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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,096
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 416
Gots: 419 | FT: 53
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Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  14.83% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the quest to create a collection of barrel-aged beers to be reproduced annually, Avery Brewing Company is releasing Uncle Jacob’s Stout, the second member of its Annual Barrel Series. The collection began with Rumpkin rum barrel-aged pumpkin ale in the fall of 2011, and now continues with this 17.4% ABV stout that was aged in first-use Bourbon barrels for 6 months. While the Avery Barrel-Aged Series features one-time-only batches, such as the recent Muscat d’Amour and Récolte Sauvage, the Annual Barrel Series features a selection of cellarable barrel-aged beers that fans can return to and get to know every year.

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 04-08-2012)
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goosewhisperer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a-deep black with no chance for light to get through this beer. Poured out with a one finger head, that faded away after a few minutes. Some lacing along the sides of the NBB globe it was poured into.

s-big malts, wood, booze, and chocolate. The alcohol is really big here now, but it does not hide too much of the good nose on this beer.

t-hits with huge coffee and chocolate up front. There is some alcohol here, but there is not pronounced burn at all. There are a lot of dark fruit notes too, some dark cherry something else that I cannot place a finger on. The beer is on the sweet side, and matches up with the wood. You can tell that this was barrel aged and the whisky comes out as it warms. The beer is smooth, but packs a lot into each sip. There a few tannic notes as the beer warms. Age should take that right out.

m-on point. This is not a watery thin beer at all. There is a medium to full mouth feel depending on the temperture of the beer. The sweet hangs on to the tongue after the beer is down.

o-this beer has huge cellering potential. I cannot wait until next year, and years after to keep trying this beer. There is so much in this beer that is just waiting to come out. The alcohol mellowing out will help these to come forward. This is a sipping beer, best shared with friends over something dark and chocolate like. Great job Avery, keep hitting these out of the park!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 03:23:15 | More by goosewhisperer
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ilikebeer03

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

bottled 2/4/2014
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

S: wow! this smells amazing! i get a fair amount of bourbon, and oak upfront, but not in an overpowering way. roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits, coffee. simply incredible.

A: great appearance. pours jet black like motor oil, good head for such a high alcohol beer. deep tan.

T: this is delicious! soft bourbon, oak, vanilla followed up dark chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. no taste of the alcohol. dark chocolate lingers on the palate after each sip

M: thick and creamy! just like a barrel aged stout should be.

O: this is incredible! this is now one of my favorite beers! its a shame its $15 for 12 oz. the price is the only flaw!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 02:46:13 | More by ilikebeer03
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4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle from a great trader, poured July 3, 2014. Pours pitch black with a one finger dark brown head, nice and creamy. Aroma of chocolate, mellow bourbon, vanilla, caramel, anise, oak char. Reminds me a lot of Black Note on the nose. Very rich smelling yet not over the top. Flavor follows with a nice vanilla chocolate caramel note, dark fruits, long roasty finish with lingering vanilla, definite char flavors from the oaky bourbon barrels. Huge rich mouthfeel that is right on the nose with low medium carbonation. While this has a hard yet more on the fruity side than I tend to like in the style, there is no question this is world class. The bourbon barrels only accent the flavors and this isn't just some huge bourbon bomb. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 00:16:08 | More by BMMillsy
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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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