Jim beam black is a premium bourbon with a more flavorful character made to be sipped and savored. Our premium 86-proof extra-aged bourbon ages years longer in white oak barrels than original jim beam. It’s those extra years of aging that give jim beam black its full-bodied flavor with smooth caramel and warm oak notes. Tasting notes: palate: full-bodied heavier caramel well-balanced rich and flavorful. Nose: a deep nose with a mix of caramel oak cinnamon and vanilla.