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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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.

   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 BAíd 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SudsMcDuff (6338) - .....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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Chocolate fudge and vanilla aromas. Chocolate fudge flavors. Overall a fantastic stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerm719 (122) - 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 ....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1538) - Elizabeth City, 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!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgmees (33) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black with little to no head, I poured very slowly as the oil thick fluid was fun to watch.. Aroma has notes of strong caramel, dark fruits (some raisins, dates, prunes), and big molasses notes, slight hint of bourbon but its fairly restrained, slight oak and alcohol. First sip very smooth, with tang of alcohol at the end. Very nice bourbon overtones with caramel, molasses and chocolate. Definitely not a session beer, will need to put some up for a year or two to see how the flavors come together. This almost as good as Goose Island Bourbon Stout in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Dark black pour with a light brown head. Head sticks around for quite some time. Delicious looking beer. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, candied dark fruit, hint of oak... heavenly. Starts off sweet which continues on into the mid palate and finishes bittersweet with just enough bitterness to balance out the onslaught of sweetness on the front and mid palate. This is a true cigar beer. One that you can still taste 30 minutes after a tiny sip coats your tongue. Full body, low carbonation, moderate alcohol warmth... looking forward to drinking this 3-4 years from now... amazing now, should be even more so then!

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