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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): 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:
#210
Reviews:
436
Ratings:
2,770
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
588
Gots:
1,161
Trade:
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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured opaque brown/Black with thick brown head that settled into persistent cap. Carbonation glistened like jewels on sides of glass.

Aroma: Chocolate and whisky malt. Warm bread. Coconut and stone fruit.

Taste: Sweet chocolate with boozy notes. Thick and wine-like with plum sweetness.

Mouth: Thick and syrupy. Sticky.

Overall: It is a bottle of beer that can be sipped and enjoyed like a wine or brandy. Warm, but smooth ... could handle more balance but would pair and hold up to strong pungent cheese.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 4, bottled feb 2015

L - Dark with good head for such a big beer - lacing and a nice dark mocha foam that hangs around for a moment. Heavy legs - expecting a sweet beer
S - Heat and booze up front, with some roast and chocolate struggling through. Overall the alcohol is dominant
T - Again, a lot of heat and booze, not a lot of depth even when left to warm to room temp... disappointing
F - heavy and rich, as it should be for a big beer. sweet, but not overly so

Overall a hot mess. Like smelling a gas tank. Hopefully a few years in the cellar will tame this, but it I'd too hot and too raw right now

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 2,770 ratings
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