Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Prince_Casual:
District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
12 oz poured in a burgundy style wine glass
Splashy pour gives a 1/4 inch head that recedes into a thin film of 'mocha' foam. A bit more carbonation than I was expecting, very nice.
Powerful milk chocolate, cinnamon notes, backed up by some coffee and even less vanilla. Compared to other beers that have spent time in bourbon barrels this had a notable 'largeness' or whatever you think the opposite of "subdued/muted" might be.
Toffee + chocolate + bourbon-y excellence. Bourbon on rocks is a very spicy experience for my palate, and this stout captures that much more than others like bcbs, for example. Either there's less vanilla+butter, or the spices just take the lead, but this was really, really great.
The carbonation+alcohol really differentiated this from other examples of this style. Instead of feeling like motor oil that enveloped the palate, this was lively and used the extremely high alcohol to fill out the mouth feel. Bit of burn going down was perfect.
A superb example of the style. I'll look at other bourbon barrel aged beers differently after this one... and won't be fooled by huge vanilla and oak... that's not ALL that bourbon tastes like. I payed a pretty penny for 2 bottles at a shop, but I can't say I was disappointed in the first one I opened. I don't think I'll buy any more but it's worth trying if you like BCBS, aged boris, dark lord, etc
08-22-2013 01:37:12 | More by Prince_Casual
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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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