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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zebra (1801) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2012
couldnít walk by publican without going in, and couldnít see this on the menu without trying it. glad i did. brown, pale, roasty, clove, light, thick, rocky, creamy, leaves, hazy, ginger

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1193) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours pitch black with a dark brown head. Smells nutty, chocolate, coffee, and of big bourbon flavors. Taste is bold, roasted, bourbon sweetness, chocolate, coffee, and mild molasses. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and super soft mouth-carbonation, Avery Uncle Jacobís Stout finishes with a bold roasted and bourbon notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sjohnny (521) - - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle shared with Labfrogg. Plum, raisin, coffee, a lot like Port aroma. Pours dark black with quickly dissipating tan head that almost boils away. Cascade of flavors. Coffee, bourbon, molasses, dried fruit. Simply amazing. The best beer I have had to date. Thanks, bro.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blm225 (8) - Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
The best Iíve ever tasted, period. I encountered this fine rarity last June. I bought one and drank it that night. The next day I went back to the store and bought out the entire shelf. The following day I did the same. I guess I purchased 36 bottles of this and I have shared plenty with friends. They seem to have the same opinion I have. The ale improves with age after 6 months.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (83) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Scary good. Beware! Huge ABV that is well disguised in this balanced beast of a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RRG991981 (5) - Menominee, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2016 does not count
The bourbon barrel stout I judge all others by, malty, smooth and silky, vanilla, caramel, and a slight smokiness. This beer has no equal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kimjongill (207) - - AUG 2, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 Have tried on tap and from bottle. Big alcohol presence. Less intrusive coffee flavor than is present in Mephistopheles stout and some other big imperials. Almost no head, but itís a dark tan color that wonderfully offsets the black of the beer itself. The complex flavor that makes the backbone of this beer is one of the most impressive Iíve ever experienced, and could maybe only be topped by Founders CBS.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
batch #2. pitch black, minimal dark brown head with short retention and no lacing. dark chocolate, slight courbon, oak, vanilla, toast, toffee, booze, molasses. heavy sweet, heavy bitter. full body, exceptionally smooth and creamy feel, soft carb, hot.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle via trade. Super dark thick pour with a reddish brown head. Huge aroma of bourbon, wood, dark chocolate, soy, and some booze. Warming taste with a nice full palate. This is crazy good! Had side-by-side with regular BCS, and it beat BCS (for me). No kidding. Itís that good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (79) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2015
No overpowering aromas but the bourbon is the most detectable. Very dark brown in color and even after a somewhat aggressive pour not much of a head. Spotty bits of bubbles make up the lacing. Flavor is so smooth and complex; getting some bourbon, vanilla, wood, chocolate, and coffee. So vicious and velvety, coats the palate extremely well and goes down way to easily for 16.9%. There is an evident burn from the alcohol but its to be expected. Probably one of my favorite bourbon barrel aged imperial stout Iíve enjoyed to date. So awesome; go and treat yourself to one!

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