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Margarete - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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world-class

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 191
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  15.43% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-29-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i dont know how age is supposed to affect a beer like this. fruited beers generally drink best when fresh, big stouts usually a little age. this one has lost a lot of its cherry intensity, if it ever had any, just very subtle fruit notes remain. huge density, deep brown color, splashy little head that settles back. the nose doesnt have much cherry at all, instead sweet hot cocoa and bitter burnt barley malt present themselves. alcohol is very well hidden for its strength. the taste has only minimal cherry, and its all in the finish. not much tartness at all, which i was expecting since sour cherries were denoted. i would like to have had this fresh to compare. i like it quite a lot as a big stout, but as a cherry stout it underwhelmed. smooth feel though, and not as thick drinking as it looked on the pour. long finish to this, and when i really focus in i can get some of that cherry, but its way back. i have loved this series, but this one didnt hold up to oud floris or some of the other gems.

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3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
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This beer drinks like a chocolate cherry sour. Beer is dark brown to black with a tan head, small bubbles. No retention, low carbonation, no lacing.

Aroma is sour with cherries and this faint chocolate in the nose.

Beer is nice and sweet with this tartness on the finish, odd sour notes late on the palate and dryness that gives rise to a mild aftertaste. Not a great beer but not horrid.

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Bottle (2011)

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

(Aged for 1.5 years)

Nearly black in color with a small to moderately sized dark brown head, eventually leaving spots of lacing down the glass.

Rich complex aroma, unlike anything I've ever experienced before in a beer: big notes of wood, chocolate, roast, and juicy, plump cherries. I was expecting more of an acidic or sour character, but there's perhaps only the slightest hint of one.

The flavor, too, is interesting, unique, rich, and delicious. The roast, dark malts, vanilla, cherry, and wood flavors combine into a marvelously drinkable while complex fruit stout. The alcohol is incredibly well hidden

Medium to full bodied with low-moderate carbonation.

Perhaps my favorite Avery beer to date.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark mahogany with a reddish tint and thin ivory ring. Great aromas of chocolate, cherry, oak, and booze. Someone in my tasting group remarked "Cherry Tootsie Roll Pop", and I think that's pretty accurate. Taste is similar, with more cherry, chocolate, dark malt, and a slight tartness. Smooth and surprisingly easy-drinking given the high ABV, with a medium-full body and decent carbonation. Overall a unique beer, But not something I'd seek out again.

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Margarete from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.