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RATINGS: 298   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1360) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle; Pour is viscous dark brown, with a modest , fine bubbled khaki head - It retains on the average side, hazing / ringing the glass fairly quickly, with modest lacing present. The nose is dark fruit, chocolate cake, molasses, mild barrel treatment, and a touch of vanilla ; Dark chocolate, molasses, and caramel initial; a hint of port wine, brown sugar; it is perhaps overly sweet - Barrel treatment comes through but not quite as much as one would hope - Still - this is quite the brew ; a desert beer I would say - Quiet nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Brewery sample (short pour bottle). Pours dark brown, very little coffee like head. Nose of walnut, chocolate, caramel, and banana. Mouth feel is creamy, taste of wood, walnut, caramel, cherries, followed by some heat. A great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from Jesterdeal, thanks! Pour is black, some tan head, but not much. Aroma is roasted malts, sweet bourbon and cocoa. Incredible mouthfeel gives way to bourbon, sweet booze, all sorts of chocolate and malts. Finishes with bourbon, wow. Incredibly easy to drink considering the abv.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (230) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Aroma is sweet, marshmallow, caramel, sweet chocolate and vanilla. Appearance is black as night, not much head, a brown. Taste is super sweet, marshmallows and vanilla, slight chocolate, no real bitterness. The mouthfeel is very thick as expected. Overall, it is quite boozy, but the flavor hides well and only face-heat comes when you swallow, like a barley wine. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2002) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2013
Pours black with a finger of thick tan head. Aroma is distinct bourbon barrel, vanilla, coffee, muscovado, dates and figs, chocolate, light butterscotch. Marvelous. Taste is incredibly muscovado and alcohol sweet, tons of bourbon and port barrel with coffee and chocolate in the background. Finish is lingering alcohol bitter. Body is full and creamy to sticky. Flat carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5421) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
12 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 in August í12. Pours dark brown to blackwith a medium sized dense mocha head. The aroma has caramel, bbourbon, dark chocolate, black cherry, roasted malt, wood and was surprisingly not very boozy. The flavor had big syrupy caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruit with some woody accents. I thought this would be really hot given the alcohol, but it was pretty easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (488) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 A strong, solid stout aged in bourbon barrels. Smells very strong with whiskey flavors and tastes of whiskey as well. Definitely does not taste like a 17% beer. Solid beer for this strength, and really enjoyed the whiskey smell/ flavor in the stout base. Could not drink much of this one, but a good aged stout. EDIT: just had KBS tonight and now having this again. Comparatively KBS has better balance. This is quite a bit sweeter and has less bourbon flavors than KBS. This is still great, but a step below KBS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2012 version. Today I had 11 Avery beers and this one was the best of a great bunch. Wow. Big, bold, sweet boozy bourbon, dark chocolate, sweet chocolate. Just a huge beer, but the ABV did not come off as 17%. Big roast and linger sweet bourbon finish. Damn.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. The booziness comes through on the nose, but this beer is dangerously smooth, to the point where I would fear buying myself a bottle and drinking myself to death after forgetting this beer is over 17% ABV. Damn good showing by Avery.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5452) - Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks Chris). Looks good; a dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells and tastes good too; chocolate and booze. Nice on the mouthfeel; it doesnít taste 17+%. good beer.


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