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:
2,695
Reviews:
425
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.24%
 
 
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590
Gots:
1,152
For Trade:
146
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Ratings: 2,695 |  Reviews: 425
Photo of Bpc24
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BNarc
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beb86
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beaver13
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, bottled on 2/4/2014. Pours dark brown black with a smallish creamy brown head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fudgy chocolate malts, grains, dark fruit, bourbon and a little black licorice. A lot going on!

The flavor is sweet sugary chocolate malts, roasted grain, dark fruits and some hot bourbon alcohol with a little black licorice and a bitter roast alcohol finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, nice stout with a lot going on. A bit sweet and hot on the alcohol for me, but not as hot as remembered (maybe the 2 years aging helped). Becomes a bit harsh and cloying as it warms.

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Photo of jsirwin
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Matagal
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vladdswrath
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Bottle Aged 1 year) Dark chocolate pour with a 2 finger mocha colored head with great lacing. Smells sweet, vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, coffee and bourbon from the barrel. A whole lot going on, for sure. Taste is intense and wonderful. Everything in the aroma is here, with a hefty dose of smoke and warmth from the massive ABV. This is a sipper for sure, which works well as the flavors grow in complexity as it warms. Mouthfeel is amazing. Burns like medicine, yet it's smooth, creamy and not syrupy at all. This is one of the few "special edition" brews that has lived up to that title for me, as this is pretty special.

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Photo of illeagle05
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of intobenme
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dub_deuce22
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pollocwr
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aged this 1 year. The aroma is amazing. Wish I could bath in soap that smells this way. The look is that of motor oil and the head is light but dark. First sip is a hard punch to the taste buds. Then you chew the flavors for the next 3 minutes. This is certainly a beer to sip at over an hour or two. If I find any of these, I will buy several for more aging.

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

Feb 19 2016
12 oz
$14.99

Deep brown but clear with no discernible head.

Smell is a mix of sweet bourbon, molasses, vanilla, and oak.

Taste follows the nose with the bourbon and molasses playing nicely together along with notes of oak (stronger as it warms), coffee, dark fruit, vanilla, and minor booze..

Mouthful is the same as before - medium to heavy, silky and creamy, with a low carbonation. Finishing is a bit cloying and super warm.

Overall Batch 5 is much better with a year on it - the level of booziness has leveled off and the flavors are balanced.
Very very enjoyable.



Original Review-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Feb 13 2015 bottle...opened a year + later

Deep brown in color with a razor thin amount of head and no visible lacing.

Smell is sweet dark fruit, bourbon, booze, vanilla, and a bit of oak.

Taste is overwhelmingly bourbon, oak char, sweet dark fruit, vanilla, mild chocolate, and booze.

Mouthful is medium to heavy, silky and creamy, with a low carbonation. Finishing is a bit cloying and super warm.

Overall this is a true sipper. Extremely boozy and warm even after a year on it. Fruits abound on the nose and palate only to be counterbalanced by the bourbon. Enjoyable and a bit overwhelmingly at times but worth seeking out.

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Photo of Bob402
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dymmig89
3.57/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of siscokid79
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Takelon9
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ljc973
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldn00b
3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. Label says Bottled Feb 13 2015.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch medium brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Big booze fume with a heavy rush of char to go with it. Some woody character and a tad bit of sweetness but it's all stifled by the alcohol and roast.

T- Lots of grainy wood flavor with some bourbon and a touch of vanilla sweetness. Immense char is laid over all of it. There's definitely a lot of booze but not necessarily as much as you would expect from the beer's ABV. Small notes of dark chocolate, molasses and coffee. Once it warms, more vanilla sweetness comes through.

M- Slick and creamy but with a bit of burn in the throat going down. Medium-low carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- This is one mammoth of a BA stout. This one was aged for a year but it obviously could withstand a few more. Really good, but ya gotta like 'em real boozy/bourbony.

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Photo of Anatole
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmshamp
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redfish2942
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Aged one year. Extremely smooth and buttery. Nice super beer.

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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