Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company
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4.24/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
2014 bottle from a great trader, poured July 3, 2014. Pours pitch black with a one finger dark brown head, nice and creamy. Aroma of chocolate, mellow bourbon, vanilla, caramel, anise, oak char. Reminds me a lot of Black Note on the nose. Very rich smelling yet not over the top. Flavor follows with a nice vanilla chocolate caramel note, dark fruits, long roasty finish with lingering vanilla, definite char flavors from the oaky bourbon barrels. Huge rich mouthfeel that is right on the nose with low medium carbonation. While this has a hard yet more on the fruity side than I tend to like in the style, there is no question this is world class. The bourbon barrels only accent the flavors and this isn't just some huge bourbon bomb. Nicely done.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 00:16:08 | More by BMMillsy
3.1/5 rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Got this one from Doodler in a surprise box a while back. Very generous man. Much appreciated.
From a bottle into a snifter
27 June 2013
848 cases produced
Apparently the brewer's 6th great uncle Jacob was the first to call his whisky "bourbon."
APPEARANCE: A nice black pour yields a one finger, slightly thinner, foamy tan head with lousy retention. Head fades quickly to a splotchy wisp and ring. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head fades very quickly to a ring only. Ring remains all the way leaving no lacing down the grass. Black beer, but mediocre head.
SMELL: Bourbon, oak, with vanilla, light grapes or red wine as well. Interesting and different. Touches of milk chocolate as well. A bit of port.
TASTE: Quite boozy. Bourbon, oak and port wine up front. Some spicy alcohol through the middle into a big and lingering finish of bourbon, red wine, alcohol, vanilla notes and some dark chocolate too. Quite boozy with lots of alcohol and port flavors.
PALATE: Lighter body, thinner, with higher levels of carbonation. A bit prickly on the palate, goes down okay and finishes somewhat sticky on the palate. Some decent heat lingers. Spicy alcohol lingers.
OVERALL: This is okay, but it's a bit too boozy for my liking. Body is a bit thinner than I'd like for the style as well. Lots of wine and alcohol at the expense of the stout qualities. Would actually like to to try the base stout on its own. Thanks again for the treats Doodler!
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 19:52:00 | More by Jeffo
Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.