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:
#225
Reviews:
451
Ratings:
2,860
pDev:
8.37%
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4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitownfanatic21
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jallen5076
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Djoneil
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught 8oz snifter at Wet City. VERY high ABV most notable on the first sniff after that it is surprisingly well disguised.

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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! Thick chocolate nose and mouth...this beer is tasty!

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

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4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - Motor oil black with minimal head and tiny bubbles that dissipates quick.

S - Cherries, bourbon, sugar, prunes; strong and very sour.

T - Sweet malt, bourbon, and boozy. Slightly sour with a very mild bitter aftertaste.

F - Thick and syrupy; mouth-coating with moderate alcohol burn.

O - Powerful taste and smell; very thick, and definitely needs to be drunk slow.

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4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -9.5%
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4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 2/2018. 12 ounce shared with a friend. Poured into a wide mouthed glass that i typically use for tasting. Poured a near black with some brown hues. Not much head at all with just a little lacing around the edge. The nose from the bottle is totally different than what is released in the glass. Hints of oak, bourbon and just a touch medicinal which is not unusual in high abv offerings. The first taste is explosive with flavors of chocolate, nut, vanilla and a lingering molasses. It has some richness that you would get in a port wine with a similar sugar taste. Three small tastes and the a abv is apparent. This is one to sip and savor. It is quite good and worth putting away for aging. Will be interesting to revisit the beer in one year. Give it a try.

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4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer! The ABV is high but very well hidden. Excellent balance of bourbon taste and notes of coffee and lactose. Very good beer!

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4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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

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

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4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2/26/18 - 12 ounce bottle bottled 2/7/18 poured into large beer mug. $14.99 purchased at Total Wine & More in Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada. Pitch black pour, tan colored head. Bourbon, fruit, vanilla aroma. Sweet taste of fruit including raisin offset by bourbon, strong but not overpowering. Excellent blend. Silky smooth going down. Overall excellent offering.

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