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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,437
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 537
Gots: 488 | FT: 66
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Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  17.81% 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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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a fine half finger light brown head with great retention and lacing. Delicious aroma of dark caramel and toasted malt, bourbon, dark dried fruit, chocolate truffle. Flavor follows, with dark toasted malt with little char, vanilla, bourbon, molasses, hints of chocolate and coffee, kinda boozy. Heavy bodied, almost syrupy, but with pleasant carbonation. A really nice bourbony imperial stout with complex flavor and perhaps a bit more booziness than expected (common with big Avery beers, I think). But after a few sips, all is forgiven. This seems like a prime candidate for aging and I will do so, if I can ever find more. Man, I love bourbon and beer together.

Photo of KYGunner
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Holy crap this pours with unbelievable viscosity! Thick, rich and incredibly dark this stout is like a syrup capped with an equally thick brown head.

The aroma has immense character with rich and creamy qualities. Molasses, caramel, deep chocolate, coconut, vanilla, oak bourbon, slight toffee, marshmallow and tinges of Graham cracker malt all make appearances in the nose.

The flavors are thick and full with a full complement of oak and creamy chocolate. Light bourbon, vanilla, coconut and caramel follow at mid palate. This finishes with a tangy dark fruit, prune and raisin, with just a little alcohol.

The feel is super thick, very creamy but there is a quarter point lose on the tangy alcohol finish that hangs on to the tongue.

I had huge expectation and Damn I'm impressed. This really was fantastic.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of KornWallace
4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Date: 4/20/14
Location: Foodtown Express (Yonkers)
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Black to brown in color with a large viscous ring. Light brown carbonation which dissipates quickly. The beer has legs as you sip it clings as it collapses.
Aromatics: The beer is clearly fueled with bourbon as it envelopes the majority of the aroma. There is a big alcohol aroma, a light vanilla and light toffee all coming from the barrel. The next odor is the fruit which is dark mostly prunes and some black cherries.
Flavor: So many flavors in this beer it's really quite a beauty. The front of my tongue is just hammered with sweet sugars. Then the big dark prunes and cherries. Coffee flavors are clearly found with bitter chocolates. The alcohol is there adding to every flavor.
Mouthfeel: The body is very heavy with very viscous oils. The beer has an almost burdensome chew to it as the sugars and body just stick to my tongue, checks, roof, tonsils.
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of hops202
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a stone snifter. Bottled 2/2014

Pours a thick midnight black/used motor oil look with mocha head. Aroma is intoxicating - heavy bourbon but so wonderful at the same time. Lots of vanilla, some light chocolate and roast and toasted coconut. Taste is much of the same with lots of alcohol and sticky mouthfeel and more heat from the alcohol, tons of alcohol. Overall this is a damn good bourbon barrel stout, it is certainly comparable with some of the big names out there like BCBS and Blacknote, although still a small step behind but certainly better than most, just a bit too much alcohol. However the outrageously high price certainly takes it down a notch.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,437 ratings.