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
Ratings:
2,702
Reviews:
426
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
587
Gots:
1,148
For Trade:
143
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Ratings: 2,702 |  Reviews: 426
Photo of JOldewurtel
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TNasty1126
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an Avery Modern-style Snifter glass. Bottled On 02/19/16.

Appearance - Pours a motor oil black with a thin tan head that dissipates rapidly. While the beer settles dark as a black hole a thin halo of deep brown along the beers event horizon becomes apparent. The 17% ABV gives the beer legs that keep any lacing from existing.

Smell/Nose - Bourbon, bitter coffee grounds, Bourbon, Oak and a hint of toasted Marshmallow sweetness. With deeper drags, the alcohol burn can actually be felt traveling through the olfactory system. Oh, and did I mention Bourbon?

Taste - Bourbon is the starring role in the beginning. As the beer warms, a hint of vanilla sweetness and barrel accentuate the beer, finally finishing with a twinge of coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with a gritty finish on the palate that simulates coffee grounds. This is presumably from the alcohol burn coupled with the coffee bitterness on the finish.

Overall - While this beer appeals to my love of bourbon forward barrel-aged stouts, I would not use balanced as a descriptor of this beer at this time. I would preface my recommendation for this beer stating that Bourbon currently has a monopoly on this beer which only to be rectified with time

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Photo of dohedan
3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregJ
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Looks like coffee, smells like coffee, tastes like coffee. It doesn't drink like coffee. It chews well and is creamy as cousins Mephistopheles (I'm gonna miss you) and Tweak. Wow!! Just wow. There's no alcohol burn to this one, Batch No.4, bottled Feb. 13, 2015 @ 16.9% ABV. The bad boys in Boulder brew a bold ass bourbon barreled black as hell beer. You are saluted!! for that effort and get an A+. I should go to Boulder someday and drink the water. RESPECT BEER is underrated.
God Bless Uncle Jacob.

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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First had 12/11/15 at Spinnerstown Hotel. 2015 Vintage. Full bodied, the layers of flavor start with roasted malts, then bourbon, silky oak, and smoke. Finishes with a long lasting bourbon tinge, with the alcohol burn hidden nicely. Perfect for aging and enjoying for years to come.

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Photo of TRex_likes_beer
3.97/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewding_n_deep
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.17/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Solid matte black with large tan foam head that persists as a blanket throughout. There is also the ominous sign of clear legs aplenty--wine ain't got shit on these.

Smell is nutty chocolate, woody oak, bourbony raisin, and chocolate wafer.

Intense richness of flavor starts off with tangy, nutty Raisinettes, but that is quickly overtaken by hot, oaky bourbon--very hot.

Surprising heft for a high ABV Avery brew, frothy, and semi-dry. It thins out as it sits in the glass though, and it is just so damn hot.

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Photo of smcolw
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Light passes along the edges of the glass. Dark brown color. Modest head but there's an initial ring of lace with a couple blankets for lace.

I've been warned by the bartender that initially this beer is all booze and in twenty minutes it will be completely different--more flavorful and complex. The smell initially fits this description.

The flavor is extraordinarily complex. True to prediction, this beer starts with a strong level of alcohol warmth. Soon, the deep semisweet chocolate takes over with a light raspberry tang. Very, very rich--maybe the richest beer I've ever had. Low carbonation exentuates this. The swallow and aftertaste are like a German chocolate cake doused in rum. Deceptively easy to drink.

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Photo of do_ob
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2016 bottle into a Tank 7 tulip. Pitch black with a dense head of tan bubbles. Big bourbon on the nose along with bittersweet chocolate, expresso, figs, and dark fruit. Smells very warm and inviting, and also a bit boozy. The taste carries huge notes of sweetened dark fruit, gigantic boozy bourbon, and mild bitter chocolate & coffee. This beer, while good, doesn't taste like a stout. It honestly tastes more like a BBA Old Ale or a Barleywine. The feel is dense and oily, and carries a good burn on the finish.

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Photo of woodchip
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pdonovan16
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nurhyme21
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If one could drink bourbon flavored cashmere, this would be Uncle Jacobs stout. Boozy but smooth! Great mouthfeel. Chocolate and coffee throughout. Definitely a sipper but what a great one. Would definitely seek this one out. Definitely for the grown & sexy crowd! Great beer!

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Photo of dominhus
3.48/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelMurray
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of craftaholic
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A deep espresso head laces atop a sea of motor oil. On the nose is bourbon. Pure hot barrel aromas. Flavor wise is so smooth! Has a nice velvet coating on the tongue. Delicious to quaff on Christmas day

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Photo of Jcarter1221
4.89/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Moneyman11
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cramerican
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 2,702 ratings.
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