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Avery Ballsmack!!! Baltic Porter

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Creamy caramel and rich chocolate flavors dominate this insanely hoppy lager.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
devilrunner (5) - USA - OCT 24, 2010 does not count
We use to frequent the brewery every week while living in Boulder... Which we terribly miss!! Anyway, back to the beer; it was a very pleasant surprise the day we tasted this delicious treat. As far as top 5 beers I have ever had in my life, and it’s an extensive collection, this is the best for style and taste. It’s aroma is amazing and you don’t know good beer until you have tried this one. Go visit, but don’t stay ; )

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
on tap at Avery on 4/9/10... light black pour with an off white head... medium body with big roasted malts, some nuts and a sweet finish with oat notes... a good bitterness on the end as well...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On tap at Avery in Boulder. Pours a clear, deep mahogany with a reddish hue. Finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is soft roasts and bittersweet chocolate with some toffee, earth, and dark fruits. Flavor is similar with rich chocolates, caramel, and toffee, but plenty of roasts and earth. A bit of a dark fruit and a good amount of citrusy hops too. Dry and moderately bitter with a lengthy aftertaste after a smooth, crisp, light to medium body. Overall, a really tasty baltic porter. Well hopped with a nice roast to go with an easy drinking crispness. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
On tap at the brewery. A nice dark pour with an aroma that has the hoppy notes, as well as the roasted nut and chocolate too. Very smooth beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9797) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2010
On tap at Avery tasting room poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasdtiness, light vanilla and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light smoke and a hint of coffee with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8020) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
tap. unfiltered dark brown body, rich toffee-colored crema. mocha, toffee, caramel, dates in the nose, low level of aromatic hops, medium yeast phenolics. silky and slightly sweet up front, moderately bitter across the middle, somewhat creamy and thick/hearty in the back. toasted grains, black patent malt, milk chocolate, etc. better than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft at brewery, pours brown with white head. Nose is piney, toasted malts, flavors have a big hop presence for the style, pine, grapefruit, with a charred chocolatey finish. Pretty smooth finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2010
A fairly solid strong dark lager - smooth and creamy texture - sweet up front, with rich chocolate flavors - dry and roasty later, with a medium-low level of hop bitterness to compliment it - a bit of bright berry character near the finish - a couple of off yeast characteristics, but nothing major - lingering cocoa and hops - decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Draught at Avery. Blackish brown with small white head. Aroma of roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, light burntness with notes of breakfast smells. Taste is medium sweetness with big roasted coffee and light chocolate. Medium bodied with medium bitter finish that lingers. A little sweet for my kind of porter, but still enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Tap @ Avery. Deep Brown with a frothy light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and some earthy notes. Flavors about the same, mostly on the sweet side, but not cloying, don’t really get any hop bitterness. Medium body but kind of a thin watery mouth feel. Never really got the "insanely hoppy lager" characteristics but pretty good just the same.


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