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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 522   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 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.

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at PspsÝís - Thanks. Pitch black - nice brown head. High high malty, light wooden/bourbon notes, ok alcoholic to cut through the sweetness, rather high sweetness, cocoa, nice hoppy, fresh hoppy notes, dry malty notes, oiley texture, chocolate, warming finish. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tinco (614) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2012
From tap. Black, no light coming thourgh, small mocha head. Aroma is bourbon, booze, chocolate, coffeee, toasted coconut, sweet soysauce, very ashy, burnt. Taste is boozy, very creamy, full mouthfeel, chocolate, sweet, raisins, plums, dark caramel, vanilla, almost dark flowers. A very hard beer to describe unless youve had it. A very awesome full imperial stout! Right up there!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MotherBrother (934) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Been wanting to try this bad boy ever since I heard of it. Pour pitch black, with a small creamy mocha-brown head... Looks freaking terrifying!! Aroma is packed of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, coconut, bourbon, wood, bourbon/rum - soaked dark fruits, dates, raisins, licorice. This shit really is delicious. Holy cow!! The taste is pretty sweet, with a slightly bitter and boozy aftertaste, which suits this beer very well. Medium and rather oily bodied, with a lively carbonation. Slight heat in the throat when swallowed. This shit sure is tasty, and Iíd always be iso more!! Thanks to Master Scott for sending me this SOB!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (11810) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
For such a big beer this one is remarkably drinkable. Boozy but not over the top. Smooth and drinkable. Awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1980) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 About 9 months on this. Thick pour into a tulip. No head or lacing. Nose is stewed prunes and fig, soy, oak, and sweet bourbon. Flavor the same minus oak with a dark roasted finish. Full bodied but not too oily. Alcohol apparent in mouth but no heat in the back of throat...pretty amazing given the level on this. Great with chocolate desert. Stellar and very well done. Dangerous.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (3113) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Via trade with Nasty31. Gorgeous aroma of chocolate, vanilla, oak. bourbon. The appearance is deep black, deep tan head. The flavor is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, boozy. The finish is chcolate sweetness, booozy, pine needles. Thick in body, nice mouthfeel like gravy. Nicely done.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2013
12oz bottle, bought from Beer Run in Virginia for $12. Batch 1, bottled 3/27/12. Black color. Awesome thin dark brown head. Little bits of lace everywhere. Amazing aroma. Big vanilla, bourbon barrel; some chocolate brownie and roasted malt. With a beer this big, my first thought often is "how harsh is the alcohol?". For 17.5, this is amazingly sippable. No burn, just a big warmth. You notice big alcohol, but thereís a fantastic flavor throughout the whole thing to back it up (that is much like what I described in the aroma, but more alcoholic). Big body, pretty chewy. Viscous for sure. Silky is right. Light stickiness in the finish, but I donít mind it at all. Part of that super-long vanilla roasty bitter chocolate warming aftertaste. Great sweet taste, with a bitter finish. This beer is nuts. If it wasnít $12 a bottle, this would be a regular choice for me. Very likely, the tastiest brew Iíve had over 17% ABV. Love it.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. The booziness comes through on the nose, but this beer is dangerously smooth, to the point where I would fear buying myself a bottle and drinking myself to death after forgetting this beer is over 17% ABV. Damn good showing by Avery.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (1531) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Aroma is sweet, marshmallow, caramel, sweet chocolate and vanilla. Appearance is black as night, not much head, a brown. Taste is super sweet, marshmallows and vanilla, slight chocolate, no real bitterness. The mouthfeel is very thick as expected. Overall, it is quite boozy, but the flavor hides well and only face-heat comes when you swallow, like a barley wine. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Wow What a great brew. A hint of cherry in the bourbon barrel flavor. A truly top notch stout. Aged one year at home to perfection.


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