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:
2,712
Reviews:
428
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
585
Gots:
1,151
For Trade:
143
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Ratings: 2,712 |  Reviews: 428
Photo of drunkenmess
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zkoehn
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Feldpausch
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shigg85
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dwreck
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CPAles
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of tommy5
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Beernoobie
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 edition

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head that fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing
S: Smells of roasted malts and chocolate with some cereal grains, oak and whiskey with some caramel and vanilla.
T: Taste is big roasty malts with chocolate and coffee with some oak, alcohol, caramel and vanilla. Some cereal notes at times as well. Some molasses like sweetness at times too. Swallow is oak, some oxidation, caramel and vanilla sweetness with some lingering roasted malt and smoke.
M: This beer is big and silky smooth on the palate with soft carbonation and a dry finish from the ABV
O: Overall this is a great beer with a lot of bold and big flavors. This is everything you want in a barrel aged stout with some great complexity as well. Definitely one to sip and savor and the ABV makes it a great candidate for sharing.

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Photo of dipaslife4me
4.93/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.94/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Luckydog91
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rypkr
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The taste is nothing to wrote home about but the body is like thick, heavy, and hot in a manner that I'm very much enjoying. Much like drinking scotch or bourbon neat this is a slow, casual sipper.

However for a $14 12oz beer it's comical to think I'd EVER entertain buying this again. One and done high abv, former top 250 novelty to tick.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours black with a 1/4" tan head that settles quickly.
S - The aroma is coffee, chocolate and dark fruit.
T - Flavor is a lot of chocolate, coffee, a little dark fruit and bourbon.
M - Super creamy mouth feel with low carbonation. You definitely feel the alcohol warmth in this beer.
O - Outstanding sipping beer.

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

Photo of JoeK89
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biggoon16
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 2,712 ratings.
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