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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 3 - Black Tot

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 302   ABV: 10.08%
Imperial oatmeal stout aged in rum barrels. No. 3 in our barrel-aged series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
They will all get sour over the years. Smell is nothing but rum and otameal. Flavor is tart chocolate. Almost similar to 90% cocoa chocolate bars; bitter but good. For what you get you canít expect this beer to be anything better than what it has developed into.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
4th July 2010
Opaque black beer, short lived tan head. Smooth semi dry palate. Semi dry dark malt, tangy! Some woody notes. A little minerally. Finishes dry, smooth and minerally. What Rum?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (8870) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates at the edges. Aroma has a good amount dark grains with backing tart fruits and rum. Flavor has a good amount of roast up front with a sour deep red fruit with a hint of rum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Appearance: Pours out an opaque, dark brown body with a very thin, khaki-colored head.

Smell: A malty nose with notes of nutty, crunchy oats, semi-sweet chocolate, light coffee-scented roasted malts, and a flutter of booze, though not particularly rum based, and a touch of dark fruits.

Taste: A stronger, more pronounced chocolate taste than implied by the aroma, like a cupcake frosting. Sound sweetness. A spoon of oatmeal with a little bitty splash of rum stirred in. Moist prunes. Some earthy touches, with a hint of bitterness. Hint of whole black peppercorn. Dry, warming, choco-roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation. Some smooth slickness on the tongue.

Overall: Good, not great. Bare in mind these were from some old, old notes. So, either this bottle dodged the sour bullet or I caught it before the "Tot Taint", as I hear itís called, took hold. Either way, it was good enough, though I didnít get much rum-character out of it at the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9098) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2012
12oz bottle, $10 at Jackie-Os brewpub, served in a snifter. Bottled 1/15/10. Little brown head, fading to minimal. Black color, little lace. Strong rum-barrel aroma, but itís not over-the-top. In fact, it complements the roasty oaty stoutiness nicely, which still manages to come through. Chocolate slowly reveals itself as this brew sits for a bit. Smoky wood presence, which Iím enjoying (others might not). Light, crisp carbonation. Bigger body. Kind of sweet taste, little bitter, with good rum warmth. Smooth texture. An excellent and aromatic long-term sipper. Took me a while to finish, but with the super-long aftertaste dragging out the flavors, it held my attention and remained interesting all the way through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle pours black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of roast, caramel, vanilla, oak, espresso, and vinous fruit. Flavor has a definite rum presence with additional notes of brown sugar and blackstrap. Overall body is moderate to full, slick, and finishes with a nice sweet/sour contrast like a balsamic. Damn good stuff, and glad I had the opportunity to try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: May 08, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Simpson Satisifier
Appearance: dark brown, wispy tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, light smokeyness, touch of spicyness, dark chocolate
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, touch of roasted, rum sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Traded bottle somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 years old...I think. Very nice looking pour: pitch black with a medium, foamy brown head. Pretty big aroma that makes me think of a quad, soaked with rum. Wow, the taste takes a bit of a left turn: adds in some sour notes; on purpose? That sourness kinda ruins it for me because itís completely unbalanced. *Reading the ratings over the years it looks like some lacto sourness has changed this beer over time*

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
djd07 (6616) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2011
bottle. Pours a dark brwon with a thick brown head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is chocolate and oatmeal. Thin mouthfeel with a acidic taste and funky flavor. Not much going on with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2011
(12oz bottle courtesy of mike). Pours a dark brown with thin khaki head. Aroma has oak, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is vanilla, lacto sour and some vanilla. Medium bodied with slick texture. Nice beer

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