Uncle Jacob's Stout | Avery Brewing Company

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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:
#220
Reviews:
461
Ratings:
2,898
pDev:
8.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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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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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice thick heavy above average body with an oily feel and light carbonation. Aroma was bourbon, roasted malt,dark chocolate, and coffee.
Taste was bourbon,roasted malt,black coffee,and dark chocolate.
This is not bourbon dominate,all the flavors were present and not totally masked by each other. This was a top notch beer

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

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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A - Pours a motor oil black with a one finger tan head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is choclate fudge, oak and bourbon.

T - The taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, molasses,, roasted malts, tobacco, charred oak and bourbon.

M - Full body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a syrupy finish.

O - This is a big beer. The flavors are rich and boozy. Definetly a slow sipper.

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4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

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

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 2,898 ratings