hackobock (664) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub on 090613. AMber with a white head. Aroma has canned peach syrup, caramel, oak, burnt sugar and light alcohol. Taste is sweet peaches and caramel, some alcohol warmth in the end. Body is full and very smooth with a bit sticky texture. (#400)
wildbeercat (259) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 fl oz / 355ml bottle. Bottled in April 2008, enjoyed on July 16, 2013.
Aroma: mmmmmm warm caramel and toffee. Itís kind of like Samichlaus classic with that warm, boozy, sherry-like aroma, but itís a lot more pronounced.
Appearance: Dark, translucent ruby/darkwood body, with no real head. If I didnít know any better, I wouldnít guess this is a beer. Handsome as it gets.
Taste: Wow even after five years, that alcohol is definitely there. Some malty, caramel sweetness, but thereís that nice oak to balance it out and give it some bite.
Palate: Long, warming finish. Definitely a sipping beer haha.
Overall: Itís hard to get better than this. What a phenomenal beer!
SamP01 (477) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a small quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of caramel malt, oak and vanilla esters, very fruity, brown sugar, mild sweet spices and sweet alcohol brandy like aroma. Taste same as aroma. Palate is a full body, sweet spices and alcohol. The finish is sweet caramel, vanilla, yeast and fruity flavors, some oak and vanilla tones, a bit of brown sugar. The ending is mildly spiced with some sweet alcohol. This brew seems to have some a bit of bourbon and brandy notes. A bit rough at the beginning but drinkable.
ericdevin (466) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beaumont Market, Portland. Pours a medium orange-ish brown. Lots of off-white head, dissipates quickly. Aroma rich caramel and oak, dense and rich. Boozy, funky, wild. Body very hot, finish rough, burning, dense. This beer ages beautifully but at this point for the 2012, itís too hot. Oh, well.
Mep3222 (148) - - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong whiskey smell. Strong booze taste, but well masked for 17%. Hard to drink much. Malty and sweet. Good for a sipper.
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CampesinoTino (686) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber colored with a cap of off-white foam. Aroma is a blend of butterscotch, coconut, dark sugars and vanilla. The taste is dominated by caramel, toffee and toasted malt upfront followed by notes of cognac, orange rind and cherry. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy with a dry, oaky alcohol finish. As rich and decadent as you would expect.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle Batch #6 bottled in March 2010. Pours hazy dark copper/reddish hue with a tight soapy khaki head that dissipates to a thin foamy film collar. Aroma is sweet and woody with booze and sweet sugary burnt malt and dried fruit scents. Taste is woody booze sweet burnt sugary malt and some fruitiness with a wine like dryness. Palate is full and sticky with a somewhat creamy feel and it finishes dry. I love it, because it does everything It should do... Taste good and makes me feel warm and satisfied!
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Funny thing about aroma, itís so near and dear to memory. The first sniff of this brew brought me immediately back to the Mephistopheles stout; though thatís where similarities stop. This beers appearance of reddish ruddy brown and a ring leave a little to be desired to make me come running from across the room to try it. Appearances arenít everything as eharmony will tell you, and tasting this beer is the real reward you get here. The flavors of sweet nectar, oak, and maple syrup dance across the palate. Solid, reminds me very much of a lost abbey angels share, but with a signature Avery taste.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. To me, the best part of a beer is its aroma; and when a beer has a great nose, I will usually sniff more than I will swallow. Definitely, that is the case here. The vanilla, coconut, caramel, pecan cookie aroma is unlike anything I have ever experienced. Syrupy sweetness; toffee, vanilla, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, vanilla. Sticky mouthfeel. Warm finish; 12 ounces has me feeling nice and toasty. I canít wait to try one of these with a couple years on it; stay tuned.
Thisis12ptfont (709) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong aromas of vanilla, coconut milk and burnt turbinado. Deep crimson color with a copper hue. Strong spice and bourbon upfront with an immense blast of oak, amber malt, slick syrup, molasses and heavy booze finish. Some undertones of barley, dates, vanilla, herbs and maple. Overall, this beer has massive flavor and complexity. Intense booze and bourbon overtones. Really warms you up. Iíd give this an A+ rating. Would love to see more beers like this from Avery.