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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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1,126 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 422
Gots: 422 | FT: 53
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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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-01-2014 14:37:17 | More by stereosforgeeks
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corysmith01

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

04-01-2014 03:00:58 | More by corysmith01
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Jho3325

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-31-2014 03:15:02 | More by Jho3325
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

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

A: black with slightly tan head that rises from depths, covers the surface, then collects at sides, leaving decent lacing

S: alcohol essence over roasted chocolate smell, with the barrel woodiness also coming through

T/M: starts a little sweet (like BCBS) and a little chocolatey, but transforms into a dark-cherry/chocolate taste, with a bit of tartness that would come with a cherry taste. As the beer warms, this taste difference isn't quite as strong, and does portray a more classic bourbon barrel taste. A slightly resinous bitterness comes in when the beer is cooler, but is more subdued as it warms.

O: a very strong offering. My first few tastes I was thinking it might top my favorite BBS, but it doesn't quite reach that level. It's cost might prohibit me from buying it again, however.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 01:01:13 | More by cjgiant
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paul_db

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into snifter.

Pitch black with low carbonation. Light lacing. Smell was sweet bourbon, oak and chocolate.

Taste was alot of bourbon up front, with the oak and chocolate in the middle followed by some heat. The heat is fair considering the amount of alcohol that this carries. Later on as it warmed up you could pull out the vanilla and chocolate a bit more.

Alot of people would compare this to BCBS but I beg to differ, this is a solid aged stout but the flavors are not nearly as bold.

Fantastic stout however the price is a bit unattractive considering it costs almost the amount of a 4pack of BCBS.

I will sit on my remaining bottles to see how this develops.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 22:57:36 | More by paul_db
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fishmich

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-30-2014 22:56:37 | More by fishmich
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timontheroad

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-30-2014 22:25:25 | More by timontheroad
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance: Deep dark brown. A little reddish gown hints around the edges when held to light. Impressive mocha head especially for a monster of a stout.
smell: A decadent bourbon, dark chocolate, malt, and dart fruit dessert.
taste: and all of the promise of the nose is delivered.
overall: This ain't nuthin but good. Rich, bad-ass, transcendent. Holy shit. Fwiw, alcohol is there but amazingly well masked for such a beast.
I realize there are some that argue all 5's are impossible. This beer for me could not get any better. Nothing should be added or taken away imo and so I have to got with perfect.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 21:41:30 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Flowsauthentic

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-30-2014 19:15:39 | More by Flowsauthentic
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GatorLCA

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-30-2014 18:53:35 | More by GatorLCA
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-30-2014 13:41:07 | More by TriageStat
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marleyr

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-30-2014 01:14:00 | More by marleyr
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-29-2014 20:07:15 | More by KevinmusPrime
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AdamHart22

Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is from notes at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston, 3/22/14. I know what you're thinking - how can this be accurate? Well I'll tell you. This is the 2nd beer I had and I started with a washed out glass.

It was bottle poured by one of the lovely ladies employed by Avery. Pours thick and viscous, like motor oil. No real head apparent.

Smells like mahogany, soy, actual motor oil.

Taste is... well its a world class beer. 16% ABV is not obvious, not boozy at all. There is a lot going on here, chocolates, coffees, toffee/caramel/soy. This is one of three beers I had that day that actually had me close my eyes. I went back for another pour, I think that's a faux pas, but I don't care.

In the mouth is very round, well balanced, and thick as molasses. Perfect.

Overall this is one of the best stouts I've ever had. Try this if you have the opportunity and you're a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 17:09:11 | More by AdamHart22
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deuce9259

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-28-2014 16:11:02 | More by deuce9259
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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-28-2014 00:47:15 | More by dbrelsfo
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California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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cpxc

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-26-2014 02:10:00 | More by cpxc
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-24-2014 21:33:04 | More by ChrisChagnon
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-24-2014 21:08:12 | More by ncelauro
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

03-24-2014 15:51:49 | More by balinor
Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.