KansaiBeerLvrs (5040) - 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 (640) - 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 (3713) - 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.
UncleKorm (1290) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
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Jens_thogersen (31) - - AUG 21, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
pilsnerrogge (2919) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and sticky. Packed with raisins, chocolate, toffee, oak barrels and Bourbon. Warm, somewhat boozy finish yet smooth and balanced.
Dahlstrom (377) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2016 355 ml bottle. Pitch black with a small brown head. Sweet aroma of bourbon, oak, syrup, dried fruits, chocolate, caramel and alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, syrup, dried fruits and chocolate. Full-bodied with looong bittersweet finsh. "One of the best imperial stouts I’ve had. But I think the 2015 version was better than 2016, less boozy."
Linnet (1805) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
simont1 (614) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
AdmiralVernon (1176) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!