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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 3 - Black Tot

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 302   ABV: 10.08%
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Imperial oatmeal stout aged in rum barrels. No. 3 in our barrel-aged series.


ditmier's rating

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1!!! - Pours thick and dark as coffee with a small dk brown head...aroma is wood and cocoa, tannic oak, rum soaked raisin and very light cherry...flavour is similar, lactic wood, lightly tart fruit, cherry finish that counters a cocoa and vanilla body, coconut...very light infection that was thankfully mitigated by my boy Tobyís deep fridge, this was still enjoyable even if different from the intent...


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
All of the first 10 from the series were shared by craftbeerdesign. Black pour with ruby edges. Smell was biscuity, toffee, cocoa. Taste showed a slight cherry tartness that made for a very interesting experience. Thick dark malts, ripe fruitiness, sweet and dark chocolate, toffee. Great thick oily palate. Overall this was still quite nice considering the unindended souring.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
Pretty cool stuff...no one makes really strong beer better than Avery. Strong, roasty, slightly boozy, yet very easy to drink. Roasty, booze, carmel. Good shit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood, OH. Bottled on 1-13-2010. Very dark brown oily looking pour. Minimal head. Aroma is tart cherries and mild oats. Moderate palate - thinner than the appearance would suggest. Quite tart on the taste. Pretty good initially but its starting to wear a little thin as I get futher into this glass.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4765) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Thanks to Tony for bringing by a brew I had never heard of. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured black and oily with a medium sized foamy very dark brown head that faded fairly quickly but left good lacing. The aroma was a pleasant mix of toasty malts, anise and hints of coconut and chocolate. The flavor was sour and tart cherries and berries followed by lactic acid and faint chocolate syrup. Long tart and sour cherry and chocolate finish. Moderately full bodied and silky. Disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to Derrick. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of fudge brownie, roasted oatmeal, roasted chocolate malt, oak, vanilla and sweet chocolate. Some red wine/vinous sourish notes. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
12 oz. bottle, sent from Alen (thanks man), pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of rum barrels upfront, sweet roasted malts, some oats and chocolate. Flavour is very tart, with rum barrels which likely create the sourness, chocolate, tart red berries, a bit of acidity and alcohol. Palate is soft and medium-bodied, finishing on tart, chocolatey and rummy notes. Not usually being a fan of sour stouts, this one is very enjoyable. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stumpyiliz (212) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , 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?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, 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.


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