Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Imperial Porter
4.31 | pDev: 6.96%
Nov 15, 2023
Jan 19, 2018
Imperial Coconut Porter aged in rum barrels
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Rated: 4.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Nov 15, 2023
Rated: 4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Sep 17, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Jun 01, 2023
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a gold foil-topped 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark pour... nearly black with 1.5 fingers of mocha colored head. Opaque... no light getting through.

S: Rich and roasty. Rum/booze, chocolate, and sweets.

T.F: Just like it smells... sweet and boozy. Rum candy and lots of cocoa. Not picking up much coconut... some vanilla and brown sugar. Licorice and molassas. Medium to thick bodied. Smooth... and there's a little coconut sneaking in at the finish/in the aftertaste.

O: An outstanding rich and decadent dessert beer. Drinks like a chocolate rum smoothie. Dangerous with the ABV... overall 'yum'.
Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Good head production and decent retention. Body is surprisingly dark brown and clear.

Oak, rum, and coconut nearly overpower on the nose. It's pleasant but intimidating.

Super rich on the palate, with notes of coconut, rum, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and coffee. Drinks unbelievably smooth, with a little bite.
May 23, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 06, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Apr 19, 2021
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Vintage 5-24-2018
Poured dark brown, almost black with a thin tan head.
Tasted like toasted char malt with some dark chocolate in there, some vanilla and very light molasses. Very mellow with no burn or excessive alcohol, definite rum barrel influence and a medium mouthfeel.
Mar 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.06/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the House of Brews. Black body. Smells of booze, coconut, roasted malt. Tastes of coconut, booze, bourbon, oak, roasted malt, alcohol bitterness. Heavy and boozy. Slow to drink. It's way too big, but the rest of it is ok.
Dec 24, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by archero from Texas

Dec 13, 2020
Rated: 4.39 by drstalker from Illinois

Jun 10, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

May 15, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by Sparky44 from Illinois

May 09, 2020
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 5/24/18, had 1/21/20.

Pours a murky dark brown, mostly opaque, with a half inch foamy head and some foamy cling. Aromas of rum, chocolate, coconut, malted milk balls, caramel, vanilla, molasses, malt, some cocoa, light char, a little oak, a hint of licorice. The flavors follow the aroma- rum, chocolate, coconut, vanilla, malt, cocoa, caramel, molasses, oak, a hint of licorice. Some light alcohol warming. Ridiculously smooth for the ABV- I say that about every beer I have from this series, somewhat creamy, a solid full body, well carbonated.

The rum barrels are excellent, the coconut shines, but the chocolate is the sneaky star of this. Well balanced, drinks too easily, very enjoyable.
Apr 06, 2020
Rated: 4.59 by TastyIsBeer from Illinois

Mar 25, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by shigg85 from Japan

Feb 21, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2018 vintage, fantastic beer, definitely taking their green foil coconut porter to the next level with the rum barrels and even higher abv, its aged will until now, and doesnt drink as strong as it is. its rich and gooey, leggy and thick near black, viscous like crude oil, some head from the little bottle. it smells amazing once i get back all the alcohol, which takes a minute to rise up and kind of blow off, tight in the bottle for sure here. massive toasted coconut in the nose, the sweetness of the rum, some vanilla from all the oak, seems very mature to me, cool nuances of earthy and bitter cocoa nibs that balance, some bananas foster with the bruleed sugar, tropical in a desserty way and beyond than what the coconut contributes somehow, molasses, brown sugar, clove, black pepper, and high end espresso. the flavor is all of this, strong on the brown sugar and earthy qualities, and there definitely seems like more rum on this than their is bourbon on the green foil one, but its not too sweet or hot to drink, its smooth and oddly mellow for this strength. i taste this forever, almost got a cordial vibe to it, a bit of oxidation creeping in im not sure this would make it another two years. a fun one to share, one i thought i had missed until it was generously shared as part of a pretty epic avery session. one of the highlights in an impressive lineup!
Feb 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Ninjakillzu from Washington

4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is pitch black, with a thin brown head. Aromas consist of fresh coconut, dark chocolate, molasses, and a hint of Barbados rum. Flavors are the same, but the rum is more pronounced, which I like as a huge fan of rum. The feel is medium bodied with low carbonation. As for the ABV, it's warming, but doesn't bite.
Jan 06, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A bottle share from my parents
Take16 snifter

Silky black, beige ring of head with loose lace

Aroma is faint, of roast malt, cocoa, slight sweet rum, apple, coconut.

Flavor is rich with bitter dark chocolate, fruity dark wine, dark berries, slight coconut shreds, antiseptic rum/alcohol, slight oak/caramel.

Feel is thick but medium, and tannic with some stickiness and resins, lots of good warming sticky dry heat, dry finish with more heat.

Overall a very good beer, but price is a bugger. I'd pay about $8-9 but not the $14 that it commands.
Jan 06, 2020
Rated: 4.68 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Nov 11, 2019
Plank'd from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 134 ratings