The only authority for all things beer…

Uncle Jacob’s Stout

avery uncle jacobs17.42% ABV. Thanks to Mackinnon Photography for the awesome photo. Uncle Jacobs is an imperial stout from Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado. In the quest to create a collection of barrel-aged beers to be reproduced annually, Avery released 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. I heard this was one of Avery’s most sought-after so I was able to get my hands through craft beer connections then later was able to try more at a beer festival last Fall.  This beer pours deep, opaque black with thin, fizzy tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma gives off notes of chocolate, espresso, caramel, raisin, sweet dark licorice, brown sugar, vanilla-tinged-oak, and bourbon. Flavor is huge just as I hoped. A little too warm, but the fact that it’s chuck full of flavor helps it ease down the throat. Rich sweet dark chocolate tones on the palate first, some fig/raisin dark fruitiness, with a little tone of roasted coffee, some brown sugar, earthy licorice, caramel, a little bit of boozy vanilla, a twang of oak, and a mellow but warming bourbon ending. This is a rich and satisfying stout! One of my favorites for sure…
theBeerAuthority: A-

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on March 13, 2013 by in Beer and tagged , , , , .

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 395 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 45,823 unique hits!
Hello old friend, it's been awhile! @kernriverbrewing #citradipa The citrus, mango, and pineapple is just as ubiquitous! This beer is one of my all-time favorites and incredibly difficult to land. #cheers! #craftbeer Enjoying a fine #applebrandybarrelnoir from @prairieales #craftbeer #cheers! Perfect way to stay warm tonight with a '13 @5050brewery #fiftyfiftypapyvanwinkle #eclipsepappy #fiftyfiftybrewing mmm - that pappy held up very well along with the trademark #fiftyfiftyeclipse flavors - honey, oak, and dark cocoa powder. #craftbeer #cheers! Nice treat! #twistedtrace from #townhallbrewery - just as I remember it from #townhallBAweek three years ago! #craftbeer #cheers #alpinebeercompany takeover at Fireworks Pizza in #ArlingtonVA Pictured with #hoppybirthday then enjoyed some #alpineduet #alpinenelson #cheers! #alpinebeer #AlpineBeerCo #craftbeer @fussballkoenig Mmm... Just the way I remember it when it was only available in growlers! @cyclebrewing #RareDos The bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, molasses, and hints of coconut really comes through nicely. #craftbeer #cheers! Have an old or unused keg? Repurpose it like this! #infusionbrewery #omahabeerweek #craftbeer #cheers! Let's get naked and evil tonight! @hoppinfrogtroom #hoppinfrog #nakedevil #nakedevilbbw #craftbeer #cheers! Beautiful evening for a backyard BBQ along with some @funkybuddhabrew #MapleBaconCoffeePorter! Delicious sticky maple syrup, fresh roasted coffee, and the smokey-salty bite of bacon. Creamy w layers of sweet malt, toffee, and roast giving way to waves of smoke and salted coffee as well. Very nice and interesting. #craftbeer #cheers! I'm going to be up all night because of this @thebruery #MochaWednesday A little afternoon imbibing... @lacumbrebrewing #projectdank Honey, the milkman did something right this time! I'll be having some chocolate milk before bedtime. @hardywood #themilkman packs a full body and palate coating viscosity. Heaps of chocolate malts and a massive addition of gourmet cocoa nibs meld w a generous dose of milk sugar! #cheers! For more #craftbeer reviews check out!

Twitter Updates

Email theBeerAuthority!


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 395 other followers

%d bloggers like this: