Uncle Jacob's Stout | Avery Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jacob Spears, our 6th Great Grand Uncle, is credited as the first distiller to label his whiskey “Bourbon.” He built his distillery in Bourbon County Kentucky in 1790 — 203 years before we began brewing. While obviously a bit too late to produce Uncle Jacob’s wash, we’ve instead created something far more complex. In his honor, we present this robust, silky smooth, full-bodied and altogether extremely American rendition of an Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in the very finest Bourbon barrels. This explains a lot about our penchant for big brews! It’s in our blood!

Added by emmasdad on 04-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#311
Reviews:
465
Ratings:
2,909
pDev:
8.14%
 
 
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Photo of mpolewan
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dafla67
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black. Aroma consists of vanilla, coffee, bourbon & woody. A very strong taste -- not subtle. Immediately taste the bourbon followed by the vanilla, coffee and burnt wood. Incredible stout.

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Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnDee
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black with a tan head. Smells of vanilla, stone fruit, raisins, and oak. Taste is complex, like a whiskey, with prominent vanilla and molasses notes. Medium bodied. Boozy, sweet, and delicious.

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Photo of stephens101
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one has been sitting around for a bit...

Jet black with a minimal sheen and a firm froth.

Aroma is strong with molasses, caramel and burnt wood. Dark fruits such as plum and cherry figure in to a lesser extent. There's also a faint earthiness.

Dark, almost raw chocolate and big booze give quick notice this one is not fucking around in the taste department. More dark fruits are joined by notes of molasses, grain and gum. Flirts with excessive sweetness at times, but is reeled in by the booze and some earthiness.

Medium to heavy in body and quite warming for sure.

Damn big and damn good despite a few a slight imbalances.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on February 24th 2017, so it's one year and a half old when I drink it.

Pitch black. No head.

Amazing smell on the bourbon with coconut and vanilla, toffee, molasses, coffee. A bit of booze.

Amazingly drinkable this 14.9% BA imperial stout, shows a perfect balance. Bourbon notes goes well with a certain earthy hoppiness, some nuttiness (hazelnut and walnut), some gun-flint minerality.
The mouthfeel is syrupy but not overly. The carbonation is moderate.

This is an incredible bourbon aged imperial stout. Not cheap but glad I had a chance to try it

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

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

Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulytasker
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersampler6
3.83/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reminded me a little of this brewery’s Plank’d offering - great tasting and decadent but just too heavy and boozy. Nice dark brown color with minimal head and very spotty lingering lacing. Smells of chocolate, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Tastes similarly, also with some malt, raisin, plum, caramel and dark cherries. Heavy, thick, syrupy mouthfeel with some good carbonation. Boozy and you can definitely feel the high ABV. Great tasting, just too much to be more than just a slow sipper. I don’t feel it’s worth the super-high price.

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Photo of cmoore32
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dwbow48
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gelasin
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolvmar
3.93/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: 12oz bottle. Dated Feb 2018. Poured into a tulip glass. Deep rich brown. 1-2 finger tan head. Dissipates fairly quickly into a slight ring and thin clouds. Slight bubble lacing.

Nose: boozy dark fruit. Maybe a little chocolate but the sweet booze dominates.

Taste: lots of alcohol but more chocolate than the nose. Dark fruits, molasses, burnt toast, bitter hops on backend. Pretty well balanced.

Mouthfeel: fairly highly carbonated for the style. But rich, thick, feeling with a surpringly clean finish.

Overall: this is definitely good. I would like some sweetness to balance the alcohol and hop/burnt toast bitterness. I would definitely try this. It I’m not sure it will be at the top of my BBA stout list.

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4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of antman27
3.84/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phineasco
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours jet black with a big frothy khaki head. It has medium low carbonation. The beer smells of dark chocolate, licorice, bark, molasses, and bourbon. It tastes of dark chocolate, licorice, raisins, molasses, bark, and bourbon heat. The feel is full and boozy. A good ba stout from Avery.

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Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidR_9
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bottled 2/19/2016 batch #5 17.1% abv

Nice and lively 2 finger tan-brown head with medium tight bubbles and larger soapy bubbles, settles to a consistent quarter finger of head. Chocolate fudge, charred oak, bourbon singe, vanilla. Taste is nice and roasty followed by chocolate malt, fudge, charred oak, vanilla, and a sizeable bourbon warmth and burn. Mouthfeel is medium-high carbonation out the gate which accents the good deal of bitterness from the roasted malts. This is quickly taken over by the mid-late blanketing bourbon alcohol character. Not as chewy as I expected but all the flavors are present and come through every sip. Tasted best poured into the snifter 10-15 mins out of the fridge. I’m glad I tried this one

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 2,909 ratings