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Avery Uncle Jacobs Stout

avery uncle jacobs17.42% ABV. 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. This beer pours a  deep, opaque black with thin, fizzy tan head that quickly dissipates.  The 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. 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!
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