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Momi Hiwa - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 183
Gots: 47 | 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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MighHighBrewer

Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass on 6/30/13.

A: Momi pours an dark brown with a slight hint of maroon. It's an extremely dark beer - I could not see through to the other side of the glass. The beer pours with zero head and lacing is not present at all.

S: Rum! Quite frankly, the nose is underwhelming on this beer. I can smell booze and rum barrels - that's about it. I don't get any coconut, chocolate, etc. It smells like a liqueur more than a beer.

T: Holy crap. This beer doesn't mess around and is not for the weak-at-heart. Powerful cacao and dark malt flavors dominate with the coconut complementing both nicely. On the back end, rum flavors dominate leaving a nice aftertaste. Avery said they were going for "Mounds in a bottle" on this beer. While they come closer than any beer I've ever tasted, it's not quite a "candy bar in a beer". For that, they need to add a bit more chocolate.

M: Amazing for a beer of this ABV. An earlier review stated that this beer was too syrupy. I disagree. I actually think it's quite light on the tongue given the high alcohol content. It's definitely not as syrupy as a Utopia, for example. Overall, this is the aspect of the beer that impressed me the most.

O: Probably the best beer I've tried in 2013 (so far...). Tasty, unique, and well executed. Two complaints: 1) Not enough chocolate; and 2) I wish the booziness was dialed down to 12%-13%. As it is, this beer pushes the boundaries between a liqueur and a beer. Overall - I'd go out of my way to try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 22:10:26 | More by MighHighBrewer
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PalatePilot

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-02-2013 15:29:19 | More by PalatePilot
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jampics2

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-02-2013 14:00:59 | More by jampics2
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champ103

Texas

2.28/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Thanks to tjmodica for sharing this with me.

A: Pours nearly opaque black with just a hint of red highlights around the edges. Kind of a murky color. No head forms, and no lace. This looks inky, muddy and incredibly viscous.
S: Granulated sugar, molasses, burnt malt, wood and soy sauce. Solvent and ethanol like alcohol. Wow, this burns my nose hairs as I take a breath in.
T: Follows the nose. Incredibly sweet. Brown and granulated sugar. Molasses, soy sauce and solvent alcohol.
M/D: A full viscous body. Sticky, oily, and no carbonation. It is like a sugary adhesive sticking to the roof of my mouth. Not enjoyable to drink at all. Sugar and solvent, burning ethanol in the throat. I can only take tiny sips, and then can only get down about an ounce.

What is the point in this? It is not enjoyable at all. Way to sugary sweet and burning alcohol. Neither of us could finish more than an ounce. This is poorly made, and not enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 17:36:47 | More by champ103
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ung

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-30-2013 18:16:36 | More by ung
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chefmikeanderson

Georgia

4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 03:50:29 | More by chefmikeanderson
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justinmc1

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-28-2013 13:08:48 | More by justinmc1
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-28-2013 04:12:17 | More by Prospero
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- pretty much perfect. A baltic porter on cruise control

S- Rum and coconut destroys this brew. Rum>molasses?chocolate

T- Big Big Big rum>Big Big Big rum This beer seeks to crush. And it does

M- Thin, for sure, but it should be.

O- Top 10 beer of '13. Don't seek out to get it, trade it to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 19:18:40 | More by gueuzedreg
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-27-2013 12:56:36 | More by Hophead717
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Grant35

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

06-27-2013 06:26:52 | More by Grant35
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stumac

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Funny long story about this. But long story short, I have about 1 ounce of this beer at room temperature in my snifter. Goin for a review.
Pours up dark mahogany with no head. Nose is sugar and heat from the booze. Subtle molasses, plums, tobacco. Taste is super sweet, candy sugar, toffee, hint of rum, no apparent coconut flavor. Medium bodied, light carbo. Intense brew

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 21:52:21 | More by stumac
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MrVonzipper

California

3/5  rDev -27.2%

06-26-2013 01:10:11 | More by MrVonzipper
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-26-2013 00:32:35 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-24-2013 21:52:13 | More by mdillon86
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Graviz

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-24-2013 15:06:36 | More by Graviz
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to imperialbeerdude for sending me this brew in a trade. Appearance is dark brown with reddish highlights and almost no head upon pour. From the looks of it, the carbonation seems to be low. There is a substantial amount of coconut particulates visible as well. The aroma is noticeable the moment the cap is popped. Sweet boozy raisin, coconut, and caramel come to the aroma before I even formally take a whiff. Upon closer inspection, coconut and rum dominate the nose with a surprising lack of chocolate and roast. The taste is intensely sweet up front and definitely fits the bill of being a dessert in a bottle as Avery claims. Notes of molasses, maple, cane sugar, and coconut are all present to make an incredibly sweet beer. Tons of residual sugar present as I suspect the final gravity of this brew is north of 1.040. As sweet as all of these flavors are, they seem to balance each other out and a bit of boozy rum seems to actually complement the sweetness and make for a nice finish. Mouthfeel is viscous and nearly absent of carbonation. This is a tasty and unique beer from Avery, but I just really wish there were some cacao added in there to complete the "liquid mounds bar" effect. Definitely a sipper and a dessert beer, worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 03:56:17 | More by homebrew311
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JMBSH

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-23-2013 23:36:02 | More by JMBSH
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-23-2013 23:30:56 | More by nrs207
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Holland

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-23-2013 00:38:59 | More by Holland
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-20-2013 15:15:46 | More by RuckusDu
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-20-2013 06:50:03 | More by Jordantb313
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heavenlyStash

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-19-2013 04:56:33 | More by heavenlyStash
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fast rising and falling caramel colored head. Fizzy and uber bubbly. ZERO lacing. Coconut floaties...

Tons of RUM... Chocolate and coconut conquer nicely too. Mild booze.

Lots of vanilla, raisin, rum, booze but no heat, wet, sweet, Lots and lots of sweet sugary coconut flavors. One of the most deep, unique, complex brews I've ever had... Back side finish is very dry and opaque. Not very fresh feeling. Missing much carbonation

Recommended. This brew is damn close to port... It's very good, but not a frequent flyer. An age'r for sure. This would have been a great beer to SPLIT, oh-well, my gain?

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 03:29:10 | More by chugalug06
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KaslD

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-19-2013 01:48:05 | More by KaslD
Momi Hiwa from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.