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Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout

Imperial Stout /17.42% ABV / Colorado, United States

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Product details

Imperial Stout
Colorado, United States
Independent Craft Brewer, Craft
Tasting Notes
Strong, Rich, Oak, Dark Fruit
Food Pairing
Dessert - Fruit, Cured Meats
Suggested Glassware
Suggested Serving Temperature
45-50° F

Product 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!

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Community reviews

52 Reviews
  • Mary J.
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    I love Avery uncle Jacob 's stout lots ! It is so very good ! Thanks !

  • Mary J.
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    Verified Buyer

    I love it lots !


Imperial stout first originated in England, though it was not for the British monarchy — it was brewed for Russia’s Peter the Great. This beer has a higher alcohol by volume (ABV) level than most English stouts. Whereas normal stout is dark, strong and served at a medium temperature, the imperial stout is in a category all its own. It’s heavy on the alcohol (usually around 14% ABV), and the term “imperial” can be taken to simply mean “big:” big on the alcohol, big on the flavor. Sometimes imperial stouts are simply called double or strong, as they’re made with extra amounts of hops and grains.
Imperial stout is an intensely flavorful beer with a rich profile and plenty of complexity to explore. Though different brewers create different iterations, you can expect a wide range of roastiness in these beers, with malt tones that match the color. Hops are quite prominent (how else do you think they get to the average 14% ABV?), and you’ll likely pick up on some fruity esters. Then there are the flavors like coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and burnt grain. That high alcohol content isn’t just for kicks — it contributes to the warmth and the finish of this fantastic beer.
Imperial stout lives up to its glorious name with an average 14% alcohol by volume (ABV) level. That’s pretty darn high for beer, which averages around 5% for standard brews. That high alcohol content could be interpreted to have given the imperial stout its name, though, in fact, the beer was first brewed in England to honor Peter the Great of Russia. Imperial stout is a rich, complex beer that’s got tons of flavors lying in wait for you. And a charming alcohol warmth, of course.
Who would have ever thought that Imperial Stout would one day be gluten-free? Well, that day has arrived. Certain breweries are offering delicious, gluten-free Imperials that lean on millet, buckwheat and rice as their base ingredients. This sets them apart from traditional Imperial Stouts, which not only use grain but also use a double dose of grain to achieve a higher alcohol content. Gluten-free options deliver all the intricate flavors and high alcohol content without triggering gluten sensitivities.
Imperial stout, like other stouts, is a dark ale made with the use of top-fermenting yeast. These yeast prefer to do their work in warmer temperatures, typically between 60°F and 70°F. This separates them from lager yeast, which is a bottom-fermenting breed that works at colder temperatures between 35°F and 50°F. Imperial stouts often use a base of pale malts plus generous dashes of other malts — things like roasted barley, chocolate and black patent (for color and roasted aroma).
Imperial stout packs a whopping punch at 250+ calories and 2+ grams of carbs per 12 oz. serving. That’s not too light, considering regular beer weighs in at 150 calories and 13 grams of carbs per serving. However, consider what you’re getting for that extra calorie/carb count. You’re getting notes of chocolate, coffee, burnt grain and dark fruits. You’re getting hops and malt tones in an extraordinarily rich, complex body. Oh yeah, and you’re getting a staggering 14% alcohol by volume (ABV) to top things off. All for 257 calories and 21 grams of carbs … not so bad after all.

Drizly's take

Aged for six months in bourbon barrels, Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout is a classic American-style imperial stout. Silky smooth and full-bodied, this drink has very little carbonation with a deep brown color. The Avery imperial stout has enticing aromas of coffee and malt, with mild hints of sweet caramel and marshmallow. The palate has a prominent flavor of bourbon and vanilla with traces of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruits including raisin, plum and prune.

Pair this Avery brewing stout with seared beef or grilled steak. Serve this beer with a blackened ribeye finished with garlic butter for a flavorful meal that showcases the best in both, the food and the brew. The robust character of this craft stout meshes well with rich desserts like a warm and gooey chocolate brownie. Bring a bottle of this aged stout home by clicking these links to search for Drizly in your city and look for liquor stores on Drizly near you.

-This smooth stout uses bourbon barrel aging for deep flavor
-Features bourbon and vanilla hints with sweet caramel and dark fruits
-Makes a tasty pair with grilled red meat and chocolate desserts

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