Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une belle surprise et une des meilleures anniversaires d’Avery. Gros bouquet de houblons combiné au chocolat et à l’espresso. Onctueux comme une robuste porter, parfumé comme une ipa, une belle surprise!
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a thick patch of soapy head while the liquid appeared as a dark black coffee. My nose detects a minor touch of roasted down malt and only the faintest scent of grassy hops, but that was about it. The flavor had more personality than the initial aroma lead me to believe and that was due to the same roasted profile of malts. There is also a bitter bite of hops in the finish, but overall I thought this was another average black lager.
thomat (2280) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a medium, off-white head. Malty with hoppy notes. Malt, hops and caramel. Full body with a long, balanced (dry) finish.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This brew is perfect I tell ya. Good head retention and aroma. Only medium full with superb carbonation. I thought it would be more rich and concentrated. Perfect balance with a nice hop presence and roast component. Not sweet at all. This is so f’ing good. Trump or no Trump, this brew is perfect in every way. I am amazed.
daleharshman (968) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar well over a year ago ($7.89). Pours a dark brown-black with two fingers of frothy light brown foam with good retention. Mild aroma of roasted malts with notes of smoke and dark bread with hints of cafe mocha and dark fruit. Flavor of dark roasted malts, creamy chocolate, burnt toast, and dark fruit. Lingering bitterness at the end which appears to be derived more from dark roasted malts than hops. Really, I do not find the supposed hops here that the commercial description would indicate, but still good and greater than the sum of its parts. (326, 620)
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark colored pour with a bit of hops in the nose and roasted malts. Taste is smooth and easy to drink. Pretty good stand out beer for what it is; and frankly something finally redeeming from Avery’s Anniversary beers. One that doesnt suck is a rarity at this point.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. A truly delicious beer, that I suggest anyone should try!
Furseth (2009) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear dark red/cobbery colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is dominated of sweet maltynes citrus, flowery. Flavor had a nice sweet caramelly mouthfeeling,dark chocolate, medium body, medium dry fruity finish. Nice
patrick767 (3718) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Dunkler Bock, RB? Really? Huh. I think schwarzbier is a much better fit, but okay. The category isn’t really that important for this unusual brew. It pours black with a lasting tan head that laces well. The aroma is of roast malt with notes of pine and citrus hops. The flavor includes well hopped bitterness and full bodied roast malt with roast and hop tastes lingering in the finish. Well done!
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
opaque mahogany with a dense tan head; full body with medium-high carbonation.
aroma: sweet dark malt, fruity alcohol esters, leafy hops, and hints of smoke and molasses.
taste: leafy hops and dark coffee-ish malt; with notes of cola, molasses, and burnt fruit cake.
i would prefer more caramel and chocolate malts, to give a fuller, rounder malt character.