Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 257
Hads: 1,917
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 541
Gots: 793 | FT: 121
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Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  16.90% 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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Reviews: 257 | Hads: 1,917
Photo of BlackElvis
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-typical black as night, inky and very viscous. Small chocolate colored head leaves very quickly.
S-big bourbon oak vanilla character with almost a cinnamon or nutmeg spice. Plus a little booze. Smells great
T-just as it smells big oak vanilla sweetness and some spice or oxydation in a good way I mean. Fantastic stout
M-huge viscous inky velvety liquid. Doesn't coat the mouth goes down so smooth. Absolutely great
O-absolutely great imperial stout right up there with the big boys IMO. Drank three bottles at the release party that says wonders for its drink ability for being a 17%abv brew. Awesome stuff (609 characters)

Photo of StoneTSR
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: Absolutely black as night, zero light is getting through this one. A thin, coffee-colored head appeared and then quickly vanished, but it left a ring of foam around the edges of the surface. No lacing.

SMELL: Excellent smell, but lacking in strength compared to some other Bourbon barrel aged stouts I've tried. The typical oak, vanilla and toffee are there with a bit of boozyness as well. This smells like Bourbon.

TASTE: This reminds a lot of Bourbon County Stout, but a little sweeter. Strong on the chocolate, but vanilla slowly creeps in getting stronger and stronger. Oak flavors are very pleasant and help to balance out the huge malty and sugary flavors. A tiny touch of lemon and cherry also lurks somewhere in here.

MOUTHFEEL: This is motor oil in the best sense of the word. It never gets mouthcoating, but it is nice and rich, exactly how the style should be.

OVERALL: This is simply a very well-done barrel aged stout. A great beer, one of Avery's best efforts. (992 characters)

Photo of MinorThreat
4.97/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

served from a twelve ounce bottle

a- Used motor oil black, highly viscous with a small brown skim for head

s-Tons of bourbon barrel notes, vanilla, coconut, molasses and oak dominate

t- I can't believe how well the ultra high abv is hidden. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, molasses, smokey chocolate and a subtle cherry sweetness. Delicate yet assertive. Beautiful.

m-creamy and viscous with the perfect amount of co2 to keep it lively

o- I bought three, I wish I bought a case. This is in the same league as the greats. Avery hit a homerun with this one. world class (566 characters)

Photo of Kirby
3.95/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting. I've had nothing like this before.

A: Very dark
S: STRONG
T: chocolate/bourbon
M: Kind of tacky/sticky
O: Interesting try

It's definitely worth trying, but it's just too strong to drink/enjoy much in my opinion. It has a decent flavor, but outside of the taste/novelty, might as well just drink liquor. (319 characters)

Photo of joshclauss
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch #1, Brewed April 2012, Consumed at the release party at about cellar temp.

As advertised - great body, roundness, and viscosity. The barrel is perfectly balanced with the other elements, and it's clear that this is not just Bourbon Barrel Meph. Obviously added a bunch of sugar to cut the heat, which works now and makes it great to drink fresh, but worries me a tad on the aging. (387 characters)

Photo of waltonc
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a few bottles of this at Avery last night. One of the best Avery beers I've had. Pours dark brown with tan head. Smells and tastes of a near perfectly balanced blend of bourbon, vanilla, quite a bit of cocoa, and thankfully no coffee. At 17% ABV, the alcohol is hidden pretty well. However, there is some alcoholic heat on this one, but still quite smooth. By way of comparison, I prefer this to Black Tuesday. Not as excessively sweet. Overall, an excellent beer. I can't see this beer benefitting with age. Thanks Avery for not forcing me to buy this in a bomber. (575 characters)

Photo of emmasdad
4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ticked from at Ratman's in order to tick before ratman. We drank four bottles at the release and enjoyed them immensely. Had no intention. Of ticking again, but wanted to get this one in before ratman. Blame the goddamn phone for the typos. Happy easter. (254 characters)

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.