Uncle Jacob's Stout | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.10%

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.

Added by emmasdad on 04-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,672
Reviews:
421
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
587
Gots:
1,145
For Trade:
148
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Photo of InfernoBoss
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luckydog91
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rypkr
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The taste is nothing to wrote home about but the body is like thick, heavy, and hot in a manner that I'm very much enjoying. Much like drinking scotch or bourbon neat this is a slow, casual sipper.

However for a $14 12oz beer it's comical to think I'd EVER entertain buying this again. One and done high abv, former top 250 novelty to tick.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours black with a 1/4" tan head that settles quickly.
S - The aroma is coffee, chocolate and dark fruit.
T - Flavor is a lot of chocolate, coffee, a little dark fruit and bourbon.
M - Super creamy mouth feel with low carbonation. You definitely feel the alcohol warmth in this beer.
O - Outstanding sipping beer.

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Photo of KidSalami
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeK89
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biggoon16
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akopczyk
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MHJeff06
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Virby44
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Pour Taproom in Greenville, SC.

Pours with a dark, essentially opaque, brown-black body topped by a decent beige head that has very good retention.

Feel: full body with medium carbonation. Boozy and warm but smooth.

Aroma: boozy, sweet and nutty, with dark baked bread and fruitcake.

Flavor: strong. Boozy, but quite tame for ~17% ABV. Hints of roasted nuts, coffee (aftertaste), dark toast, coffee, vanilla, and dark dried fruits. Moderately sweet fading to mildly bitter.

Overall: a rich and delicious whale of a beer.

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4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received from Wasatch, BIF#5. 2017 bottle. Poured into tulip. Deep brown, almost black with a mocha colored head. It recedes quickly leaving a small ring around the glass. Chocolate, bourbon, raisins and soy sauce on the nose. Wow. Chocolate malts, bourbon, wood, raisins, dark fruits, dark cocoa. Some heat but it's to be expected on this big of a beer. Chewy mouthfeel. Its a huge beer.

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Photo of Trapist007
4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz 2016 No. 5 bottle poured into a tulip glass at 50deg.

Appearance - Pours black, with a thin dark foam head, light lacing and carbonation. Disappears quickly.

Smell - Sweet bourbon, light oaky smoke/charred wood, dark expresso roast, dark stone fruit, and dark chocolate.

Taste - Very much like it smelled. The bourbon & oak came first, quickly mingling with the dark stone fruit, finishing with the dark chocolate and dark expresso with that expresso bitterness on the very end.

Mouth - Warm all the way down. This did smooth out as the beer warmed to room temperature. This beer is not as chewy as one might anticipate from a stout. Moderate in that regard.

Overall - This is a big beer that has good complexity. I would recommend sitting on for two years from bottling date. The warmth should smooth out a lot by then. I would also drink it a closer to room temperature. This is a cool night, chilling by the fire beer. I can easily recommend this beer.

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Photo of Mwiggi1
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doldham
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, smells like bourbon (surprise!), tastes like bourbon (very hot, though also very sweet), but it isn't as viscous as I was hoping. Wanted to like it more than I did: had a hard time drinking the whole thing, and, in general, Uncle Jacob's Bourbon Liqueur isn't good enough to warrant the $13.99 price tag.

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Photo of Czequershuus
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours dark black with an average head. The aroma leads with dark chocolate, followed by licorice, baking cocoa, cappuccino, and brown sugar. The flavor is again dominated by dark chocolate, with brown sugar, caramel, roast fruit, fig, and cappuccino. The motuhfeel is rich and full with low carbonation. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic beer - so incredibly balanced, it just begs you to drink more of its high ABV goodness.

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Photo of phishgator
3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass from the bottle. Black with small tan head and mild carbonation. The alcohol coats the glass much like a straight liquor. There are fusel alcohols up front and a bit of bitterness that hits you in the back end. The body is there throughout the glass. You get bourbon upfront as well. Definitely a sipper from start to finish. Raisins come to mind have way through this one. True to Avery it's a big gravity beer that will get smiling fast.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.99/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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