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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): 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:
#211
Reviews:
436
Ratings:
2,769
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Ratings: 2,769 |  Reviews: 436
Photo of Ac-dx
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of allisonmichelle
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jsh420
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Spinaltapped
4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: You just can't beat the look of a great stout. Cloudy, lighter black/dark brown color with a beautiful thick khaki head with copious lacing. Surprising amount of head retention.

Smell: Roast, dark chocolate, coffee, definite bourbon, a bit of almond. A lot of bold flavors and not a lot of subtlety but at 17+% I don't think subtlety was their intention.

Taste: A blast of bourbon and booze followed by lingering semi-bitter roast and light roast coconut/nuts and bittering hop flavor. Definitely less sweet than the other high ABV stouts by Avery, but that seems to largely because of the amount of roast and hops. As the beer warms, more dark fruit and chocolate pops.

Feel: The heavy end of medium bodied (6/10 or 7/10 ), viscous, slick. Low carb.

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Photo of Jtrigonis
3.88/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zoomslowik
3.87/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- Dark brown, slight tan head, lots of lacing.

S- Lots of booze with some dark fruit.

T- Very hot. Booze was overpowering at times. It eventually mellowed out, but I'm not sure if that was the beer or my senses. At that point, I got bourbon and molasses with hints of vanilla, roasted malt and dark fruit.

F- Heavy feel, some dark chocolate and plenty of booze lingers.

0- I feel like I should have aged this a bit. It was interesting once it calmed down, but it's a bit too boozy right now.

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

Photo of gvhockey
3.65/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Liked this one but there is a lot of bourbon undertones that never seem to go away. Still a great beer

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raynmoon
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes in very dark brown. Lots of alcohol legs and some nice lacing around the glass.

The smell is boozy dark fruits. Think of dried figs or prunes soaked in bourbon. It carries a nice roast to it as well to keep it from being overly bourbon forward.

Surprisingly, not a lot of bourbon character up front. It starts with more roast, dark fruit, ethanol qualities. But then the back end kicks in and the bourbon comes in big. HUGE taste on the backend after it goes down. Very complex. Very rich. Very Boozy.

Mouthfeel is medium plus; almost sticky.

Overall, really nice. Just wish it spent more time in barrels. Too much roast.

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Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fehrminator
2.85/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of grover37
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really hot.

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Photo of dandaugherty1221
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
3.83/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - not pouring this one into a glass because I've decided to be contrarian. Bottle is nice, gives you a nice idea of what the beer will be like.
S - dark malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, molasses, toffee, caramel, some oak
T - man, alcohol berrrrrrnnnnnn, like Bernie Sanders has gotten a hold of my hard earned wallet. Dark malts, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, oak, bourbon, but vanilla oak and bourbon are background notes for sure.
M - heavy mouthfeel, alcohol ever present. Aftertaste is dark malts, dark chocolate, alcohol.
O - I'm sensing a trend here. Uncle Jacob's Stout = too much booze. Tweak = too much booze. If I can do the side by side between the two I will, I think Tweak will come off as a much better beer just because it's lower abv.

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Photo of THoffner
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle dated 2/19/16 poured into a DFH snifter L: blacker than black with a finger of head on an aggressive pour S: sour cherries, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, very complex T: sweet sugary vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, chocolate, alcohol, again very complex F: thick, heavy syrup, mouth coating O: just a very enjoyable experience. I bought two of these, and found this one to be a little hot but incredibly satisfying. I'm curious to find out what age will do to my other bottle. The only negative was the price. This was over a dollar an ounce, where as 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout was far cheaper and just as, if not more, enjoyable.

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Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of XBeerBellyT
3.94/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had some people compare this to a Bourbon County, I don't think they are similar at all. This one was a little hot still. Had chocolate and dark fruit notes come through the most for me. Nose was boozy, chocolate and whisky. Mouth feel was medium to full.

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Photo of Azeotrope
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amundra
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Tasted like a serious bourbon barrel aged stout. Definitely a sipper with the high alcohol. A pleasure to drink.

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 2,769 ratings
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