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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Definitely a keeper, too bad itís so damn expensive. Lots of bitter dark chocolate. Finishes with lots of bitterness. Booze well hidden. Lots of roast and caramel. Tap at Snallygaster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2013 vintage shared at first sunday. Deep rich and dark. Vanilla and roasty malt. Some chocolate flavors as well. Bourbon sweet and a bit of the rich chewy grain. The bourbon is still a little dominant here but the stout impression comes through well and adds complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2014
bottle shared with sievers, and hakes and meatstick at club w.. pitch black pour with potent aroma, raisend, plum, chocolate, taste is crazy strong , but incredible smooth, LOVE

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2305) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks artmcd8! Shared with tderoeck and Erwin. Oily black colour, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Light roasted aroma with lots of bourbon and vanilla. Full body. Sweet with very light bitterness. Good but I like stouts more on the bitter side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2013 vintage. aroma: loads of soy, roasted pecan, worn leather and faint but funky mozzarella cheese. appearance: motor oil w/ auburn tint around the edge. not much lacing. quickly dissipating light-brown head. taste: sweet chocolate syrup and burning bourbon. some bitter floral hops thrown in the mix w/ bitter bakerís chocolate, maybe some dried fruit (prunes.) palate: syrupy but doesnít coat the mouth for too long. pretty refreshing for a 16.5% beast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
litgeekandrew (3) - - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Roasted cashews and soy on the nose. Strong taste of dark chocolate and bourbon barrel, of course. Some notes of dried fruit as it warms up. Nothing special about the appearance--minimal head and no lacing. Very slight alcohol burn, but less than expected for the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (988) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Batch 2 at 16.53% ("bottled July 2013"). Twelve ounce bottle purchased at the Escondido BevMo one year ago ($10.99). Pours mostly black with some brown highlights around the edges. Half finger of very dark brown foam quickly reduces to nothing...the fizzy carbonation is interesting for such a high ABV beer. AROMA of heavy boozy bourbon, deep caramel, dark bitter chocolate, brown sugar, and booze. FLAVOR of great big bourbon, sticky toffee, fudge brownie, nutty dark roasted malts, some port-like sticky plum and raisin notes, maple, molasses, and lots of booze. Finishes with great big heart-warming whiskey down your gullet. The big booziness was surprising and distracting at first, but actually mellowed and improved as the beer continues to warm. The big booze is not necessarily unpleasant, but still I would recommend letting this sit even longer than the one year I waited to open it...additional time may take the boozy edge off this beast. Nice giant beer from the folks at Avery. (292, 901)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Nose is lighter fluid and jet fuel. Pitch black. Taste is straight alcohol with a light barrel character. Ho. Lee. Hell. This is high octane garbage juice. Medium sweet mouthfeel but the high alcohol and fusels kill this beer. Maybe they can try to sell this to the Air Force for the F35s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2014
12oz Bottle dated 6-27-13 (16.53% ABV). Deep black pour with a dense layer of dark mocha foam. Hefty notes of bourbon, espresso, dark chocolate syrup and molasses in the aroma. The flavor is dominated by roasted malt, dark roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate along with some vanilla, black cherry and toffee at the end. The body is thick and syrupy as expected with low carbonation and more burnt sugars and toasted oak in the finish. Another beast of an Imperial Stout from Avery that would make Uncle Jacob proud.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from Colorado! Pours black with dark brown/mocha foam. Smells sweet, rich of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and a bit of coffee. Tastes sweet, thick, sticky, alcohol, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, creme brule, coffee.

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