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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 15 - Momi Hiwa

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours dark daark brown with a little cream head that quickly disappears and some coconut floating on top. Aroma is nice but off point for what it is; nice barrel influence and rum, some vanilla, some roastiness, but not quite getting too much coconut. There is definitely some heat to this, as I would expect from past Avery offerings and just the fact that its 17%. Flavor is super sweet; lots of coconut and vanilla, tons of sugar, rum and its barrel, some chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and straight up viscous, which I usually like but found was a detractor for this beer to a degee. Overall, definitely sweet as hell but kinda enjoyable in moderation. I split this bottle with a friend, would have even been better off having split it between 2 others. Would not drink this again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Pitch black pour with little head and tiny white floaters. Knowing this is just coconut and coconut oils and it was intentional helps but it's still weird. Nose is a boozy chocolate coconut bomb. Taste is like a rum soaked Almond Joy. One dimensional? Yes, but what a dimension. Awesome taste but super sweet. Nice thick oily mouthfeel. I likey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (605) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Shared this one with 48FaninCali. Pours very dark brown, nearly black with tan head. There are some white floaties in there from the coconut. You can’t taste them or notice them when you drink it. Aroma is huge coconut, vanilla, chocolate and booze. Taste is the same...it is very hot still with lots of booze. Tastes like a Mounds bar with alcohol. Tasty stuff. Super sweet. Glad I shared the 12 oz bottle, as a full 12 oz would have knocked me on my ass and sent me into a diabetic coma.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (592) - 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 (477) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (413) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Extremely sweet with some almond flavors, as well as brown sugar, rum, and oak notes. Very boozy, yet easy to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours a brown color with an off white head. Big aromas of coconut and oak. Flavors of coconut with a well balanced oak, vanilla and bourbon flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stumpyiliz (213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Pour is dark and slightly transparent. Taste is rum sugar, followed by more sugar. Floaters and coconut oil swirls all over the pour. Filtering evidently did not work here. I feel that with the residual fat and proteins from the coconut floating around on the top of my pour, that quality control might need to be addressed. I have ever had a beer from Avery with a pour from a bottle that Looked like this. Not even black tot.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pjaco (27) - - JAN 17, 2014
Unique - truly like drinking an Almond Joy in a glass. Excellent and oacks a kick. Enjoy!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minorthreat (21) - Parker, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Looks a bit weak in the glass, no head/lacing and has a hazy brownish-black color. Smells amazing, sweet coconut, dark rum and chocolate. Taste is more of the same. Sweet coconut, chocolate with vanilla, bakers chocolate and no booze. Lingering hints of rum tie the whole thing together. I heard it called a liquid mounds bar and I have to agree. Christ its good The appearance was a glaring weakness, beyond that it’s incredibly good. It’s very, very sweet but is so well done it doesn’t come across as cloying.


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