Beer Review: AVERY UNCLE JACOBS STOUT

Beer Review: AVERY UNCLE JACOBS STOUT

The Avery Uncle Jacobs Stout pours with a dark brown hue, accompanied by a tan pin stripe, giving the impression of a substantial and dense liquid from the get-go.

Aroma

The olfactory experience of this stout is a medley of prune, dark fruit, milk chocolate, bourbon, and a hint of cake frosting. The aromatic profile sets the stage for what promises to be a complex tasting adventure.

Taste

Upon sipping, the beer unfolds into a symphony of flavors: chocolate-covered raisins, rich caramel, and a nuanced interplay of bourbon and spiced rum. However, a roastiness lurks beneath, struggling for attention amidst the sweetness.

Mouthfeel

The mouthfeel of Avery Uncle Jacobs Stout borders on the almost cloying, delivering a thick and syrupy texture that, while expected in a beer of this magnitude, might not appeal to those seeking a lighter experience. The carbonation remains modest, contributing to the overall weightiness.

Overall

While acknowledging the lineage and inspiration behind this creation, one can’t help but wonder about the potential for improvement. Not being a brewmaster, brewer, or recipe designer doesn’t diminish the sense that an additional six months of wood aging could have been beneficial. The beer, undeniably massive, leans heavily towards sweetness, leaving a desire for more complexity. Imagining a scenario where a longer barrel aging process introduces a touch of heat and woody booze notes, it’s hard not to ponder on missed opportunities. As it stands, the Avery Uncle Jacobs Stout, though not deemed boozy, teeters on the edge of being overly sweet. The prospect of aging it akin to the beers in the Demons of Ale Series becomes an intriguing contemplation for potential enhancements.