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RATINGS: 404   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 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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixmasterob (959) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Well, this may be the new benchmark for brewing enormous stouts. Easily the biggest stout I have tried, and it drinks just as good as a lot of em (that I have rated). The only thing detectable regarding the booze in this guy is the buzz that ensues. Yes, it’s very sweet but is balanced incredibly well with a huge roastiness full of coffee, melted candy bar, vanilla, bourbon, wood and bitter dark cocoa. Every time I go back to smell this I get something different. Crazy complex and intriguing on all counts. Viscous mouthfeel with an excellent amount of carbonation. Avery really knocked this out of the park, I am truly wowed. Bottle courtesy of bhensonb. Thank you sir, may I have another?

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emeister84 (1536) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, tobacco, bourbon. Black with a mostly lasting tan head. Some sweetness, port-like, raisiny, dark chocolate, whiskey. Full bodied, pretty damn smooth especially considering the alcohol level.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
I have been waiting for Avery to release this Caliber of a BA’d stout for years. I am in no way disappointed. Thick and dark pour, medium head with tons of lacing, duh its 17.4+%. Taste is vanilla with bourbon burning on the back end. The beer is sweet but finishes with a round caramel flavor to disguise the abv. Smell is bourbon and vanilla, mouthfeel is full but not overwhelming. This will b good for years in a cellar. The only way i can really describe it, is, Parabola meets goose island bcs and finishes off with a lil mokah/caramel.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SudsMcDuff (6764) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2012
awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome fuckin beer!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Black as night with a thin tan head. Deep, layered nose with black currant, chocolate and cigar box. Full bodied with dark, bitter chocolate, bourbon notes and roasted malts. Low carbonation, soft mouthfeel which is a lovely contrast for such a big beer. Like sipping top end whiskey, smooth and delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
minorthreat (21) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Pours used motor oil black with no head and little lacing. Smell is booze forward, not hot booze but chocolate, vanilla and oak. Taste is shockingly well integrated, little to no heat despite 17.42%abv. Loads of oaky vanilla and fudge with caramel and dark fruit notes. Very viscous and light carb level are perfect. This is an exceptional beer. A must try.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Aroma of sticky toffee, chocolate, cherry and caramel. Pours black and thick (duh). Taste is enormous with sweet toffee, chocolate and cherry. Alcohol burn is balanced nicely.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Chocolate fudge and vanilla aromas. Chocolate fudge flavors. Overall a fantastic stout.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerm719 (131) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Big sweet nose. Excellent thick body. Vanilla, bourbon, raisins, sweet chocolate, marshmallow, more bourbon, burnt coffee, brandy, sweet oak, subtle earthy hops. Great beer,I wish just a tad bit more hops were used to balance out the slightly syrupy finish. Will be an amazing beer with some time in the cellar ....

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1604) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Poured from a bottle at GABF 2014. Black pour with a brown head. Bourbon and chocolate aromas. Incredible taste of chocolate cake, coconut, vanilla, oak, and booze. Lingering warmth. Awesome beer!!


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