Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company
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4.34/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a elongated tulip glass. Bottled Feb 2014, abv listed as 14.83%.
Comes out like pure dark motor oil, black as night, but fills the glass with a lighter black walnut shade. Head needs aggressive pour but gets about a finger of dark mocha coffee brown and even. Hangs for a bit, but manages a good three to four mm pencil ring that never leaves. Light bubbles of faint cocoa brown rise on the side in supper slow motion struggling it looks like to get up.
For such a large beer even after time the nose is very subtle. Mild tobacco and soft oak wood, even a hint of hickory like smoke but it's surprisingly tiny.
Palate hits large but not overpowering. Giant cherry kirsch and thick dark chocolate sweetness. Large red fruits of dark cherry and raspberry just overpowering fruit quality. Warmth brings out some nice licorice notes, which goes nicely with one of the most impressive qualities on this beer. This has to be the thickest tolerable stout I've had to date. Giant oily and massive palate feel without a syrupy feeling and a controlled sweetness. Huge lip coating qualities while drinking.
As big as this is, it's remarkably controlled with impressive qualities. Surprisingly easy drinking with the high abv as well. Pretty darn impressive, wish there was more of a nose on this though.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 21:24:19 | More by smakawhat
Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 765 ratings.