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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (5483) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
This is a syrupy, sugary mess. Pours like syrupy oil. Black without any head or lacing. Extremely sweet finish. All milk chocolate with some light coffee. Like molasses. Bottle pour at Churchkey feature event.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4830) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2014
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pour dark brown with small, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, light coconut, rum barrels, and light toffee. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average to smoother texture. A cool beer but not as good as I was hoping for.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3827) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle shared by drsilverworm. Pours a darker brown with no head, but there are some fatty looking globs floating on the top of the beer. The aroma is nutty, chocolate, and a lot of booze. Taste has a lot of booze to it with a warming alcohol. I get the coconut more as an afterthought lost finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3798) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared with my man Cary. Pours a cola brown color with small ring around the glass. Aroma of coconut, rum, chocolate candy bar, lots of cocoa and booze. Intoxicating aroma. Flavor is sweet, alcohol sweet, slight alcoholic burn, medium barrel notes. Slick, oily body, full mouthfeel, average carbonation. Finishes big and sweet. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3703) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to chris. Pours out a dark brown no head. Nose is coconut sugar roast lots of sweet malts. Taste is as the nose with lots of booze coconut chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (3602) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Sampled at The Argonaut during GABF week. Brown/black with a tan head. Huge, yet smooth coconut porter with dark chocolate and light rum. Sweet finish. Wow.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3428) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle shared with the Dallas crew. Hope y’all like it. Pour is murky brown with some small white floaters. Big caramel, roasty, toasted coconut, sweet vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa, and rum in the aroma. Taste is big coconut, sweet vanilla, rum, whiskey, roast, raisins, figs, brown sugar, and caramel. Slick mouthfeel with no carbonation. Super sweet dessert beer. Very smooth and sweet with a touch of heat on the backend. Tasty stuff, but maybe just a touch too sweet. Could definitely benefit from some age.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
LinusStick (3021) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Courtesy my Secret Santa. Glad I tried this, but this is a typical Avery sweet alcoholic bomb. Aroma was decent. Did pick up roasted coconut and dark chocolate through all the alcohol. The beer actually smelled sweet. Pour was a nice enough deep dark black with just a thin tan film for a head. Taste was WAY too sweet. Strong sugary sweetness and strong alcohol drown out any flavors. The finish is sweet dark molasses and pure burnt sugar. Little to no carbonation as expected. The goal of this beer was to make it as strong as possible regardless of flavor and drinkability. I’m a quarter way through and considering a drain pour

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2968) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2943) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
12oz shared by westmeister. Serious sipper here. Such a big beer I don’t think I’d be able to make it through an entire 12oz myself. Lots of rum and alcohol still even after all this time. Decent amount of coconut and sweetness.


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