DesertDevil (625) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Attic. Huge coffee aroma - seriously, the dark-roast coffee is so strong I can smell it from the snifter sitting a foot away on the table - with bold roasted barley, and some phenolic smoked BBQ. Flat obsidian in color with a light brown head. Incredibly rich taste of espresso, dark chocolate, molasses, a little anise and tree bark, and vanilla beans. Not surprisingly, it’s super hot, but it doesn’t hurt the beer at all. Another amazing imperial stout from Avery.
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Attic. Dark brown, almost black pour with a tan head. Lots of espresso coffee in the nose. Alcohol is hidden well. Chocolate, coffee and light bitter finish. Damn good!
Danyel (1317) - Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Aromas of strong coffee! Very rich flavors, espresso, not much heat, really good and easy. Great beer.
HonkeyBra (3671) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled many, many times, finally rating it. Pours a black, sludgy, and thick with a small tan head. Aroma of espresso, sweet malts, dark fruits, lots of booze and sherry like sweetness. Cocoa, dark chocolate, burnt sugar notes as well. Tobacco, oak, wet wood. This is obviously huge. Flavor is big, sweet, rich, massive. Overall, though, perhaps against all odds, it ends up going together nicely. As long as it’s a small pour, this is nice. Big mouthfeel. Finishes boozey and sweet.
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted thick malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and bitter chocolate finish.
olr1984 (1249) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
sampled at the taproom pours a dark black with a tan head. big coffee aroma and taste.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster poured at Avery taproom. Beer poured very dark with nice amount of tan head. Smells like coffee. Tastes extremely like coffee. Alcohol content is well hidden.
Westmeister (2006) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF. Pumped to get to the big beers of Avery. Had the regular Meph, but this is just whoa big. Big monsterous boozy, raisin, cocoa, coffee, leathery. Viscous mouth. Whoa!
theothermatt (275) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABF. Pours jet black. Huge aroma of expresso and malt. Very smooth for over 15% with great hiding of the booziness. Very drinkable for it’s huge body. Smooth and really huge hints of coffee. Great stuff and really over the top.
brokensail (12466) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ GABF. One of the beers I most wanted to try. Black pour from with very little, if any, head. Nose is pure coffee. Coffee liqueur, espresso, and rich dark chocolate. Roasted malt, slight alcohol, and sweet vanilla and caramel. Coffee dominates the palate. Sweet vanilla, caramel, and tons of coffee. Plenty of roast, dark chocolate, and a touch of booze.