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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1676) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
Pours black. Aroma is honey, chocolate, esters, coffee. Taste is honey, muscovado sugar, bourbon, vanilla, dark red fruit. Very good!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2679) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Deep black, oily pour, thin tan film fades out rather quickly leaving nothing behind. Aroma is huge; chocolate, smooth bourbon, sweet vanilla, fresh toffee, heavy oak, nice roasted malts... Very robust & heavy aroma. Taste... Youíd have no idea this was 17%+ ABV. Sweet, burnt brown sugar, rustic oak, super smooth bourbon, vanilla notes, rich chocolate, a touch of creamy toffee, finishing residual sweetness. Slightly roasty, but mostly sweet with no boozy burn. This one could be dangerous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Batch no. 2, bottled. A very dark brown (almost purple) pour, very thick brown head. The aroma is very intense, mostly bourbon with light notes of coconut, and malt. The taste is very full bodied with strong bourbon flavor. Sipping this beer is a slow process, which opens up notes of coffee and chocolate. The alcohol is very strong and the finish is very dry and malty. Overall is this a great barrel age from Avery, strong and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4317) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2013
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, some oak and vanilla, a little chocolate and coffee, and some dough. Flavor the same with a lot of roasted malts and bourbon. Smooth, thicker texture. A really good imperial stout that is not as sweet as others that are this strong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pretty much black color, brown head. Nice aroma of dark cocoa, vanilla, espresso. Taste is big, boozy sweet coffee, chocolate, vanilla, figs. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defensemaster (30) - GERMANY - OCT 22, 2013
With a dark, boozy chocolate aroma, significant lacing, and a boozy, earthy groovy feeling....what a nice beer! ---Cheers until next time! DMSR

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11821) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Draft, SNallygaster. Minimal brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some milk chocolate, light roast. Taste is sweet, caramel, Bourbon, some milk chocolate. Sticky mfull body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours dark charcoal black with thin tan head. Nose is of boubon booze, molassis, and vanilla. Taste matches nose with hints of chocolate and toffee. The mouth feel was lighter than some of the other bourbon stouts and the alchohol had a bit of sting. Vintage was 2013, so Iím guessing some age would help this out a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BucannonXC5 (977) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Lagunitas mason jar From: Beer Advocateís ucsbmullet Price: N/A Purchased: Received it on Oct. 10, 2013 Consumed: Oct. 19, 2013 Misc.: Bottled June 27, 2013; Batch No. 2; 16.53% ABV Thanks to Nick for the chance to try this. Poured an almost pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of bubbly brown head. Very good amount of uneven thick espresso lacing along the sides. Good retention all the way down. First smell was bourbon and it was definitely pretty thick. After some more searching I got toffee, caramel, solid European dark chocolate, bitter coffee beans, brownies and fudge. Most of that is just noise though. The bourbon is what you really get here and itís wonderful. After the first taste, all I could think was magnificent. Just full of deep, dark flavors. Those bourbon flavors were all around the toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, brownies, fudge, chocolate syrup and port wine. The scary part is that the 16.53 percent ABV felt about 6.53 percent. Full body. Thick texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. Alcohol is still hidden all the way down. Such a great drinkable beer. Just an amazing double stout. It may be the only one I ever try, but I would love to get some more. Wow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle at my place wih Taylor, Thomas, Patrick. Pours black with no head. Aroma is heavy malt, booze, slight dark fruit, grain alcohol. Taste is big heavy bourbon booze, some chocolate, caramel, burnt símores.

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