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RATINGS: 349   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 Jacob’s wash, we’ve 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! It’s in our blood!
Brewed with Rocky Mountain Water, Malter Barley, Flaked Oats, Hops and Yeast.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
355 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you Aaron! Pours viscous pitch black with a thin dark mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla fudge, high quality dark chocolate, alcohol, charred wood, toffee, burnt caramel, coconut, sweetened dark roast coffee, cookies, fresh oak and hints of hay and moist soil. Taste is sweet, bitter and salty with heavily roasted malts, soy sauce, bourbon, salty liquorice, raisins in rum, burnt cookies, dark roast coffee, sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge, coconut, alcohol, fresh oak, caramel, prunes, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, orange zest and molasses. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet, soft, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and salty with roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla fudge, bourbon, charred wood, burnt raisins and hints of coconut milk. Unbalanced and a bit too salty but still quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. Pitch oily-black with a small brown head. Aroma of sweet preserved fruits, roasted malts, oak, bourbon. Extremely sweet, extremely thick, raisins, preserved plums, bourbon with a (maybe too) strong alcoholic note cutting through. Full bodied, massive, full frontal overload - would prefer a few hops to balance out the finish. Drikable only in small doses

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3181) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, chocolate liqueur, molasses, toffee, light hops; mouth: roasted barley, chocolate liqueur, molasses, toffee, alcohol, alcohol warmth, rich, dense, finale in roasted barley with presence of alcohol, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, mildly sweet, syrupy texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, liqueur de chocolat, mélasse, toffee, léger houblon; bouche : orge torréfiée, liqueur de chocolat, mélasse, toffee, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, riche, dense, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence d’alcool, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture sirupeuse; en résumé : bien bon

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3031) - 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 isn’t 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 Avery’s 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 (2986) - 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 (2935) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (2918) - 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 puree’. 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12 oz bottle shared. Black with a brown head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2882) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Deep black, oily pour, thin tan film fades out rather quickly leaving nothing behind. Aroma is huge; chocolate, smooth bourbon, sweet vanilla, fresh toffee, heavy oak, nice roasted malts... Very robust & heavy aroma. Taste... You’d have no idea this was 17%+ ABV. Sweet, burnt brown sugar, rustic oak, super smooth bourbon, vanilla notes, rich chocolate, a touch of creamy toffee, finishing residual sweetness. Slightly roasty, but mostly sweet with no boozy burn. This one could be dangerous.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - 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!


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