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Black Tot - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 21.39%
Wants: 41
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.08% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 09-10-2009)
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Photo of LiquidAmber
2.94/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Properly cellared bottle poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head that dissipates to a ring around the glass; no visible carbonation nor lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, molasses, a hint of rum and dark cherry. Flavor starts with cark toasted malt, coffee and chocolate and goes south after that, with a metallic sourness ending in acerbic bitterness. Medium bodied with little carbonation. After the aroma on opening, I thought I had dodged the bullet, but this does taste like a soured stout. Smells good and the initial taste indicates a good dark imperial stout, but the finish is not good. Oh, well. Avery has never failed me before; I'll open something else.

LiquidAmber, Yesterday at 03:24 AM
Photo of a77cj7
3/5  rDev -16.7%

a77cj7, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

This bottle was not infected, but it's definitely over the hill.

kscaldef, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of rab53
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

rab53, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

MarkyMOD, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

zestar, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +11.1%

wrightst, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +11.1%

bsuedekum, May 29, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

GRG1313, May 25, 2014
Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -16.7%

AlexFields, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of koflaherty
2/5  rDev -44.4%

koflaherty, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

GonzoHomebrewer, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.68/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Big thanks to JMBSH for this bottle!

I've heard rumblings about infection, but I decided to pull the trigger anyway. This stuff pours a straight obsidian topped by a half-finger of tan foam. The nose comprises tart black cherry and galvanized steel surrounded by a sea of roasted malts, chocolate syrup, and boozy molasses. The taste leads with the black cherry and a hint of the metal and sticks with this formula for the duration. It's a true shame, especially since I can taste the real desired result beneath: there's roast, chocolate, molasses, and a boozy caramel-ness, the makings of a truly delicious rum-barreled stout. Unfortunately that glimpse I get is rather fleeting, as the infection races toward my tastebuds like rage zombies. The body is a light hefty, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a chewy feel. Overall, what could have been exceptional was marred by the infection. Worse, the infection didn't make a tasty sour stout. Just a mess. Oh well, worth a shot...

TMoney2591, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of ncaudle
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

ncaudle, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Photekut
2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Photekut, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of warnerry
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

warnerry, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev +11.1%

drummermattie02, May 13, 2013
Photo of rdooley
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

rdooley, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Gobzilla, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
2.68/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've had this beer twice and I can say without question that this beer is garbage, undrinkable garbage. Beer is black with a brown head, no retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is metallic and sour with a mild roast.

Beer is metallic, very metallic...strong sour almost soy sauce. I've given it more of a chance that it deserved...never again.

drabmuh, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
1.25/5  rDev -65.3%

TonyTalon, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of atone315
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

atone315, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Texasfan549, Oct 05, 2012
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Black Tot from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.