KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a thick dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) cream colored rocky head that lasted throughout, producing some excellent sticky lacing.
The aroma was of burnt chocolate malts, grassy hops and a leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, licorice and a smidgen of dark fruit (plums and raisins).
The taste was sweetly bitter and rather malty with a note of chocolate early on and then progressed into this smooth bitter taste with hint of licorice, a small dose of dark fruit and a nice amount of hops at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration with a bitter malty smoothness settling nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and creamy yet dry in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall a creamy and malty brew with a nice mild hint of hops which does a great job of setting off the malty sweetness...
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting tan head. Aromas of burnt caramel, charcoal, earthiness, noble hops and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, charcoal, toffee, orange, noble hops and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty fruity finish. 3/10
tcon25 (309) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour at Brouwer’s split, thanks to Andrew for searching for this style and me being with him when he found it, awesome beer and I do love me some Avery. Black pour thin head, herb aroma and taste deep flavor has held up well over time.
andrewje41 (1576) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can’t believe there was a dunkler bock hidden underneath my nose this while time. I’ve been looking for a while, all while knowing this beer was available here at Brouwers Cafe. 22 Oz bottle poured. Pours black with a full cloud cover of thick tan head and lacing. Very nice dry flavor with some graham gracker, and sweet vanilla. Thick body, and very flavorful for a beer with the word lager on the label. A ton of spice. So glad to try this. Well done.
TEJA (1774) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick brown head that lasts a long time. The head still remained after a 1 h walk with my dogs! Fine aroma of dark roasted malts and a dark caramell malt together with sweet liqurish. Full bodied with mild caramell malt blended with light roasted malts. Fine balanced bitterness that lingers on and gives a small salty finnish.
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice beer. unique hop profile. not like a black ipa...it’s own animal. pours nearly black, aromatic hops and roasted malt, but has a distinctly different aroma and flavor. fruity, and just a little bitter and dry."
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bruisn ales. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has a bit of malt on the nose and the descendants of hop note. Alcohol wears fairly heavy on the tongue. Some maltiness on the tongue with a hint of bitterness on the finish. Pretty good after 4 years.
rumproasts (4234) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Deep brown, near black with one finger head. It might be past prime, but this just seems bland. Hops are light and dull. Malt doesn’t seem very roasty. Average at best.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog - Bottle bought from Systembolaget. One of the beers that made me fall in love with Avery. Simply excellent.
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very rich, very complex bock. Dark brown appearance, little head. Aromas of dark fruits, licorice, and a touch of vinegar. Delicious taste, some burned brown sugar and grape juice. Tried at the Choice City Deli in 2013.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/13/2010. On tap at the brewery. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with caramel and dried fruit. Semi-sweet flavors at first with fruit leaving the way.