Review: Avery Raspberry Truffale | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 14.0 IBU: 45

93/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Avery Raspberry Truffale

What the brewers say

“With this fiftieth installment to our Barrel-Aged Series, we figured there’s always room for dessert. We are proud to serve you this homage to Dad’s favorite dessert, a riff on our first ever seasonal brew from 1996, magnified in bourbon barrels for a bigger, bolder bite of indulgence.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Roasted malt, quite boozy, some semisweet chocolate, slight vanilla and caramel. Slight sweet licorice. Noticeable raspberry aroma behind the booze.”

Flavor: “Very sweet up front. Chocolate, caramel, and dark-fruit sweetness. The finish is medium sweet, but not cloying. A touch of bourbon corn richness. Some nice vanilla notes from the barrel on the finish.”

Overall: “Quite boozy, but well-

balanced; some may find it too sweet overall. Chocolaty, roasty, and slightly spicy. The barrel adds a nice spice and warmth on the finish. Distinct warmth with some nice complexity of flavors that make for a solid fireside sipper. A few ounces go a long way!”

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