jsmanigold (54) - - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very full bodied brew, oily in texture. Chocolate and licorice flavors are present. A little boozy, which is expected.
PhilJackson80 (437) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 1/9/15. Bottle from Moore Liquor. Batch #10 November 2014. The aroma was bold with strong boozy slightly chocolate with notes of anise. Taste was very deep, rich with a full body notes of dark or chocolate covered cherries, light dark fruit notes with a nice dry finish that leaves undertones of coffee. A great stout & at 17.1% abv very easy to drink.
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BucannonXC5 (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Trappist Westveteren XII Trappist glass
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 7, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 8, 2015
Misc.: Batch No. 10; Bottled Nov., 2014; Red foiling
Poured a pitch black color with one finger of dark tan head. Minimal spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average-to-poor retention. (Sight - 3.50)
Smelled black coffee malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, smoky fire, light crayon, toffee, caramel, roasted nuts, licorice and some more coffee. Booziness comes in late. (Smell - 4.38)
Tasted earthy, gritty coffee beans, followed by that 17-plus percent alcohol. Also dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, licorice, smoky woodfire, roasty nuts, chocolate syrup and dark cocoa nibs. (Taste - 4.25)
Full body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.63)
Another great Avery Imperial Stout. I wouldnít hesitate to get it again. (Overall - 4.25)
4.28 95 A
Mark_Eck (928) - - DEC 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Massive aroma and taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, and coffee.
arkurzynski (1653) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with orange-khaki head. Aroma of minty hops, roasted malt, tobacco, and bitter chocolate. Flavor is deep roasted malt, unsweetened chocolate, molasses, caramel, and some dark fruit. Almost a wood-like dryness on the finish. Alcohol is well-hidden for the ABV. Rich, coating mouthfeel.
markextrae (1488) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle by a friend. poured a dark black colour with a nice fluffy tanned head. lotís of dark bitter chocolate in the nose, caramel, booze, dried red fruits, murky coffee, roasted malts, cherrie, plums, fluffy hops, licorice, bit salty, raisins, spiced alcohol note, sticky mouthfeel, the appearance looked very promising, but it was a bit of a disappointment. and I canít get those high avg ratings... I donít even think the BA version of this one can get close to the uncle jacobs stout
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big, wonderful beer. Definitely better than the Uncle Jacobís and for me a little better than the Tweak. Pours black with decent mocha head and lacing. Lots of dark, bitter chocolate with coffee. Very bitter finish. Thick pour, a little oily but no syrupy sense - surprising for high alcohol. Great stuff. Tap at Churchkey Avery event.
Christpuncher (1634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Starts with a super chocolate and cherry punch. Has some grape notes. Slightly boozy which is amazing since it is 17.1 percent alcohol. Pours black with a thick tan head. Had a bottle pour at home
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jsnicholas (311) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 Bottle 12oz $10) Batch 9: nearly black with big brown head. Taste chocolate mostly, some dried fruit and Coffee. Then some warming. Very nice.
Update (02/25/2015): tasted ash, cigarette. Still nice.
merc7186 (2367) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #2, bottled Nov 2006
Aroma: Bourbon, Black Licorice, Dark Fruit
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, No Lacing
Taste: Rum, Dark Fruit, Chocolate, Anise
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy