1FastSTi (3172) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2006 Sampled the 2003 vintage per a friend thatís not on ratebeer. It pours to a dark black body with a thin ringed beige head. The aroma is very similar to GD Yeti 2004. The flavor is good with chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits. But, it has a strongness to it that was a bit over the top. Perhaps a touch underbalanced? The palate is medium bodied and smooth. Very drinkable. Thanks Todd!
Retried the same vintage on 3/7/06. No change.
Errl (611) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Bottle..Pour is dark with a dark tan head..Nose is Coffee, hops, alcohol, chocolate, coffee..Taste is thick and chewy, chocolate, coffee, roast, alcohol, brownie, hops.
Roonai (143) - - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by deyholla; thanks derek! Pours black with a yellow head that lasts on the edge and laces well. nose is rich caramels and malts; sweet and complex without being cloying. Taste is similar; complex caramels and biscuity malts.
deyholla (4856) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a trade. Pours near black with a coffee brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a lot of dark grains with a bit of chocolate that adds a touch of sweetness and light roasted malts. Flavor is richer with roasted malts and bitter chocolate backed by dark grains
mnmike (701) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap sampler. Molasses is the big flavor that stuck out for me on this great stout.
Mittenator (538) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Dry mineral and faint vanilla aromas. Really smooth with a caramel aftertaste. Much lighter than I expected.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle pour. Pours a dark, viscous brown with a dark, grey to purple head of foam. The aroma is leather, dark roasty earth, and some licorice. Taste is bitter and earthy. Bitter finish.
djroehler (175) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Inky black that is ruby at the edges, with an off white head that leaves lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, molasses. Taste is rich roasted malt, molasses, coffee, some burnt chocolate, some licorice, some bitterness. Medium heavy body that is creamy smooth, light carbonation.
mikedR (413) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Classically beautiful no-nonsense imperial stout. Hits all the right notes. Thick but not too thick. Perfect roasted malts in flavor. Perfect amount of hoppy and lingering bitterness. Coffee and chocolate notes to the right degree. If you want to know what an imperial stout should be, look no further.
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AWISLguy (694) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Brennans (Milwaukee areaís Avery source!). Cellar aged 6 months. Pours a cola black with a foamy chocolate milk head leaving a lot of lacing. Aroma has chocolate and toffee and molasses with roasted malt and bit of grape. Taste is of rich sweet chocolate with some bakers chocolate in the mix. Roasty espresso with some caramel. A touch of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Luscious. Finishes bittersweet and rich. The best Avery brew?? A bit of an inconsistent brewery, despite Grahamís review, but this is a very good one.
Dragonfly1 (415) - - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Lew. Black, with imperceptible tan lacing. Big aroma, carried across 2 rooms when poured. Full of licorice, chocolate pudding. Massively thick, flavor is espresso, roasty dark chocolate, and pot de creme in a glass. Nice roasted bitter balance to the heavy malt and chocolate. 11% abv is incredibly absent. There is depth and complexity to this that will bring me back for many more.