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Margarete - Avery Brewing Company

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 194
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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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chefmikeanderson

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours super dark as expected. Nice dark head that goes down to just a thin layer on top and a ring around. A nice slight bit of lacing covering the glass.

S: smells like a big boy stout roast like its going to be huge which it should be at 15%. A nice bit of cherry pie going on in the background. There's some spice in there I can't quite explain. Maybe a gingerbread or carrot cake to it maybe some flavors from the bourbon barrel

T: very smooth for the abv. Starts with smooth roast and then has that ginger spice note to it and then finish with a burnt cherry pie. After a few sips the cherries really become dominate but the roast and sweetness competes and balances and gives such an original taste. Haven't come across anything like this in a very good unique way

M: just enough carbonation to not let it be to sweet. A little slick mouthfeel as well. covers my whole palate so well

O: this is beer is simply unique. For a 15% beer this is amazingly smooth and delicious even compared to other avery beers in the same range. I could have this beer for breakfast or as a night cap 3 times a week and be yearning for it the other 4. Very very exceptional flavor and smoothness for what this beer is. Very well done

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 02:55:24 | More by chefmikeanderson
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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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Bottle (2011)

Adam Avery's First Barrel-Aged Dinner
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(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

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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 72 ratings.