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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 15 - Momi Hiwa

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 513   ABV: 17.09%
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No. 15, much like a certain fabled two-piece candy bar of our youth, rich, dark chocolate notes accented with aromatic toasted coconut. What would add depth and character to this already delicious combo, we wondered? The answer is time (6 months) well spent in the very best rum barrels available.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Homer321- thanks again, Sean! Pours a deep, hazy, dark amber-brown with almost no head, just scattered tiny bubbles around the edge. Aroma of rum, raisin, coconut, caramel, vanilla, dates, oak, toasted sugar - sweet, warm, and boozy. Flavor of rum, raisin, dates, figs, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, honey, coconut, oak, and some spices. Medium-bodied, with a really sweet, somewhat chewy and sticky mouthfeel. Coats the palate. Low carbonation. Fun one to share. I like their high-boost stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2356) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle shared by Seth. Dark brown pour with a clumpy white head. Big sweet rum, caramel, and coconut aromas. Huge beer with big sweet caramels notes highlights. Rum, oak, and coconut lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (753) - - SEP 28, 2014
Dark brown pour. Nose is good brie, coconut, cheesecake. Taste is sweet coconut, sweet booze, cheesecake. Medium syrupy mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (4882) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
9/VIII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: VI/4/13, 283 cases (2014-902) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!

Clear red purple beer, small beige irregular head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive, chunks of what I suspect is coconut in the bottle. Aroma: lots of dark chocolate, caramel, gianduja,. MF: ok carbon, full body, bit sticky. Taste: sweet, very sugary, lots of coconut, sweet, bit artificial, lots of caramel, some raisins, ripe banana, little sourish, alcohol. Aftertaste: lots of caramel, vanilla, bourbon notes, sugary, hint of citrus, mocha, sweet malty base keeps coming through. Very decent stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (634) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle pour shared - little head over a black body. Aroma is coconut, sweet malt, wood and overarching sweetness. Good stuff, particularly as it warms. Flavor is quite enticing - heavy on the chocolate with toasted coconut, malt, more than a hint of booze, roasted malt, and a strong overarching sweetness. Palate is very syrupy and thick - minimal carbonation - a serious sipper that drinks close to its ABV. Glad to share this treat - would actually be quite the task to knock out a full bottle of this, but happy to try it once!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1975) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Nose is silky and smooth with light vanilla. There are actually chunks in my glass. I hope that is coconut. Lush rich and chocolate. Really yummy. Very smooth initially. A slight boost as it warms. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
355 ml. bottle split by 3 @ “Memorabel Tastingkje”. Thanks to tderoeck! 2013 Vintage. Pours black with no head. Flakes of coconut underneath cap. Nose is crazily alcoholic as is the whole beer, we had a 16.45 % ABV Avery beer right before this one & it was nowhere near as boozy as this one. Pure booze in the nose, harsh with thick chocolate syrup underneath, very sweet rum, brown sugar, vanilla, very thick & syrup-like. Wowza this is boozy. Taste is very sweet, brown sugar, chocolate syrup, molasses, toffee, thick malts, prune, plum, date, vanilla, thick black chocolate, booze kick, thick rum, pure booze kick, wowza, thick syrupy creamy body, soft carb. Fun but sort of overkill as well. To bad that I didn’t get any coconut in here but it is probably too old for that now. Great stuff all the same, brutal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
(12oz bottle) Pours a black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of rum, toffee, toasted coconut, figs, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of oak, rum, chocolate, caramel, raisins, and figs.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (862) - Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is strong coconut, sweet, molasses, rich, chocolate- tons going on. Taste is silky smooth, lots of coconut, very sweet, dessert-like. This is exceptional.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Salmoniform (832) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Poured from bottle to snifter. Dark hue with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coconut, vanilla, sweet rum, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with full body and good carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a slight tannic following and ethanol finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic brew.


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