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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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1,219 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,219
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 446
Gots: 431 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +2%

FUwolfpacker, Sep 05, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -4.8%

2014 bottle into snifter at cellar temp.

Look: dark in the glass, but pours a surprisingly light-penetrate brown. No head, ultra-fine carb.

Smell: chocolate candy. Almost sickly sweet.

Taste: reminds me right off the bat of Stickee Monkee in how overly sweet it is. A bit of alcohol, chocolate, some dark/candied fruits, cherries. Too sweet, not enough complexity.

Feel: pretty thick, silky. Carb maybe a touch too fizzy.

Overall: I like this reasonably well, but it is insanely sweet. Doesn't really stand up to something like Parabola in terms of depth of flavor. Still, glad to try it, and looking forward to seeing how it holds up after a year.

neurobot01, Sep 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Thrashsquatch, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

the_trystero, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of BigRedDog
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Pours a deep black with a dark mocha colored head that doesn't linger.

Smells of vanilla and rich wood. Slight maple syrup, as well as bourbon caramel.

Taste is very rich and sweet vanilla and caramel upfront. Mellows into a creamy vanilla flavor that lingers a little. Booze warmth on the finish. Amazingly complex and deep beer. Adds a rich chocolate flavor more so than caramel as the beer warms up. I prefer this to the caramel. Nice rich chocolate and vanilla mixing on the palate.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. No other way to say it.

Excellent beer.

BigRedDog, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

David_Menendez, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

RedDon, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

Best samples are someone elses samples. Pours a rich midnight black color with a tan head with ok retention that didn't last through the tasting.

The nose is rich with malt and chocolate. Some vanilla and woody notes. The bourbon is noticeable but soft. Would have expected a bit more. Noticeable alcohol that could use some aging. Good thing we have more bottles. Some minor esters and phenolics and a hint of yeast bite but overall mostly clean.

The taste is similar. A bigger astringent bite with a more coco note with a soft roast and burnt character on the finish. The fusel/alcohol note comes out and really deters in the taste. But the bourbon and wood notes come out vs the nose and help balance. The esters come out more vs the nose as well with a light cherry and hint of mint (hops?) on the back end.

The body is moderately full. Would have liked a bit more depth for style but still very good. Carbonation is a bit high but also ok. Overall a very good beer but needs a ton of time to age.

Oxymoron, Aug 26, 2014
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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.