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Black Tot - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 21.27%
Wants: 42
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
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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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-24-2014 05:32:06 | More by MarkyMOD
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-13-2014 08:21:38 | More by zestar
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-06-2014 02:41:31 | More by wrightst
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-29-2014 01:34:14 | More by bsuedekum
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-25-2014 07:21:46 | More by GRG1313
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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-04-2014 04:11:52 | More by afsdan
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-30-2013 00:54:43 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-16-2013 20:30:29 | More by AlexFields
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koflaherty

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -44.8%

08-19-2013 00:50:11 | More by koflaherty
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-12-2013 18:24:25 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -26%

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...

07-27-2013 04:14:53 | More by TMoney2591
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ncaudle

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

07-04-2013 03:26:31 | More by ncaudle
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Photekut

Tennessee

2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

06-30-2013 00:48:45 | More by Photekut
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warnerry

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24%

06-11-2013 01:40:26 | More by warnerry
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-13-2013 14:28:50 | More by drummermattie02
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rdooley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-21-2013 01:08:07 | More by rdooley
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-01-2013 22:49:17 | More by Gobzilla
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.68/5  rDev -26%

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.

11-27-2012 17:56:50 | More by drabmuh
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

1.25/5  rDev -65.5%

11-21-2012 04:44:09 | More by TonyTalon
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atone315

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

11-17-2012 17:19:42 | More by atone315
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-05-2012 14:23:15 | More by Texasfan549
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ehammond1


2.23/5  rDev -38.4%

Bottle (2010)

Adam Avery's First Barrel-Aged Dinner
Stone Brew co.
Escondido, CA

(Aged for 2.5 years)

Nearly black with a small dark brown head that leaves oily residue and thin stream of lace down the glass. This isn't a particularly heavy or substantial looking stout.

Pleasant enough aroma--the roasted malt and some licorice are the most distinct attributes, along with a little dark fruit (black cherry?) character. There's a bit of a wood character as well. Probably the best aspect of the beer.

The flavor, however, just isn't right. It's incredibly sour, but in an overly unpleasant way. A harsh, biting, unpleasant sourness dominates the roast, dark fruit, and wood characteristics found in the aroma.

Thin bodied for the style with relatively low carbonation.

I didn't/couldn't drink much of this. This was quite terrible.

08-30-2012 17:53:57 | More by ehammond1
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-18-2012 23:00:16 | More by t0rin0
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CelticAleMan

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-16-2012 17:47:44 | More by CelticAleMan
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drewone

California

2.75/5  rDev -24%

08-07-2012 23:28:23 | More by drewone
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Black Tot from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.