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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,410
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 511
Gots: 467 | FT: 64
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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:
Beer added by: emmasdad on 04-08-2012

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.
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Photo of greg4579
3.96/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Josh for this one. 12oz. bottle into a Founders snifter. Shared with schne9303.

Pours pitch black and thick as hell. .5 finger dark, reddish mocha head dissipates quickly. Stringy lace that sticks around. Thick, oily legs. Devilish!

Nose is mocha coffee, cocoa powder, chocolate, lactose, fudge, and a heavy dose of booze. Nicely aromatic and the alcohol comes across sweet and smooth. Nice.

Opens super sweet. Notes of plum, prunes, and sweet soy sauce. Mocha and chocolate towards the middle with loads of molasses. Booze wallows in towards the middle providing a nice burn. Finishes off with even more molasses, caramel, and mocha sweetness. Aftertaste is chocolate and cocoa powder. Solid but a bit cloyingly sweet.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily in the mouth with spots of carbonation throughout. Hot going down with a messy finish and a long, lingering aftertaste. Complements the flavor nicely.

A very nice offering overall but this one is a touch over the top for me at some points. A bit too sweet and real boozy going down. A real big brew that I wouldn't hesitate enjoying 2-3 ounces of again, but a whole bottle is way too much here.

Photo of Knapp85
3.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a massive thick looking black beer. The head came and went, not leaving any retention or lacing. The smell of the beer is loaded with molasses, there is a hint of smoke and wood. The taste of the beer is a little salty, it's sweet too there is a bit of smoke in the finish. The mouthfeel is thick enough to compare it to motor oil, there is a light amount of carbonation to it. Overall it's a hell of a stout. Worth trying if you can afford the price tag.

Photo of PeterIngemi
3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Into a duvel glass.

A: pours put black with a two finger mocha head after an aggressive pour.... Little to no lacing, the head dissapates quickly

S: alcohol heat jumps right out at me, along with a slightly strange earthy oak note.... The burbon is also prevelant in the nose along with roasty chocolate and sweet dark fruit. I feel like the burbon contributes light notes of caramel and vanilla along with alcohol heat. I'm not a huge fan of the nose here, smells too dark fruity for my taste...

T: the chocolate seems to take it a step up from the nose... Mingling notes of burbon soaked oak, there is a sweet bite on the end but it is nicley rounded out by the alcohol heat on the finish.... And overall, considering the abv, this brew really isn't as sweet as I expected... In a good way. Notes of espresso and caramel are in there as well, this beer has a nice complexity to it.

M: heavy and viscous.... With a dry/sweet finish full of alcohol heat. Very little carbonation here. A bit creamy too.

O: a very nice, very big beer, deffinatly glad I tried this one. Not overly sweet or dark fruity, heavy on the booze, and some very nice complexity.... I could see this beer aging very well.

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,410 ratings.