Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -14.3%
12oz bottle from March 27 2012, batch #1. About a year and half old at this point. Poured into Gandhi Bot snifter. 17.4% abv.
A- Pours a thick very dark black with pretty much no head, maybe just a slight mocha head and some very light lacing on the sides. Not a whole lot in terms of carbonation, I guess that's a welcoming sight though after the '08 Mephistophles that was over carbonated.
S- Lots of bourbon, some oak, raisins, booze, a tiny bit of dark chocolate. Decent aroma but the high abv definitely makes itself known. Not a ton of complexity at this stage but I think it could develop.
T- Port soaked rasinis, bourbon, licorice, dark fruits, chocolate fudge, finishes with just a hint of chalkiness, smooth bourbon, and creamy dark chocolate. Overall taste is a little bit more complex then aroma, booze isn't overally harsh, in my opinion the taste isn't anything extraordinary though.
M- Very smooth for the abv, there is some burn on the back end, fairly low carb, overall a pretty nice feel considering the abv.
O- This was the second time I've had this beer, I wasn't overally impressed but considering the style and abv Avery did a decent job- still this remains a gimmicky beer to me based on the high abv. There was a nice complexity to this beer but there are plenty other stouts that I'd rather drink.
10-17-2013 23:37:14 | More by jaasen64
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