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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 523   ABV: 17.42%
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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 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3567) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Huge bourbon and whiskey aromas, chocolate and roasted malt notes. Flavors are bold and boozy, dark malts.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle..Tap is dark black with a dark tan head...Nose id chocolate , spice, bourbon, oak, classic avery barrel age taste...Taste chocolate, bourbon, oak, caramel..

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2012 Black with minimal carbonated tan head. Smell HUGE bourbon vanilla, cream and light fruit, no booze. Taste vanilla up front, lots of heat and caramel in the middle, boozy and fudge in the back. Lots of booze on the tail, but ultra rich. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4996) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
12oz bottle pours a very viscous, opaque, oily black with some cloudy, beige head. Nose has a ton of molasses, burnt wood, light vanilla bean, coconut meat, malt, Kahlua, dark chocolate, a little soy. Slick in the mouth, the flavor is sweet, boozy, Kahlua, soy, almost a little salty fish sauce, dark chocolate, burnt coffee bean, toasted wood, coconut meat, cherry cordial. Full, sticky finish. This could have been a mess, but it wasnít. Smooth with lots of complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6172) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12-oz, capped and foiled, very fresh. Thanks J! Pours opaque jet black with a dense and creamy burnt tan head that falls to a crazy whorl and eddy pattern, like the way freshwater and saltwater mix in an estuary and you can see the stripes. The head is brackish! Speaking of brackish, thereís salty soy sauce on the nose, along with roast, dark chocolate, oak, and lots of fumey bourbon and other alcohol. Not showing really heavy ethanol, which is a testament to their blending skills. Definitely some toasty oaty cerealy notes as well. Thick silky smooth slippery body--not buttery slippery, itís oaty slippery. Roasty toasty notes hit you, then dark chocolate and soy sauce, then sweet bourbon and oaky vanillaness. Long heavy chocolatey finish. Never develops a heavy vodka bite, not even a twang, and doesnít make a lavish display of any ethanol. Quite nicely done. Still pretty thick and raw and heavy, so itís hard to go up into stratospheric numbers, but this is designed to be a big ridiculous dessert beer, not a balanced and harmonious sipper. That it is as balanced and harmonious as it is merits a great score, so...38.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Batch 2 bottle poured halfway into the olí Lakewood Snifter. Appearance is perfect. This beer is dark as a starless, moonless, flashlightless night. Surprising 1.5 finger head rises from the beer and leaves a dark khaki ring on the glassís edge. Bubbles are fine and consistent throughout. Aroma is muted at first, then opens dramatically. Lots of roast, almonds, coconut, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, and, not surprisingly, booze. I originally rated the aroma lower, then realized that it became wonderful as the beer warmed. Taste is decadent. At first, bitter roasted coffee overwhelmed the taste buds and made the beer unenjoyable. Then amateur hour ended and I let the beer warm to an appreciable temperature, which resulted in a completely different beer. Unfortunately, the first perceivable note is booze. From there the taste improves to feature unsalted caramel, bitter dark chocolate, mid-shelf bourbon, figs, strong vanilla. Thereís still booze on the finish, which takes the taste down a notch. Mouthfeel is totally full-bodied. Alcohol is pervasive and cuts through the body, but thereís enough body to last a lifetime. Carbonation is visually present, though minimal on the palate. In summary, this is a great beer. Delicious, robust, and well-made. Quite the beer that Avery has produced. Even more impressive that Batch 2 is on par with Batch 1!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brouwerij (930) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle, batch 2. Pours a very dark brown with dark brown head, amongst the darkest head Iíve seen. Settles quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and booze. Flavor is strong bourbon, vanilla, sweet oat and alcohol finish. The oats give it a fuller body and smoother texture. Soft carbonation, full body, and smooth texture, the palate really makes this beer. Uncle Jacobís is the ultimate bourbon barrel beer, making Angelís share and Older Viscosity seem light and watery. Few beers can compete with the texture and body of this beer. Have had several of these, and have yet to be disappointed. A superb brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - AUG 29, 2013
Poured from a bottle into glass. Has very dark look to it. small amount of tan head is present. It has a nice pallet that is smooth to drink. High presence of bourbon makes beer bitter to taste. Not my favorite beer, might drink one again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3564) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a decent brown head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, cherries, bourbon, coffee, and wood. A big time beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Wow What a great brew. A hint of cherry in the bourbon barrel flavor. A truly top notch stout. Aged one year at home to perfection.


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