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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 9 - Immitis

 (RETIRED)
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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 296   ABV: 9.87%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
No. 9 in our Barrel-Aged Series. Ale aged in Zinfandel barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2567) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
12oz bottle poured into snifter glass. A: Murky Brown Hue, Passes Minimal Light, Thin Off White Head, Very Minimal Lacing S: Oakey, Bitter Plums, Tart Cherries T: Cherries, Tart Plums, Oak, Apricots, Hay M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Sour Overall, even with the amount of age on this retired bottle, it didnt seem to clam down at all or balance itself out. Decent but kind of all over the place, even for a sour beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7025) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
12 oz bottle from adnielsen (also Jungle Jims). Pours a clear cola brown color with small off white soapy bubbles. The aroma has sour brown character with red wine, tannins, cherry, musty grapes, and wood. The flavor has a nice tart character, cherry, vinous, wood, with some sweetness as well. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2092) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
All of the first 10 from the series were shared by craftbeerdesign. Deep oak and dark cherries/black cherries dominate with big tannins. Not as well intergrated as some of these other, but very pleasent. Earthy and a tad funky.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7362) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottled. Poured cola brown with a short cap of dark beige head. The aroma picked up sour cherries, jammy fruits (with some Zin character), and figs with strong accents of sour oak barrel, peppery alcohol, and a hint of cherry-infused vinegar.. complex and intriguing. The flavor found sour cherries, vinegar, and oak on the tip of the tongue, and that stuff carried the whole way through.. more vinous, woody, and peppery toward the back-end.. dry, fruity bugs and a bit of oxidation rounded it out.. tasty, but just a hair on the medicinal side. Medium-bodied and assertive on the palate, with low carbonation.. good balance, but a little too skewed toward the barrel.. overall some very good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2195) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
chilled 12 oz. brown bottle poured into sample glass, part of a three side-by-side. Pours dark brown with no head. No lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and tart aroma with a hint of soy. Taste is tart, some oak, and a hint of dark malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle thanks to adnielsen awhile back. Pours a dark brown with a grey head of foam. Aroma has notes of cola and malt with a noticeable acidity. I’m getting a nice plum note in this as well. Fairly malt forward, but the sourness does not get lost.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a creamy biege head. Nose is a dark sour with cherry, some vinous notes, and a sweet tartness in the finish. Taste is similar- nice oak, sour cherry, vinous fruit, and tartness. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
12 oz. bottle, sent from Alen (thanks man), pours a deep dark mahogany / dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is extremely vinous, with strong red wine notes, wild yeast, tart red fruits, and some slight counteracting sweetness. Flavour is extremely complex and vinous, full of red wine barrels, wood tannins, moderately tart red berries, and some moderate wild yeast presence. The red wine barrels are the most prominent flavour characteristic, adding deep layers of complexity. Excellent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8541) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to adnielsen. Bottled 8/17/11. Dark brown color. Decent thin khaki head. Impressive washes of lace. Nice musty, tart wine-barrel nose. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Great sour, tart woody taste. Good strong tartness, just short of puckering. I’m enjoying the level of sour, makes for a great tasty after-dinner sipper. Just a very light bite in the finish. Red grape skins... Hints of chocolate. Big, tart raspberry flavor. Took me a long time to finish, but I enjoyed every bit of it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (9182) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Such a solid series of beers. This one has more dark fruits, tannins, wine, and of course a buttload of sourness.


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