Black Eye | Avery Brewing Company

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4.4
pDev:
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.82%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Rum barrels.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle.

A- Dark khaki lacing and head. Pitch black liquid looking like coffee. 4.5

S- Big on tobacco and oak. Bready, toasty and some solvent aroma. 4.25

T- Huge oaken flavors, vanilla, caramel, chocolate and tobacco. There's a lot of excellent flavor here. 4.5

M- Smoother than the ABV indicates. Incredibly sippable. Viscous and thick-bodied. I'm a fan. 4.5

Yup, I'm a fan. Damn good.

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Photo of mportnoy
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was just too boozy for me. Clouded my ability to enjoy the flavors.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Trappist Westveteren XII Trappist glass
From: Beer Advocate’s ucsbmullet
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A
Consumed: Jan. 5, 2015
Misc.: Batch No. 21; Bottled June 27, 2014; Gold foiling

Thanks Nick!

Poured an almost pitch black color with 1-to-2 fingers of rocky, tan head, which thinned out rather quickly. Very sporadic wet lacing spots on the sides of the glass. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled chocolate, bourbon, crayon, toffee, caramel, chocolate syrup, wet cocoa, dark rich fudge and rum. Smells pretty smooth from the get-go and nowhere near 18.82 pct. ABV. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste was initially all over the place, but then settled down. Got chocolate malty syrup, followed by an immediate boozy wallop. That led to a warming finish all the way down my stomach. Other sips lead to caramel, toffee, crayon, faint coffee malts, chocolate milk, rum, slight bourbon and some smoky dark chocolate. (Taste - 4.25)

Full body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, slightly warming finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. (Feel - 4.75)

Just a really good Imperial Stout. So damn smooth. All from Nick, but I’ve got it Uncle Jacob’s Stout, Black Eye and Tweak in that order. (Overall - 4.50)

4.31 | 96 | A

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.71/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black as night with a khaki colored head that is fingernail thin and is primarily only around the rim. Intense aroma of bourbon dominates. There's roasted barley,black licorice,and raisin present. The sweet bourbon defines the flavor and the roasted barley is the backdrop. There's plenty of plum within. This has to be the first imperial stout where roasted barley is not detectable in the flavor. The bourbon gives an intense warming sensation and a moderate burning sensation. This bottle did seep out an inch of liquid under pressure in an airplane. It does still seem appropriately carbonated for this beastly ABV.

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.73/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Golferallen54
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great! But would like it better if it was wine or bourbon barrels...

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Jjski
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Take some BCBS, age it rum barrels after bourbon and increase it malty sweetness & strength 25%.

It's fantastic, expensive [email protected]$ per twelve ounce, and very worth trying once.
The freshy today was great -and I'm cellaring the other. I liked it a lot more than Uncle Jacob's and a little more than BCBS. It's not overtly sticky sweet and has a gorgeous bitter rum finish. Carbonation holds strong in this viscous gravy of a beer. Pass the gravy, please.

If you are a flavor intensity junkie, like me: a must try with the rum elements.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.62/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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Black Eye from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.