Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild aroma. Pours dark with a light head. Very creamy texture with a slightly roasty flavor headed by the slightly bitter flavor of rye. Very well adjusted and one of my favorites of the day.
BeerandBlues2 (11965) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Avery. Pours clear black with an average, creamy beige head, low retention and lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, toasted), light hops (woody), average esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, raisin, and plum. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, toasted), light hops (woody), average esters (fruity), with notes of raisins, plum, and spicy rye. Medium body, warmth, carbonation, and creaminess; medium dry finish.
notalush (5706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Avery - pours a dark ruby/brown, with a soapy tan head - medium bodied and fairly creamy - mostly dry, with a bit of roast and dry cocoa character - what little sweetness there is brings with it flavors of raisin - tangy rye character is complimented by the hefe yeast, which also adds a light banana quality to the flavor - a bit of pumpernickel and light smokiness - overall, a great, sessionable rye beer - nice.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Avery Brewing - Beer Bloggers Conference 2010 – Boulder, CO
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice spice aroma with a good malt backing. Wonderful flavors and a great finish this was a strong beer.
nuplastikk (5692) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Avery. Opaque black-brown with a rusty beige head. Creamy and rich, with an odd berry-chocolate sourness in the finish. Nutty, lots of sweet malty tones. Roasty, somewhere between a Dunkel and a Schwarzbier, with the gingerbread tones of a Rye. Pretty nice.
rougeau13 (2513) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Tap at brewery. Very dark brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, rye, and earth. Taste is roast, and smoky chocolate, with most of rye in the finish. Medium bodied and creamy.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Avery. Black with nice tan head. Lots of roasted coffee in aroma, hints of chocolate malt. Big roasty taste, but very drinkable almost light bodied. Pretty good.
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Avery - GABF) near black with a tan head. Nose of smoke, sweet toasty and nutty sugars, milky aromas as well. Taste of raisin, smoky chocolate malt, roasty tobacco and cola root. Oily slick body, medium thick, creamy but a bit too smoky for my taste.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/13/2010. On tap at the brewery. Poured redbrown with a tan head. Caramel, malt and spice aromas. Sweet flavors with lots of malt and dried fruit.
Ratman197 (12938) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Avery poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of carmel, rye and charcoal. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of burnt carmel, rye and toffee with a smooth dry lingering rye finish.