Double Barreled Maple Stout
Avery Brewing Company

Double Barreled Maple StoutDouble Barreled Maple Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
15.3%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 6.09%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
97
From:
Avery Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
96
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Double Barreled Maple StoutDouble Barreled Maple Stout
Notes: Stout aged in bourbon & maple syrup barrels with maple syrup, coffee & cinnamon.
Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 97 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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stortore from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 4/18/19, had 3/3/20.

Pours near black and opaque, with a one inch foamy head with decent retention and some foamy lacing. Aromas of maple, bourbon, cinnamon- at the open but fades some, light roast malt, coffee, chocolate, oak, char, some molasses, light vanilla and figs. Really smells good and tastes just as good. Flavors of bourbon, maple, coffee, chocolate, malt, oak, vanilla, light cinnamon that lingers on the finish, light char and molasses. It’s sweet, and more so as it warms but avoids being cloying. Really smooth for the ABV, a solid full body, well carbonated.

Delicious. All the add- ins are great and so are the barrels that are complimentary, not dominant. Lots of great chocolate notes, too. No doubt, it’s sweet, but I’m good with that. Drinks like it’s half the ABV. Super enjoyable.

Apr 09, 2020
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hoegaardenhero from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 18 April 19 -
A-nice mocha colored foam head with good retention; deep black color
S-surprisingly mild with some sweet prune, some cinnamon, and some abv
T-cinnamon is strong; a little bit cloyingly sweet; some vanilla; some minor dust from the cinnamon
M: thick and syrupy. Light carb, not bad
O: a little disappointing mostly because the sweetness and cinnamon overpower other flavors; that being said, it does a good job covering up 15% abv

Mar 06, 2020
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pkalix from California

3.79/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

cinnamon ONLY ay way farrrrr back in the last remaining residual flavors stuck on the back of my throat.... which i'm beginning to like more and more as i write this! i dont much like cinnamon in my beer. got that funky taste of something that hasnt sat 'well' while it was 'sitting' on the shelf the last eight months or so.... the after-taste far exceeds the front and current tastes of each mouth-full and aroma.

Dec 25, 2019
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JayWhitson from Montana

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another delicious member of the Avery big beer fam. Nose and taste have big maple, molasses, bourbon, smoke and char, brown sugar and caramel notes. Great Christmas season treat.

Dec 16, 2019
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stout aged in Bourbon and maple syrup barrels with maple syrup, coffee, and cinnamon. Poured from a bottle into a Listermann's anniversary tulip. The pour is very black and viscous without much head. The nose has lots of roasted malt, espresso, vanilla, toffee, maple, and Bourbon.

Very full body and an extremely sweet, rich flavor. Sweet and syrupy up front with waves of toffee, malt, maple syrup, and Bourbon. Lots of alcohol warmth to go around. The feel is creamy and oily. Not an easy beer to drink. It demands small sips.

This beer is one of those way over-the-top, throw-caution-to-the-wind beers with no sense of balance whatsoever. It is so cloyingly sweet and syrupy I found it detracted from its drinkability. And yet, when it was over I felt like I really had enjoyed this (I shared the 12 oz bottle with a buddy - not sure I could have consumed the entire thing myself). If I had another bottle of this I'm not sure if I'd drink it or pour it over ice cream.

Dec 10, 2019
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emyers from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a teku glass. 2019 vintage

Pours near black, half inch mocha brown head.

Nose: Wood, smoke, molasses, maple. Good depth, complexity.

Taste: Quite a bit going on. Maple is very prominent as is molasses and the bourbon barrel. Finishes sweet with noticeable alcohol heat. Cinnamon comes through as well as it warms. Flavor profile is classic Avery - intensity and depth are dialed to 11 and you’re gonna have to take your time with it.

Feel: Very full-bodied and rich, medium carbonation

Nov 16, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shimmering black body with a darker beige head. Smells strongly of maple and wood with supporting earth, bourbon coffee, and fudge. Taste continues on this theme, maple, bourbon and wood leading with fudge and coffee jumping up more, but has a sharp infusion near the finish of cinnamon. Hides the 15% abv terrifyingly well. Feel is thick, chewy, boozy and pretty heavy but still drinkable. The wife liked it

Nov 11, 2019
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a goblet. Bottled 4/18/19, so over 6 months old.

Pours like motor oil. Black as black body. Initial dark tan head fizzes out to a thick ring and covering. No lacing, but the ring maintains throughout.

Strong boozy aroma, but it's not harsh.

Ooh this is one tasty brew. Good coffee taste, bourbon is present and strong, but not overly so. There is heat from the bourbon and cinnamon, but it comes off almost pepper like. Finally towards the end, there is a sweet maple syrup wash. The heat remains in the throat, but the sweetness stays on the tongue. Loving this.

Mouth closer to full than medium, finish a warming sweet wash.

Overall, you gotta love Avery. This is one of their best in the BA series. Keep up the good work guys.

Nov 03, 2019
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kevanb from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, dated April 18, 2019 on the front of the bottle, poured into a 14oz snifter glass.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, thick and oily with a viscous texture as it fills the glass and a firm finger of khaki head that has good retention and excellent lacing. The aroma is very nice, massive chocolate and boozy bourbon, a bit of rich maple, dry cinnamon, light vanilla, toasty oak barrel with dark fruits. The flavors are good, assertive barrel character, chewy oak, toffee, caramel and spicy bourbon, soft cinnamon, tons of bittersweet dark chocolate, sweet vanilla and maple, brown sugar with fig, cherry and prune and a long lingering booziness. The mouthfeel is good, coating and creamy with heavy full body that finishes with a warm and dry bite.

Verdict: A nice adjunct stout from Avery. The maple is definitely present and adds to the decadence of the beer but the barrel character really adds some boozy heat.

Nov 01, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Insanely decadent. That's how Avery rolls through their barrel reserve stout series of beers. Laced with maple, bourbon, coffee and a pep of cinnamon, their Double Barreled Maple Stout has the tastebuds begging for winter weather.

A robust and rife scent of maple filled whisky greets the nose with the backdrop of dark roast coffee, chocolate and spice with a sharp and sweet twinge on the nose. Lying within its deep, inky and viscous darkness and under its delicate creme of froth is a lavish malty base of molasses, maple, vanilla, caramel, coconut and chocolate.

As the layers of flavors reveal themselves to the middle palate, other powerful flavors join the mix starting with a bold espresso roast and bittersweet chocolate morsels. Candied walnut and pancakes come to mind as the syrupy beer trends slightly more earthy. Whisky soaked oak bring nuances of toasted woods, coconut, caramel, vanilla and cherry but with that extra little zing from the cinnamon additions.

Full and pleasantly cloying, the sipping stout concludes with a fat roasty-sweet malt finish and a long linger of bourbon, sherry and fortified maple sweetness to make this beer a suitable replacement for dessert.

Oct 16, 2019
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rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cinnamon is barely detectable(not a bad thing). A touch heavy on the maple for my palette. Very thick and chewy feel, definitely a sipper. Barrel character is borderline perfect.

Sep 21, 2019
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a deep cinnamon head. Great retention and lacing. Especially for 15%.
Nose is coffee, subtle cinnamon, maple. Light soft bourbon.
Taste is a light maple sweetness upfront. Followed by chocolate, coffee, light soft bourbon. Warming alcohol presence, dark fruit, raisin. Finish is maple, oak, rich dark chocolate.
Body is thick, chewy without being clowning.
Excellent beer.

Sep 14, 2019
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful dark beer with great tan head. Very nice sweet candy, molasses aroma. Sweet dark chocolate, molasses taste that has a hint of heat. Smooth as silk and creamy as milk. Overall another exceptional Avery Stout. On draft at the Flying Saucer, FtWorth.

Sep 06, 2019
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A 12oz bottle picked up at Argonaut - Denver, CO in August 2019

L - Pitch black, nice tan lacing left all over the top of the brew and the glass. Gorgeous

S - Booze, chocolate, whiskey, sugar, cinnamon. A lot of amazing aromas

T - Like the nose, lots of sugar and sweetness. Bourbon. Perfectly blended and packs some heat. So tasty.

F - Full body and well carbonated.

O - Avery constantly kills it on the barrel aged series. This one is amazing

Aug 24, 2019
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matcris from Arizona

4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

LOOKS: At least a finger of dark, tan, foam atop the dark mocha brew. Looks quite viscous and good in the glass. Thick lacing.
AROMA: Big bourbon, maple, chocolate, and coffee notes. Cinnamon in the background; perfect.
TASTE: Bourbon, maple, and chocolate, with coffee and cinnamon rounding it out.
FEEL: Thick. Coats the palate Good, full level of bright carbonation. Sticky for sure, dry enough on the finish that you need another sip.
OA: Superb!

Aug 19, 2019
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TBoneJones from Texas

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Always from Avery when I see a new gargantuan stout I know it’s worth a try because each one prior is top-notch. I tend to like my strong stouts on the sweet side, and this brewery tends to always produce them that way. Yes sweet, but also flavorful and just barely short of cloying or turning one off due to the delectable flavors. Here, the maple/ brown sugar boozyish nose is very nice, as is the appearance, however the flavor is where it’s at. Nothing uber-complex...Just delicious stout with maple syrup and notes of molasses, cinnamon and coffee. A dessert beer yes. A sipper yes, and very well-rounded as a sweet double stout north of 15% abv. Not spicy, but full-flavored with the advertised ingredients. This will be something good to have on hand for the holidays. Winter is coming.

Aug 03, 2019
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ruzzal from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I dent care about styles. I like great beer. I get a full on beer boner for unique great beer. If you like Avery stouts (calygipyions was my fave). This is for you. I need to get Ritch. 6/$90 of these per day would improve the quality of my life. I might cure cancer or AIDS if I could pull that off.

Jul 22, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, $8.99
Peace Tree mini snifter
2019 vintage

Deep, thick, viscous and black. Thin ring of head.

Light aromas of mild coffee and french toast.

The flavor is nothing short of phenomenal. Layers and layers of sticky bourbon and sticky maple with slices of french toast and chocolate chips in between. Cinnamon biscotti, maple toast cereal, and roasty semi-sweet coffee. Another wave of wet, sticky bourbon comes forward. Just wow. This is fucking nuts.

Feel is super thick, creamy, sticky, and roasty. Alcohol heat is perfect. This beer will destroy your ass.

Had I known it was this good, I would have dropped $100 easy on these bottles. Stupid me bought two, and now I'm regretting it.

Jul 18, 2019
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StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

look: very dark, nearly opaque. Some ruby highlights when held too light. Modest mocha head on the pour that mostly recedes. Messy, thick mocha lacing.
smell: Rich bourbon maple. Coffee and Cinnamon in the back seat but doing their part for this killer nose.
taste: much like the nose, meaning fantastic rich blend of all the flavors advertised. Just superb as usual for the Avery ninjas.

Jul 17, 2019
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up this 12 oz. bottle in Omaha, NE. It hadn’t appeared in MN, I love all things maple, & my FOMO was starting to cause physical symptoms. Lo! Here it is.

The stout, it is black, the goddam stout is black! Minimal, short-lived foam. The nose is full of maple, bourbon, coffee. So good.

Double Barreled Maple Stout is like syrup aficionado crack. Maple syrup oozes out of every pore of this brew, filling the mouth & the mind with sweet, sweet molasses. Bourbon is a strong second chair, with the backing of distant roast adding light bitterness & a deep, abiding maltiness. Surprisingly little booziness. Full, filling, & something that I could drink a lot of, right up until I woke up naked in my backyard covered in mosquito bites. Doesn’t sound so bad.

The marriage of malt, bourbon, & syrup is borderline flawless. Magnificent beer. Please make more & put it in buckets.

Jul 14, 2019
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with very thick tan foam and solid lacing that just does not fade.
N: Loads of maple, some chocolate, coffee, and vanilla sweetness.
T: Big maple flavors up front with a semi-sweet dark chocolate, some coffee and vanilla creeping around.
M: Medium/full with some booze to this one. Smooth for the ABV but still packs a hit.
O: Loved the flavors and balance, it was not hard to drink with such a high ABV. The maple balanced out the booze.

Jul 01, 2019
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Tryandrun4c0ver from Minnesota

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tiny bit biased review since I have a sweet tooth, and love maple syrup flavor in stouts. That being said, this is the holy grail for this particular taste.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter glass.

Look: Pours pitch black, thick with a small lace of tan foam at the top.

Smell: Some maple syrup muddled with cinnamon and a small trace of coffee. Can smell the alcohol along with rich maltiness.

Taste: Ahhh, there it is. Was a little disappointed with the maple syrup in the nose, but it comes flooding in on the taste. Cinnamon is also present, and the two together make an excellent flavor combination. Tons of sweetness with just enough spice. For some reason the coffee was not super pronounced for me, but present.

Feel: Some carbonation in the feel, but the real highlight is the smoothness of the syrup. It is very detectable in the within the rest of the beer.

Overall: This is the first beer I have had from Avery, and it was worth every penny. An excellent rare beer that I am glad I had chance to try. Excited for the other Avery beers I have in my cupboard.

Jun 24, 2019
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this at the Reno Biggest Little Invitational on June 8, 2019. Preferred it to the Maple Parabola that Firestone Walker brought.

Anyways, pours black as night. Thin 1/4" brown head. Aroma excelled due to the usage of coffee. The coffee and cinnamon got the aroma going elsewhere besides just maple. You got a more complex and enjoyable mixture of bourbon, maple, coffee and cinnamon. Colorado Cassian Sunset up in here.

The taste also imparted that same medley of flavors, none of which were so big that it stepped on the others' toes. I will say the cinnamon was the least impactful, but that is how it should be. Just a sprinkle (genie). Carbonation was good, too often they make it almost absent and then the sludge factor is really there. It was boozy, but shit man, 15% will do that, and it wasn't excessively so by any means. Was one of my more favorite beers that day. Totally a great beer to have at a festival, a couple ounces is the right amount.

Jun 20, 2019
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick oily black color with a thin khaki head. Smell as described by label bourbon,maple,wood,coffee. Taste follows nose bourbon and maple are nicely matched together and shine in this stout. Chocolate and brownie up next with coffee and a dash of cinnamon. Its boozy yes but not in your face but you will feel it when done. A thick and sweet stout that delivers what is advertised and very good.

Jun 20, 2019
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black with a thin tan cap, okay legging when swirled. Aroma is boozy, bourbon, maple and dark roasted malts. Flavor follows the nose, with a little cinnamon as well, definitely getting some heat. Feel is thick and syrupy. Overall an outstanding beer that I paid too much for, but will look for more.

Jun 19, 2019
Double Barreled Maple Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 97 ratings