bpreo (2863) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Hard to argue against this one. The perfect Stout, well almost perfect. Flavor, appearance, aroma, they are all ideal. The only thing I would ask for, would be a 7%-9% alcohol content. 5% will do though. Great job! Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Pitch black beer with a tan/beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and burnt candy sugar. Flavor is the same, very delicious, full malty flavor that is roasted and has a dry nuttiness. This is so good, definitely belongs in my top 10.
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Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, dried dark fruits and molasses. Taste is heavy roasted malts, leather and tobacco up front - somewhat different than the aroma. There’s a hoppy bitterness that really kicks in for the mid and the long finish. This one covers everything and is one of the better stouts I’ve had. It’s almost like a stout blended with a black IPA. AbbeyRoade (547) - Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Absolutely delicious. Unlike many other stouts, this one doesn’t have an overwhelming alcohol note to it. Just great malty, deep roasted flavor with a bit of coffee (not too much!) to complement the thick, smooth body. Great beer. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2001
Dark as night, with a very healthy head. Huge chocolatey fragrance and roasted coffee flavors. Rich, smooth, & creamy, with an interesting ’zip’ in the finish. Full mouthfeel, almost like a milkshake. Nice bitterness. Excellent stuff! Avery is quickly becoming one of my new favorite breweries.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Darker than most, this one has the nose of a sweet stout: Milky, fresh, and seems to be more alcoholic in the nose like an Imperial. Dark, wonderful roasted flavor with the corners of my mouth left milky and chalky. No alcohol to be found, instead a nice hoppy end. Very hoppy in fact. Damn, this is nice stout that confuse the lines of Dry/Sweet/Milk Stouts. Nedman (10) - ward, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Soft bronze head, that lasted a good long time.Thick rich mouthfeel, with low carbonation.Burnt chocolate and currant, with a nicely hopped finish. Really good stuff!! Christian (13685) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2006
Black with a medium lasting off-white head. Malt rich toasted aroma with some wood and smoke. Flavour is initially a battle between hops and roast barley sourness, with some great coffee notes and wood to follow. Good mouthfeel and long lasting aftertaste. Nice to see an American microbrew where "big" isn’t just in the alcohol percentage :) TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2007
This begins my foray back into stouts from IPAs. Drank one; then I had a "session" of the remaining 5. [Note: This is NOT a SESSION brew, I do not care what anyone says or thinks.] Rich chocolate/nut aroma. Spotty sheen of tan head. Even a vigorus pour does not yield a lasting head. Very opaque black, transmitted color is a deep amber with ruby tints. Slick and slightly chalky/resinous palate. Superglue lacing. Stout up front, straight porter in middle and aftertaste. Each phase is plesant. Definitely NOT one-dimentional. Even my emitted noxious gas was plesant tasting. Soft conditioning, made me feel fuller than mouthfeel. Drinkable fast or slow, but if you start slamming you’ll soon go to sipping. Almost perfect, except for palate being a little chalky. If you like Guinness, step up to this stout tough guy! gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Found this one bottled at the Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Unexpectedly good, especially for a warm late summer evening. Thick and milky dark brown pour with a thick light brown head, milk chocolate in the nose, slightly earthy, with oatmeal, soy sauce, barbeque sauce, barley, rye bread ... the list goes on. An amazing accomplishment.