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Lavery Devil Bird Holiday Ale 2011
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malts - Pale, Munich, 2 types of Crystal, Brown, Chocolate
Hops - Nugget, Northern Brewer and local Cascades
Lavery Yeast Blend
ABV - 8.5%
IBU - 44

Aged in Maker’s Mark Bourbon barrels Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels A festive name for a holiday beer, right? Based on the Irish tradition of carrying a dead wren through the streets on the day after Christmas. Will be available usually the week after Thanksgiving and will be very (very) limited release. Packaged in 1 liter flip top amber bottles & our recipe and style changes from year to year.


Tonkun's rating

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (610) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Dark dark pour with almost no head. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Smooth and easy to drink. Sweet with slight acidic and bitter finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (753) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
From the bottle. Pours black or near black. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, burnt malts, molasses, slight bourbon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours almost black with tan head. Aroma is mild bourbon, chocolate, roasted coffee. Body is light, smooth, mild. Not much going in actually. It has wax, so it’s got that going for it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, light oak and light peanutbutter. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla, coffee and light oak with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Shared at ratman’s. Solid black pour with a thin head. Smells of peanut butter cups and a light booze. Peanut butter and chocolate flavor comes through too. Enjoyable with a sweet finish. Body is a bit thin but this is fing tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TipsyMcStager (1135) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours opaque brown with thin tan head. Sweet malt and choco aroma. Sweet with fruit, somewhat astringent, with a choco finish. Palate is smooth and creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
bottle. pours dark brown with tan head solid retention. aroma is chocolate and hazel nuts. taste is medium body lots of coffee and some nuts and tiny barrel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bwatkins73 (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013 does not count
Chocolatey with a slight flavor of the whiskey Bourbon barrels. Reminds me of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout but with the whiskey flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Tap, pours a nice black and a good looking tan head, a nice roasty flavour, a nice light and not overpowering bourbon flavour, a good full bodied offering, enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5575) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep black hue with a small brown head. A light sweet nose of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. The flavor is sweet light cocoa, roast, vanilla, wood. Very easy. Very mellow but not terrible. Smooth and easy.


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