From Avery Brewing – The Beast is a seducer – accommodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. With a deep burgundy color and aromas of honey, nutmeg, mandarin orange and pineapple, this massive and challenging brew has flavors akin to a beautiful Carribean rum. Dates, plums, raisins and molasses are dominant in a rich vinous texture. Cellarable for 10+ years.
Avery Brewing Co. – The Beast Grand Cru – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Batch 7 (2009) 15.07% abv. From Poot E. Fresh from Fashion Park, CA.
Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark ruby with a pin stripe of white head. The body is clear with very light visible carbonation.
Aroma: Port wine, vanilla, honey, dark booze, raisins, and spicy hops.
Taste: Rum raisin ice cream and dark rum or sweet bourbon. In no particular order, I found vanilla, apple, maple syrup and wood. Finishes spicy.
Mouthfeel: Syrupy and very coating.
Overall: A great sipper dessert beer. Very complex and thick.