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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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
For such a big beer this one is remarkably drinkable. Boozy but not over the top. Smooth and drinkable. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 About 9 months on this. Thick pour into a tulip. No head or lacing. Nose is stewed prunes and fig, soy, oak, and sweet bourbon. Flavor the same minus oak with a dark roasted finish. Full bodied but not too oily. Alcohol apparent in mouth but no heat in the back of throat...pretty amazing given the level on this. Great with chocolate desert. Stellar and very well done. Dangerous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (3100) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2013
12oz bottle, bought from Beer Run in Virginia for $12. Batch 1, bottled 3/27/12. Black color. Awesome thin dark brown head. Little bits of lace everywhere. Amazing aroma. Big vanilla, bourbon barrel; some chocolate brownie and roasted malt. With a beer this big, my first thought often is "how harsh is the alcohol?". For 17.5, this is amazingly sippable. No burn, just a big warmth. You notice big alcohol, but there’s a fantastic flavor throughout the whole thing to back it up (that is much like what I described in the aroma, but more alcoholic). Big body, pretty chewy. Viscous for sure. Silky is right. Light stickiness in the finish, but I don’t mind it at all. Part of that super-long vanilla roasty bitter chocolate warming aftertaste. Great sweet taste, with a bitter finish. This beer is nuts. If it wasn’t $12 a bottle, this would be a regular choice for me. Very likely, the tastiest brew I’ve had over 17% ABV. Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. The booziness comes through on the nose, but this beer is dangerously smooth, to the point where I would fear buying myself a bottle and drinking myself to death after forgetting this beer is over 17% ABV. Damn good showing by Avery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Aroma is sweet, marshmallow, caramel, sweet chocolate and vanilla. Appearance is black as night, not much head, a brown. Taste is super sweet, marshmallows and vanilla, slight chocolate, no real bitterness. The mouthfeel is very thick as expected. Overall, it is quite boozy, but the flavor hides well and only face-heat comes when you swallow, like a barley wine. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Wow What a great brew. A hint of cherry in the bourbon barrel flavor. A truly top notch stout. Aged one year at home to perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle, batch 2. Pours a very dark brown with dark brown head, amongst the darkest head I’ve seen. Settles quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and booze. Flavor is strong bourbon, vanilla, sweet oat and alcohol finish. The oats give it a fuller body and smoother texture. Soft carbonation, full body, and smooth texture, the palate really makes this beer. Uncle Jacob’s is the ultimate bourbon barrel beer, making Angel’s share and Older Viscosity seem light and watery. Few beers can compete with the texture and body of this beer. Have had several of these, and have yet to be disappointed. A superb brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2012 Black with minimal carbonated tan head. Smell HUGE bourbon vanilla, cream and light fruit, no booze. Taste vanilla up front, lots of heat and caramel in the middle, boozy and fudge in the back. Lots of booze on the tail, but ultra rich. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours pitch black and oily with a small dark brown head. Huge nose, lots of caramel and vanilla, bourbon, light oak, velvety chocolate, roasted malt, slightly nutty, boozy, molasses, and coconut. This is a HUGE beer, lots of coffee and dark fruit up front on the taste, vanilla and molasses, oak and bourbon, very boozy (could definitely stand to sit for a year or many more), dark bitter chocolate, and a hint of cherry. Huge bodied beer, so complex, so rich, yet still goes down smooth. Expected a boozy mess, and while there was a fair amount of alcohol there, it wasn’t a detracting character.

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