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): 17.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the quest to create a collection of barrel-aged beers to be reproduced annually, Avery Brewing Company is releasing Uncle Jacob’s Stout, the second member of its Annual Barrel Series. The collection began with Rumpkin rum barrel-aged pumpkin ale in the fall of 2011, and now continues with this 17.4% ABV stout that was aged in first-use Bourbon barrels for 6 months. While the Avery Barrel-Aged Series features one-time-only batches, such as the recent Muscat d’Amour and Récolte Sauvage, the Annual Barrel Series features a selection of cellarable barrel-aged beers that fans can return to and get to know every year.

Added by emmasdad on 04-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,678
Reviews:
422
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
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587
Gots:
1,148
For Trade:
148
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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of MrBoz21
3.52/5  rDev -19.5%
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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Photo of Halfbrother83
3.53/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sia478
3.55/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.57/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sawwsea
3.57/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NonicPanic
3.58/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pagriley
3.59/5  rDev -17.8%
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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3.64/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer is pitch black with a very thin head that disappeared fairly quickly. The beer has a strong alcohol aroma with chocolate, coffee, and a sweetness of vanilla. The beer tastes almost exactly as it smells, for my personal tastes it is a little too boozy. The 17% really warms you up, has a nice carbonation and a little sticky.

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Photo of gvhockey
3.65/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Liked this one but there is a lot of bourbon undertones that never seem to go away. Still a great beer

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3.65/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Harsh, tart, boozy, sweet, unbalanced... not something I would go back to...

Had on tap hoping it'd be better/more interesting- to no avail. Again unbalanced, too sweet, too chocolaty. If you are a fan of TGI Friday's syrupy-sweet desserts, then you will dig this.

But at thirteen dollars a snifter, no thanks. I'll give it props for having pretty good drinkability, though.

I will take Mephistopheles any single day.

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 2,678 ratings.
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