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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,178
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 435
Gots: 429 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -15%

08-18-2012 23:50:42 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.38/5  rDev -0.7%

Bottle purchased at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Bottled 3/27/12.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, coconut, wood, and bourbon. Taste is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, vanilla, wood, and lots of bourbon flavor. There is an alcohol kick and woody aftertaste on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some awesome aromas and flavors that make for a dangerously drinkable beer.

07-29-2012 05:31:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -15%

07-19-2012 00:26:37 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

09-01-2013 04:15:44 | More by nmann08
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.76/5  rDev +7.9%

Incredible thickness, richness, and strength exudes from Avery's newest Barrel Aged collection. And though over 17% abv., the beer hides its alcohol deceptively well.

The beer pours with a highly viscous and creamy weight. Jet black in color and completely opaque, the beer is heavy headed with a dense mocha froth that piles on top. Extreme persistence in its foam stance, the beer laces remarkably, especially for its high alcohol and barrel character.

Powerful seduction of aromas radiate from the rim of the snifter with a collage make up with rich Belgian chocolate, espresso, light smoke, cake batter, sherry wine, bourbon alcohol, and a dash of worcestershire sauce. The complex scent is highly appetizing and ooh so savory.

Flavors follow with even more strength and complexity than those of the nose. A lust creamy taste of brownies, espresso and black-strap molasses command its robust taste. But then other savory notes of sherry, port, mesquite, and light soy sauce offer a sultry, savory, almost meaty taste that you can really sink your teeth into.

The beer coats the mouth like heavy whipping cream because of its proportions and viscosity. But with the bolder, roastier taste, the stout remains lush, velvety and silky in body. The beer's taste and texture linger infinitely on the palate with strong alcohol warmth and evading any unnecessary burn. Finishing malty-sweet, the palate is rewarded as well as with the most savory of desserts.

This stout weaves together its web of tastes seamlessly and provocatively. Its truly seductive to the taste buds and easily makes you forget about its power- an absolutely devilish stout!

02-18-2013 18:06:46 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-19-2012 02:36:09 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev -7%

Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head. Super bourbony aroma with some vanilla, oak, and dark chocolate. Very, very sweet with lots of brown sugar, molasses, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, bourbon, and vanilla. The sweetness is very pronounced, and despite the alcohol content and barrel aging, not as boozy as I thought.

08-07-2012 16:51:56 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-06-2012 16:40:35 | More by kjkinsey
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-20-2013 07:08:50 | More by zestar
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-05-2012 23:51:02 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-29-2013 14:41:42 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-13-2013 20:49:09 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

2.18/5  rDev -50.6%

I very much like this style and very much like most of Avery's limited and barrel aged brews. However, I just don't get this one.

Pours a black viscous syrup with no head and one is anticipating a thick rich and full mouth.

The nose is cooked grain, cooked fruits, cooked cereal, coffee and sweet carmel/maple syrup. Not bad and its inviting. One is still now waiting for that thick, rich, viscous mouthfeel. And, as anticipated, the mouth is, indeed, thick, rich, viscous and very creamy.

Unfortunately, the flavor profile is very unbalanced and awkward. There are hints and tones of all good things: fruit, sweet carmel, bitter coffee, black chocolate, bourbon vanilla and toffee tones. Yet, the flavors just don't come together, they don't blend or marry whatsoever. Each stands out on its own with no finesse. The primary flavor profile turns out to be bitter, sour toffee carmel that just isn't appealing to me in any way. This is almost like a Black Tuesday wanna be that misses all around except for thickness and mouthfeel, and that is overshadowed by the awkward flavors.

I didn't have any interest in a second or third sip. Yet, I kept at it for a half hour to see where this would go and what I may be missing. My conclusion - nothing. An awkward, out of balance and misflavored brew all around in my opinion.

I opened two bottles from different sources to confirm. The foregoing is confirmed for me. I have no need to try again.

05-26-2012 10:49:40 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-07-2014 23:38:04 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -9.8%

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.

10-04-2012 04:00:13 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%

Served in a mug.

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than cracking another bottle with your friends, eh? This one pours a straight obsidian topped by a half-finger of light sienna foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, dark chocolate syrup, bourbon, light oak, light buttercream in the background, and dark molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, blending the chocolate, roast, and bourbon flavors incredibly well. The body is fairly hefty, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly chewy feel. Overall, a damn fine barrel-aged stout, one that doesn't overdo the barrel and melds the barrel very well with the base stout. Good times, indeed.

07-28-2013 23:40:52 | More by TMoney2591
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -37.6%

01-19-2013 00:17:15 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -26.8%

Bottle split into two glasses, thanks Megan for sharing (though I reluctantly ended up drinking 2/3 of it). Inky black body with burnt brown edges. It pours slightly viscous and sticky around the edges, with a thin wispy layer of foam that quickly vanishes with minimal lacing.

Aromas of sticky molasses, mellow roast and chocolate. Seems a bit subdued at first, some barrel hints surface as it warms, but still very mellow with a noticeable alcohol presence.

Dominant flavors of tobacco and molasses, faint coffee roast and chocolate in the middle, with some alcohol heat at the tail end. Low carbonation with a chewy, sticky, viscous feel. The malt character has some slight oxidation, tastes like old leather. Not much distinctive bourbon here... some wet wood maybe, but little in the way of actual bourbon. Overall the flavors aren't all that cohesive, instead somewhat messy and it falls a bit flat. Drinkability is reduced by the high abv and sticky feel. Honestly a bit disappointed in this, had high hopes after sampling the fantastic 2012 Samael's recently.

06-30-2012 17:05:40 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a small, brown head. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of strong bourbon notes with oak and vanilla.

T - Great balance of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt and a boozy presence.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A full bodied ale with somewhat dry finish.

O - This is a really good bourbon barrel aged stout. Another good limited release brew from Avery.

07-18-2012 01:43:32 | More by zeff80
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-20-2012 19:48:20 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

2.83/5  rDev -35.8%

Black as pitch with a thin crust on top.

Smells like tar, burnt sugar, cocoa and burning booze. Plenty of bourbon, too. Maybe a bit of vodka.

Tar and burning booze. Caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon. Full, syrupy body with low carbonation. Alcohol is harsh and burning in the finish. This has some decent flavors, but it's pretty unpalatable.

08-14-2012 05:15:20 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2013 00:40:49 | More by SocalKicks
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.3%

05-08-2014 00:57:53 | More by nickfl
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%

Picked this up at Gomer's Northland today...

Pours jet black with a pinly of caramel colored head. Average head retention & lacing, nice viscosity..

S: Bourbon & dark fruit, doesn't quite deliver as it warms

T: Rich dark fruit, boozey, chocolate & cherries, some woody hops up front, some oaky notes as well. Raisins, charred grain,booze soaked chocolate covered raisins/cherries & oaky dryness as this warms, along with vanilla & nice vanilla flavor. Finishes dry, boozey, woth much figgyness, cherries, dates, plus Bourbon with some rough edges

MF: Thick & lucious, some carbonation cuts through the chewyness, thins out as it arms

Drinks great for the style & the over the top ABV. Almost on a par with the Abyss in many aspects, but even pricier. I would pick up another bottle to age given the chance, but drinking great right now, just a bit of rough boozey edge...

07-23-2012 02:47:34 | More by russpowell
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -32.4%

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one. Served in an Eclipse snifter.

A - Thin white foam settles to a thin collar, tiny specks of lace. Black body, with glints of brown at the edges.

S - Super sweet and boozy, with nostril-singing alcohol. Some roast, but lots of dark fruits, fudge, toffee, nuts. The booze gets pretty intense as it warms and notes of tar and soy come out.

T - Taste is heavy on dark fruit, soy, some ash, alcohol, dark chocolate, and brown sugar. Finish is pretty alcohol heavy, with some vaguely vodka-esque notes.

M - Smooth texture, medium-full body, some moderate alcohol burn, and a mildly chewy finish. Pretty decent for the style and ABV.

D - It's pretty hard to drink in anything more than 1oz portions. This *might* be good in like 5 years, but it may also be terrible. The sweetness is more off-putting than the alcohol.

08-14-2012 05:27:52 | More by MasterSki
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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.