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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 15 - Momi Hiwa

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


stumpyiliz's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stumpyiliz (216) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
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.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
LinusStick (2992) - 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. Iím a quarter way through and considering a drain pour

2.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Nice coconut malt smell. Super sweet rum, malt, and alcohol taste. This beer is actually too sweet, which is rare for me to say.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle... Pours cloudy and brown with no head. Smells like ethanol or vodka with hints of both rum and vanilla, and a faint toasted coconut component. Full-bodied and slick with tingly carbonation. The flavor is quite sweet and very boozy - brown sugar, dark rum, vanilla and toasted coconut. Considering the spirited aroma, I expected big alcohol here, but not so much - as long as I sip slowly. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (5181) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (9224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma is decadent, with notes of coconut, sweet dark fruits, and candied sugar - hints at cloying sweetness. Flavour is intensely sweet, with hints of coconut, run barrels and dark fruits, with way too much sweetness. Extremely cloyingly sweet, making this decadent treat difficult to drink in more than a few ounces. Gets more and more cloying with each successive sip. I see the appeal to this, but itís way too sweet for my tooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11826) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured dark brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted dark malt and coconut with an alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6881) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7419) - 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 (2930) - 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.


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