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RATINGS: 326   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 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2971) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (2956) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Via trade with Nasty31. Gorgeous aroma of chocolate, vanilla, oak. bourbon. The appearance is deep black, deep tan head. The flavor is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, boozy. The finish is chcolate sweetness, booozy, pine needles. Thick in body, nice mouthfeel like gravy. Nicely done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (2869) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2854) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2012
I AM SHOCKED...there is no way that this brew caps off at 17.4%! Nearly black, small but creamy latte head, aroma of coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and caramel. Peanut brittle, praline, toffee, honey, cocoa, vanilla, and cashew all present. Really quite incredible. Yum!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12 oz bottle shared. Black with a brown head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjay44 (2802) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, lasting, mocha head with come lacing, over a black (SRM 40) body....nose is soy, roast meat, hints of vanilla, bourbon, dried fruits (raisin, fig, plum)....taste is sweet brown sugar, molasses, heavy dried fruit including raisin, fig, plum, lighter soy, beef, light vanilla, bourbon interlaced with hints of chocolate, cocoa....mouth feel thick, sticky, alcohol burn present, carbonation makes a foamy, creamy sensation. This is a huge, complex, heavy, sweet beer. The aromas and flavors are wonderful in their diversity. The Bourbon barrel was deftly handled making for a rich nourishing meal in a glass. BJCP 9/3/16/4/8

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2014
First off, this was a huge bonus sent my way by JohnGalt1, straight off my want list. Super stoked to get to try this, many thanks. Bottle, 2012 release: Pours a very dark brown, near black and is topped with a thick finger of brown head that quickly dies back. As soon as I popped the cap, the aroma permeates the room. It is hugely sweet, dark fruits and molasses, with a healthy amount of influence from the bourbon barrels. Taste is sweeter than expected, but consistent with the nose. Molasses, dark fruits, and bourbon barrel. Some chocolate. I can sense the high ABV, but itís well hidden. Silky smooth and a great finishÖ warms the lips. The only detriment is the all-encompassing sweetness, at least for my taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Black with mocha-colour head. Vanilla and some chestnut aroma, along with chocolate and apple pureeí. Tastes a little alcoholic with notes of new wood. Full body, no carbonation, slightly alcoholic aftertaste accompanied by raisins

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2755) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2746) - 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


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