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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,287
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 454
Gots: 442 | FT: 56
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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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Danobold, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ncaudle, Jul 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

jacewg, Jul 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

JAHMUR, Jul 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

tdjb, Jul 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

acurtis, Jul 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

djrn2, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

zeff80, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

bespin15, Jul 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

boogercrack, Jul 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

jamespub, Jul 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

marine1975, Jul 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

thinwhiteduke, Jul 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Paramecium, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Holland
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Holland, Jul 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

bbadger, Jul 14, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

srandycarter, Jul 13, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

r0nburgundy69, Jul 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Bobbydigi, Jul 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

gpawned, Jul 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

MEW, Jul 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

ucsbmullet, Jul 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Exiled, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

BostonHops, Jul 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

kjkinsey, Jul 06, 2012
Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,287 ratings.