Year of New Beer: Tweak, Avery Brewing (CO)

Written By: Dion on 05/07/2016

It has taken me a while to get around to trying this one, and I appreciate Ben helping me cross it off my to-do list. Fantastic aromas of cocoa powder, coffee with cream, and bourbon-soaked oak greet the nose. On the tongue, sweet dark fruits intermingle with slightly burnt caramel and toasted nuts as the roast of coffee bean provides just the right acidic balance, without overpowering. The bourbon sits atop a nice undercurrent of chocolate and gives a sweet heat while vanilla and oak notes add complexity. Drinks incredibly smooth for its stated ABV, which I'm not sure I believe.