Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper color with a thin grey white head. green apple aroma with a backhand of alcohol that is very paint like. wow, vanilla, caramel, apricot, seedless grapes, very viscous. doughy finish that is tacky with a cotton flavor. i really like the malt flavor, but it is too much, i look forward to trying 12 and 24 month old ones in the future.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 This bad boy smelled like a cream sickle, you know orange and vanilla and wood from the stick. Poured amber, with a bear minimum head. Wow, tasted like a cream sickle with lots of alcohol poured on it, This bad azz warmed my tongue, throat all the way down to my belly. I wanted to age it, but, I had a few with a buddy and broke out one to bring him (and myself) to his knees. There was candy, molasses, even hops. The dark fruits came out,Oh!, this Muther is bad, man, just bad. So smooth for the percentage, fruity and strong. Age this if you have it, it will only get better. Forgot to thank Secret Santa.
FoolishMortal (982) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangey copper color, no head. Oaken aroma, with currents and alcohol. Sickly sweet malt flavors, leading to a slow deep alcohol burn in the finish. Body is medium heavy, very sticky. Left me with a buzz and a tacky mouth.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. Clear copper color with hardly any head at all. Sweet aroma of oak, raisins and caramel. Extremely sweet flavor of dried fruits, oak, caramel
and alcohol. Sweetness is somewhat cloying, but not enough so to stop me from finishing the bottle. Nice warming finish. Iíll have to put a bottle or two away to see how(if) this mellows with time.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Avery 12th anniversary party. Banana bread and plum aroma, hints of ester. Appearance is copper with a slight bit of khaki head. Flavor is most reminiscent of plum wine. Honey feels prevalent, and a slight hint of citrus. Palate is very thick and cloying. Finish is ester sharp and feels like honey. This doesnít taste or feel or smell like beer at all. It attacks you and leaves you for dead. I couldnít finish my pour. That said, avery is always experimenting and thatís a great thing. Iíd be interested to see what more time does to this, but man, to think of buying a bomber and opening it up to get this again sounds tiresome.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Avery 12th anniversary party. A little skim of light tan head on a copper body. Aroma of banana bread, plums, and mead. Very winey sweet, like a kosher fruit wine. More wine-like than beer-like. Cloyingly sweet to the palate. Just a bit of carbonation to relieve the onslaught of sugar. Oak presence is minimal to non-exsistent. As always, I applaud Avery for trying crazy things, but for now, itís just not good. I couldnít finish my 4 oz pour. 5 years in the bottle and this could start to get interesting. But for now, pretty rough stuff.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber red with very light head. Smelled very sweet with a presence of alcohol. Very sharp taste that hits you right away. The taste settles in the back of your mouth after sipping. Definite strong presence of alcohol going all the way down to the stomach. Overall pretty good beer.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber with quickly vanishing bubbly head. Aroma is fairly sweet with vanilla, caramel and alcohol. Taste is very powerful. It reminds me of a very very sweet scotch of bourbon. Not the greatest.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours red/dark copper with no head. Very oily. Huge pronounced oak aroma, with some sweet malt and sugar in the background and a slight hint of alcohol. Flavor is loaded with sweet caramel malt, sugar, and candy coated apples. Almost reminds me of a strange take on apple cider. While it scores well, the sweetness really hurts the overall. So sweet it should be done as a chilled shot.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep amber with virtually no head.Aroma is sweet with an alcohol induced burn.Flavor is sweet with some caramel and raisans.The alcohol was present for the whole ride.The finish left a warming in the belly.