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
Ratings:
2,713
Reviews:
429
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
585
Gots:
1,151
For Trade:
143
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4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The pour is jet black, dark tan head, no leakage anywhere. This beer has body in spades. The aromas are the barrel, rich dark chocolate, the barrel, some char, and THE BARREL. Did I mention The Barrel?

The taste has The Barrel, of course, and the requisite alcohol burn, but it's not distracting, and the rich chocolate flavors come through, along with the oak and char. This is really any excellent BA RIS - my only regret is I didn't buy a couple more bottles to age, because as hot as this is now, I think in a couple of years, this would be more extraordinary than it is nowZ

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4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark appearance. Thin tan head that collapses into a thin bubbley collar. Aroma is coffee, spice, vanilla and peanut butter. Sticky mouthfeel that finishes with a sweet chocolate taste. Taste cranberries. The alcohol is well hidden for such a high percentage. Has a woody taste to it. Very enjoyable beer.

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3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured pitch black with a 1/2 inch brown head. The aroma was deep in bitter sweet chocolate and chocolate liquor. Notes of vanilla throughout and the booze feels heavy at the nose - it leaves hard alcohol at the finish. The taste is overpowering with bittersweet chocolate. Very sweet and then it transforms to the flavors of bourbon and black licorice with some heat at the finish. The flavors are almost overwhelmingly concentrated. Mouthfeel a little more thinner than expected. Overall it is a great brew, fun to drink. Very concentrated and boozy, a once a while offering I'd drink again. Since this one was 14.9%, it leaves me wondering what the heavier ones are like.

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4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

6/27/13 bottle. Great bourbon. Pretty smooth

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3.33/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.95/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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2.25/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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4.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbtkd
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout, 14.9% ABV. Pours thick and black with thin finger of tan head. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. Taste follows, lots of bourbon sweetness, some chocolate, not much bitterness. If you don't like bourbon, stay away, it's in your face, beard, etc! Excellent mouthfeel. Overall outstanding.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a pitch black. Very complex with lost of oakiness and roasted malts. Get lots chocolate as we'll as roasted malts and caramel in the palate. ABV in this really warms you up but is a great sipping brew.

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4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.94/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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