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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (22550) - London, Greater London, - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Many thanks to Seth for sharing! Pours oily black with a creamy, tan head. Aroma holds alcohol, dark malts, roasted malts, burnt toast, rich chocolate. Big sweet flavor with robust bittersweet chocolate, moderate roast, a bit of alcohol punch, brown bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Warm finish with oily chocolate, dirt, brownies, raisins, decent roast, rich chocolate cake. Awesome. Great depth. A hell of a beer.


3.5
PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2017 Bottle 2015: Pours a deep, near opaque black with a surprisingly dense and well retained tan head. Nice malty aroma. Chocolate, molasses, sweet vanilla bourbon and mild oak. Slick body. Some apparent alcohol, lots of sweetness upfront. Some roast and licorice in the middle with touch a hint of roast towards the back and more alcohol/booze on the finish. A big beer that lacks complexity and balance.

3.9
GTAEgeek (2455) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2017
2012 bottle. Pours black, with a small, bubbly, brown head. Baking chocolate, earth, caramel, oak, and a touch of red wine. Very sweet and lightly bitter. Heavy body, with an oily, grainy, and harsh mouthfeel. Just decadent. Might be past its prime, though.

4.3
Cybercat (6211) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Pours coffee brown with a nice tan head. Aroma offers coffee, sweet, roast malt, chocolate and caramel tones. Flavor presents caramel, sweet toasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Mouthfeel features firm body and peppy fizz. Love your uncle - I should because I have one in North Carolina!

4.2
RasmusOtt (2902) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2017
Vintage 2015. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of biiig toasted malts, Cocoa powder, chocolate, vanilla, dark dried fruits and some sweet incorporated bourbon. Taste of vanilla, bourbon, Cocoa powder, soy, toasted malts, dark dried fruits and coffee. Pretty old school and nice gem here.

4.1
Klimaet (3041) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2017
Bottle from 2015. Pours pitch black with a small dark brown head. Aromas of soy, toasted coconut, dark chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. Taste has roasted malts, dark fruits, vanilla, fudge, soy, booze, dark chocolate, bitter finish.

4.1
williamstome (2013) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2017
Black pour, foamy brown pour. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. Flavor of rich chocolate, prune, and booze (but not as boozy as it actually is!) Rich, thick, mouthfeel. Fantastic.

4.5
Xebbe (183) - - NOV 4, 2017
Enormt trevlig doft. Kakao och sötma. Smak av choklad, vanilj och sötma. Lite spritig eftersmak men det är helt ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
SG111 (2055) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Bottled. Pours deep chestnut color, tan head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, dark fruit, plum, raisin, vanilla, booze, licorice. Flavor is dark fruit, chocolate, booze, lots of plum and other dark fruit, bourbon, toffee. Solid. Nothing special.

4.5
MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Intense chocolate, cacao, dark roast coffee, dark malts. Very hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Heavy sweet. Heavy chocolate, cacao, dark roast malts, Ovaltine, soft carbonation, full bodied. Keg at the brewery, Boulder.

3.4
madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2017
11th September 2017
17.4% version from March 27th 2012. Opaque black - brown beer, good dark tan head. Palate is airy and has modest fine carbonation. Rich dark malts, quite fruity. Spicy coffee. Brandy alcohol dominates any bourbon. Finishes with more spicy tangy coffee and dark fruits. Spicy alcohol linger. Full on, five years old but could have left it another five I reckon!


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