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:
#224
Reviews:
455
Ratings:
2,874
pDev:
8.14%
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4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CMEG
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is an incredible beer. Had it with a wonderful meal of Lamb and pasta. Pours thick as oil, with minimal head. The aroma has hints of chocolate and bourbon. The mouthfeel is rich and weighty. Taste is complex - subtle chocolate, with a dry finish - just like an excellent bourbon, you get the oak aftertaste on the back-end. Just like many of Avery's higher ABV stouts, an amazing taste experience!

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Photo of darktronica
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I've enjoyed Uncle Jacob's on draft and in bottles many times over the years, but this is from the February 2015 bottling, weighing in at a hefty 16.9% ABV. Pours with a thin layer of head that nonetheless produces nice lacing. Fudgy on the nose, darkly roasted, but with a strong boozy character befitting the alcohol content, even after several years of rest. Full-bodied and with a silky smooth mouthfeel, the flavor profile is chocolate, spiced, oaked, and with the same yeasty dryness on the finish that is characteristic of all of Avery's high-gravity beers with high apparent attenuation.

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Photo of kkmiller76
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black with a slight copper creamy head. Malt-forward complex beer that improves as it warms: bourbon, vanilla, prunes/anise, other. Nothing is offensive in that everything is finely balanced. I’ve shared many Avery offerings with others; some sadly retired. This is another excellent offering and I would definitely drink again. 14.9% ABV. Yeah, and it’s all there, without being in-your-face. AVERY BREWING.

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

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4.82/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Djoneil
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught 8oz snifter at Wet City. VERY high ABV most notable on the first sniff after that it is surprisingly well disguised.

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Photo of MileHighBeerMike
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! Thick chocolate nose and mouth...this beer is tasty!

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
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4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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