bluejacket74 (1676) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle, Batch No. 4, bottled on Feb 13, 2015 (16.9% ABV). Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around a while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like bourbon, wood, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavor is even better, it tastes like bourbon, vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, espresso, burnt/charred malt, and a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel/body is full, itís silky and smooth with moderate carbonation. For a beer this strong itís very easy to drink! I thought this was really good, itís a great example of a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. Itís a must try if you come across a bottle.
beermajstro (15) - nykvarn, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mycket trevlig doft av espresso choklad mŲrka frukter o massa bourbon o fat. Dito I smak. Med en totalfyllig munkšnsla. Topp!
KansaiBeerLvrs (3796) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Richís Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Uncle Jacob Avery 16.53% 2013. Deep brown/black with a purple edge to it. Harsh bourbon maple syrup sweet maltiness. Raspy mouthfeel on a med-full body. Incredibly boozy, harsh, maple syrup, bourbon, caramel nice but way too boozy in my opinion.
Garlic_of_Doom (596) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a dense espresso coloured head, no retention.
Aroma has bourbon, raisins, plum, dark chocolate and some alcohol.
Taste is mostly sweet with bourbon, vanilla, raisins, soy, slight bitterness, peppery notes, cocoa/dark chocolate and alcohol heat.
Full body, prickly yet soft carbonation, super smooth.
Long bitter after taste with raisin and alcohol.
Surprisingly little alcohol presence considering the strength. Fantastic BBA Imperial Stout. Quite steep price tag though.
RexTalionis (3306) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black in color with a tan head. Lots of chocolate and coffee on the nose. Boozy and vanilla notes as well. Chocolate and some more sweeter notes in taste. Smooth mouthfeel. The bourbon notes are present too. A warming finish with some vinous and dark fruityness stepping forward.
UncleKorm (1163) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, poured a dark brown hue w/ a medium tan head and nice lacing. Bold sweet boozy aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are brown sugar, molasses, oak, bourbon, coffee, chocolate and a light licorice. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel and warm finish.
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Jens_thogersen (31) - - AUG 21, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is dark! Lots of dark sweet chocolate, liqourice, coffe, mollases, dark burnt sugar some alcohol shines through.
Palate is thick with nice carbonation
Taste is oh my god! This is good! Very complex! Dark sweet coffe, dark sweet chocolate, liqourice, figs, dades, dark dried fruits, a bit sweet but not cloying. This is really good stuff! Hangs on for ages.
pilsnerrogge (2711) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and sticky. Packed with raisins, chocolate, toffee, oak barrels and Bourbon. Warm, somewhat boozy finish yet smooth and balanced.
Dahlstrom (127) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pitch black with a smal brown head. Sweet aroma of bourbon, syrup, dried fruits, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, syrup, dried fruits and chocolate; looong bittersweet finsh.
Linnet (1442) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
roasty, coffee, chocolate, licorice, alcohol, soy sauce, woody, rich and rewarding, the bourbon is there, but I would have wished for it to shine through even more.
Pitch black, medium Brown head, lacing.
Heavy salty, heavy sweet, mid-bitter, slightly peppery, insanely rich and ABV very well integrated.
Extremely fullbodied, oily, almost chewy feel, soft carbonation, very, very long, salty, roasty and warming finish.
If I Could have felt more of the bourbon this would have gotten an even higher mark. Still balancing a beer with this ABV without it being boozy is a feat worthy of a world class brewery, which Avery is!