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RATINGS: 528   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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8408) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle pours with a dark mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up molasses sweetened dark roasted malts, chocolate and mild booze. The taste delivers smooth sweetened dark roasted malts, chocolate, some chocolate fudge, black licorice and modest restrained booze. Solid sipper

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1663) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
Dégustée en compagnie d’Alexandre. Densité moyenne du liquide. Ce dernier m’apparaît comme plutôt mince et aucunement décadent. Corps étroit, bulle moyenne. Umami est le mot qui me vient spontanément en tête lorsque je pense à cette bière. Belle présence de la barrique, texture molle et sans vie, si ce n’est qu’une bonne dose de chaleur d’alcool. Beaucoup de saveurs de caramel, un fond de soya, du chêne, de l’alcool. Tout est bien intégré mais manque important de finition pour mon appréciation personnelle. Puissante et plutôt agressive, une petite bouteille bouteille se partage tout de même bien.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kustie (1024) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Opaque black color with tanned head. Aroma has bourbon, sweet malt, caramel, dark fruits and licorice. Taste is malty with long sweet aftertaste. Flavors of sweet bourbon, caramel, dark chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla and oak. Very strong but still very drinkable with very nice silky mouth feeling. Complex and strong one but alcohol still not dominating at all. Sweet but not too sweet. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (1193) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2017 Flaska systembolaget. Svart vätska. Ljusbrunt skum. Doft av vanilj, bourbon, choklad och sirap. Mycket bourbon och fat i smaken. Rostade toner med värmande alkohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CardsFan25 (95) - - FEB 9, 2017
Bottled Feb 19, 2016. Dark pour with a quarter inch of tan head in a snifter glass. The aroma and taste have plenty of bourbon, molasses, vanilla, oak, and a slight burn to finish. Make sure that you let it warm, your patience will be rewarded.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm1 (1302) - Bled, SLOVENIA - JAN 23, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2017 BOTTLES= RELEASE [email protected]%abv; RELEASE [email protected]% abv. Pours oily black, opaque, with foamy brown head, which transforms itself to a ring around the glass. Aroma: oat flakes, roasted grain, dark malts, vanillin, tobacco, oak, sherry-like bourbon...flavor: sherry-like bourbon- first two, three ships are tremendous, with huge bourbon impact, then there are noticeable roasted grain, dark malts with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, vanillin, tobacco. Finish is dry, slightly acidic (of roasted), alcohol warmth is intense. Body is full, texture smooth, carbonation is low. Huge imperial stout with great aging potentials. For so high abv. unbealivable drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
strowlands8 (195) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2017
Possibly the biggest, thickest beer I’ve drank. My father would say it could be "drank with a fork". Pours jet black with a brown head. The beer costs and sticks to the glass walls. Aroma is reasonably alcohol forward, with chocolate and vanilla notes following. Oak and bourbon notes to finish. Taste follows similarly, with thickness prevailing, tastes similar to a cholocate cookie. Alcohol is hidden quite well considering the strength. That being said, I’m sure my review would be much less coherent if I finished my glass before writing. Quite the beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dysenteri (231) - 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!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beer_queue (124) - 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. There’s 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 beer’s flavor; it’s 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. It’s a big, malty, sweet behemoth of a beer and no doubt delicious...but not an easy drink at all.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1612) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2016
dense creamy beige head. coffee colour. aroma is vanilla, barrel, boozy, coconut. taste like aroma, very smooth, alcoholsweetness, some alcoholheat, roasted malts, long coconut aftertaste. dense body, soft carbonation. awesome sipper! bottle 2015


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