Avery Barrel-Aged Series 15 - Momi Hiwa

 
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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 513   ABV: 17.09%
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No. 15, much like a certain fabled two-piece candy bar of our youth, rich, dark chocolate notes accented with aromatic toasted coconut. What would add depth and character to this already delicious combo, we wondered? The answer is time (6 months) well spent in the very best rum barrels available.

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2.2
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
355mL thanks to minorthreat. Flatter clear deep brown. No foam. Legs in their place Woah buddy. Nose reminds me of the Schorsbrau ultra eisbocks: extreme twizzlers candy, starchy, chocolate rum mixed cocktail. Taste is sticky red twizzlers, starchy movie theater cheap candy. Cloying, sticky to the max. Nothing about this says coconut porter. Why was 17% desired and why did people want it?

As it warms, it gets more soy saucy in taste. Sticky to the max. Undrinkable really. Why?

4.5
77ships (9828) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
355 ml. bottle split by 3 @ “Memorabel Tastingkje”. Thanks to tderoeck! 2013 Vintage. Pours black with no head. Flakes of coconut underneath cap. Nose is crazily alcoholic as is the whole beer, we had a 16.45 % ABV Avery beer right before this one & it was nowhere near as boozy as this one. Pure booze in the nose, harsh with thick chocolate syrup underneath, very sweet rum, brown sugar, vanilla, very thick & syrup-like. Wowza this is boozy. Taste is very sweet, brown sugar, chocolate syrup, molasses, toffee, thick malts, prune, plum, date, vanilla, thick black chocolate, booze kick, thick rum, pure booze kick, wowza, thick syrupy creamy body, soft carb. Fun but sort of overkill as well. To bad that I didn’t get any coconut in here but it is probably too old for that now. Great stuff all the same, brutal.

4.3
tderoeck (9737) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
9/VIII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: VI/4/13, 283 cases (2014-902) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!

Clear red purple beer, small beige irregular head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive, chunks of what I suspect is coconut in the bottle. Aroma: lots of dark chocolate, caramel, gianduja,. MF: ok carbon, full body, bit sticky. Taste: sweet, very sugary, lots of coconut, sweet, bit artificial, lots of caramel, some raisins, ripe banana, little sourish, alcohol. Aftertaste: lots of caramel, vanilla, bourbon notes, sugary, hint of citrus, mocha, sweet malty base keeps coming through. Very decent stuff!

3.2
arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought big notes of sugar, rum, toffee, some slight coconut, chocolate, roasted notes, more sweet sugary rum in there as well, with some vanilla.  Taste is a big sweet mix of rum, coconut, milk chocolate, and vanilla, mixing into slight roast, spice, hints of dark chocolate as well, finishing sweet, boozy.  Think this will get better over time.

3.3
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
12oz bottle, big thanks to adnielsen. About 5 ounces in a snifter that had been sitting in my fridge after I quit on it the night prior following a huge tasting. Dark brown color, clear around the edges. No head or lace. Smells pretty awesome. Dark chocolate, big nuts. Moderate roast, light rum influence in the nose. At this point, completely flat, no shit. Big body, lightly chewy. More dry finish. Big sweet taste, light rum, some spice, big brown sugar. Bigger sweet taste, some noticeable sweet alcohol. Moderately spicy alcohol warmth, but for the 17%, it’s in check. Pretty amazing. Nice light rum, but I enjoyed the rum character much more in Rumpkin. Much less sweet in that one, too. Maybe this is too desserty for me? I’m not really a dessert guy. The level of alcohol in this is really impressive, but I can’t say the same for too much else about this. Much preferred the Uncle Jacob and the Rumpkin. Happy to have tried this, though.

2.6
solidfunk (8964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
This is a syrupy, sugary mess. Pours like syrupy oil. Black without any head or lacing. Extremely sweet finish. All milk chocolate with some light coffee. Like molasses. Bottle pour at Churchkey feature event.

3.8
b3shine (8875) - Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks dudeabide). Looks good; cola with razor-thioff-white lacing. Smells solid; coconut and rum with dark malt notes. Tastes like it smells with. A nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer!

3.9
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12oz bottle. been interested to try this .. . pours a very dark brown black .. . lots of sweetness, toasted coconut and tar filled rum barrel .. . tasty, would love a whole bottle in the snow by a fire .. . . scarlett johansen would be a lot sexier if she was a mute..

3.8
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ratman. Near black hued body with a tan head and menacing legs. Aromas are of raisin bran cereal, deep toasted malts, dark fruits, toasted coconut, fudge cocoa, rum barrel, marshmallows and a boat load of alcohol, smells like an intense and decadent experience. Flavors are big boozy, rummy and sweet. A bit of an odd and sugary, sweet then metallic transformation. I wish there were some bourbon tannins to balance things out. It’s boozy, it’s sweet, but nice coconut and rum flavors carry it well. Some milk chocolate character. Viscous, and alcohol heft/ sweetness dominate the body. Super drinkable (haha, no, not really), but as expected its a punch to the palate. Overall: flavorful, nothing off, ethanol sweetness, wish their was more balance through a bourbon like tannin.

3.8
BuckeyeBoy (7683) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to chris. Pours out a dark brown no head. Nose is coconut sugar roast lots of sweet malts. Taste is as the nose with lots of booze coconut chocolate.


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