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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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dagimp (936) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2010
From a 12oz into a pint glass. Pours a dark oily brown with little head and little lacing. Aroma of coconut and Rum. Mouthfeel is moderate for an imperial stout. Not much carbonation at all. Some tangyness to the taste, but mainly roast and coffee. Rum isn’t all that present in the taste but it’s there a little bit. Definite sourness there as well. An ok beer but not worth the exorbitant price!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of wood, alcohol, prunes, over ripe fruits, and rhum. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, alcohol, and rhum, leading to a slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2010
(bottle) deep black with dark tan head. Aroma of oak. Taste is oak. Also hints of oak and oak. Some oak in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle from January. Pours dark and inky, completely black in the glass, with a thin tan head, very fine clinging lacing. Aromas of sugar cane, fig, grass, vanilla, toffee, and bread, rich and deep. Full body, fizzy and smooth, lightly dry. Lingering medium sweet flavor, medium-strong bitter finish, creating a surprisingly complex interplay. Some alcohol hotness and rum notes in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (4038) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Finally. After many months of searching, I have finally found my elusive white elephant. I was worried about the rumored "infection issues", so when I finally found one at the vintage cellar, I was a little hesitant to buy more than one bottle. The very dark near black pour with creamy ring of brown head is appealing. But despite a nose of rum and chocolate, the flavor is completely dominated by tart black cherry juice. However, despite this seeming ’flaw’, this beer is quite delicious. It almost reminds me of bells cherry stout. A bit thin on the palate, still a quite delicious brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8690) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
12 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma is roasted dark malts, light rum barrel notes, dark chocolate, and coffee with cream. The flavor is chewy, dark roasted malts, caramelized malts, dark chocolate, the barrel notes are light except for some boozy flashes. Full bodied, chewy; creamy and smooth. There is nothing that stands out as special with this, especially when comparing it to other less expensive less hyped stouts. The main negative is the lack of aroma, but the flavor doesn’t pop either.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle shared by plovmand, thanks swabbie! Pours pitch black with a brown head. Nice aroma with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, alcohol and oak. Flavour is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, figs, alcohol with a sour hint and a nice oak and vinous finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7752) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle shared with Anker. It pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, raisins, wood, sweet toasted caramel and dark fruit. The flavour is hard roasted malt, figs, raisins, dark fruit, chocolate, wood and some booze. Quite vinous finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, barrel - oak - wood, dried fruit, bourbon. Flavor is heavy sweet, light light dark berry tart - acidic and heavy bitter with a long duration, licorice, bourbon - rum alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20101102]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of bourbon, oak and dried fruits with notes of dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of berries, oak and dark chocolate with notes of alcohol. Roasted and berryish finish.

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