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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 15 - Momi Hiwa

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ratman. Near black hued body with a tan head and menacing legs. Aromas are of raisin bran cereal, deep toasted malts, dark fruits, toasted coconut, fudge cocoa, rum barrel, marshmallows and a boat load of alcohol, smells like an intense and decadent experience. Flavors are big boozy, rummy and sweet. A bit of an odd and sugary, sweet then metallic transformation. I wish there were some bourbon tannins to balance things out. Itís boozy, itís sweet, but nice coconut and rum flavors carry it well. Some milk chocolate character. Viscous, and alcohol heft/ sweetness dominate the body. Super drinkable (haha, no, not really), but as expected its a punch to the palate. Overall: flavorful, nothing off, ethanol sweetness, wish their was more balance through a bourbon like tannin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7668) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7106) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
12 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and wihorock. Pours a clear cola brown color with a small off white head that disappeared quickly and floaties. The aroma and flavor have big sweet caramel, chocolate, rum barrel, the coconut is subtle but noticeable, light woody, the rum works well with the coconut, caramel and chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12oz bottle. been interested to try this .. . pours a very dark brown black .. . lots of sweetness, toasted coconut and tar filled rum barrel .. . tasty, would love a whole bottle in the snow by a fire .. . . scarlett johansen would be a lot sexier if she was a mute..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6761) - Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks dudeabide). Looks good; cola with razor-thioff-white lacing. Smells solid; coconut and rum with dark malt notes. Tastes like it smells with. A nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (6492) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12 oz bottle courtesy of Mark. Thanks, dude. Much appreciated. Pours a rich deep blackish brown hue, well hazed darker body with caramel brown glow, cocoa and gentle deep reddish glow. Darker, blackish brown body is thicker, some legs on the swirl, touches of reddish brown glow on the edges. A more loose tannish head stays as a frothy small layer, sits atop as a mellow film, thicker ring sticks around and laces ok. Aromas are potent, showing bbiscuits and toast, toffee and cocoa.Shaved and toasty coconut meet warmth, oak, some vanillin and brown sugar. Spirity warmth, Cocoa, sticky toffee and chocolate chip cookies, a bit thicker and full, sweet. Some roastiness, warm barrel and Rum elements, firmer coconut as it warms a bit moroe. Initial is fuller bodied, sticky sugary caramel meets a good deal of dark fruit, milk chocolate, cocoa, and toffee. Rum, brown sugar. More vanilla extract, oak, and warmth starts to hit. Firmer ooconut, cooked and shaved, gentle toastiness as we hit the body. That weird dark fruit sticky sweetness that comes with stout/porters that get too big for my personal tastes. A bit sticky, toffee and vanilla, more coconut as we turn that corner. The nose really settles into a more enjoyable coconut flourish feel. Sticky fuller body is a bit syrupy up front. But tapers and thins a bit from the barrel into the backend. This backend shows the coconut at itís firmest, oak and gentle spirit, chocolate chip cookies. Finish is a bit thinned, a bit warm, the Rum isnít overpowering and certainly this rich, huge body does stand up to a spirit barrel that usually easily overwhelms. A bit toastu, lingering coconut and vanillla, sweeter elements. Again, it gets better into the baackend and finish but itís still a beast. That front end and middle are a but syrupy. Nose is really nice at times, a bit cloying at others. An interesting beer, hard to drink more than one and honestly I couldnít even get past half of the bottle. Share this. While itís a bit too much by yourself, itís certainly worthy of a try and is an impressive experiment worthy of a solid score.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with paperthin beige head and small yeast floaties. The aroma is strong boozy chocolate and faint coconut. Strong chocolate and coconut, oak with nice roasty boozy finish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
(12oz bottle thanks to jjfoodie) clear deep amber/ruby, excellent lacing. Nose of almond joy, milk chocolate, alcohol, big beer, fairly sweet, complex too. Taste of milk chocolate, toasty coconut, rum, barrel, sweet, alcoholic, really amazing flavors iíve never tasted in a beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5560) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
355 ml. bottle split by 3 @ ďMemorabel TastingkjeĒ. 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 didnít get any coconut in here but it is probably too old for that now. Great stuff all the same, brutal.


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