Tweak - Avery Brewing Company
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Ratings: 339 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by spoony:
4.64/5 rDev +3.6%
On tap into a snifter at the brewery.
A-The beer arrives with only a thin collar of foam, which is not surprising given the ABV. It is nearly black and opaque. There is an oily sheen on the surface and it leaves "legs" of alcohol on the glass as I drink, but no lacing. Nothing awe-inspiring, but it looks like a high-ABV coffee stout.
S-The aroma is very heavy on the coffee. Unlike most beers of this ilk, however, this one lacks the espresso-like (or coffee ground like) bitterness and instead smells just like a delicious cup of drip coffee. Very smooth. The alcohol is warming, but not quite hot. Underlying roasted flavors are also smooth and mild for a beer this big. There is some dark chocolate, as well.
T-The taste is all dark roast coffee...again, its not bitter espresso roast, but smooth drip coffee and it simply amazing. There is some dark berry fruit, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, lightly smokey flavors, as well as a warming booze. I do not taste the 16% ABV; this thing is just so smooth.
M-The feel is medium to full body with lower than average carbonation. It is heavy, however, and the feeling contributes to the smoothness.
O-This is another great beer from Avery. I just cannot get over how rich the coffee flavor is without any of the bitter coffee-ground flavor that big, boozy, coffee stouts often impart. The feel is also close to perfect for the flavor profile. If this beer has a shortcoming, it is the smell, which is a bit simple and not quite up to the taste.
02-24-2014 01:49:30 | More by spoony
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4.04/5 rDev -9.8%
2012 15.4% abv. Black in color with a good amount of deep tan head, very good lacing and a thick collar. Aroma is deep malt, coffee, earthy woodiness and some bourbon. I would swear this is barrel aged. Maybe it is... Taste is that great malt up front, coffee and tobacco at the end with a aged hop flavor in the middle. Great thick mouthfeel, chewy almost. Low carbonation. Great coffee stout, but I feel like the coffee was a bit too much of the focus.
05-25-2014 03:37:23 | More by mverity
4.33/5 rDev -3.3%
On tap at the Avery Tap Takeover at The Common Table.
The beer pours a pitch black color with a brown head. The aroma is full of coffee with some roasted malt thrown in. The coffee is extremely intense in the aroma, as well as the flavor. This tastes like I imagine iced espresso with a shot of alcohol would taste. There is also some roasted malt and chocolate but this is really all about the coffee. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very, very nice.
11-12-2012 02:24:00 | More by Mora2000
4.47/5 rDev -0.2%
On-tap at Brewvival.
Pours black with a small brown head. The head quickly recedes into a thin ring around the glass leaving light lacing.
Smells of loads and loads of espresso coffee. Serving as the backbone are good amounts of molasses, roasted malts, and unsweetened chocolate, in that order.
Tastes similar to how it smells, although the coffee influence isn't quite as large. Smooth coffee flavors kick things off with roasted malts lurking in the background. Midway through the sip molasses flavors join in and sweeten things up a bit. Coffee and chocolate flavors with a decidedly sweet edge then carry through to an ending that's neither sweet nor bitter.
Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with soft carbonation.
Drinkability is also very good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have a few more, even at such a big ABV.
Overall I enjoyed this one more with coffee than without as it cut some of the sweetness. Well worth a shot.
03-01-2010 21:47:57 | More by glid02
4.58/5 rDev +2.2%
Served chilled at the brewery tap room into a mini chalice, 8 oz pour I believe.
Tweak is basically black in color with very little creama colored head.
Aroma is rich and roasty with bold coffee notes and a more subtle booziness.
Flavor is as intense as I expected given the strength of the beer. It has a pleasant sweetness up front but turns to fresh iced coffee and roasted dark malts.
Mouthfeel is full bodied and nicely carbonated. The alcohol is pretty well controlled but you definitely notice it after a few small sips.
Overall an amazing imperial stout and one of the best coffee stouts I've had. It was served too cold but would probably be even better given the chance to warm.
02-24-2014 03:52:48 | More by GilGarp
4.47/5 rDev -0.2%
A: Quite black with a thin head and minimal lacing--actually kind of looks like espresso--if only I had some steamed milk
S: This is an espresso bomb; so much espresso with a touch of roasty malts, dark chocolates, and dark fruits underneath
T: So much espresso and so much booze; this is such a sipper; underneath the loads and loads of coffee, which do help hold down the alcohol burn that you would expect from a 16% beer; also some sweet dark fruits and chocolates hiding beneath the espresso blast
F: Sticky and viscous with very little carbonation
O: Such a great, huge beer with so much espresso; I honestly felt like I had more of a coffee than beer breath after this puppy; boy, is this good, Avery!
10-06-2011 01:10:46 | More by dbossman
Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
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