Uncle Jacob's Stout | Avery Brewing Company

Uncle Jacob's StoutUncle Jacob's Stout
BA SCORE
96.7%
Liked This Beer
4.42 w/ 2,730 ratings
Uncle Jacob's StoutUncle Jacob's Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#209
Reviews:
432
Ratings:
2,730
Liked:
2,641
Avg:
4.42/5
pDev:
8.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
585
Gots:
1,158
Trade:
143
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Ratings: 2,730 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of cmurphy7
3.89/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RealDeal
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alexcortez426
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wanderingpints
4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Bottled on feb.19, 2016 poured into teku glass

Dark brown liquid capped by two finger taupe foam cap, good lacings

Aroma of bourbon, dark fruits, raisins

Rich, boozy, bourbon taste, dark fruits

Fizzy mouthfeel, feel the alcohol

Good beer

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Photo of Tcsox
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JamesLeung
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vidblain
4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've been known to thoroughly criticize Avery for its pricing and ridiculously high alcohol content... but Uncle Jacob's Stout is fantastic. The bourbon is present but very pleasant. It has a nice warmth in your belly, which I don't recall experiencing before in a beer. The nose and taste are full of rich, soft chocolate-y notes. While it's still an expensive beer, it's priced competitively with Prairie Artisan and DFH World Wide Stout - and I'd certainly drink this before a Dogfish Head beer, all day every day.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FirstInLine
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark opaque black pour. Big bourbon and vanilla on the nose. On taste, there's some roasted malt/chocolate that is soon overpowered by bourbon barrel and vanilla. This stout manages to hide its stupendous booziness throughout the mouthfeel and flavor, and only on the finish is it betrayed by a definite whiskey heat. Enjoyable.

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Photo of FalconOne
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ovaltine
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The pour is jet black, dark tan head, no leakage anywhere. This beer has body in spades. The aromas are the barrel, rich dark chocolate, the barrel, some char, and THE BARREL. Did I mention The Barrel?

The taste has The Barrel, of course, and the requisite alcohol burn, but it's not distracting, and the rich chocolate flavors come through, along with the oak and char. This is really any excellent BA RIS - my only regret is I didn't buy a couple more bottles to age, because as hot as this is now, I think in a couple of years, this would be more extraordinary than it is nowZ

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 8444dodgers01
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark appearance. Thin tan head that collapses into a thin bubbley collar. Aroma is coffee, spice, vanilla and peanut butter. Sticky mouthfeel that finishes with a sweet chocolate taste. Taste cranberries. The alcohol is well hidden for such a high percentage. Has a woody taste to it. Very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of izzyismyrott
3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured pitch black with a 1/2 inch brown head. The aroma was deep in bitter sweet chocolate and chocolate liquor. Notes of vanilla throughout and the booze feels heavy at the nose - it leaves hard alcohol at the finish. The taste is overpowering with bittersweet chocolate. Very sweet and then it transforms to the flavors of bourbon and black licorice with some heat at the finish. The flavors are almost overwhelmingly concentrated. Mouthfeel a little more thinner than expected. Overall it is a great brew, fun to drink. Very concentrated and boozy, a once a while offering I'd drink again. Since this one was 14.9%, it leaves me wondering what the heavier ones are like.

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Photo of joberlander
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

6/27/13 bottle. Great bourbon. Pretty smooth

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Photo of foundersasap
3.33/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.7% out of 100 with 2,730 ratings
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