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Uncle Jacob's Stout | Avery Brewing Company

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4.42/5
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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:
#213
Reviews:
437
Ratings:
2,780
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
589
Gots:
1,168
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,780 |  Reviews: 437
Photo of gspeer711
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HawkeyeJosh
4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VashonGuy
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Feb 2016 bottle into a snifter. Beautiful dark color, not much head. The aroma is big, heavy on the bourbon, but with complexity as well. The taste is intense, intense, intense. It's got the bourbon barrel, of course, but there's quite a bit else going on, and I don't have all the words necessary to describe it. I get molasses, maybe tobacco, some charred wood. Some folks mention cocoa, vanilla, or coffee, but I don't really any of that, or at least those flavors are subdued in the complex background. The ABV, despite being 17%, isn't dominant. The flavors are so intense, and the ABV is just a part of the overall awesome effect. Great stuff.

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

Photo of C_Pel
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ruthd637
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of oldsailor
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bourassa23
3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ri0
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into chalice. let this sit for 10 months knowing that it would be too boozy fresh. Fades to a thin collar and nice spotty lacing. Black silk with a 1.5 cocoa head. Aroma of dark chocolate and cocoa followed by notes of bourbon, vanilla, and wood. Hints of sweet caramel and molasses. Big chocolate and cocoa flavor with some sweet caramel. Bourbon and wood are subdued along with vanilla, caramel and molasses. Velvety and smooth, medium bodied. Good amount of carbonation with a boozy finish. Very, very good as long as it sits for a while.

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Photo of mltobin
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TylerJ
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

bottled just under a year ago, steep price tag but I do appreciate the small serving size due to high abv.

big aromas of sweet chocolate, sticky caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, booze, leather, burnt malts... nice and pungent on the nose! good god this thing drinks like its about 10% abv .... thick mouthfeel completely hides the booze. notes of chocolate, intense roastyness, charred wood, rich caramel, bourbon, hint of spice. overall the booze on this was well hidden due to rich flavors and a thick feel, although it wasnt overly boozy, the barrel character was definitely present. excellent example of a large stout.

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Photo of efrankmcguire
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersgud
3.95/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Theogre83
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ragnar3
2.74/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip. Maybe had a bad bottle here but this was a booze-bomb. Way over the top alcohol presence, even when sipping over an extended period. Poorly balanced, thin, way too much barrel to be enjoyable.

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Photo of RNbeerfan
3.77/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LaGuarns
4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of koerns311
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2016 vintage served at cellar Temps in a snifter glass

Appearance: great bottle presentation, tons of detail. Poured a dark brown to black with a nice khaki head. That's surprising because of the massive abv. The beer kept a nice ring of foam while drinking.

Nose: tons of barrel and booz, coffee, chocolate, bakers cocoa, toasted oak, bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow

Taste: follows the nose perfectly. The barrel character is perfectly balanced to the base Stout beer (Mephistopheles). I expected a much more boozy beer. It is oddly drinkable for the ABV.

Overall: this is by far one of the best Barrel Aged Stout I've ever had. The high ABV is over the top but not a huge distraction. BCBS and Parabola may be better but I can still find this beer on the shelf and buy as much ad I want. Availability is awesome.

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Photo of BarrelyLegal
4.82/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - pours black, light khaki head with some variation in bubbles, some bubble clusters. As head slowly disapates, leaves a layer of champagne-sized bubble leggings. 4

S - Smells great, caramelly with some booze. Honestly smells like a Bourbon County Stout. 4.5

T - syrupy, boozy and sweet, but very pleasant.    I want to talk about the taste of the roast malt, but I can't pick up any. No coffee, no chocolate, just sweet and boozy but somehow makes that delicious. 5

M - Thick, like a girl with a fat ass. Sticky, but relatively clean mouthful and surprisingly little burn for a beer that clocks in at 17.1% 5

O - I'll be damned if this isn't the finest example of a bourbon  barrel aged stout. It's awesome and there's no indication of it being 17%+. It doesn't taste anywhere near that hot. It's now up there with Bourbon County and West Sixth's snakecake in my top 3 Bourbon barrel aged beers. 5

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 2,780 ratings
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