olsvammel (7289) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016 stumpyiliz (220) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is dark and slightly transparent. Taste is rum sugar, followed by more sugar. Floaters and coconut oil swirls all over the pour. Filtering evidently did not work here. I feel that with the residual fat and proteins from the coconut floating around on the top of my pour, that quality control might need to be addressed. I have ever had a beer from Avery with a pour from a bottle that
Looked like this. Not even black tot.
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of chocolate and coconut. Similar taste, very sweet with toasted sugar. Not that boozy. Nice! GTAEgeek (2425) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Thanks, Brian! Pours black, with an aggressive, very bubbly, tan head that is gone almost immediately. Massive boozy aroma, with notes of vanilla, toasted oak, and malt balls. Black bread, sweet cherries, coconut, milk chocolate, cloves, and sherry. Very sweet and boozy, and just a hint of of tartness which plays very nicely. This is a phenomenal, booze bomb. No subtlety, but glorious rum notes and smooth maltiness. Delicious! Beerman6686 (6611) - 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. jc1762 (1610) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing coffee caramel and no head.
The nose shows caramel malts with a raisin-like edge.
The palate is full bodied and lightly carbonated. Alcohol spiciness immediately shows. Very sweet flavors of caramel and raisin with light vanilla. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with brief suds. Nose is maple, wet wood, toasted coconut and chocolate with pervading rum soaked goodness. Silky with sexy heat but not sharp. Taste is dark chocolate, molasses, toasted coconut and rum. Massive sticky sweetness masks the big ABV.
DCLawyer (2914) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Notes from Churchkey Avery Cellar event. 2013 bottle->snifter. Deep brown with bare head. Sweet chocolate, coffee, coconut. Thick and syrupy. Great. Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Shared with jrob21. thanks wchesser for sending this a while back. A must share beer. The booze is heavily present in a super sweet raisin soaked rum, big caramel sweetness. Just stays on this good side of being too much. In my 4 oz sample I rather enjoyed it. jrob21 (3810) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
12oz shared by westmeister. Serious sipper here. Such a big beer I don’t think I’d be able to make it through an entire 12oz myself. Lots of rum and alcohol still even after all this time. Decent amount of coconut and sweetness. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tasted on 11/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle at our Avery Barrel-Aged tasting. Pours clear but very dark brown with a very thin tan head that slowly disappears. The nose is hot with a ton of dark molasses, milk chocolate, and vanilla oak. The flavor is super sweet and very hot with tons of brown sugar, milk chocolate, and vanilla with some coconut on the back of the palate. The body is massive with light carbonation and a long sweet coconut, milk chocolate, and vanilla finish. LinusStick (3514) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Courtesy my Secret Santa. Glad I tried this, but this is a typical Avery sweet alcoholic bomb. Aroma was decent. Did pick up roasted coconut and dark chocolate through all the alcohol. The beer actually smelled sweet. Pour was a nice enough deep dark black with just a thin tan film for a head. Taste was WAY too sweet. Strong sugary sweetness and strong alcohol drown out any flavors. The finish is sweet dark molasses and pure burnt sugar. Little to no carbonation as expected. The goal of this beer was to make it as strong as possible regardless of flavor and drinkability. I’m a quarter way through and considering a drain pour