Style: Barrel-Aged Flavored Stout
Avery Brewing Company Tweak
What the brewers say
“Our very own [Andy] Parker created this cult classic character back in our 17th season. Appearing in several episodes under another stage name, [we] decided that a name change and a 4-month hiatus in Bourbon barrels were necessary.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Earthy, slightly spicy coffee notes throughout, with some chocolate and roast beneath in a supporting role. Some tobacco, bubblegum ester, cacao nibs, caramel, mild soy, and vanilla bean as well—it’s like a Tootsie Roll.”
Flavor: “Rich, sweet dark chocolate with cherry and vanilla throughout. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, and dark roast bring out some malted-milk ball flavors. Plenty of vanilla and oak and oak tannins, with a delicate finish of tobacco. The body is quite sweet, but dries out on the finish. This is a very big stout.”
Overall: “Nuanced, balanced, and exactly what I want in a barrel-aged coffee stout. It’s really intense, but without the harsh edges that coffee can have. It’s a nice blend of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit, and has a touch of lasting sweetness. It’s smooth and delightful—close to perfect.”
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