Uncle Jacob's Stout
Avery Brewing Company

Uncle Jacob's StoutUncle Jacob's Stout
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #64
ABV:
14.9%
Score:
98
Ranked #253
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 8.11%
Reviews:
484
Ratings:
2,948
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Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Uncle Jacob's StoutUncle Jacob's Stout
Notes: 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!
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Reviews: 484 | Ratings: 2,948
Photo of birchstick
3.82/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours big black in color without a head. Nose has sweet hot dog bun, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and chocolates. Taste is dark chocolates, sweet molasses, vanilla, burnt oak. Nice complexity. Mouth is thin and a little watery. This. Ould use some time as it is still hot. Recommended, but also recommended a couple years down the road.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

are you kidding me? a beer could not be any bigger! new one from avery. pours espresso colored with a short espresso colored head that fades right out. looks like the consistency of black tar. smells less like coffee, but its still present, ground fresh and strong. like a woody liquor, oak for sure in the nose, with robust booze, tobacco, and black licorice notes, even a whack of fresh coconut, runny warm caramel, and sludgy espresso. the alcoholic burn in the nose more or less gives away the huge abv. the flavor though is less straight booze. very sweet, i taste the bourbon now, a very alive concoction. other flavors introduce themselves one by one... first is toffee sweetness, melting into a marshmallowy alcoholic thing, which is followed by a cigar-like fresh tobacco stickiness. feel is epic too, straight woody spirits leave a deep burn. the almost nonexistant carbonation and syrupy heavy body make it last on the teeth, almost unpleasantly in a raw sugary way. so so smooth though it demands high ratings. foaming in the mouth and ever larger, meliora! overall a pretty absurd beer from the most inconsistent brewery in the country. its one of the most massive beers of all time as far as im concerned. thanks beer gods for this masterpiece!

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Photo of BlackElvis
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-typical black as night, inky and very viscous. Small chocolate colored head leaves very quickly.
S-big bourbon oak vanilla character with almost a cinnamon or nutmeg spice. Plus a little booze. Smells great
T-just as it smells big oak vanilla sweetness and some spice or oxydation in a good way I mean. Fantastic stout
M-huge viscous inky velvety liquid. Doesn't coat the mouth goes down so smooth. Absolutely great
O-absolutely great imperial stout right up there with the big boys IMO. Drank three bottles at the release party that says wonders for its drink ability for being a 17%abv brew. Awesome stuff

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: Absolutely black as night, zero light is getting through this one. A thin, coffee-colored head appeared and then quickly vanished, but it left a ring of foam around the edges of the surface. No lacing.

SMELL: Excellent smell, but lacking in strength compared to some other Bourbon barrel aged stouts I've tried. The typical oak, vanilla and toffee are there with a bit of boozyness as well. This smells like Bourbon.

TASTE: This reminds a lot of Bourbon County Stout, but a little sweeter. Strong on the chocolate, but vanilla slowly creeps in getting stronger and stronger. Oak flavors are very pleasant and help to balance out the huge malty and sugary flavors. A tiny touch of lemon and cherry also lurks somewhere in here.

MOUTHFEEL: This is motor oil in the best sense of the word. It never gets mouthcoating, but it is nice and rich, exactly how the style should be.

OVERALL: This is simply a very well-done barrel aged stout. A great beer, one of Avery's best efforts.

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Photo of MinorThreat
4.97/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

served from a twelve ounce bottle

a- Used motor oil black, highly viscous with a small brown skim for head

s-Tons of bourbon barrel notes, vanilla, coconut, molasses and oak dominate

t- I can't believe how well the ultra high abv is hidden. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, molasses, smokey chocolate and a subtle cherry sweetness. Delicate yet assertive. Beautiful.

m-creamy and viscous with the perfect amount of co2 to keep it lively

o- I bought three, I wish I bought a case. This is in the same league as the greats. Avery hit a homerun with this one. world class

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Photo of Kirby
3.95/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting. I've had nothing like this before.

A: Very dark
S: STRONG
T: chocolate/bourbon
M: Kind of tacky/sticky
O: Interesting try

It's definitely worth trying, but it's just too strong to drink/enjoy much in my opinion. It has a decent flavor, but outside of the taste/novelty, might as well just drink liquor.

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Photo of joshclauss
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch #1, Brewed April 2012, Consumed at the release party at about cellar temp.

As advertised - great body, roundness, and viscosity. The barrel is perfectly balanced with the other elements, and it's clear that this is not just Bourbon Barrel Meph. Obviously added a bunch of sugar to cut the heat, which works now and makes it great to drink fresh, but worries me a tad on the aging.

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

Picked up a few bottles of this at Avery last night. One of the best Avery beers I've had. Pours dark brown with tan head. Smells and tastes of a near perfectly balanced blend of bourbon, vanilla, quite a bit of cocoa, and thankfully no coffee. At 17% ABV, the alcohol is hidden pretty well. However, there is some alcoholic heat on this one, but still quite smooth. By way of comparison, I prefer this to Black Tuesday. Not as excessively sweet. Overall, an excellent beer. I can't see this beer benefitting with age. Thanks Avery for not forcing me to buy this in a bomber.

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Photo of emmasdad
4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ticked from at Ratman's in order to tick before ratman. We drank four bottles at the release and enjoyed them immensely. Had no intention. Of ticking again, but wanted to get this one in before ratman. Blame the goddamn phone for the typos. Happy easter.

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 2948 ratings