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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (2586) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
31 aug 2012, bottle. Thick oily brown/black. Nose is sweet, faintly tart, huge sugar, meaty stout! Med body and a bit fizzy. Big sweet dark chocolate stout, really meaty, bitter chocolate finish. Amazing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle at home. Pour is pitch black, literally looks like car oil; small brown head that quickly dissipated. Big bourbon and coconut hit you upfront, with notes of vanilla, wood, toffee, caramel, and dark chocolate; sweet raisins and figs on the backend. Bourbon is obviously very present in the aroma, but it isnít overpowering because there is so much more going on and no real signs of alcohol. Aroma is just very reminiscent of a big bourbon barley wine. Taste is sweet bourbon and cocoa, vanilla, coconut, oak, and prunes. Earthy/grassy notes in there playing well off the sweet caramel and toffee ending with a slight alcoholic burn on the finish, but not nearly as much as you would expect for 17.5% ABV. Big sticky/mouth-coating body with low carbonation; seriously sticky shit with a nice lingering chocolate aftertaste. A very big beer, but definitely one of Averyís better high gravity offerings. A bit hot, but delicious nonetheless. This one should age nicely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2552) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Pours thick black oil with almost no head. The aroma brings chocolate vanilla brownies, the vanilla oak is a little more prevalent. The flavor is so smooth for the ridiculous ABV, the

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2522) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed at 55F in a Snifter. Bottled March 27th, 2012

A - Pours a viscous midnight black. Very thick and oily. No head at all. Minor lacing on the edge of the glass. Dark amber on the edge of the glass.

S - Big chocolate at the front followed by vanilla and dried figs. Very complex and a more mild bourbon scent than I expected.

T - Wow. Up front though is a very high licorice taste which is a turn off. Pepper, vanilla and gigantic bourbon taste. Follow up is oak and a hint of cheese. Thereís this tropical mango and pineapple taste at the finish.

M - 50% carbonation. Heavy body. The booze is not as noticeable as I would expect. I expected the booze to be much stronger! Itís manageable for 17%+. Finish is this dry boozy and fruity burn that continues for a while.

O - This is a love hate. Iím not wowed, itís not balanced but, for a high ABV, itís still very drinkable. This is surprising but I wouldnít seek it out again. cheers!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle shared with friends. Iíll skip to the good stuff. Did it drink like a 17%abv beer? Hell no! This was tasty as hell. Nice balance of bourbon, chocolate, fudge and slight caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2443) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2014
This is one of those beers Iíve been wanting to try for a while, but hadnít had an opportunity. Shared with my buddy Dave. The beer is near black with a quarter inch of silky beige collar. The aroma brings dark chocolates, roast, huge malt profile, bourbon, oak. Some vanilla and barrel notes, but more chocolate and bourbon. A delicious beer! So smooth. I honestly hadnít looked at the abv. I thought it was around 12-13%. 17.42% abv?!? Are you serious. Apparently, itís serious, because I felt pretty awesome after I finished my 6 oz. Outstanding beer and well deserving of the high ratings.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours thick black with a small brown head. Aroma of molasses, alcohol, leather, tobacco, dark fruit, brown sugar, tobacco, pretty sweet smelling overall. Taste follows the same suit, more sweet than anything, not as hot or bourbon tasting as expected, but still packs an alcohol bite. Texture was thick and oily, almost syrupy, some light smokiness and dark chocolate bitterness. Will be better a year and a half from now.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2012
12 oz bottle from deftim13, thanks a lot for this one. Black with a decent tan head from a fairly hard pour and boozy legs. Huge aroma of bourbon/alcohol, dark chocolate, liquorice, ashy oak and some sugary toffee. Flavor is great balance of boozy bourbon heat, bitter chocolate and roast with some sweet sugary malt. Full body that is slightly cut down by the high ABV with decent carbonation for such a big beer. This is an awesome beer, very hot right now but I like a good hot beer. Kind of reminds me of a BA Mephistopheles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2350) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Black pour, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel, roast, darker fruit. Full bodied, moderate sweetness, moderate alcohol, chocolate flavor dominates with barrel being evident but not overpowering.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2347) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2012
12 oz bottle shared with Scott. Pours an oily pitch black with a thin brown head. Aroma of rich milk chocolate, dark malt, vanilla, oats and bourbon. Taste of rich milk chocolate, malt, vanilla, oats and bourbon.


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