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Momi Hiwa - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

176 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 186
Gots: 48 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  17.09% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 06-10-2013)
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Reviews by chefmikeanderson:
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4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: when poured aggressively it actually has visual carbonation and a head that stays a while. Thats not all that common for so much alcohol

S: huge coconut, chocolate and rum. Crazy mounds bar effect

T: absolutely huge flavor. Obviously its sweet but not nasty sweet. Coconut lingers and tgw rum barrel just melds in the chocolate background. Lots more of a dark fruit presence than the smell. The alcohol is super easy for 17%

M: carbonation sticks through the experience. Keeps my mouth not getting overwhelmed with sweetness

O: a really well made crazy beer. Its a holy shit beer. Smell it and you say "holy shit, candy bar". Taste it and holy shit my eyes shoot wide open because my mouth gives up with a flavor overload. overall just holy shit, that beer is out there and big. Great hidden big alcohol when chilled. Another good big boy beer from Avery

chefmikeanderson, Jun 29, 2013
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A - Dark and syrupy with small coconut "floaties" . Has the same color and clarity as grade-b (dark) pure maple syrup. No apparent carbonation

S - Burnt sugar, maple syrup, raisins, prunes, residual sweetness, slight spice (nutmeg/cinnamon), and a little booze. I don't detect any rum-specifc qualities to the nose, but it certainly has a barrel aged characteristic to it.

T - Barrel characteristics and sweetness (almost cloying sweetness) dominate the palate. Caramel, burnt sugar, molasses flavors, dried figs, raisins, prunes. I don't get any specific coconut flavor but there is a slight "nuttiness" about it. It reminds me of the caramel sauce that is served with flan. Given that this is 17% (!!!), I'm amazed it doesn't have a more boozy flavor.

M - Viscous. Like drinking maple syrup.

O - I like this, really I do, but it's extremely sweet - honestly too much for me. It reminds me of Avery's Rumpin but with even more sweetness. Best shared with a few friends.

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Momi Hiwa from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.