Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev -2.9%
A: jet black with a thin brown head with great retention. Thick looking.
S: bourbon, sweetness, dark fruit, huge smell
T: sweetness is huge with a slight bitterness, big bourbon and alcohol flavor along with huge roasted malt stout flavors and some old ale like dark fruit (fig, date) flavors. Only part that brings it down is the noticeable alcohol.
M: huge body with impressive carbonation for the body.
O: great beer, but the sweetness can be overwhelming, and the bitterness and bourbon does not quite cover it. $10 to $16 per bottle and still worth it.
07-16-2012 02:18:54 | More by Holland
4.33/5 rDev -1.8%
A - Dark as all, nice mocha .5 inch head, slowly leaves. Nice lace. Kudos on the carb and head retention on such a big beer.
S - OMG. Boozy, woody, vanilla, bourbon, boozy, boozy, malty, sweet, round and full.
T - Beautiful. Still a little hot, but nice.
M - Medium to full, good carb ok balance. A little too hot.
D - Not a session beer, nasty things could happen. Nice as a shared sipper.
07-13-2012 03:22:22 | More by srandycarter
4.68/5 rDev +6.1%
12 oz bottle poured into an adelberts snifter
a - pours the blackest of black with a cappuccino head that sticks around for a bit.
s - bourbon, booze, roasted coffee, a lot of booze
t - wow. i'm floored, no booze what so ever. its very sweet, but not sickeningly so. sweet malty chocolate and bourbon, compared to the rest of averys boozy line up this is a dream.
m - super thick and syrupy, very nice.
o - this is a world class stout, and not as limited as some, i would suggest seeking it out if bourbon barrel stouts are your thing.
07-12-2012 02:12:25 | More by r0nburgundy69
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
12oz bottle served in a snifter.
pours a vicous, used motor oil black - completely opaque - while yielding a thin, foamy tan head; modest retention and lacing. robust nose offers roasted malt and dark chocolate in spades with secondary notes of bourbon, coffee, alcohol, and molasses. very appealing.
flavor follows the nose with bold elements of roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, molasses... to a lesser degree coffee and caramel, and a touch of vanilla. very flavorful and tasty. though it does bear that near trademark big sweetness of some of these avery big beers that come close to the cloying, under-attenuated realm. it's also quite boozy (no great shocker given the whopping 17+% ABV)... full, chewy mouthfeel with about average carbonation.
overall this is a monster of a stout. big, bold flavors and a nice bourbon kick which i love. on the downside it was a bit sweet for me, which became more and more evident as the beer warmed, making it borderline cloying by the time i was nearing the last of my glass. in the final analyis, for me it's a very good / borderline great beer with the caveat that it's an occasional treat - and at that i'd be good with 6oz worth.
07-06-2012 22:38:33 | More by BostonHops
4.4/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
07-05-2012 03:41:39 | More by wagenvolks
4.5/5 rDev +2%
#BOTG 80. Honestly its getting fucking hard to do this. The Astros suck nuts and I keep trudging along with the challenge. Oh well, here we go. And, a fucking huge one for tonight. Uncle Jacob, weighing in at 18%. I am a masochist for even doing this, but a new beer must be drunk, and a new beer to me this is.
So, out of the bottle and into the glass this goes. Pours an absolutely pitch black color, thick like raw oil coming up out of the ground. A nice tan head forms around the top, it basically bubbles up out of the dark thick mud. Smell- Charred molasses, caramel, toffee, bourbon, milk chocolate, dark chocolate. This beer bitch slapped me already. Taste- just a super thick velvet of dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, charred molasses, and crazy amounts of booze wraps itself around my tongue and sides of my mouth. Jesus. This is an evil dark motherfucker of a beer. A little but of liquorice at the end of the booze, this reminds me of BCS in some ways, but its bigger and has a super thick mouthfeel. Wow. for 18%, and a beer thats basically fresh, the ABV is not too abrasive. It is there as you would expect it to be, but this is more drinkable than I expected. Seek this out, buy several, let them cellar.
07-05-2012 00:37:28 | More by lnashsig
4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
Served in a bottle at Firkin and poured into snifter. Black an inky on the pour with minimal head and lacing. Nose is heavy bourbon and vanilla with a considerable amount of char from the barrel. Waves of chocolate and roast emanate strongly with mild boozy character which I find surprising considering the massive gravity of this brew. The taste is very sweet up front with molasses and licorice. This is followed by by intense roast, dark chocolate, an highlights of vanilla. The mouthfeel is heavy but not syrupy. Very mild in the carbonation department. Overall, I am very impressed with the balance considering the high abv. This is damn good and I recommend those looking for an intense stout to seek this one out!
07-04-2012 01:55:13 | More by homebrew311
4.6/5 rDev +4.3%
I know it may be a bit too hot for a 18% ABV Imperial Stout that's barrel aged, but I have been dying for one as of late.
A-Pours a sludgy, viscous ink. Zero light penetration. Head is beautiful. Dark, dark tan than fluffs up quickly but dies down to a thinner shirt atop the beer. You can actually hear the head fizzle and pop away over time. The body leaves legs like wine. Excellent looking.
S-Huge wallop of boozy bourbon. The alcohol is obviously very prevalent here but the oaky bourbon whiskey really makes the alcohol tantalizing. Incredibly rich milk chocolate note. The chocolate is just unbelievably concentrated. Super charred french vanilla coffee. Great nose with humongous girth!
T-Wow, this is impressive. The bourbon really sets in on the back end but the alcohol is more submissive than I was expecting. The coffee flavor literally ceases to leave my palate. The burnt caramel and BRILLIANT chocolate flavors are impeccable. Like a Kahlua mixed cocktail with chocolate covered caramel candy sitting at the bottom of the glass. There are some great extra notes of vanilla extract, leather and tobacco. Also some whiskey-dipped plums.
M-One of the fullest bodies I have ever come across. Carbonation is almost nonexistent and this allows your mouth to truly appreciate how incredibly viscous this beer actually is.
O/D-At $11 a 12 oz. it is a piggy bank breaker, but this beer is pretty phenomenal. Just ridiculously full bodied and rich. Would maybe like a bit more bourbon in the flavor but the other aspects of the beer's taste more than make up for it. I think its worth the price tag.
07-02-2012 22:40:14 | More by VelvetExtract
Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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