Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery poured a hazy reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, smoke, brown sugar, tequila and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, brown sugar, carmel, tequila andf a hint of oak with a smooth lingering smoked brown sugar finish.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody tequila and caramel aroma. Fruity malty woody weak smoky caramel flavor with hints of tequila. Has a fruity malty spicy smoky woody caramel and tequila finish.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought big boozy notes, some slight pine, touch of smoke, anise, hints of oak, slight grain, caramel, and toffee, more booze and tequila in there. Taste is a mix of big booze, tequila, and smoke notes, hints of anise, dark fruits, touch of grain, spice, slight toffee, caramel in there, more booze and weird sharp tequila notes finish it out, hard to drink.
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark brownish amber pour, a very thick dark cream head. The aroma is very much tequila, given the barrel age. Very smoky smell, too. The smoke carries through to the taste; very strong and rich. The tequila is slight in the background, giving it an exotic appeal. Overall this is a very good beer, first smoked beer I have had and I am happy.
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Avery. Pours a cloudy brown with fine tan head. Aroma is smoky, campfire, beechwood, bacon. Flavor is smoky, wood, sweet with a mild tequila finish. The flavors are strong and not overly complex, somehow the smokiness and hint of tequila actually works quite well. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. An interesting, smoky doppelbock.
jmgreenuk (4350) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Avery. Poured a murky brown colour with a round tan head. The aroma is malty with a little smoke. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth rich malty smoke liqourice palate.
kermis (5061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, burnt malts, tequilla, ripe dark fruit, alcohol and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter, with the tequilla hanging around a little unpleasantly in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Iphonephan (3266) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Avery tap house. Pours a clear cola brown with an off white head. Caramel nose. Smoky flavor with some light toffee and grassy hops. Bitter finish.
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super dark amber, glinting under lights. Chestnut, but the glints are always present due to the beer’s brightness. Thin caramel head. Aroma is big smoked chipotle peppers, bbq potato chip, light tequila, cedar. Medium-thick body, light syrupy, creamy moderate carbonation. Flavor is huge bbq chip, banana, light smoked chipotle, sweet honey, bitter earthy bark and grass. Oaky tequila. The tequila becomes becomes bigger as I drink. Nice, but not sure how well tequila complements this beer. It can be a bit overbearing, and although it won’t detract points in this case, I can’t help but wonder if it may have been better with bourbon or scotch barrels... Still, I commend such a unique effort.
hackobock (1375) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub on 060913. Pours hazy red/brown with a tan head. Aroma is dominated by tequila and smokey wood, sweet notes of caramel is present as well. Medium body, smooth. Taste has same notes as aroma with some caramel sweetness and a light dry bitter finish, leaving a lingering smokey tequila note in the mouth.