Uncle Jacob's Stout | Avery Brewing Company

Uncle Jacob's StoutUncle Jacob's Stout
BA SCORE
96.7%
Liked This Beer
4.42 w/ 2,728 ratings
Uncle Jacob's StoutUncle Jacob's Stout
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:
#209
Reviews:
432
Ratings:
2,728
Liked:
2,639
Avg:
4.42/5
pDev:
8.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
585
Gots:
1,158
Trade:
143
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,728 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of crisis1290
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Once again, Avery does not disappoint. This brewery is not only consistent with their products but they are also innovators in the beer world. Pulled it out of the basement closet. A thick jet black pour. The smell was chocolate ,bourbon , vanilla,some roasted/burnt malts and sugar. Amazing how the alcohol is so smooth and hardly noticed in regards to the "alcohol burn". A well balanced product to say the least. It is almost "magic" in regards to how the flavors change as the beer warms. Job well done Avery. This is why I keep coming back !

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Photo of Richter525
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raspy22
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Radcpa
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is up to the Avery standard with a great dark appearance with a small tan head that desipates quickly. Very pleasant bourbon aroma. It had a strong alcohol taste when I first tried it but after a year of aging, the alcohol taste has diminished considerably without losing and of the bourbon taste.

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Photo of ScottP
4.81/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cooper925
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 version. Powerful but sweet n delish.

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

Bottled Feb. 13 2015 and enjoy feb 19, 2017. Poured from the bottle into a snifter, in 3 installments. Pours jet black, fairly thick, with a thin brown head that falls quickly. Exactly what you expect from 16.9%. Smell is huge with notes of caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, and a touch booze. Awesome nose! Taste is spot on! Huge, but not overwhelming flavors of marshmallows, caramel, burnt malt, sugar, and a huge kick of vanilla and bourbon flavor. VERY full in body with just a slight alcohol burn in the throat, but the age covers the boozieness fairly well. Overall, absolutely amazing beer that is almost more of an experience. This is my third time having it, all were 2015 bottles, one after 6 months, 1year, and now 2, and the age just keeps all those flavors together so beautifully, and honestly, with age, not too harsh at all for 16.9%. Perfect, for me.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle dated Feb. 13, 2015 and drank on Feb. 17, 2017

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

Photo of DruC4
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L-Black poor. Very small head but a bit of carbonation.

S-Maple, vanilla, cocoa nibs and magic. Yes, magic

T-Superb. I've never had a beer so high in abv taste so delicious and how did they hide the alcohol?! You really have to look for it while you're drinking. I'm blown away by this.

F-Silky smooth on the pallette and goes down quick.

O-This beer is DANGEROUS. I can't believe how balanced it is. It must be pure witchcraft. I'll buy as many as I can next time it's out. A little pricey at $15 a 12oz bottle but it's worth it in the end. I've one more bottle and will forget about it for awhile.

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Photo of bret717
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Out of the bottle into a snifter. Pulled from the fridge and sat out about 30 minutes prior to pouring.

Appearance- motor-oil black, 1/2 finger head after vigorous pour, very little lacing, just a few tracks down the glass.

Smell- mostly dark chocolate and alcohol, a little coffee

Taste- starts with dark chocolate, then the alcohol comes in which yields slightly to more dark chocolate and coffee briefly. Finishes with some dark chocolate bitterness and a fairly intense alcohol burn.

Feel- full and creamy, this thing coats the mouth and sticks around for a while.

Overall- This was a very pleasant surprise and definitely worth the cost. A very nice sipper to enjoy over an hour or so.

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Photo of senglish7
4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2014 variety. Pours jet black. Very boozy and vanilla on the nose. Taste is sweeter than I expected, with bourbon on the finish. Still, I thought it was pretty smooth for nearly 15% ABV.

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Photo of UGA45211
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A booze bomb. Not ideal as the last beer of the night during a rather long tasting. That said, Tweak is even heavier. Huge beer though.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

**
01/22/2017

12 oz Bottle (02/19/16) to snifter.

LOOK: dark black, small tan head.
AROMA: bourbon, brown sugar, blackberry, cocoa.
TASTE: like most barrel aged Avery, this is alcohol forward. After you get past the burn there is coffee, dark fruit, cocoa. Finish us more rum, brandy, and of course bourbon.
FEEL: Medium body, good carbonation for a heavy stout. A Touch of astringency.

Really nice barrel aged stout. On par with Tweak. Could benefit from being smoother. Feels too hot, like a cheap young whiskey, even though bottle is almost a year old.

**

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Photo of Hiram_McDaniels
4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of madelf66
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flaskman
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled February of 2016. It was my first experience with 17% ABV stout. It poured black with a generous head. Smelled a little boozy but I guess that is to be expected. The taste was very surprising. I could taste the delicious base of vanilla sweetness with the oaky bourbon molasses tones punching through the 17% ABV. It tasted a little hot but was surprisingly balanced. I really enjoyed it. What a treat.

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Photo of mrtomatohead49
3.7/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morimech
3.76/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled Feb 19, 2016. Black color but not the thickest looking stout out there. A finger of head forms but quickly settles to a thin cap. Smells more like whisky than beer. Notes of bourbon, vanilla, wood, earth, and alcohol. Flavor features the barrel as well. Very woody to go along with the bourbon. Notes of vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate, earth, and a very warming alcohol sensation in the finish. A bit over carbonated but otherwise solid, big bodied stout. This is a beer that definitely would benefit from a few years in the cellar and allow it to mellow out a bit.

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Photo of ptucci
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Burbon Bomb. Could feel the heat.

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.7% out of 100 with 2,728 ratings
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