Uncle Jacob's Stout | Avery Brewing Company

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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:
2,702
Reviews:
426
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
587
Gots:
1,148
For Trade:
143
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Photo of EEscobar
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mersh
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Billy_Bars
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eggsurplus
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JDice20
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nomis
3.79/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwhancher
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with nice rocky tan head with very nice carbonation, food lacing, and a head that sticks around.

Smells big and chewy with what seems to be a monster of a malt bill. Lots of molasses upfront with caramel, vanilla, oak, smooth bourbon, dark chocolate, & some solvent alcohol notes.

Taste has plenty of hot alcohols upfront but gives way to chewy dark malts like dark chocolate, cocoa, light vanilla, espresso, some burnt ash, and light oak bourbon.

Very chewy and extremely full bodied. No hops to recognize but as big as this beer is it's not a complete chewy mess. Upfront sweetness gives way to bourbon notes, then finished with residual oak, vanilla, and molasses finish. Very complex and interesting beer.

Overall, this beer is a complex, huge malt bomb with plenty going on. The wood & bourbon are certainly complimentary flavors not the primary show drivers. I can't imagine the malt bill or fermentation regimen for this beer. At such high alcohol, I would assume they used multiple yeast strains fro get the job finished. Well done, Avery!

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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Braden
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.3/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Wheels2532
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of burns3y
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Uncle Jacob's Stout 2016

Look: Jet black, of course. Head settles quickly into a layer of of tiny bubbles with some islands but is stable after that, some nice strands of lacing. It looks like a tad more of the carbonation survived the barrel-aging on this stout compared to a lot of others. 4.25

Smell: Bourbon, oak, tons of chocolate, roasted malt. I chilled this bottle all the way to refrigerator temp, which is probably too low, but I wanted to see how it changes as it warms up. Even cold, the smells come through strongly. 4.25

Taste: Similar to the smell -- it's chocolatey with plenty of bourbon, oak, vanilla, burnt caramel and a hint of smoke. There's also an awful lot of heat on the backend from all the alcohol. The 17% ABV is definitely not hidden. 4.25

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth on the tongue with the carbonation lightening it up a bit on the back. It can't quite handle the high alcohol content, though, leaving a burning sensation in the throat. 4.0

Overall: Excellent BBA stout, but I think it needs to sit and age for a while to mellow out. If you have a bottle, I'd recommend leaving it in the cellar until Fall 2016 at the earliest. 4.25

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4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 2,702 ratings.
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