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RATINGS: 349   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beechner224 (814) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours pitch black with just a small white head. Aroma is sweet, decadent, chocolate. Taste is thick, oily, heat, yummy. This is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle, from a trade with Heyta. Thanks alot! Pitch black beer with a nice rather lasting beige/brownish beer. Roasted malt and caramel aroma, vanilla, bourbon, woody notes, nutcreme, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, tar and licorice notes, figs and raisins, some dades. Roasted licorice and vanilla flavor, lots of warming slcohol, nutcreme, figs, raisins, caramel, woody, bourbon, tar notes, chocolate, vinous, dades, cream notes, some sherry. Full bodied, with a long woody licorice finish, dades, raisins, caramel, chocolate and warming alcohol. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle. A major want! Pours a pure black color with a small brown head after a big, initially pretty frothy. A great nose of cocoa, barrel and dark chocolates. Big flavors of more chocolate, intense sweet dark fruit, bourbon, more oak, some red win type notes, heat, oat. Loads of sweetness and heat, but damn it is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4134) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ home. Thanks vaiz! Aroma flows to my nose as vaiz poens the bottle over a meter away. Chocolate, caramel and vanilla hit the nose. A closer look brings big burned molasses and caramel, liquorice, caramel, vanilla, (medicinal) alcohol, roast, etc etc. Flavour is huge burning roasty chocolate liquorice rocketfuel malt caramel bonanza. Later bourbon, wood, caramel, malt etc etc. Lingers for ever. Keeps evolving. Hefty though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3709) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle from Beverager4less, San Diego. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is huge bourbon, chocolate, coffee, burnt malts, warming alcohol, boozy but well balanced. Flavor is warming, roasty, sweet chocolate, some bitter coffee and a hint of licorice. Mostly sweet warming roasted goodness. Heavy and smooth, but still in your face. Great brew, although it lacks some balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2013
From Douglas A: Midnight in the middle of nowhere black. Mocha head that fades. N: 80% dark chocolate, subtle bourbon, caramel, vanilla is well represented. Raisin and prune. Licorice. T: Dark fruit and chocolate. Slightly sour from the bourbon but not infected. Some coffee bitterness. Oak is huge. M: Wow, lots of booze. Sticky and heavy. O: Very fruity and potent. Normal for Avery to go overboard on their stouts, in my estimation. Flavor is strong, too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Very dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of a rich dark chocolate cake, with vanilla and raisins. Full body. Of course some alcohol but really no more than you’d get from a glass of wine. Flavor is sweet and complex, chocolate predominates, lightly roasted malts, fruits, oak, molassess. It’s not really drinkable beyond slow sipping, and probably too sweet, but wonderful anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours an oily black with no head. Vanilla bourbon and caramel and alcohol in the aroma. The taste is sweet and mellow. The texture is silky smooth and oily. The flavors coat the mouth as the heat from the alcohol warms the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (865) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Thanks Jeff for this one. A big thick creamy feel. Masks the alcohol extremely well. The aroma puts off a big boozy scent but barely in the taste. Pretty intense stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bergstaden (1510) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2013
Black with a brown head - Sweet malt aroma with some dark fruits - Good sweet malt body with dark fruits caramel and some chocolate - Lingering smooth dark malt finsih - This was extremely good

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