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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 17 - Thensaurum

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.89%
No. 17. No map required. Here it is matey. A treasure trove of exotic flavors unearthed from a year-long burial in exquisite first run rum barrels. Arrr you ready for the pucker?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7964) - Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks arminjewell). Looks solid; a semi-transparent amberish brown with bubbly beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells Flanders-esque with notes of fruit, oak, and rum alongside some mild to moderate tartness. Tastes like it smells, but much more tart/lactic. Still good though. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied and pleasantly acidic. Slightly warming in the belly, but the abv is hidden well. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
magsinva (1100) - Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from ?? - Iím not loving this one. Itís very unbalanced with the rum, tartness, green apple, and beef jerky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from unknown place. Pours dark, dark brown with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Fair amount of the rum barrel on the nose. Lots of rum on the tongue with a bit of the wood along with the tartness from the Brett. Finish lingers a bit. Not my favorite beer from these guys.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ctipping (1126) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Deep reddish amber. Small khaki head. Smells rummy, funky and oaky. Acetic acid aroma. A little bit of diaper. Taste is all over the place. Strong vinegar sourness. Rum, oak, and vanilla. Very sweet. Vinegar sourness builds into the finish with a dry oaky aftertaste. Heavy and overly sweet. Medium carbonation. Spectacularly unpleasant sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
(12oz, bottled Aug 15 2013) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, oak, rum, raisins, orange, and barnyard. Flavor of rum, cherry, citrus, oak, raisins, vanilla, and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2443) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Notes from Churchkey Avery Cellar event. 2013 bottle->snifter. Dark amber with faint head. Sour cherries, berries, stone fruit. Slight booze presence. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to the homie wchesser...Pour is amber with a soft white head.. Nose is caramel, sweet rum, spice, tartness...Taste is tart, spice, sweet rum, alcohol, thick..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at home courtesy of Ratman. Pours clear brown with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is acetic cherries and plums, caramel and toast malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is tart and acetic cherries and plums, lightly sweet caramel and toast malt, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Deep maroon, opaque but fading to lighter orange at the edges. Hardly any head. Molasses, butterscotch, rum, plum and balsamic in the nose. Very oaky. The flavor is akin to a good Flemish red spiked with funky Jamaican rum. Balsamic and cherry blend with sugar cane and oaky vanilla and butterscotch. Smooth bitterness on the sides of the tongue is almost offset with caramel sweetness. Wood rolls in in a big way at the swallow. Medium body; moderate massaging carbonation; no noticeable alcohol. A good beer, but not wildly different from your average Flemish Red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Copper colored pour with a small khaki head. Smells like orange, cola, and a slight acetic quality. Some oak, peach, and apple. Not bad. Kind of fruity. The flavor is a little on the sweet side. Lots of cola. Some peach, orange zest, and grapes. Eh, itís okay I guess.

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