasted malt, licorice, dark fruit and woody bourbon aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy complex dark sweet stout flavor with a heavy smooth dark fruit bourbon woody finish. Very well balanced complex barrel stout. This is a standout beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (2688) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Oily black with a big, creamy, brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, bourbon barrel, vanilla, and dark fruit. Thick and creamy with alcohol coming through, but in a nice, warming proportion. Taste is rich and sweet, but also quite bitter. It tastes like chocolate covered cherries dipped in bourbon. Very big beer done very well.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (1985) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Really good. Strong malt and sweet aroma. Pitch black with no head but really nice lacing. Oily palate with low carbonation. Strong roasted malt flavor with caramel and some chocolate hints. High alcohol that is somewhat hidden but not completely disguised at this level. Great for the end of a cold day.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (2782) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Sample from bottle @ Fobab. This is a great stout. Big bourbon notes lots of dark malt flavor. Great balance between the two. Huge dark strong beer but still somehow very drinkable and incredibly smooth.


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