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:
#225
Reviews:
451
Ratings:
2,860
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,860 |  Reviews: 451
Photo of Samdaddy
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty damn smooth for 17.1% but lacking in flavor/taste. Smells of buttery / bourbon - great start but harsh finish- especially as it warms. Plenty better bourbon barrel aged beers out there.

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

Way expensive, but oh, my! Our first barrel aged and it sure warms you up! Only had a five oz pour. 34 proof? Yeah, don't drink a full point if you are driving!

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Photo of bpa112
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDoctor
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Feb-19-2016


A:
Pours a thick, old motor oil sludge
with a couple fingers of brown foamy head settles to a skiff. Ok retention; little lacing. (4)

S:
Immediate coffee/nutty roast aroma on opening the bottle. Oily walnut, black coffee, baker's chocolate, leather, cinnamon. (4.5)

T:
A soft, smooth, rich, layer cake of malt roast flavors that opens up into barrel character and an aggressive alcohol warmth.  (4.5)

M:
Full body with light carbonation and very boozy finish. (4.25)

O:
A beast of a stout.
A big, heavy, hoochy, oily malt bomb of a stout. It pours pretty nice and is an onslaught of the senses from then on out. The nose and flavor are basically a showcase of all possible malt/woody alcohol notes. The alcohol comes through pretty strong  it is big enough to make me shudder and to keep it from being super drinkable, to my tastes at least. Anyway, this beer is an experience. If it was a little smoother and a touch less warm I feel like the feel and overall would be a itch higher for me.
Either way, very nice on a cold night. (4.25)

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

Photo of fireazzi
3.11/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

I just had Uncle Jacob's Stout. It is named after Jacob Spears the father of Bourbon. I think it is a really great bourbon barrel aged stout but perhaps a bit too sweet.

Look: jet-black with a one-inch mocca head.

Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon

Taste: There's roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, as well as a syrup and caramel flavor with vanilla, quite sweet, very sweet, maybe figs too. It is a bit boozy but that is expected and good in this case.

Feel: full bodied, a bit boozy

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Photo of Bajdog
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TonyBolognaMN
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of santa216
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

Photo of mamaraza
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DerekE4750
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Back in the day when I first tried this, it was the first “heavy hitter” I had ever had. Definitely a much stronger than most which comes out in both the smells and taste. But I personally like that once in a while, and this one is still pleasant despite it’s strength. You can definitely taste a bit of whiskey and maybe some tobacco. A lot of roasty and chocolate, along with toffee is what I am getting personally. It’s very high rated on here and deservingly so. Highly recommend for those who are fans of a good strong imperial stout.

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

Photo of Nicholas-Drinks
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmukid87
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Uncle Jacob's Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 2,860 ratings