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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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notyourdadsbeer

Colorado

4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened at Euclid Hall, from bottle, into a Snifter for maximum breathability.

A: Pours black into the snifter with a chocolate brown head that quickly falls. Lacing is low and fades fast, just like the head.

S: Cherries! The beer smells like a blast of carmalized malts and twizzlers. Amazing how much the cherries from the aging comes off. The malts are sweet and carmalized from the sugar added and its a very inviting beer. The aroma is heavy and lasting and man is it a great nose.

T: Its quite a rich stout with cherry sweetness and carmal up front on the palate. The finish is very long and doesn't fall flacid. Deep coffee tons lightened by the cherries makes this a pleasure to drink. Its not nearly as large as Mephistopheles with roasted/burnt malt but its still present.

M: Has low carbination and isn't very heavy. I like this. Its a very rich and powerful stout but you don't feel the weight of the malts which is pleasent. The alcohol is very well masked and doesn't come across boozy. Its very balanced yet still way powerful. Can't wait to see how this thing ages.

D: I wish they brewed this beer yearly. It's outstanding. I think should be aged for a least a year but probably 3 to 4 before being cracked again. Its a beer for a cold night or celebration. I wish they sold more than 6 bottles per person because I would have got 5 cases.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 20:11:17 | More by notyourdadsbeer
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Adam Avery's First Barrel-Aged Dinner
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(Aged for 1.5 years)

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Margarete from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.