Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
4.4/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle into a Boulevard tulip.
Quite the hefty beer, Uncle Jacob's pours with a near-unrivaled viscosity. Body is that of deep-brown pitch with a slim, yet stubborn head of taupe foam. Its nose brings forth big notes of cocoa nibs, vanilla, leather, dark fruit, and nuttiness. Bourbon is a bit subdued, as is the aroma itself, but the overall bouquet is still very much enticing.
The taste is expectantly sweet, but not without balance. Huge notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, bourbon barrels, and dark berry fruits offset the intensity of the residual sugars and make for an entirely complex, yet enjoyable flavor profile. The alcohol is extraordinarily well-hidden within the creamy, chewy body. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and heavy on the tongue, but velvety smooth and decadent--think along the lines of a melted fudge-sicle. All in all, an excellent beer. Shows that Avery has both the drive to craft an 'Extreme' beer in this day & age, and yet the restraint and artistry to make it absolutely delicious.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2012 03:41:39 | More by wagenvolks
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4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
1803rd Review on BA
Bottle to Avery Snifter
App- This right out of the gate was one of the more dense and black stouts I have seen. A lush pour with a creamy look behind it with a dark brown head that was a bit ringed. The edges were dark brown and the inside was a lighter tan.
Smell- This had a lot going on in the nose. A big chocolate bomb with a good amount of oak, vanilla and some oats with a big amount of whispy booze.
Taste- A very sweet drinking stout. A big amount of molasses and bourbon with some sweeter vanilla on the first sip. To me this was a bigger and sweeter version of Mephistopheles. This was a bit one dimensional to me and over the top with booze vs. layered.
Mouth- A good medium body. A bit thin for the ABV and size of this beer. A fairly creamy almost thin medium carbonation. A good amount of sweet dark fruits remain on the finish.
Drink- Good beer, wanted and expected more of this one. As I mentioned. A bit one dimensional with more bourbon and molasses vs a backing flavor.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 15:49:49 | More by FosterJM
Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.