daknole (7205) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour. Aroma is a bourbon bomb! Loads of wood and vanilla and malt. Flavor is sweet and boozy. Vanilla, toffee and bourbon. Strong and delicious.
Steve_0 (1287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the brewery. Pour is hazy amber with a fluffy tan head and great lacing. Caramel, coconut, somewhat floral, citrus, coconut, woody, and dark fruits in the aroma. Taste is coconut, vanilla, toffee, caramel, light brown sugar, spice, somewhat fruity, and sweet honey. Light body with high carbonation. Not bad.
adnielsen (6218) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Avery during GABF week. Pours a bit brownish, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Pretty spicy, moderate whiskey, caramel, earthy, lightly oaky nose. Pretty strong, but tasty, caramel, whiskey, vanilla, a bit woody flavor. Pretty tasty if you don’t mind high alcohol Avery beers.
arminjewell (4163) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big sweet caramel, toffee, and molasses, hints of whiskey, earth, and slight oak, touch of fruity notes in there as well, booze comes through as well. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, whiskey, touch of earth, oak, finishing fairly sweet, some nice fruity notes at the end as well. Pretty nice.
Butters (3324) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the first brewvival festival. Pours a hazy orange. Syrupy sweet nose. And the flavor is even sweeter. I could never drink more than a few ounces of this stuff. Honey notes are huge. Definitely walks the barleywine line. But hides the abv okay.
SuperDave (1933) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber color with off white head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel malts , wood , molasses and alcohol. Flavor is somewhat sweet and fruity, which helps to hide the alcohol, with the bourbon coming through nicely. Decent brew.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Avery Brewing - Beer Bloggers Conference 2010 – Boulder, CO
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Lots of barrel aging flavors, Bourbon, oak and big malt flavors. This was a tasty beer. This had a sneaking presence for the alcohol.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am not a Samael fan but this works for me. Maybe it’s the Reverend half kicking in but those combined with the casks tones down each. The balance is just right. Not light for sure but not a beast to drink.
maniac (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Cloudy orange amber body with a small off-white head. Big floral and yeasty aroma. Big oak and yeast flavor. Full body with moderate carbonation.
pantanap (3155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
full pour at dlday 2010... pours a semi-clear caramel brown with a creamy off-white head... aroma of butter, caramel, and boozy barrel... buttery sweet and boozy flavors with a smooth and creamy body. overly barreled is the impression that i get. these notes suck.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap 4/15/10 at papago...
hazy coppery orange brown with a trim off white head.
rich sticky sweet aroma... honey, dates, vanilla, brown sugar, wood, a bunch of alcohol burn, bruised red apples, tart raisins, herbaceous hops, coconut and clove-like whiskey spice.
the flavor is a sweet version of the already sweet aroma with a touch of sourness on the finish. alcohol is right up front even when it comes cold off the tap.
it is definitely full bodied but it is not as sticky as i imagined. 7/4/6/3/14/3.4