50belair (3315) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
hackobock (3286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, February 15, 2014. After some time in the cellar itís taken a more vinous port-like character, the coconut is barley noticeable and the rum notes are more subtle. This bottle had some of the coconut flakes in it as well. Itís past itís peak.
Bottle on release day. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma is is a very nice mix of rum and chocolate, vanilla, oak, dark fruits and light coconut. Taste follows with sweet rum, chocolate, vanilla dark fruits. Full bodied with low carbonation.
LinusStick (3201) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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. Iím a quarter way through and considering a drain pour
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Pours a black color with tan head. Coconut, roasty, chocolate, tangy aromas. Syrupy, chocolate, coconut, candy bar, toffee, alcohol flavors. Big alcohol, and sweet and syrupy.
jcartamdg (2982) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and molasses. Taste is sweet, chocolate, coconut, caramel and brown sugar. Very sweet.
Lukaduke (2937) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen ! Pours a rich thick viscous burnt umber color with a finger or so of eggshell foam. The nose is sweet milk chocolate, deep dark fruit, coconut, rum booze... the palate follows and there are moments when my eyes roll into the back of my head and Im wrapped up in a beautifully balanced cacophony of needhamís candy, rum booze and milk chocolate syrup. There are other moments where I feel like Im just way too stereotypically American and like this beer because its sweet, but then I look at the abv and say shit... Im getting wasted ! Yummy beer that I would drink again anytime as long as its for dessert.
hallinghansen (2750) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dedollewaitor., thanks. Dark brown body with a medium head. Lots of dark fruit, raisins, plums, sweet caramel, berry notes, alcohol. A bit to sweet IMO.
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle gift from SJ. Damn was this good. Nice notes of bitter chocolate, roast, earth and coconut. Nice full body, alcohol was blended in with a mix of sugary greatness. Well Done.
wedgie9 (2596) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 11/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle at our Avery Barrel-Aged tasting. Pours clear but very dark brown with a very thin tan head that slowly disappears. The nose is hot with a ton of dark molasses, milk chocolate, and vanilla oak. The flavor is super sweet and very hot with tons of brown sugar, milk chocolate, and vanilla with some coconut on the back of the palate. The body is massive with light carbonation and a long sweet coconut, milk chocolate, and vanilla finish.
pushkinwow (2514) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle as a bonus from minor threat. Just a warning for those who donít always pay attention to bottles like me that this is a 17% beer so maybe donít open it by yourself :) Black with a ruby hue, faint biege head that fades to nothing and some white floaters (coconut maybe?). Roasted coconut, bit of malibu rum without the overwhelming sweetness that I associate with that liquor - more of a rich dark rum, some alcohol but not a lot, dark vanilla, bit of PC cola too (including some of the sugar. Mild carbonation, moderate+ body, booze is present but to be honest fairly well hidden, smooth yet sticky, sweet without being cloying, more alcohol on the finish then anywhere else along with some sticky and sweet malt with a bit of molasses. An odd combination but it works and its quite interesting - be sure to drink it with one of those little umbrellas in your glass.