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RATINGS: 265   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle at churchkey august 2013 Pours dark brown pretty much black witb a small kacki head nose is all over the place lots oc vanilla chocolate lite char. Damn huge boozy flavors of char dark chocolate and vanilla. Bg beer here but not what Iím into I guess that biases my rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3146) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle from Beverager4less, San Diego. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is huge bourbon, chocolate, coffee, burnt malts, warming alcohol, boozy but well balanced. Flavor is warming, roasty, sweet chocolate, some bitter coffee and a hint of licorice. Mostly sweet warming roasted goodness. Heavy and smooth, but still in your face. Great brew, although it lacks some balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonkeyBra (3109) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2012
12 oz. bottle from TheDude. Black, oily pour with dark tan bubbles on the top. Big bourbony aroma, strong dark chocolate, coffee, chocolate mousse. Vanilla, oak, chocolate. Flavor is fairly sweet with a strong bourbon component. Dark fruit, figs, plums, mild coffee roast and dark chocolate bitterness. The bourbon helps a lot to ensure minimal residual sweetness. I think Avery should do this with The Beast. Otherwise, a bit boozey, but nice, fun to drink. A very good insane ABV beer from Avery. I look forward to more.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Bottle. Pours deep, opaque black with thin, fizzy tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is bourbon, caramel and roasted malt, prunes, earthy hops, oak, milk chocolate, and light vanilla. Flavor is malt dominate with oak and some supporting hops (light bitterness) and dark fruit esters; bourbon undertones throughout with a dry finish. Full body, low carbonation, and high warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
From a shared bottle at pre-DLD party. Honestly I expected this to be a complete train wreck at 17+ ABV and brought to us by Avery (theyíve been known to over do it IMHO). However, this was certainly potent but not obnoxious. Good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle from a trading partner that I canít remember at the moment. Thanks again! It pours black, super thick and oily with a medium sized, lasting brown head. Looks really nice. The aroma is even better. Very little fusel alcohols like I was expecting, just chocolaty goodness with some mild notes of soy sauce, nutty bourbon, vanilla, toffee and roasted malt. The flavor is just as good. Strong, yes, but itís amazing how well the alcohol is hidden. Yes, its sweet but not cloyingly so for this kind of beer. Sweet caramel, toffee, bourbon hits you first with notes of wood, brown sugar, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, brandy. Wow. This is brilliant stuff. The body is velvety with the perfect amount of carbonation. The finish is warming, but not harsh. I keep comparing this to some the high alcohol Mikkeller stouts Iíve had, and theres really no comparison. Not a soy sauce or prune bomb, and so easy to sip on. No complaints here. A real masterpiece.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a decent brown head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, cherries, bourbon, coffee, and wood. A big time beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReggieDunlap (2926) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours pitch black with a medium dark mocha head...decent retention. Aroma is boozy...dark fruit, brown sugar, oak, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is sweet with dark chocolate and carmelized sugar...some coffee...very roasty and mildly boozy...bourbon creeps in as this warms. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a sweet/roasty very warm and long finish. This is desert for cold nights!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle from Petrol Station. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is roasted malt chocolate and bourbon. Thick mouthfeel with a strong roast and chocolate with bourbon in the finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering for 17%. A very impressive imperial stout from Avery.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours black with a small head and a bit oí lace.

The aroma is bourbon & chocolate for the most part. Itís boozy smelling but surprisingly not horribly so. Plenty of vanilla and maple syrup sweetness in the nose. Rich and pungent. Cool.

The flavor is way way boozy, ashy, and over roasty. Extraordinarily rough and alcoholic in the finish. Itís got a good bit of brown sugar and itís more sweet than it is rich, although the raisin and dark fruit thing is good. The bourbon character is pretty damned nice, oaky and vanilla forward, but the alcohol comes across brash and like cheap vodka... Gracious this finishes rough.

The palate is just heavy, not really big and mouth coating, not really pleasantly lingering, just heavy with a wrenching finish.
Kind of a cool beer, my 1oz sample was more than enough, and I didnít want any more of it at all after that was finished.


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