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Uncle Jacob's Stout | Avery Brewing Company

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4.42/5
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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:
#211
Reviews:
436
Ratings:
2,767
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
588
Gots:
1,161
Trade:
144
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,767 |  Reviews: 436
Photo of rodmanfor3
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FirstInLine
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark opaque black pour. Big bourbon and vanilla on the nose. On taste, there's some roasted malt/chocolate that is soon overpowered by bourbon barrel and vanilla. This stout manages to hide its stupendous booziness throughout the mouthfeel and flavor, and only on the finish is it betrayed by a definite whiskey heat. Enjoyable.

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Photo of FalconOne
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ovaltine
4.42/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 8444dodgers01
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Photo of izzyismyrott
3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
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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Photo of joberlander
4.02/5  rDev -9%
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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Photo of foundersasap
3.33/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Grackos
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjw496u
4.95/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of soco89ziegler
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aurorabeerealis
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopSavant
2.25/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbtkd
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
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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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maltznhopz
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
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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Photo of beeragent
4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 2,767 ratings
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