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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:
2,769
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
588
Gots:
1,161
Trade:
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4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Back in the day when I first tried this, it was the first “heavy hitter” I had ever had. Definitely a much stronger than most which comes out in both the smells and taste. But I personally like that once in a while, and this one is still pleasant despite it’s strength. You can definitely taste a bit of whiskey and maybe some tobacco. A lot of roasty and chocolate, along with toffee is what I am getting personally. It’s very high rated on here and deservingly so. Highly recommend for those who are fans of a good strong imperial stout.

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4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
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3.97/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Long lasting unpleasant astringency.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
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4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
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1/5  rDev -77.4%
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Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Brewing El Catador teku glass.

A: Very dark brown, and more or less opaque. Has a thin tan head and low levels of visible carbonation.

S: Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Then toasted caramel, toffee, and very mild char with notes of tobacco. Really nice, and the aroma certainly doesn't suggest the monster ABV listed on the label.

T: Chocolate, bourbon, roasted malts. Vanilla and oak tannins. Sticky toffee and Heath bar, with bigger tobacco and dried leather aspects than suggested by the nose. A sweet sticky finish with Skol and toasted vanilla wafer cookies. The finish is nearly balanced between the sweetness and roasted bitterness - I'm assuming there’s some hops as well, but they’re not prominent.

M: A nice thick body without a ton of residual sugars - not quite Cigar City or Cycle’s style, but close. Low carbonation sensation. The alcohol is obvious and warming – but incredibly well-hidden for the 16.9% on the bottle. I probably would have pegged it at no more than 75% of that.

O: F*ck…this is good. Complex flavors, and they absolutely nailed the barrel and bourbon presence that’s good to me (i.e., balanced with the beer). This is seriously dangerous, and hides the alcohol very well. I could easily (try to) drink this all night.

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4/5  rDev -9.5%
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4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 2,769 ratings
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