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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,730 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of tommy5
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Beernoobie
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luckydog91
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rypkr
4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
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 +7.9%
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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Photo of KidSalami
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeK89
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biggoon16
4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of MHJeff06
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Virby44
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Pour Taproom in Greenville, SC.

Pours with a dark, essentially opaque, brown-black body topped by a decent beige head that has very good retention.

Feel: full body with medium carbonation. Boozy and warm but smooth.

Aroma: boozy, sweet and nutty, with dark baked bread and fruitcake.

Flavor: strong. Boozy, but quite tame for ~17% ABV. Hints of roasted nuts, coffee (aftertaste), dark toast, coffee, vanilla, and dark dried fruits. Moderately sweet fading to mildly bitter.

Overall: a rich and delicious whale of a beer.

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Photo of strohme2
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received from Wasatch, BIF#5. 2017 bottle. Poured into tulip. Deep brown, almost black with a mocha colored head. It recedes quickly leaving a small ring around the glass. Chocolate, bourbon, raisins and soy sauce on the nose. Wow. Chocolate malts, bourbon, wood, raisins, dark fruits, dark cocoa. Some heat but it's to be expected on this big of a beer. Chewy mouthfeel. Its a huge beer.

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Photo of Trapist007
4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz 2016 No. 5 bottle poured into a tulip glass at 50deg.

Appearance - Pours black, with a thin dark foam head, light lacing and carbonation. Disappears quickly.

Smell - Sweet bourbon, light oaky smoke/charred wood, dark expresso roast, dark stone fruit, and dark chocolate.

Taste - Very much like it smelled. The bourbon & oak came first, quickly mingling with the dark stone fruit, finishing with the dark chocolate and dark expresso with that expresso bitterness on the very end.

Mouth - Warm all the way down. This did smooth out as the beer warmed to room temperature. This beer is not as chewy as one might anticipate from a stout. Moderate in that regard.

Overall - This is a big beer that has good complexity. I would recommend sitting on for two years from bottling date. The warmth should smooth out a lot by then. I would also drink it a closer to room temperature. This is a cool night, chilling by the fire beer. I can easily recommend this beer.

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