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Uncle Jacob's Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,450
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 539
Gots: 501 | FT: 69
Brewed by:
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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3.23/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tasting glass. Bottled February 2014. 14.83%.

A: Quite dark, as expected. Coffee-colored lacing.

S: Harsh and strong. Not entirely pleasant.

T: Molasses. Burnt brown sugar. Big booze. Hint of dark fruit that grows as it warms. Oddly metallic aftertaste really lets me down on a bum note. It gets better with time.

M: Kinda thin and harsh.

O: I hate to say it, but this was not that impressive. Maybe it's because we also had Black Note tonight, but it's harsh and abrasive and over-sweet; redeemingly, it's also got some berries.

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of cbutova
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage, sat in the fridge for about 2 months and finally busting this beast out.

A- Poured half and half into two glasses with a superbly pitch black body. Small head forms to less than a finger with a light tan hue. Bubbly foam dies down fairly fast to a small fizzy ring. Lace is pretty much not going to happen, a spot or two.

S- Deep cereal grains and oatmeal are massive and there is what I used to refer to as The Bruery sweetness (BT and Bois). Thick brown sugary and molasses but not overpowering because the Bourbon barrel certainly makes its presence known. Dark roast chocolate grains and burnt malt feel.

T- Reminds me quite a bit of Black Tuesday to be honest. The alcohol comes through, not necessarily in a bad way, and creates a massive syrupy, burnt roast malt beast. That sweetness once again shows with a molasses, caramel candy note. Bourbon barrel adds a nice dimension and the oak contrasts the base stout nicely. Some vanilla, raisin, dark fruit and slight oxidation reminding me of an Old Ale.

MF- Thick, thick, thick body. This is about as substantial as it gets. Oily and slightly sugary thickness on the palate. Carbonation at a low but nearly medium level considering the strength. Alcohol lingers but not nearly as much as I expected.

As stated above, this reminds me of Black Tuesday a lot but not quite as sweet as the former. The raw strength of the stout and base brew seems to contrast but still blend nicely with fresh woody oak and some good whiskey notes. I should pick up a 2013 bottle just to see if age has changed this 17.43% beast at all...

Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of barczar
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a jet black opaque color with a frothy quarter inch mocha head that slowly dissipates into a thin layer.

Dark chocolate, espresso, roast malt, and dark fruit begin the aroma. Further investigation reveals a substantial soy presence, asking with vanilla and oaky bourbon.

Rich dark chocolate and bruised cherries are accented by coffee grounds and burnt breadcrust, which hit mid palate and carry into a somewhat oaky finish. Underlying notes of prunes, raisins, and dates add complexity. Dark fruits eventually dominate the flavor after several sips. Bourbon is present, but not overpowering. The finish is lightly bitter.

Body is fairly thick and slick, with minimal carbonation and significant alcohol heat, which ignites in the throat and carries into the gut.

Great chocolate character initially, but dark fruit notes become a little overpowering. Of course it's a little hot...a lot hot, actually, but mighty tasty. Wish the chocolate or roast were a little more prevalent.

Photo of IrishColonial
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of crobinso
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thought i had reviewed this one, but must be in the backlog from tastings. none-the-less, enjoyed from a DL mini snifter.

a - poured a pretty stunning black. thick and rich with a thin tan head. looks pretty tasty.

s - big and bold. chocolate, some roast, black licorice and booze. smells decadent and rich, like a slice of chocolate chocolate chocolate cake (with chocolate chips).

t - taste follows the awesomeness of the nose. fairly hot but very drinkable for the size. chocolate and booze soaked wood. roast and sweetness. VERY sweet. intensely sweet.

m - make no mistake, this is a big beer...and there is no hiding that. big and boozy. thick and chewy.

o - overall, avery pulled it off. a drinkable 17.42 stout. not quite as drinkable as a rumpkin, but a worthy stout. great beer for a one and done.

Photo of lupercmda
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Daniloknezic for trading this beer to me! Thanks Don!

12 oz bottle poured equally into a pair of snifters. 6oz serving.

reviewed from notes taken 9/8/12.

Appearance: dark black beer with a big dark brown head about 2 fingers high. This one just coats everything with a heavy thick foam. Wow this beer looks amazing!

Smell: Chocolatety, bourbony goodness with a touch of oak.

Taste: Very bourbon forward beer. Chocolate, vanilla, oak and more bourbon. As this beer warms you start to get some molasses, tobacco, black licorice, and lite smokiness. The beer finishes with more bourbon that just stays around forever.

Mouthfeel: full bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This beer actually drinks really well. The beer is boozey, but it not a bad thing at all. Its a warming almost burning sensation that is very enjoyable. Nothing harsh at all; it plays well with the huge beer theme that Avery's has going on with this beer. Its really carbonated for a barrel aged beer. Kudos to Avery because its well made beer.

Overall: I really dig this beer. Its really great tasting beer with a mouthfeel to match. All the big flavors that i love from a BA stout. Avery's has really got some nice beers these days! Never been that impressed by Avery's, but I should start paying more attention to this brewery!

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Sean9689
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Dope
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours pitch black with a medium sized dense brown head. Leaves a solid wall of lacing as it slowly fades away.

S: I can smell the bourbon from across the room after I pour it. Strong toffee, caramel, brown sugar and vanilla. There is roasted malt hiding behind it with some char and chocolate mainly.

T: Up front is stinging bourbon with again, toffee, brown sugar and caramel. Light vanilla is present throughout the beer. Smooths out surprisingly quickly after the initial bourbon hit. Big chocolate and caramel in the middle. Fades into a vanilla oakiness with hints of chocolate and a little char. Vanilla lingers nicely in the aftertaste.

M: Thick, heavy, and syrupy. Surprisingly smooth.

O: My first impression is that this reminds me a lot of Black Tuesday. This has a bit stronger bourbon hit up front, but with less molasses than BT. This is a delicious exercise in extreme barrel aged stouts.

Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,450 ratings.