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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2016
4oz pour for $6, I feel like thatís a bargain :shrug: Well, I like to give these uber Avery beers a try. As per usual they do a better job than others... like the Bruery, who suck. Draft has decent head. This feels less sweet than Meph but I havenít had that in a decade, so who the fuck knows. Definite burn on this, duh. I miss the bourbon and coffee of Tweak. Only light autolysis, bitter malts but not too bad. Surprisingly little sweetness. Itís alcoholic but I actually miss some of the other over-the-top characteristics that go with this uber strong impy stout, I mean, go big or go home. I guess this is the balanced version of a 17% imperial stout. Obviously, 4oz is plenty enough.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Big rich stout, with full corn flavour. They call it bourbon. Black, thick. Tasty, to an extent. Worth a try.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Deep black pour with a mocha brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, chocolate and a little bourbon. Taste is dark fruit, thick, chocolate, chalky. Very smooth for 16.9%. All the flavors mask the alcohol taste but I can smell the presence of the alcohol. Picking up a little vanilla and oak as it warms. A little burnt roastiness to it. A complex tasty beer. A costly beer but worth it The beer coats the glass.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Sampled at esbls. Really good. So rich. Bourbon , vanilla. Earth and roast. Big stuff. Hot. Jst so much to like.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Draft at the Stone Pour it Black Event. One of my favorites of the day. But all of them were so good. Lots of barrel and lots of yumminess.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1648) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2016
12 oz bottle, bottled on 2/4/2014. Pours dark brown black with a smallish creamy brown head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fudgy chocolate malts, grains, dark fruit, bourbon and a little black licorice. A lot going on!

The flavor is sweet sugary chocolate malts, roasted grain, dark fruits and some hot bourbon alcohol with a little black licorice and a bitter roast alcohol finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, nice stout with a lot going on. A bit sweet and hot on the alcohol for me, but not as hot as remembered (maybe the 2 years aging helped). Becomes a bit harsh and cloying as it warms.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Black. Boozey aroma. Sweeter than the meph, and some dried fruit quality. Alcohol is hidden in the flavor. Heavily roasted mal. Excellent beer. Thanks Brian.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2016
draft that poured thick as mud and so delicious looking. nice dark mocha head let it sit for a few. the aroma was thick in booze and bourbon and oak and chocolate and hints of coffee and vanilla. this is a definite sipper but its so worth it. the flavor is rich and deep and lots of booze and bourbon and oak and chocolate and deep roasted malts. this is one to search out.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljthiessen (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle, Feb 2015. Dark, nearly black pour with a beige head. Aroma is huge boozy chocolate, coffee, hints of breadiness. Taste is quite sweet, but immensely rich - boozy chocolate, coffee, vanilla, hints of bread and dark fruit. Very big and boozy, even after a year's aging.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turtles (1983) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
355ml bottle from Systembolaget, bought in August 2015. Deep black with a creamy beige head, rich lacing. Creamy, intense aroma, vanilla, roasted malt, caramel, oak barrels. Thick, full-bodied, chewy, mid-sweet mouthfeel. Strong and deep taste, full throttle from the first sip. Sweet chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, bourbon, oak barrels and coffee. Really creamy and smooth warming finish. Hides the great abv of nearly 17% very well!


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