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RATINGS: 424   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1942) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Sample from bottle @ Fobab. This is a great stout. Big bourbon notes lots of dark malt flavor. Great balance between the two. Huge dark strong beer but still somehow very drinkable and incredibly smooth.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2015
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
2015 vintage. 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3109) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
UncleKorm (1087) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2015
On tap, poured a dark brown hue w/ a medium tan head and nice lacing. Bold sweet boozy aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are brown sugar, molasses, oak, bourbon, coffee, chocolate and a light licorice. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel and warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jens_thogersen (26) - - AUG 21, 2015
Aroma is dark! Lots of dark sweet chocolate, liqourice, coffe, mollases, dark burnt sugar some alcohol shines through. Palate is thick with nice carbonation Taste is oh my god! This is good! Very complex! Dark sweet coffe, dark sweet chocolate, liqourice, figs, dades, dark dried fruits, a bit sweet but not cloying. This is really good stuff! Hangs on for ages.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2643) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
Bottled:
Sweet and sticky. Packed with raisins, chocolate, toffee, oak barrels and Bourbon. Warm, somewhat boozy finish yet smooth and balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dahlstrom (16) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pitch black with a smal brown head. Sweet aroma of bourbon, syrup, dried fruits, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, syrup, dried fruits and chocolate; looong bittersweet finsh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linnet (1324) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
roasty, coffee, chocolate, licorice, alcohol, soy sauce, woody, rich and rewarding, the bourbon is there, but I would have wished for it to shine through even more. Pitch black, medium Brown head, lacing. Heavy salty, heavy sweet, mid-bitter, slightly peppery, insanely rich and ABV very well integrated. Extremely fullbodied, oily, almost chewy feel, soft carbonation, very, very long, salty, roasty and warming finish. If I Could have felt more of the bourbon this would have gotten an even higher mark. Still balancing a beer with this ABV without it being boozy is a feat worthy of a world class brewery, which Avery is!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simont1 (442) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, licorice, vanilla. Very sweet with a thick mouthfeel, taste of light biscuit with a lingering licorice and vanilla background, as it warmsup the bourbon is more forward, giving it a slight boozy edge and a more rounded feel, after taste of brown sugar and vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (138) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
Pitch black with no head. A: Coffee, tamarind, chocolate, toffee and cherry. Get some plum as well. Kind of sweet and sour on the nose. T: Follows nose with some smokeyness. Hint of vanilla. O: Sweet and complex. Quite boozy. I think will get very nice with some aging!


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