Uncle Jacob's Stout | Avery Brewing Company

Uncle Jacob's StoutUncle Jacob's Stout
BA SCORE
96.7%
Liked This Beer
4.42 w/ 2,730 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:
#210
Reviews:
432
Ratings:
2,730
Liked:
2,641
Avg:
4.42/5
pDev:
8.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
587
Gots:
1,158
Trade:
143
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Ratings: 2,730 |  Reviews: 432
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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

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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

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

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

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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

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is jet black, with a solid flow of carbonation in the body feeding a creamy, low profile, light tan head. Aromas of bourbon heat and spice, rich vanilla, rich milk chocolate, and subtle coffee. Very strong and balance nose. Flavors are rich milk chocolate forward, with a solid dose of bourbon spice and booze warmth. Vanilla creme and robust coffee highlights, as well as notes of charred wood, molasses, and caramel. Very dynamic, layered palate, but with a creamy smooth overtone that makes it dangerously drinkable. Smooth, rich, creamy, and chewy body, with a milk chocolate and bourbon aftertaste. Smooth, creamy finish, with a lot of heat building up as you drink. This is a beast, but it is damn tasty. Like a cordial or truffle infused with booze. Delicious.

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4.73/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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

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

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4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Dark black with modest brown head that dissipates after a few minutes. Nose and taste are coffee, bourbon, and sweet molasses. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.

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4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Bottled on February 19, 2016.

L: Pours out a dark cola brown that looks pitch black in the glass. Topped by a creamy, tan head that lingers shockingly long, and leaves splotchy beige lacing.

S: Rich, sweet, and boozy. Sweet desserty chocolate; melted fudge, hot cocoa, decadent chocolate cake, toasted nuts like almonds and pecans; lots of bourbon barrel character, bourbon, toasted oak, toasted coconut, and tons of vanilla. Hints of figs, prunes, and raisins. Quite of bit of warmth and bourbon heat.

T: Very sweet upfront. Dark chocolate, toasted almonds and pecans, more coffee-like roast than in the aroma, mocha-like, then you're hit with tons of bourbon character, vanilla extract, toasted coconut, burnt toast and caramel, burnt sugar. There's a huge warming of booze on the mid-palate. It finishes more bitter than expected, lots of dark-roast coffee, bitter cocoa, oak tannins, and then a lingering dark chocolate and bourbon aftertaste, with a warmth that lingers on long in the belly.

F: Mouth is medium, not super full, but very oily and velvety.

O: This is one hell of a big beer. Drinks like more a stout-like bourbon than a bourbon-like stout. A slow sipper for cold winter nights.

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4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4.01/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The 2016 edition was just a little too hot for me recently. I am going to age the others I have and see how they mellow. Overall it's just what you should expect, a barrel bomb with lots of heat up front and a strong aftertaste.

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

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

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

4600th review! 12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/19/2016. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Insane appearance. Aromas of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge brownie, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, toasted oak, and dark bread; with lighter notes of raisin, prune, date, licorice, tobacco, soy sauce, smoke, char, and roast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge brownie, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, toasted oak, and dark bread; with lighter notes of raisin, prune, date, licorice, tobacco, soy sauce, smoke, char, and roast/oak earthiness. Moderate roast/char bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge brownie, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, toasted oak, dark bread dark fruit, licorice, smoke, char, and roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance dark/roast/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying or astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roast bitterness and bourbon/oak spice, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a smooth, creamy/silky/slick, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is well hidden; warming finish with and some light booziness lingering. Overall this is an insane barrel aged imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance dark/roast/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth to sip on slowly for the huge ABV. Enormous amounts of barrel character, but plenty of malt to back it up; without being too dry or boozy on the barrel notes. An insanely amazing offering.

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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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4.89/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.7% out of 100 with 2,730 ratings
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