Boulder, CO – Break out your banjo and your overalls and get ready to stock your cellar because Uncle Jacob’s Stout is coming back on February 9th. It will be the third release of the highly coveted and critically acclaimed Uncle Jacob’s Stout. The second member of Avery’s Annual Barrel Series, it is a 14.83% ABV stout aged in first-use Bourbon barrels for six months.
"Referring to a former saison beer from neighboring Flobecq, it has some farmyard and iron touches."
- The Beer Book
According to the website: This beer which was brewed according to the original 1884 recipe and under the guidance of retired brewer Mr Léon Voisin, brasseur retraité, is amber coloured and has a strength of 5% abv.
Refreshing, with a light touch of bitternes and fruitiness, Saison Voisin is produced by top fermentation. It is unfiltered and is refermented in bottle.
Pours out a dark brown to almost black. There's a slight twang sour smell, along with some roastiness.
Burnt coffee and dried fruit come through. There's a rich malty goodness and nice warming quality, perhaps from the chocolate malts. Also tasted is light caramel, mild English yeast and slight licorice flavor.
The hops presence is mild but exactly where it should be for the style. It's medium bodied, smooth and clean in the mouth. Overall, a very nice porter - one that I'll happily try again.
Pouring a clear, rich mahogany brown with amber highlights, there's a strong aroma of chocolate, with roasted malts and hints of coffee grounds.
The taste is more of the same, composed primarily of toasted malts, a bit of caramel and the faintest hints of dark fruit. A nice hop bitterness lingers in the finish with some faint molasses and brown sugar.
It's on the lighter side of medium body, with average carbonation. Really nice sessionability, especially for a Porter.
Its blend of roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and alcohol yielded chicory and some vanilla on the nose. New World Porter is not your typical dark beer, as it’s dry hopped. Citric hops are evident and impart a slightly bitter bite, while splinters of woodiness, chocolate and coffee provide for an even balance.