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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (302) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Wow. Motor oil black pour. Tan head the dissipates rather quickly. Not surprising as itís 15% ABV. Super thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Aroma is vanilla, toasted oats, bourbon. Taste is dark chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, a little toastiness, and just pure awesomeness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jntfan1978 (45) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Pours deep black with medium brownish head. Smells like a chocolate, bourbon, and oak. Sweet flavor bourbon, vanilla molasses, chocolate, and slight oak.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (1332) - Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is strong vanilla, touch of smoke, rich, wood. Taste is very silky, rich, sweet, lots of vanilla, coconut. Really gooood!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (1875) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 shared bottle. poured dark black with a small tan head. incredible! sweet roasted malts, bakers chocolate, small coffee hints, vanilla, oak, marshmallows, caramel, nuts, honey, sweet bourbon, but not overwelming, incredible mouthfeel. smooth with a long lasting aftertaste. real sipper. but oooh this was good!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
0.355l bottle from trade with Josh. Huge thanks! It says this was bottled March 23 2012 Itís just like pouring jet black motor oil in the glass as this is about as dark and oily as a beer can get. It also has a small quickly fading really deep dark sidesticking top. It smells amazing. ‹ber rich and deep in the aroma. A big and powerful roasted punch really kicks you in the teeth and it has a big barreled woody thing that gives it a whole extra dimension. Charred wood with dark bitter chocolate, booze, cognac and tarmac. Itís just beautiful in so many ways. Itís not an understatement to say that this has some huge big flavors. It feels as thick and chewy in the mouth as Iíve ever had and the bubbles are really prickling hard on the tongue. Starts of with a ton of strong bitter dark chocolate, a warming dark wood sweetness and some licorice before it evolves leaving a masterful heavy roasted malty burned flavor in the mouth. No doubt that itís on the sweeter side of the scale this, but it somehow works beautifully. Not hard to identify the Bourbon that has been used here, and Iím loving it! The alcohol is there, but it works really well with her all the other flavors. This is one of those you can just use all night to sip at. A lovely beverage! 18.01.2014

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (798) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2014
12oz Bottle dated 6-27-13 (16.53% ABV). Deep black pour with a dense layer of dark mocha foam. Hefty notes of bourbon, espresso, dark chocolate syrup and molasses in the aroma. The flavor is dominated by roasted malt, dark roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate along with some vanilla, black cherry and toffee at the end. The body is thick and syrupy as expected with low carbonation and more burnt sugars and toasted oak in the finish. Another beast of an Imperial Stout from Avery that would make Uncle Jacob proud.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmkís place. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with a nice brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla, flavor of chocolate, coffee, bourbon and wood, full bodied. Great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bricktop86 (607) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla and dark grain. Taste follows nose and the alcohol is well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1913) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle at Eulogy. Thick pitch black pour that starts with a good brown foamy head. Sligjt lace. First sip brought tremendous viscous bourbon stout flavors. Deep chocolate. Tons of burnt oak tannins. Espresso. The initial pour was way too cold but still fantastic. Let it warm and explosive flavors came out. One of the best Bourbon barrel beers I have had (which is saying a lot). Heady, but has really deep complex flavors. Nice peaty Scotch Ale hiding in the balance. Extremely great - but is notably molasses sweet. Great stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2015
What a monster this is. Delcious, with a rich, thick malt presence that shows creamy dark chocolate, black coffee and bourbon notes. The alcohol is covered amazingly well all things considered, as this checks in around about in port-wine range, and flavors linger long past the understated hear check. Hint of spice creeps in through the long finish.


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