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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 6 - Margarete

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 463   ABV: 15.43%
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Margarete, the object of wanton desire, is a seductive stout transformed by sour cherries and 11 months internment in bourbon barrels into a devilish union of decadent fragrances and flavors. 89 Cases


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
noturdadsbeer (25) - centennial, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Opened at Euclid Hall, from bottle, into a Snifter for maximum breathability. A: Pours black into the snifter with a chocolate brown head that quickly falls. Lacing is low and fades fast, just like the head. S: Cherries! The beer smells like a blast of carmalized malts and twizzlers. Amazing how much the cherries from the aging comes off. The malts are sweet and carmalized from the sugar added and its a very inviting beer. The aroma is heavy and lasting and man is it a great nose. T: Its quite a rich stout with cherry sweetness and carmal up front on the palate. The finish is very long and doesn’t fall flacid. Deep coffee tons lightened by the cherries makes this a pleasure to drink. Its not nearly as large as Mephistopheles with roasted/burnt malt but its still present. M: Has low carbination and isn’t very heavy. I like this. Its a very rich and powerful stout but you don’t feel the weight of the malts which is pleasent. The alcohol is very well masked and doesn’t come across boozy. Its very balanced yet still way powerful. Can’t wait to see how this thing ages. D: I wish they brewed this beer yearly. It’s outstanding. I think should be aged for a least a year but probably 3 to 4 before being cracked again. Its a beer for a cold night or celebration. I wish they sold more than 6 bottles per person because I would have got 5 cases.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (5957) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle @ private beer tasting, Denver. Thanks to Adnielsen. Pours black with a shortlasting tan head wich setles into a ring along the glass sides. Aroma of oak, coffee, chocolate, smoke, toffee, cherries. Taste is roasted malty, tart cherries, coffee, oak, vanilla, coconut, soy, bourbon, just layers upon layers of taste. Medium body, low carbonation, alchohol very well hidden. Very delightfull beer, just wich i could get some more. 090311

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Huge thanks to daknole! Bottle pours deep brown/black with hints of red all underneath a beige head. Aroma shows notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon and sour cherries. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of brown sugar, cinnamon, smoke, more bourbon, salted caramel, and oak. Overall body is full, viscous and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to DDDDDoodler! Surprised to see this listed as an IS. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma has a roasted malt, coffee and dark grain note with some sour cherries that meld surprisingly well with the roasted malts. Flavor is full of roasted malts and dark grains but has a growing sour cherry note that is quite nice. Surprisingly drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Dark brown pour with reddish edges and a tan head. Peaty molasses, bourbon, oak,salted caramel, butter cookies, fucking crazy aroma. And the flavor! WOW! Flavor is tart, sweet, toffee, saltwater taffy, espresso, heath bar, fruitcake. Holy shit this beer is simply insane.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10914) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
A: This beer pours a very dark brown, nearing black, with an off-white head. S: Wood is front and center right from the beginning. Sweet cherries follow and there’s tons of vanilla and bourbon notes to go with it. A really smooth and luxurious aroma to this beer that is just great. T: An awesome bourbon and barrel aroma. Plenty of oak and vanilla, caramel, molasses, and maple syrup all come to mind. The beer itself provides just a touch of roast and chocolate. The cherries are great and just have a subtle tartness to them. M: The body is medium to full with a smooth, low carbonation. D: I’d say only Sui Generis is better of the barrel series from Avery. This was just fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle thanks to GRG1313 (BA). Bottled 1/8/11. Pours with a tan head and a black body. Aromas of bourbon, alcohol, sweetness, dates, cherries, pepper, vanilla, maple and cotton candy. Alcohol. Flavors of cocoa, earthy, cherry, oak. Very well hidden ABV! Smooth, booze, cinnamon in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2011
bottle big thanks to ratman197. big pop upon opening the bottle. pours a light black / dark brown with a small wispy tan carbonated head. superb nose filled with bourbon, oak, sour cherries, molasses and raisins... the alcohol warmth tingles the nose. sweet chewy mouthfeel. the sour cherries coat the tongue along with layers of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, red grapes and fig notes. a slight cherry tartness comes through from the top towards the back followed by some alcohol heat. overall, Margarete is a delicate and powerful beer - extremely smooth and drinkable (despite the high abv) - while packed with flavor and temptation. this beer is a true pleasure in the glass. with time the heat will calm down, creating a more tamed temptress.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
Tasty stuff, courtesy of Jason B. who hooked me up in person. Pours opaque dark. Cherry is in the nose with the roast. A fullish mouthfeel, containing a great integration of stout and cherry, as good as it can be. Great flavour, drinkability.Only a notional sourness

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeonBlackBrain (19) - Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Margarete was a uniquely intense masterpiece that transformed with every sip. Its dark and rich color was complimented by just the slightest head. At fist the aroma fell short showing only Mephistopheles and bourbon but seconds after notes of chocolate covered cherries, coffee, caramel, graham crackers and coconut creme followed. The taste was just as satisfying as the flavors transformed themselves taste after taste. With a very full mouth feel and an array of flavors this was one of the best beers Avery has produced yet.


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