PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a dark brown/amber, not too much froth on top. Very familiar smell to other winter beers I had been drinking this year. Nice malt presence, with the sweet flavor of the sugary liquid inside a chocolate covered cherry. I thought I was going to get a little sick of this beer, but by the time I was finished with it I wanted another. Another nice offering from Avery.
ColoradoOAR (3) - Superior, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle says it all...’Yeah it is" when reffering to the alcohol percent, 8%. Has a dark brown color with a well rounded taste with hints of a sweet coffee taste. Finishes well and is rather palatable.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from new beer. brown color lil head.Maltynutty roasty Flavor. really good full body warming. very impress by this one
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just brown, dark brown. Fluffy toasted froth. Holds well. Beautiful lace. Toasted whole wheat bread burnt on the edges, made with a touch of molasses, spread with homemade syrup; good hop funk steps through, and boogies on down the palate. Jazzy mouthfeel. Warming. Creamy. Mocha cappuccino made with Italian roast.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice deep red color, with good head. I smell all kinds of spices, although they say there are none. Oh, this tastes like a porter, roasted coffee and malts, caramel and toffee. The head goes small, but leaves good lacing. There is a back ground flavor of hops. This is an excellent brew. Glad I got a 6er of this. Get it!
hershiser2 (1447) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Paid $1.70 for a 12-oz single. Appearance is deep rubious red with a large tannish head. Aroma is very pleasant: toffee, caramel, floral bouquet. VERY falvorful, and creamy. I normally like the addition of spice to beers, but with this one, I especially enjoy the smooth, unaltered flavor.
YogiBeera (2551) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium frothy head on a nice brown colored brew, leaving laces on the glass. Nutty, would say almond and woody nose. Thin body but a nice tabocco medium lasting, bitter finish.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Years Eve drink. Too bad it was like 50 degrees last night, unlike a few nights ago when it was about 15. This brew would have lit a fire in my heart on a wintry night.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. deep mahogany with a small off-white head. citrusy, hoppy aroma. very tasty. good hop structure along with soft malts.. terrific balance. my first of avery’s offerings and I’m quite impressed...I still have four more to try.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malt and nut aroma. Deep clear ruby red color with some head and lacing. Big malt flavor with a bitterness back it up. Nice creamy body. This beer ages really well. I have some from last year that are a lot more balanced toward the malt. I’ll hold on the a few of these to see how they develope.