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

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2,723
Reviews:
431
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4.37
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
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Bottled Feb. 13 2015 and enjoy feb 19, 2017. Poured from the bottle into a snifter, in 3 installments. Pours jet black, fairly thick, with a thin brown head that falls quickly. Exactly what you expect from 16.9%. Smell is huge with notes of caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, and a touch booze. Awesome nose! Taste is spot on! Huge, but not overwhelming flavors of marshmallows, caramel, burnt malt, sugar, and a huge kick of vanilla and bourbon flavor. VERY full in body with just a slight alcohol burn in the throat, but the age covers the boozieness fairly well. Overall, absolutely amazing beer that is almost more of an experience. This is my third time having it, all were 2015 bottles, one after 6 months, 1year, and now 2, and the age just keeps all those flavors together so beautifully, and honestly, with age, not too harsh at all for 16.9%. Perfect, for me.

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 2,723 ratings.
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