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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,228
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 445
Gots: 433 | 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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Photo of jzeilinger
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The bottle being reviewed is a 2012 vintage.

A - Typical stout pour - pitch black, opaque, and a thin toffee colored ring around the top of the snifter.

S - Very bourbon forward, oak, small traces of dark fruit, molasses, and dark roasted chocolate.

T - Follows the nose - extremely bourbon forward with noticeable alcohol warming on the way down. Bourbon, oak, light molasses, a hint of vanilla, and dark fruit abound in this sipper from start to finish and a little medicinal on the end.

M - Heavy medium body, sticky, slick.

O - Very well done and I enjoy big barrel aged beers but this one is a little overbearing because the alcohol masks a good portion of the flavor. Being a 2012 bottle and having time to mellow it would be interesting to compare to this year's batch. A definite sipper.

jzeilinger, Oct 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

ShemRahBoo, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

belgbeerdrinker, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

CTJman, Oct 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

theGlasstronaut, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

PhatAtUT, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Dave_Treat, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

JakerLou, Oct 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

shehateme, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

In_Control_Mike, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Denzo, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

jayhunter357, Oct 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

AOShabaz, Oct 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

vrbulldog22, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

JOrtt, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of B-29Pilot
4.98/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is hands down one of my absolute favorite beers. I have purchased several over the course of a few months, (2013 batch) and I have shared a few of them with my friends. I have a few stashed aside for aging, and I plan on doing some side by side comparisons as future batches are released.

Appearance: Deep dark black with a nice tan head that leaves a beautiful oily coat on the glass.

Aroma: Slightly boozy from the bourbon, chocolate, and dark fruits (dates/plums).

Taste: Toffee, dark fruits, bourbon (light), chocolate creme.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth and full bodied.

Overall: This is a beast of a beer. At a 16.53% it goes down more like an 8%. I highly encourage that you split a bottle with a friend if you open it. It is always better to share, and you won't have to try to get the license plate of the truck that ran you over if you drink it alone. The quest has begun to get a few bottles of 2012. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

B-29Pilot, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Drew26, Oct 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Colosdog, Oct 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ChrisMQ, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

LSUPT, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

henskejk, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of AdamF625
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75


A- dark brown to black. thick creamy brown head with great retention and lacing
S- sweet bourbon, honey, toffee, caramel
T- strong bourbon, charcoal, charred wood, bakers chocolate
M- thick and creamy as it hits you mouth, then harsh alcohol bites your tongue. Low carbonation.
O- very hot at first but as the beer warms the alcohol settles and it opens up nicely. It molds into semi sweet chocolate bourbon liqueur. Well done.

AdamF625, Sep 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

tswater, Sep 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Yeti1979, Sep 30, 2013
Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,228 ratings.