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RATINGS: 547   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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gyllenbock (9100) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, light vanilla and some caramel. Similar taste. Sweet and with a thick body. The finish was long and with well hidden alcohol. A nice one to sip.

4.1
douglas88 (9057) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle. A major want! Pours a pure black color with a small brown head after a big, initially pretty frothy. A great nose of cocoa, barrel and dark chocolates. Big flavors of more chocolate, intense sweet dark fruit, bourbon, more oak, some red win type notes, heat, oat. Loads of sweetness and heat, but damn it is good.

4.1
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Definitely a keeper, too bad it’s so damn expensive. Lots of bitter dark chocolate. Finishes with lots of bitterness. Booze well hidden. Lots of roast and caramel. Tap at Snallygaster.

4
b3shine (8802) - Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks Chris). Looks good; a dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells and tastes good too; chocolate and booze. Nice on the mouthfeel; it doesn’t taste 17+%. good beer.

4.3
Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle pours with a dark mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up molasses sweetened dark roasted malts, chocolate and mild booze. The taste delivers smooth sweetened dark roasted malts, chocolate, some chocolate fudge, black licorice and modest restrained booze. Solid sipper

4.7
SudsMcDuff (8387) - .....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!

4.1
laiti (8374) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
35,5 cl bottle (16,53%) @ lusikka
Aroma is very sweet with bourbon tones, alcohol, licorice and strong bourbon tones with vanilla. Flavour has sweet vanilla tones, licorice, bourbon and some saltiness. Some pleasant warming alcohol in the last sips. Nice slow sipper, but you’re gonna need a long movie for this one.

4
nimbleprop (8297) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
12oz bottle pours a very viscous, opaque, oily black with some cloudy, beige head. Nose has a ton of molasses, burnt wood, light vanilla bean, coconut meat, malt, Kahlua, dark chocolate, a little soy. Slick in the mouth, the flavor is sweet, boozy, Kahlua, soy, almost a little salty fish sauce, dark chocolate, burnt coffee bean, toasted wood, coconut meat, cherry cordial. Full, sticky finish. This could have been a mess, but it wasn’t. Smooth with lots of complexity.

4.3
bytemesis (8236) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle - batch #1 - thanks newcigarz! Pours opaque black with a small deep brown head that dissipates fairly quickly with a bit of lacing. Aroma is surprisingly light - notes of bourbon, chocolate, deep roasted malts, wood, dates. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter with strong bourbon notes and a touch of licorice. Light astringence is apparent from the time spent in wood. Full body, creamy mouthfeel and strongly warming, not surprising given the ABV. This is a nice beer. Cant wait to try B2!

3.6
jackl (8029) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to Seth (I think) for the pour. What’s up with Avery and these high ABV monsters? Something’s in the water in Colorado I suspect. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. Oily appearance. The aroma’s of sweet banana bread, bruised banana, rich chocolate cake, smooth caramelised apples. The taste is more chocolate cake, bitter cocoa. Syrupy toffee rich malts. Robust, full flavors. Hints of wood and vanilla. Some raisin. The body’s thick, oily, and intimidating. Still, considering the massive ABV, this isn’t that tough to drink. Overall, a pretty decent sipper!


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