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RATINGS: 544   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottled March 2012. Pours reddish black, no head. Aroma is bourbon, plum, cherry, cacao, caramel, deep and rich. Taste is brandied raisin, cacao, bourbon, maple, bitter coffee. Slightly harsh, boozy, and woody finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables (1889) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thechasm442 (997) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1857) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (4825) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6660) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (4096) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2017
12 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, toffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate, molasses and bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2017
Rich black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, oak, vanilla, molasses, cocoa, some licorice, & bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, rich dark chocolate, dark fruit, some coffee, and whiskey/bourbon; Hot but smooth finish; Nicely balanced considering the abv; Pretty intense - awesome stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (3705) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2017
Bottle from Beer Hall SF. Brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, alcohol, dark fruits, licorice, oak and a bit of bourbon. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, dark fruits, wood, oak, bourbon and licorice. Exquisite imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (2226) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 4, 2017
Dark brown color with a film of brown foam. Aroma is boozy with intense whiskey notes and caramel malt. Taste starts sweet and sugary, follows with some bitterness, mostly roasty. Medium plus body, low carbonation, quite smooth on the palate but the alcohol is quite present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (2555) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2017
Bottle shared. Very dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Notes of bourbon all over, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, alcohol. A bit too boozy, hard to drink, but good anyway.

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