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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bricktop86 (596) - 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 (1840) - 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 (880) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours ink black, like used motor oil, thick chocolate tan head. Aroma is milk chocoalte bourbon balls, fusel alcohol, sweet n boosy, strong Belgian malts, bourbon once again. Taste follows and is sweet bourbon chocolate upfront, light oxidation (minimal), again dark beligan malts. Viscous as poop, sticky as Zebra Kush. This beer is exactly what i expected from Avery, margarete without the cherries, though the base beer is distictly different from meph (more chocolate/beligan malt?)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (7271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2012
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black with creamy chocolate head, dissipates fast but it is expected. Aroma has big notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruits with anise, some figs and dates, prunes, nice dark chocolate and big molasses notes, slight hint of bourbon but its fairly restrained, slight vanilla, oak and a touch of booze in the aroma with a retronasal burn. Not bad but a bit hot, will develop well. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, touch of caramel, anise, hints of molasses, slight bourbon notes, hints of vanilla and slight chocolate and coffee notes, slight espresso, finishing with a hit of booze. Definitely needs some time, but for a 17% this is pretty good. Edit: Somehow this got less boozy as it warmed up? Not sure how, but layers of dark fruits, caramel and chocolate notes cover up most of the booze, slightly spicy and dry finish comes through in the end, covers up a lot of alcohol in the taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4037) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11906) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less. Fredís the man! Pours very dark brown with a transient dark tan head. Aroma of bourbon/vanilla/oak with something unfamiliar. Full bodied +. Flavor is brown sugar, bourbon, oak and very smooth burnt malt. think chocolate also. Complex and tasty. Finishes on the sweet side, but itís very bourbon/chocolate. Very flavorful.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours black, not super thick, but still hard to see though - perhaps a reddish tinge in there. Very thin tan head. Nose is chocolate and sweet booze. This beer coats your mouth in sweet bourbon stout goodness with a very nice lingering heat to remind you that this beer does not fuck around. Quite nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2012
canít believe this is 17%-alcohol is very well-hidden. chocolate, sweet, woody, bourbon takes back seat, smooth and so good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2012
pours jet black with very small head that dissolves into a tan ring. Aroma is complex and seems to change as the beer warms but you get licorice, malts, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Taste is similar to the aromas, complex is an often used term but it applies well here. The alcohol is well hidden for over 17% but it is there. This is an excellent Imperial!


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