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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (6560) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle (2014) served in snifter at near room temps: Pours a very deep brown, nearly opaque with a fading tan head and not much lace, some oily tears. The aroma is heavy on the bourbon vapours of vanilla, oak, char and alcohol. Some of the robust stout does come through like chocolate, coffee, tobacco, and a hint of resiny esters. The taste has sharp whiskey and charred oak notes of layers of sweet malt, black strap molasses and vanilla beans. A fleeting touch of espresso, leather, tobacco and pepper attempt to round out the palate but for now the beast is just too young and unruly. Interestingly there is already a developing sherry like oxidization so I do not think that this will age gracefully beyond a year or two max. Sticky and lush mouth feel with that aggressive booze and warming sensation. I like this but alas it has the common hot boozy characteristic of many of Avery big brews when they are young.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (6505) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, raisin, caramel.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol, dried fruit, caramel, raisin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6485) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zeebra 2015, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla. Quite thick and a bit boozy. Bit too heavy on malty sweetness and alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6449) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle - batch #1 - thanks newcigarz! Pours opaque black with a small deep brown head that dissipates fairly quickly with a bit of lacing. Aroma is surprisingly light - notes of bourbon, chocolate, deep roasted malts, wood, dates. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter with strong bourbon notes and a touch of licorice. Light astringence is apparent from the time spent in wood. Full body, creamy mouthfeel and strongly warming, not surprising given the ABV. This is a nice beer. Cant wait to try B2!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6402) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Huge bourbon and whiskey aromas, chocolate and roasted malt notes. Flavors are bold and boozy, dark malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, wood, and a strange vegetal notes. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts sugary sweet chocolate and molasses. The finish has light espresso, black licorice, and vanilla. Itís full bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a little too sugary sweet for me to drink a lot of.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6323) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2012
12 ounce thanks to ssteigerwald. Big chocolate rich stout. So creamy. So boozy but in a good way; in no way over the top. The bourbon is in your nose and taste. So tasty. This is extremely good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6266) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355ml bottle

ABV 16,53% - Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of syrup, molasses, roasty malts, licorice, dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla and toffee. Taste is heavy, complex, bourbony and woody with loads of oak, toffee, syrup, dark chocolate, vanilla and licorice. Finish is warming, sweetish, heavy, boozy, oaky and woody with loads of vanilla, toffee, bourbon and alcohol. Heavy, boozy and bourbony slow sipper.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6253) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours like old motor oil, slimy and pitch black, with barely a froth to speak of. The aroma is simply daunting -- boiling over with thick alcohol and oak. This drinks with a BIG, rich, chocolate-laden swirl, burning with just the right amount of whiskey oak. Wow, and double wow. Brilliant! (#4957, 3/12/2013)


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