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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

Uncle Jacob's StoutUncle Jacob's Stout

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Ratings: 907
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.62%


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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joefuzz

New York

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1
Pours pitch black with a very small dark brown ring of bubbles. Very sweet on the nose, huge chocolate notes with a little bit of smoke. Taste is all chocolate upfront with sweet sugary toffee and a little bit of char that leads into an amazing warming bourbon aftertaste that lingers in your mouth. Mouth is on the thicker side with just enough carbonation to carry it. Overall I was very impressed with this brew and can't wait to see how it does in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 04:13:25 | More by joefuzz
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kdahnke123

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a red wine glass at cellar temperature. February 2014 bottling.
A - Pours an inky black color with a single finger of chocolate brown head. The head quickly dissipates leaving a faint lacing.
S - Bourbon, hops, chocolate and toasted coconut.
T - Sweet chocolate up front, tangy bourbon in the middle and a faint tang of booze on the finish with a very well balanced taste that hides well the almost 15% alcohol.
M - A very pleasant rich, thick mouthfeel with a slightly oily quality.
O - Overall one of the best stouts I have ever tasted. Highly recommended, especially if you like them a tad on the sweet side.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 18:48:25 | More by kdahnke123
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter glass. Pours deep, opaque black with thin, fizzy tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma gives off notes of chocolate, espresso, caramel, raisin, sweet dark licorice, brown sugar, vanilla-tinged-oak, and bourbon. Flavor is huge just as I hoped. A little too warm, but the fact that it’s chuck full of flavor helps it ease down the throat. Rich sweet dark chocolate tones on the palate first, some fig/raisin dark fruitiness, with a little tone of roasted coffee, some brown sugar, earthy licorice, caramel, a little bit of boozy vanilla, a twang of oak, and a mellow but warming bourbon ending. This is a rich and satisfying stout!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 19:18:46 | More by CuriousMonk
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours pitch black with a finger of dark tan head. Decent head retention especially considering the abv.

S- superbly aromatic brew! Huge barrel character of vanilla, American oak and high end bourbon blends perfectly with rich dark chocolate, malted milk balls and molasses. Only a hint a booze on the tail end!

T- sweet malted milk balls and dark chocolate flavors envelope the plate with notes of molasses, licorice and sticky dark fruit. Creamy coffee and sugary candy bar comes out in the middle. Rich bourbon, vanilla and American oak hits on the tail end without overpowering the brew. Alcohol warmth lingers on and on with a blend of all the complexity of this amazing beer. Simply an amazing brew!

MF- full sticky silky mouthfeel with heavy body. Soft carbonation.

D- a sipper for sure but you can't wait to go back for each one.

Overall a phenomenal barrel aged stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 04:46:19 | More by Viciousknishs
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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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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a bottle with a friend. Thanks to MinorThreat for the bottle.

Pours black with a minimal tan head that fades immediately.

Smells heavily of boozey bourbon, vanilla and oak. Some chocolate also comes through.

Flavor is amazing. Alcohol is not as present as in the nose. Rich chocolate and some roastiness blend well with the barrel notes. At this ABV, it's hard to completely mask the booze, but it's just a component and doesn't overpower the other flavors.

Low carbonation creates a silky smooth mouthfeel.

Fantastic beer although definitely a sipper. 6 oz of this was about right. I was amazed how smooth this one went down. Definitely digging the Avery barrel program.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 22:03:39 | More by jmarsh123
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle to mini snifter. I think I paid $16 for the single.
Sampled 11AUG12.

[A] Pours thick and black as night with a thin rim of dark auburn around the rim. The head is meager, dark reddish brown in color and is quick to recede. Lacing is nonexistent, but that was a tall order.

[S] All things considered, the intense ABV is masterfully concealed. Buttery caramel, clean and smooth bourbon, vanilla-y oak, and maybe a hint of black strap molasses.

[T] Follows the nose to a T. My only complaint: the sugary sweetness gets to be a bit much toward the end of the glass.

[M] Velvety smooth, rich and thick as hell. Super sweet throughout with surprisingly very well incorporated alcoholic heat.

[O] I loved this beer and would gladly purchase again, many times over if it weren't for the exorbitant price tag...or maybe just on payday.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 23:45:02 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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notchucknorris

California

4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours motor oil thick with a pretty nice 1/2 finger mocha colored head. I was surprised there was any head here given the ABV, but there was and it actually stuck around for a while.

S: It's been a while since I've had BCBS, but I think this may be right up there with it smell-wise. Big, deep, dark and inviting smell. Tons of barrel, wet wood, bourbon, toffee, toasted oak, molasses, caramel and some booze.

T: Given the high alcohol, this is ridiculously drinkable. Lots of molasses and milk chocolate soaked raisins upfront. Caramel, tons of fig, burnt marshmallow, toasted coconut, burnt caramel and a finish of bourbon, charred wood and just a slight kick of heat. The mouthfeel is slick and heavy, bordering on syrupy, but there's enough dryness from the alcohol on the finish to hold it back a bit. A fantastic barrel aged stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 04:38:04 | More by notchucknorris
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle poured into Duvel tulip

A - A great deep tan head of about one finger in height when poured. Body is extremely dark. Requires less than 4mm to get any light through. No lacing.

S - Sweet vanilla and caramel. There is bourbon on there as well. Only the slightest bitter chocolate on the finish. I think there is some alcohol in there as it burns a little bit, but you can't tell otherwise.

T - Not as sweet as the scent, but great chocolate. Almost like eating a chocolate bar - dark and milk mix. Vanilla comes out and is pretty strong as well. Bourbon is nice and light. Again there is a burn there which is pretty strong and it comes through a bit in the finish.

M - Strong carbonation and great heavy body. Definitely sticks around in your mouth and the alcohol burns as I said before.

O - Wow, what an amazing beer. So full of everything I enjoy. If they cut the ABV a bit I think this would be at the top.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 03:11:10 | More by RuckusDu
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sukwonee

Washington

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Malt and Vine (Redmond, WA), poured into a snifter

A: Half finger mocha foam, opague black

S: Huge huge smell. You can smell this beer from 3-4 feet away from the snifter. Huge bourbon, vanilla, oak, slight smoke, brown sugar, some dark fruits

T: Wow... huge huge bourbon, oak, vanila, chocolate, molasses... this is some crazy shit. Boozy for sure, but the sweetness masks it fairly well. Edit: alright, so I let the last quarter of the bottle warm up to room temp and had it again. Everything else is the same, but I can taste artificial cherry flavour.

M: Syrupy, thick, good amount of carbonation.

O: This is perhaps the biggest beer I have ever had. Very well crafted for such a big beer. Full of flavor, smell. And thank you Avery for bottling this into a 12oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 21:49:59 | More by sukwonee
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I know it may be a bit too hot for a 18% ABV Imperial Stout that's barrel aged, but I have been dying for one as of late.

A-Pours a sludgy, viscous ink. Zero light penetration. Head is beautiful. Dark, dark tan than fluffs up quickly but dies down to a thinner shirt atop the beer. You can actually hear the head fizzle and pop away over time. The body leaves legs like wine. Excellent looking.

S-Huge wallop of boozy bourbon. The alcohol is obviously very prevalent here but the oaky bourbon whiskey really makes the alcohol tantalizing. Incredibly rich milk chocolate note. The chocolate is just unbelievably concentrated. Super charred french vanilla coffee. Great nose with humongous girth!

T-Wow, this is impressive. The bourbon really sets in on the back end but the alcohol is more submissive than I was expecting. The coffee flavor literally ceases to leave my palate. The burnt caramel and BRILLIANT chocolate flavors are impeccable. Like a Kahlua mixed cocktail with chocolate covered caramel candy sitting at the bottom of the glass. There are some great extra notes of vanilla extract, leather and tobacco. Also some whiskey-dipped plums.

M-One of the fullest bodies I have ever come across. Carbonation is almost nonexistent and this allows your mouth to truly appreciate how incredibly viscous this beer actually is.

O/D-At $11 a 12 oz. it is a piggy bank breaker, but this beer is pretty phenomenal. Just ridiculously full bodied and rich. Would maybe like a bit more bourbon in the flavor but the other aspects of the beer's taste more than make up for it. I think its worth the price tag.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 22:40:14 | More by VelvetExtract
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Wow is this beer crazy. 2013 version and quite delicious. Very beautiful pour. Dark brown pour with an awesome caramel head. Roasty Oaky boozy smell. Strong taste for sure, but it hides the amount of alcohol for sure. Great beer with amazing flavor. A sipping beer for sure, but glad I got my hands on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 22:58:17 | More by beatenbyjacks
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a snifter glass. Vintage bottle dated March 27, 2012, poured 02/26/2013.

Appearance: Thick pitch black from the pour you can tell light carbonation on the body. Head is subtle, dark tan that rises to maybe half a finger's length. After a sip it does disappear quick but this is very expecting with the high ABV level.

Smell: Hint of a strong vanilla and molasses. Very potent, this smell is more aroma than anything.

Taste: First thought; you feel the alcohol right away with strong molasses feel that is almost perfect. Incredibly complex coming off a notch sweet and still bitter coming off a little bit raw.

Mouth: An easy medium carbonation, smooth and strong. The bourbon is evident before you place the glass down off each sip.

Overall: This brew is a true animal in it's own class. It's strong, tasty, ridiculously full of flavor that maybe some might find overwhelming. One glass is all you need. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 03:29:22 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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mentor

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage, consumed fresh. Pours super thick black. Whoa. Nice gentle dark brown head of fine bubbles that quickly settles to a thin ring mostly around the glass. Pitch black liquid with almost no edgings, just a crescent of very dark brown. Smells vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate, dark-roast coffee, hot clean alcohol. Blackberry and grassy from hops (Northern Brewer?), grocery-stored glazed donut, almonds, wet lined-paper (don't worry, it's not the same smell as oxidation papery).

Tastes intense. Strong bourbon, vanilla, rich chocolate, salt, coconut, charred wood cinders on a toasted marshmallow. Wow. Scorched pears, blackberry, cedar, lightly of cherry sour. Sweet, but not sticky, which allows clean alcohol and md-strong carbonation to clean the tongue. Carbonation is fine-bubbled and contributes to a creaminess in the liquid. Md-thick, pleasantly throat and tummy warming, and wood drying and alcohol-sting in the finish.

Intense, complex, and cooperative. This beer tells an interesting story and was worth the $12 price tag. Not one to have every night, but worth trying this once and maybe a again a couple times each year. This is a beer worth holding onto in the cellar for a couple years while the flavors come together and the little alcohol heat settles a bit. in general, Avery's big beers age well to develop a 'completeness' in 2-3 years. While this could go longer, I wouldn't chance longer than 3 years.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 01:11:46 | More by mentor
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BucannonXC5

California

4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Beer Advocate’s ucsbmullet
Price: N/A
Purchased: Received it on Oct. 10, 2013
Consumed: Oct. 19, 2013
Misc.: Bottled June 27, 2013; Batch No. 2; 16.53% ABV

Thanks to Nick for the chance to try this.

Poured an almost pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of bubbly brown head. Very good amount of uneven thick espresso lacing along the sides. Good retention all the way down.

First smell was bourbon and it was definitely pretty thick. After some more searching I got toffee, caramel, solid European dark chocolate, bitter coffee beans, brownies and fudge. Most of that is just noise though. The bourbon is what you really get here and it’s wonderful.

After the first taste, all I could think was magnificent. Just full of deep, dark flavors. Those bourbon flavors were all around the toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, brownies, fudge, chocolate syrup and port wine. The scary part is that the 16.53 percent ABV felt about 6.53 percent.

Full body. Thick texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. Alcohol is still hidden all the way down. Such a great drinkable beer.

Just an amazing double stout. It may be the only one I ever try, but I would love to get some more. Wow.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 04:24:05 | More by BucannonXC5
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dave10mm

California

4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 01:59:03 | More by dave10mm
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intensify

Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on June 27, 2013. Batch number 2. Obviously still a very young stout but I had to crack it open after tasting it at GABF.

A- Dark as could be. The small head it poured sunk into the darkness of this huge stout. Stir the beer and it'll leave thin legs of alcohol on the sidewalls of your glass.

S- Charred coffee beans, vanilla, cocoa, roasted malts, licorice. Slight booze aroma.

T- strong licorice throughout the sip. The coffee and roasted malts along with the vanilla give it a complex balance. everything in this stout works. nothing overwhelming and a boozy finish reminds you that you're drinking a 16+ abv beer.

M- nice a full body. creamier then I imagined.

O- For such a big, young stout I am very impressed with what Avery has done here. Give it a year or two in the cellar and it would be a perfect stout. Buy 2, one to age, one to drink right away. You wont be disappointed. you might even catch a slight buzz from 1 bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 04:08:26 | More by intensify
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of those beers I've been wanting to try for a while, but hadn't had an opportunity. Shared with my buddy Dave.

The beer is near black with a quarter inch of silky beige collar. The aroma brings dark chocolates, roast, huge malt profile, bourbon, oak. Some vanilla and barrel notes, but more chocolate and bourbon. A delicious beer! So smooth. I honestly hadn't looked at the abv. I thought it was around 12-13%. 17.42% abv?!? Are you serious. Apparently, it's serious, because I felt pretty awesome after I finished my 6 oz. Outstanding beer and well deserving of the high ratings.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 05:18:57 | More by Huhzubendah
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Greywulfken

New York

4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: into a tulip glass, pitch black thick beer coughed up a slim collar of dark tan foam that left a few motes behind

S: bourbon and chocolate syrup; fragrant earthy hops

T: mmm - rich dark malt chocolate, sweet and slightly bitter; nice hop profile over the malts - almost rye-like notes; grains peek through the deep syrup, vanilla, touches of anise/fennel

M: silky, smooth, creamy, heavy, dense; surprisingly clean finish topped off with drier whiskey notes

O: sometimes I wonder what I need to find in an Imperial stout to really blow me away these days, but this was a real treat of a beer - great combination of the rich stout flavors, herbal hops, and bourbon whiskey. Was sweet but not too heavy-handed about it, truly great balance of flavors and feel; with its high abv, a real decadent way to end the day.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:25:02 | More by Greywulfken
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep black color with good carbonation, nice brown cap and medium amount of lacing

S: Licorice, leather, wood, bourbon, booze, and chocolate. Hints of coffee and vanilla are present. The nose is extremely big and complex.

T: Upfront is big chocolate and heat with coffee and roasted malt. Midway vanilla, leather, wood, dark fruits licorice really pickup as does the sweetness. The finish is a bit syrupy, sticky, sweet with more relentless heat.

M: Cloyingly sweet with heat but the body was not to thin and right on the money as was carbonation

O: Drinkability is down, cellar ability is up. I did not finish my bottle but I will say it had much more body than BT or CR. Worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 11:46:41 | More by barleywinefiend
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Dope (thanks!) split into tulips with the bro. Batch #1, bottled MAR 27th 2012.

A: Dense, oily opaque black pour with very little head.

S: Big sweet bourbon and malty notes, tons of brown sugar, toasted sugar, dark caramel, and vanilla. Very, very nice sweetness without being cloying, and really not boozy, though you can tell its a big one!

T: Again, excellent barrel notes, a lot like drinking BCBS. The booze is smooth and warm but isn't offensive; there is a dry bitterness on the finish. Lots of dark caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla.

MF: Viscous, oily, full-bodied mouthfeel. Exactly what you would want from a big bba stout. Lower carbonation.

O: Well-integrated bourbon barrels! Seriously this thing tastes as good as BCBS in my opinion. Very good!

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 13:50:59 | More by Scotchboy
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 release
Exactly 5 months old (since bottled)

Been sittin on this puppy for a while in order to let that 16% mellow JUST a little bit. I think our post-Thanksgiving feast is a great way sip this and digest away for hours.

Black as night...no light passing through it...yada yada yada...same old bullshit description everyone gives.

Now, the aroma is where this thing makes a name for itself. BIG blast of sweet, chocolatey bourbon. Alcohol is so tame for the huge ABV. Coffee grounds and dark chocolate are at the VERY back of the aroma with a little tobacco and caramel coming through once it warmed up.

Flavor is very similar to BCBS in that it is not too shy on the bourbon as well as very very sweet. Even though I am a big stickler for sweetness done the wrong way, this beer is bordering cloying, but it makes for a nice aperitif after that GIANT turkey feast. Same characteristics as in the aroma: a lot of coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, toffee, and a little chocolate syrup about mid palate that delivers the intense sweetness.

Not sure what this beast was like the day it was bottled, but I can only imagine the alcohol presence is a little smoother now. This was a real treat and even though my folks don't appreciate beers like this, I don't mind not sharing and tackling this bad boy myself.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 01:18:31 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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t420o

California

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Avery Uncle Jacobs Stout 2013

Batch 2

A- pour yields a 1 finger mocha head on top of a viscous looking black body. Head recedes quick and leaves moderate lacing. 3.75

S- dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and molasses, wood, cocoa. Smells excellent 4.25

T- wow, this is phenomenal. A big, full bodied and rich beer. Chocolate, roasted malts, earthy, woody, nice alcohol warmth, light vanilla. 4.75

M- carbonation is on the lighter side. Full bodied 4.5

O- great BBA stout. Up there with the best of them, though not quite as complex. Good drinkability in spite of the abv. 4.5

A+

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 02:57:04 | More by t420o
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waltonc

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a few bottles of this at Avery last night. One of the best Avery beers I've had. Pours dark brown with tan head. Smells and tastes of a near perfectly balanced blend of bourbon, vanilla, quite a bit of cocoa, and thankfully no coffee. At 17% ABV, the alcohol is hidden pretty well. However, there is some alcoholic heat on this one, but still quite smooth. By way of comparison, I prefer this to Black Tuesday. Not as excessively sweet. Overall, an excellent beer. I can't see this beer benefitting with age. Thanks Avery for not forcing me to buy this in a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 21:42:05 | More by waltonc
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goosewhisperer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a-deep black with no chance for light to get through this beer. Poured out with a one finger head, that faded away after a few minutes. Some lacing along the sides of the NBB globe it was poured into.

s-big malts, wood, booze, and chocolate. The alcohol is really big here now, but it does not hide too much of the good nose on this beer.

t-hits with huge coffee and chocolate up front. There is some alcohol here, but there is not pronounced burn at all. There are a lot of dark fruit notes too, some dark cherry something else that I cannot place a finger on. The beer is on the sweet side, and matches up with the wood. You can tell that this was barrel aged and the whisky comes out as it warms. The beer is smooth, but packs a lot into each sip. There a few tannic notes as the beer warms. Age should take that right out.

m-on point. This is not a watery thin beer at all. There is a medium to full mouth feel depending on the temperture of the beer. The sweet hangs on to the tongue after the beer is down.

o-this beer has huge cellering potential. I cannot wait until next year, and years after to keep trying this beer. There is so much in this beer that is just waiting to come out. The alcohol mellowing out will help these to come forward. This is a sipping beer, best shared with friends over something dark and chocolate like. Great job Avery, keep hitting these out of the park!

Serving type: bottle

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