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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3831) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1220) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours thick black with low dark head. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate with some oak booze, taste is similar with a great thick body and sweet booze finish, love it

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2014
If youíre into nearly perfect beers, this is the ticket. An unbelievable syrupy vanilla chocolate bourbon heat roasted malt sticky sugary wonderland. Cheers.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pierresauce (19) - - MAR 9, 2014
Almost like taking a bite of an old plum made of molasses, very thick and syrupy going down, total coffee aftertaste. Bottled 2/4/2014 this batch is a slightly lower 14.83%abv than what was listed here on RateBeer. Buy it if youíre lucky enough to find it; it makes other stouts weep their weak, watery tears.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (311) - 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 (1335) - 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 (2144) - 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 (3603) - 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 (799) - 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.


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