HonkeyBra (3985) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled many, many times, finally rating it. Pours a black, sludgy, and thick with a small tan head. Aroma of espresso, sweet malts, dark fruits, lots of booze and sherry like sweetness. Cocoa, dark chocolate, burnt sugar notes as well. Tobacco, oak, wet wood. This is obviously huge. Flavor is big, sweet, rich, massive. Overall, though, perhaps against all odds, it ends up going together nicely. As long as it’s a small pour, this is nice. Big mouthfeel. Finishes boozey and sweet.
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted thick malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and bitter chocolate finish.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
sampled at the taproom pours a dark black with a tan head. big coffee aroma and taste.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster poured at Avery taproom. Beer poured very dark with nice amount of tan head. Smells like coffee. Tastes extremely like coffee. Alcohol content is well hidden.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF. Pumped to get to the big beers of Avery. Had the regular Meph, but this is just whoa big. Big monsterous boozy, raisin, cocoa, coffee, leathery. Viscous mouth. Whoa!
theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABF. Pours jet black. Huge aroma of expresso and malt. Very smooth for over 15% with great hiding of the booziness. Very drinkable for it’s huge body. Smooth and really huge hints of coffee. Great stuff and really over the top.
brokensail (15270) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ GABF. One of the beers I most wanted to try. Black pour from with very little, if any, head. Nose is pure coffee. Coffee liqueur, espresso, and rich dark chocolate. Roasted malt, slight alcohol, and sweet vanilla and caramel. Coffee dominates the palate. Sweet vanilla, caramel, and tons of coffee. Plenty of roast, dark chocolate, and a touch of booze.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABF 2013, big roasted malt and hops, taste is chocolate and some spice notes with coffee.
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mighty boozy sweet heavy coffee chocolate oily thick monster of a beer but not easy to drink.
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the 2013 GABF. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee nose. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, dark red stone fruits, tobacco and oak. Bitter roast finish.