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:
#216
Reviews:
447
Ratings:
2,827
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
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Photo of sjw496u
4.95/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

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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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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

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

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4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | 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

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Batch #4, bottled 2/13/15, had 1/21/17. 16.9% ABV.

Pours dark, near black. Opaque, with a half inch foamy head and some soapy lacing, a ring of foam follows down the glass. The smell is roasted malts, bourbon, molasses, chocolate- more like fudge, prunes, raisins, dates, licorice, light bread. The taste pretty much follows the nose- roasted malts, prunes, fudge, cocoa, bourbon, caramel, figs, raisins, licorice, molasses, some oak. Not much alcohol, but you do get some warming. Ridiculously smooth and alcohol free for the ABV, a little creamy, full bodied, well carbonated.

Wow. Complex, balanced, layers of flavor and aroma, amazingly drinkable. Well worth a purchase any time it comes around. An example of why Avery is one of the very best at barrel aging.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | 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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4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a mini snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin concave lacing after a one finger off white head dissipated within about a minute. The smell had a sweet bourbon with nice roasty notes and a smooth sticky chocolate with an underlying gently smokey oakiness. The taste was sweet and roasty smooth leading into a big super smooth roasty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with sticky notes strolling over my tongue. Carbonation was felt nicely. Overall, I say this was a wonderful bourbon barrel stout that I would definitely have it again.

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4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 2,827 ratings