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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,412
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 511
Gots: 468 | FT: 64
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:
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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4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This one fabulous beer. Hides the bourbon and alcohol amazingly.. Caramel, Molasses, dates, sugars, are the highlights. Not too carbonated and dark sweet aroma. A fantastic beer, probably the best imperial stout I've ever tried. More subtle and complex than Black Tuesday, yet near same ABV. This one hides the alcohol so well, plus love the fact that it comes in 12oz bottles, perfect for me for one time (as opposed to the bombers and me having to drink it solo). If you haven't tried you should definitely seek this one out!

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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to quirkzoo for this bottle...

A: Pours a deep black with a solid dark khaki colored head. The foam fades in a normal amount of time, and there is only a bit of lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is roast, milk chocolate, dates, mild raisin, and some barrel heat. I really like that the barrel doesn't overpower this beer in the nose.

T: It starts out closely to the nose with roast and chocolate up front. The booze, dates, and raisins show up in the middle, and it's sweet chocolate and alcohol in the finish. I was worried that this would be too much raisin, and be super boozy (with the 17+% of this beer) but it's nice. Good mix all around.

M: Full bodied beer. It's syrupy sweet and coating, sticky and chewy, but damn delicious. Velvet and booze linger after the beer is gone.

O: Pretty damn delicious. I have turned away from this beer many times, due to the huge ABV, but I shall do that no more. This is incredibly drinkable for how big this beer is, and the alcohol was well distributed throughout. Solid.

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4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a deep inky black color. Just a thin fingers worth of mocha colored bubbly foam. Leaves a bit of spotty lacing with each sip.

S - deep and complex nose. Notes of dark chocolate and mocha are most prominent followed closely by lots of sticky, melty caramel. Delicate notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, and sandalwood around the edges. In the center lies the depth of sweet dark and red fruit with a fairly vinous character abundant with black cherry, blackberries and strawberries. All rounded out by a touch of pie crust and spice.

T - silky smooth notes of bakers chocolate on the tip of the tongue along with hints of biscuits and grainy bread. Mocha flavors enter quickly after as the liquid drifts mid-palate where the strong barrel and alcohol notes bring out peppery spice, vanilla and woody notes and licorice. The finish is long with lots of spice and chocolate.

M - full bodied with a velvety texture. Medium carbonation just enough to keep from being cloying.

O - one of the finest barrel aged stouts i've had the please of tasting. I'd love to try some more and have some to age.

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,412 ratings.