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Black Tot - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 21.61%
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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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-19-2012 20:23:57 | More by hiphopj5
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wethorseblanket

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-22-2012 02:07:53 | More by wethorseblanket
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WeisGuy

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-31-2012 20:32:20 | More by WeisGuy
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2012 01:13:00 | More by theminutemen
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out an opaque, dark brown body with a very thin, khaki-colored head.

Smell: A malty nose with notes of nutty, crunchy oats, semi-sweet chocolate, light coffee-scented roasted malts, and a flutter of booze, though not particularly rum based, and a touch of dark fruits.

Taste: A stronger, more pronounced chocolate taste than implied by the aroma, like a cupcake frosting. Sound sweetness. A spoon of oatmeal with a little bitty splash of rum stirred in. Moist prunes. Some earthy touches, with a hint of bitterness. Hint of whole black peppercorn. Dry, warming, choco-roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation. Some smooth slickness on the tongue.

Overall: Good, not great. Bare in mind these were from some old, old notes. So, either this bottle dodged the sour bullet or I caught it before the "Tot Taint", as I hear it's called, took hold. Either way, it was good enough, though I didn't get much rum-character out of it at the time.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 17:01:09 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-12-2012 01:51:30 | More by Tyrawlings
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-19-2012 04:30:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-14-2012 05:33:40 | More by tclapper
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to GRG1313 for this beer. Cheers! Bottled early 2010 with 315 cases produced.

Appearance – Pours into my tulip with a dark black color. About a finger of nice mocha colored head is achieved with a normal pour. The head sticks around for a while then leaves a nice coating of lacing.

Smell – A robust aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, oak, slight rum, and dark fruits. There is just a hint of tartness on the nose.

Taste – I didn’t read any reviews before drinking this beer and didn’t know some had experienced it going a bit sour. To be honest, I rather enjoyed the beer with a hint of tartness. This is not Abyss ’09 infected, but a balanced tartness. Thinking about it, this reminds me a bit of Tart of Darkness. The taste starts out with the aforementioned roasted malts and vanilla, but then a twang of tartness comes in midway, and lastly the beer ends with chocolate, oak, and rum.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall – I realize this beer was not meant to be a sour stout, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t drink the whole bottle. The alcohol was well hidden, and I personally think the slight tartness made this more enjoyable of a beer for me (than the beer in its original form which might have been just too heavy). If you go into the beer expecting it to be a sour stout, and like that style, I think you will enjoy this.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 21:01:17 | More by SpdKilz
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-08-2012 23:20:31 | More by imperialking
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Kirch

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-26-2011 23:46:01 | More by Kirch
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jophish17

Georgia

2/5  rDev -44.6%

12-24-2011 07:44:16 | More by jophish17
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Texas

5/5  rDev +38.5%

12-18-2011 06:34:55 | More by texasclimber
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California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-15-2011 04:17:22 | More by photomike
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California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-06-2011 05:18:54 | More by pperez38
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Texas

5/5  rDev +38.5%

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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-27-2011 03:04:29 | More by brandoman63
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-26-2011 04:22:45 | More by Exiled
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-24-2011 00:19:13 | More by djrn2
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Virginia

5/5  rDev +38.5%

11-22-2011 15:44:15 | More by Desaparecido
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +38.5%

11-17-2011 19:47:07 | More by ATXRyan
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-16-2011 04:24:05 | More by HopStoopid120
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California

2/5  rDev -44.6%

11-15-2011 17:07:53 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Black Tot from Avery Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.