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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,377
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 486
Gots: 455 | FT: 64
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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4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Midnight black. The brown head settles shortly after the pour, but can be re-invigorated with some swirling of the glass. Sparse and spotty lacing.

S: The barrel leads off on the nose. Plenty of charred oak, caramel, and bourbon. Hints of dried figs. Burnt coffee and burnt sugar. Bakers chocolate and some sweeter fudgey notes. Stiff alcohol.

T: Rich dark chocolate and fudge. Heavy mocha flavor. Wave of rich, chewy dark caramel. Lots of barrel char mid-palate. Charred oak. Bourbon. Stiff alcohol punch. Big estery profile of brandy and red fruits. Bakers chocolate and some alcohol heat on the finish.

M: Thick body. Big and chewy. Unctuous but velvety smooth. Light oak astringency. Big warming alcohol presence. Low supporting carbonation.

O: Whoa Nelly, we've got a big one! Yet another enormous beer from Avery. A bold sipper that drinks like a fine cordial or cognac. I can picture this really being something with age. Though it drinks fine fresh, it does have a boozy and estery punch that will probably mellow with time, letting those wonderful chocolatey malt flavors pull through more. This was a real treat on a cold winter night.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- darkness!!! served in a snifter.. swirled it around. lacing stuck to the glass like a stripper on a drunk guy blowing money away. i like my BBA stouts to have that.. sticky low carb thin head pitch balck look

Smell- the smell is sweet sweet goodness, vanilla, molasses, bourbon, woody, and roasted malts all mesh amazing

taste- as great as it smells, big big big beer. roastyness, bourbon, sweet malts, has a punch of a 13% stout not 17!!! wll done avery! this rivals BT and other super hype beers( that stand up to the hype) in a blind taste test i can see this to beat out some of those. not overly sweet like those 16+ % abv beers, just right

Mouthfeel- full body, sticky, loooong lasting flavor perfect feel.

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,377 ratings.