Callipygian

Colorado
United States
Avery Brewing Callipygian barrel-aged stout beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

No 35. She was twerking well before the word was in our vernacular. A true trailblazer. A mover and a shaker of monumental proportions. Our muse and inspiration for this full-bodied, bodacious , and well-rounded stout. You know we love big stouts and we cannot lie!

Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee, cocoa, cocoa nibs and vanilla beans.

Profile

ABV: 
17.1%
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Upon pouring, I first notice the aroma of creamed bananas, followed by a warm chocolate brownie covered in a boozy vanilla fudge sauce. The beer has a creamy, dark tan head that clings to the sides of the glass, and is a dark, almost opaque, rusty brown color. The flavor starts with bits of roasted coffee beans and cacao nibs sprinkled on a dark chocolate bar with a spicy vanilla finish. It ends with a warming sensation and a dry, slightly bitter cocoa powder flavor. This beer is a pleasing balance of full-bodied stout and high carbonation, followed by moderate mouth-coating bitterness and slick alcohol heat. For an alcoholic, intensely flavored beer, this is ready to be savored for a night. With additional aging, a prominent ethanol note would mellow out.