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Avery "Anniversary Seventeen"
Avery Brewing Company - Boulder, Colorado USA
Dunkler Bock (ABV 8.69%)

[Best served in a Snifter]

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a thick dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) cream colored rocky head that lasted throughout, producing some excellent sticky lacing.

The aroma was of burnt chocolate malts, grassy hops and a leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, licorice and a smidgen of dark fruit (plums and raisins).

The taste was sweetly bitter and rather malty with a note of chocolate early on and then progressed into this smooth bitter taste with hint of licorice, a small dose of dark fruit and a nice amount of hops at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration with a bitter malty smoothness settling nicely on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and creamy yet dry in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall a creamy and malty brew with a nice mild hint of hops which does a great job of setting off the malty sweetness...

Sampled: 3/10/2012
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