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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,283
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 453
Gots: 439 | 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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4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not sure when/where I first had this. This review is for a recent tasting at City Tap House, Philly, PA.

Viscous black pour, with a small brown head that sank to a wispy layer of bubbles, some minor lacing clinging to the glass for a second or two when swirled. Nice big stouty aroma, dark malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, barrel notes. The taste was good, but didn't quite live up to the aroma, rich malts, mostly sweet with a background roasty bitterness, bourbon-soaked oak with a dash of vanilla and toasted coconut, notes of dark dried fruits and a hint of smokiness. Body was on the fuller side of medium, robust mouthfeel, and pretty strong with booze, as you might expect for a 14+% beer (not unusual for Avery). Doesn't quite stack up to some of the bigger names in the world of barrel aged stouts, but in and of itself, this is still a very good brew.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells like deep, deep roasty espresso with a shot of Hershey's syrup and a cherry on top. Tastes much the same. Maybe even sweeter than BCBS, with more fruit too. I'm getting grapes, cherry and a ton of dark fruit. A little whiskey around the edges.

As much as the roasty notes factored into the nose, they take a back seat to big fruit sweetness on the palate. Some chocolate ice cream too. This beer is BIGGG. Clings to your mouth like syrup. It's almost a little too sweet and I'm begging for some char. Best to treat this one like a dessert beer.

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4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks be to Blindpiggie for this one... The new 2013 release of Uncle Jacob's is a stout that transcends the taste buds, and takes them on a journey to the beer drinkers equivalent of Valhalla. It possesses the caramel qualities of a BCBS and Parabola, while also hinting at the chocolate dreaminess of Odells' Lugene. As Avery is prone to do (Mome), the high ABV is balanced out with an elegant sweetness that can really only be matched by the artisans at Goose Island.The barrel is incorporated in a way that is, well, completely sublime. My strongest recommendation on this one...it is the perfect Bourbon-Barrel aged stout.
Edit june 2014...The last release of Uncle Jacob's was extremely underwhelming. It lacked the complexity of past vintages, and was just ok.

appetiteforparis, Jun 08, 2014
Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,283 ratings.