Uncle Jacob's Stout | Avery Brewing Company

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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): 17.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the quest to create a collection of barrel-aged beers to be reproduced annually, Avery Brewing Company is releasing Uncle Jacob’s Stout, the second member of its Annual Barrel Series. The collection began with Rumpkin rum barrel-aged pumpkin ale in the fall of 2011, and now continues with this 17.4% ABV stout that was aged in first-use Bourbon barrels for 6 months. While the Avery Barrel-Aged Series features one-time-only batches, such as the recent Muscat d’Amour and Récolte Sauvage, the Annual Barrel Series features a selection of cellarable barrel-aged beers that fans can return to and get to know every year.

Added by emmasdad on 04-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,694
Reviews:
425
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.24%
 
 
Wants:
590
Gots:
1,152
For Trade:
146
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Ratings: 2,694 |  Reviews: 425
Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwkdmk
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Fantific
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kool-aid
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On draft at the brewery. This one could be dangerous! It may be the highest ABV I've had in a beer. Honestly it seems a bit excessive but the flavor is all there. It's a shame that bottles weren't available for sale because I'd really like to have another without having had several other samples first.

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Photo of ha-sheem
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robomunky
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hoosier222002
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kontraband
3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Uncle Jacob's pours a black codor with a small tan head. Big boozy aroma with hints of oak. Taste is huge oak flavors hints of bourbon, lots of creamy oats and black licorice. Great body creamy feel. Overall big creamy silky smooth boozy beer, perfectly crafted. Amazing.

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Photo of LAp
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My expectations going into this were mixed. I've heard great things about the beer, but many of the other Avery offerings I've tried have been underwhelming.
12oz bottle poured into an OEC tasting glass. Pours, as anticipated, a thick, viscous black with minimal head. The nose is light on the bourbon, faintly boozy, and rife with notes of chocolate and coffee. On the palate, unexpectedly subdued bourbon let's an outstanding base stout come through. The interplay of chocolate, bourbon, and cocoa (that lattermost note owing to a good reigning in of the sweetness of the beer) works tremendously. The mouthfeel is spot on.
The beer lived up to the hype. Not one I'd spend $14 for a bottle of again any time soon, but an outstanding beer nonetheless.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Dark brown color with a film of brown foam. Aroma is boozy with intense whiskey notes and caramel malt. Taste starts sweet and sugary, follows with some bitterness, mostly roasty. Medium plus body, low carbonation, quite smooth on the palate but the alcohol is quite present.

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Photo of hophead7117
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thampel09
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wordemupg
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

355ml 2016 bottle poured into tulip, cheers Beersnake1 for the want

A black as night with only a thumbnails width of cola for an edge, large dark foam fizzes out in no time making some noise and no lace as expected but some wide legs on this one

S molasses, fudge, sweet bourbon, some spice I can't place cinnamon maybe? vanilla chocolate syrup, faint smoke and charred wood, nutty, some booze but nowhere near what it should be, sugar coated dried dark fruit, maybe some burnt marshmallow? plenty going on in this monster

t much like the nose, slightly more burnt, some coffee comes out, boozy but under control, maybe a hint of soy but it doesn't hurt the cause

M thick and oily, has some heat but hits your head and chest more then my throat, slick inside but sticky on the lips, chocolate covered coffee beans linger for ages

O massive, complex, yet drinkable, yes the booze is there but its well managed, only a year on it but I'm guessing this ones already calmed down a fair bit

I've been after this one for a while and really wish I had a second bottle to age for a decade but that being said its drinking remarkably well at a year...

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Photo of kingholmes
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Too boozy for me but good for the style.

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Photo of outlaw1323
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.82/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nuggetlover
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Whole Foods glen mills, half pint in a small snifter
Jet black motor oil with tan head
Nose is sweet smoky bourbon with some mild chocolate
Wow. This nails the style but the alcohol is so well hidden.
This is where an already amazing beer elevates more. How can 14.9 have a creamy finish?
Love this. I have a few bottles tucked away for future consumption , but this only makes me want to grab a few more. It's on shelves by me, get some by you!

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Photo of Vandy21
3.83/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 2,694 ratings.
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