jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lucky to find this at a local bar, glad I had it now 7 months after bottling, fresh I’m sure this bad boy was very hot... dark brown pout, a bit thin dark tan head fades fast... the aroma is very strong and hot, tons of alcohol, a bit fusel, as it warms it calms down showing off bourbon and vanilla... the taste is quite excellent and much more balanced than the aroma, bourbon, vanilla, oak, alcohol, a bit of marshmellow sugaryness... the alcohol is present but hidden excellently for the abv... pretty stellar beer that will be coming into its prime in the near future
JHeath99 (1506) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, booze, hint of coffee and vanilla. Taste is intense, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon with some vanilla notes. Very heavy and thick.
Martinus (4073) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, alcohol, cacao. Bitter flavour, alcohol, somewhat sweet, bitter liquorice. Alcoholic finish, cacao, coffee, bourbon, lingering bitter.
(from 35.5cL bottle shared @ home. 2015 bottling)
kaser (4341) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, smoke, tobacco flavors. A massive one. Smoother than the Bourbon Counties maybe. Coconut. Fantastic.
FunkyF (477) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Svart med beige skum. Tung doft av choklad och havre. Söt och tung med en del choklad. En del portvin och sprit i smaken också.
Meddler303 (3) - - SEP 9, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is bourbon, chocolate malts. touches of coffee. wood. vanilla.
Appearance is dark black with tan head.
Taste is impeccable. Deep chocolate boozy goodness with complex notes of vanilla, carmel. coffee. bourbon. I do wonder what "the finest bourbon barrels" means to Avery. I don’t doubt them though, because this truly tastes like it.
Palate is thick and boozy.
Overall one of the most enjoyable beers I’ve ever tried.
bluejacket74 (1584) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle, Batch No. 4, bottled on Feb 13, 2015 (16.9% ABV). Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like bourbon, wood, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavor is even better, it tastes like bourbon, vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, espresso, burnt/charred malt, and a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel/body is full, it’s silky and smooth with moderate carbonation. For a beer this strong it’s very easy to drink! I thought this was really good, it’s a great example of a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. It’s a must try if you come across a bottle.
beermajstro (15) - nykvarn, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mycket trevlig doft av espresso choklad mörka frukter o massa bourbon o fat. Dito I smak. Med en totalfyllig munkänsla. Topp!
KansaiBeerLvrs (3443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Uncle Jacob Avery 16.53% 2013. Deep brown/black with a purple edge to it. Harsh bourbon maple syrup sweet maltiness. Raspy mouthfeel on a med-full body. Incredibly boozy, harsh, maple syrup, bourbon, caramel nice but way too boozy in my opinion.
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a dense espresso coloured head, no retention.
Aroma has bourbon, raisins, plum, dark chocolate and some alcohol.
Taste is mostly sweet with bourbon, vanilla, raisins, soy, slight bitterness, peppery notes, cocoa/dark chocolate and alcohol heat.
Full body, prickly yet soft carbonation, super smooth.
Long bitter after taste with raisin and alcohol.
Surprisingly little alcohol presence considering the strength. Fantastic BBA Imperial Stout. Quite steep price tag though.
RexTalionis (3168) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black in color with a tan head. Lots of chocolate and coffee on the nose. Boozy and vanilla notes as well. Chocolate and some more sweeter notes in taste. Smooth mouthfeel. The bourbon notes are present too. A warming finish with some vinous and dark fruityness stepping forward.