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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4.2
olsvammel (7274) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of chocolate and coconut. Similar taste, very sweet with toasted sugar. Not that boozy. Nice!

3.6
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12 oz bottle courtesy of Mark. Thanks, dude. Much appreciated. Pours a rich deep blackish brown hue, well hazed darker body with caramel brown glow, cocoa and gentle deep reddish glow. Darker, blackish brown body is thicker, some legs on the swirl, touches of reddish brown glow on the edges. A more loose tannish head stays as a frothy small layer, sits atop as a mellow film, thicker ring sticks around and laces ok. Aromas are potent, showing bbiscuits and toast, toffee and cocoa.Shaved and toasty coconut meet warmth, oak, some vanillin and brown sugar. Spirity warmth, Cocoa, sticky toffee and chocolate chip cookies, a bit thicker and full, sweet. Some roastiness, warm barrel and Rum elements, firmer coconut as it warms a bit moroe. Initial is fuller bodied, sticky sugary caramel meets a good deal of dark fruit, milk chocolate, cocoa, and toffee. Rum, brown sugar. More vanilla extract, oak, and warmth starts to hit. Firmer ooconut, cooked and shaved, gentle toastiness as we hit the body. That weird dark fruit sticky sweetness that comes with stout/porters that get too big for my personal tastes. A bit sticky, toffee and vanilla, more coconut as we turn that corner. The nose really settles into a more enjoyable coconut flourish feel. Sticky fuller body is a bit syrupy up front. But tapers and thins a bit from the barrel into the backend. This backend shows the coconut at it’s firmest, oak and gentle spirit, chocolate chip cookies. Finish is a bit thinned, a bit warm, the Rum isn’t overpowering and certainly this rich, huge body does stand up to a spirit barrel that usually easily overwhelms. A bit toastu, lingering coconut and vanillla, sweeter elements. Again, it gets better into the baackend and finish but it’s still a beast. That front end and middle are a but syrupy. Nose is really nice at times, a bit cloying at others. An interesting beer, hard to drink more than one and honestly I couldn’t even get past half of the bottle. Share this. While it’s a bit too much by yourself, it’s certainly worthy of a try and is an impressive experiment worthy of a solid score.

3.9
JStax (7123) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle shared by drsilverworm. Pours a darker brown with no head, but there are some fatty looking globs floating on the top of the beer. The aroma is nutty, chocolate, and a lot of booze. Taste has a lot of booze to it with a warming alcohol. I get the coconut more as an afterthought lost finish.

4
ajnepple (6960) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Sampled at The Argonaut during GABF week. Brown/black with a tan head. Huge, yet smooth coconut porter with dark chocolate and light rum. Sweet finish. Wow.

3.8
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Poured a darker orange to. Rown with a small beige head. Aro.a was big coconut malibu rum character and caramel, very sweet snelling. Flavor similar, like sweetened coconut water. I could get down with this in small doses.

4.1
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
(12oz bottle thanks to jjfoodie) clear deep amber/ruby, excellent lacing. Nose of almond joy, milk chocolate, alcohol, big beer, fairly sweet, complex too. Taste of milk chocolate, toasty coconut, rum, barrel, sweet, alcoholic, really amazing flavors i’ve never tasted in a beer.

3.8
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2014
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pour dark brown with small, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, light coconut, rum barrels, and light toffee. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average to smoother texture. A cool beer but not as good as I was hoping for.

4
Homer321 (5166) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Nose is silky and smooth with light vanilla. There are actually chunks in my glass. I hope that is coconut. Lush rich and chocolate. Really yummy. Very smooth initially. A slight boost as it warms. Nice.

4.2
hackobock (4067) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle, February 15, 2014. After some time in the cellar it’s taken a more vinous port-like character, the coconut is barley noticeable and the rum notes are more subtle. This bottle had some of the coconut flakes in it as well. It’s past it’s peak. 8-3-8-4-16=39. Bottle on release day. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma is is a very nice mix of rum and chocolate, vanilla, oak, dark fruits and light coconut. Taste follows with sweet rum, chocolate, vanilla dark fruits. Full bodied with low carbonation.

3.7
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared with my man Cary. Pours a cola brown color with small ring around the glass. Aroma of coconut, rum, chocolate candy bar, lots of cocoa and booze. Intoxicating aroma. Flavor is sweet, alcohol sweet, slight alcoholic burn, medium barrel notes. Slick, oily body, full mouthfeel, average carbonation. Finishes big and sweet. Interesting.


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