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
Ranking:
#223
Reviews:
457
Ratings:
2,883
pDev:
8.14%
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Photo of tjmiller718
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bstoeckel
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of tbryan5
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenHoppy
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For nearly 16% abv this is delightfully smooth. Not very bourbon forward but it's there in the aroma and finish. Although the aroma is tamed compared to other bourbon barrel stouts I've had. The mouth feel is a bit on the thin side but the boozy finish makes up for it. You'd not even think it's 16% if it weren't for the finish.

As far as flavor there is barrel flavor, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, tobacco, hops, chocolate syrup, and toffee. Has some sticky barrel character and if I had this couple years ago I would've found it to be liquid gold. This is a pricey brew yet it's not the price as to why I wouldn't want this again but rather there are so many better options out there in the bourbon barrel world. However this is a beast of a beer. Only had 6oz as I split a bottle with the wife. Only beer I had in the night and woke up like I drank half a 5th. It's some delicious stuff, definitely lets you know it's strength, but do wish it had a bit more flavor.

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Photo of sbrock22
4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Didn't look like a head was going to form while pouring but then one quickly formed at the end. A dense caramel colored head to go a long with a pitch black beer. The looks would've received more points except for the head was a little thin. Still a great looking beer.
Taking a smell into the beer would show you it is a bourbon barrel aged beer if you didn't already know. But also gives you hints of dark fruit like raisins along with sweetness like caramel and vanilla.
The first initial taste I get more of the dark fruit than expected. From the nose I figured this would be a lot more bourbon forward. But the bourbon does a nice job playing with the rest, letting you know he's there, but not overpowering. Then as it goes through it turns into the sweetness of caramel and vanilla. Maybe even some thick molasses.
The mouthfeel is full bodied and well carbonated. Makes you feel like you're drinking something. It's got a touch of warmness coming from the bourbon but it's definitely balanced with no whiskey burn. It feels like it thickens up as it goes back further and further leaving you having to take more swallows after it's gone to clear your throat.
Overall, this is a very good brew and one that is enjoyable in a 12 oz. setting because of the ABV. A little pricey for the 12 oz. but I don't ever complain about the price of good brew and would be happy to buy another. Thanks Avery!

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

Photo of Zazzi82
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skabiski
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
3.54/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I read one review where this beer was described as "Fudge Brownie Vodka" is the perfect nutshell description. It is pretty difficult to pick up anything outside of the overwhelming booze flavor. The more I sipped looking for more depth, the more buzzed I got and forgot to "think" as I drank. Just too damn much heat and luckily my brother spent the loot to get this one, Way too high of a price tag for this fudge brownie vodka.

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4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of sd123
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Junior
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of csmrx7
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Fourlives
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I don't know how you'd brew a more perfect beer than this. Avery is just doing an awesome job.

Went to the 43 hours of dark at The Birch on Norfolk, VA. and sat outside because it was PACKED. Bringing this up because I couldn't warm it.

Poured into a 10oz glass, nice head with lacing on all sides of the glass.

Couldn't really get a true representation of the aroma because of the outside cold, but what I got was a nice hazelnut, malty aroma, not boozy or overbearing.

Taste? My Lord, it is a touch boozy, roasted malts, dark Swiss chocolate, with a touch of sweet cherry.

The booze hits ya a little after. Overall one of the best beers I've ever had...

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Photo of TBonez477
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 2,883 ratings