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
Ratings:
2,714
Reviews:
429
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
585
Gots:
1,151
For Trade:
143
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Ratings: 2,714 |  Reviews: 429
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

Photo of Zuidman
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Blaze5445
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miska
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hermit990
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is dark malts, smoky, vinous and mild chocolate. The flavor is dark malts, vinous, smokey, chocolate/dark bread and a slightly sweet/acidic//warming alcohol finish.

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Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 2,714 ratings.
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