Black Tot - Avery Brewing Company
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2.68/5 rDev -25.8%
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
2.68/5 rDev -25.8%
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
2.23/5 rDev -38.2%
Adam Avery's First Barrel-Aged Dinner
Stone Brew co.
(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
Black Tot from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.