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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,670 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,670
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 225
Gots: 494 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  16.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2006)
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

The Second angel to fall pours totally opaque black with a nice size tan head. Smell is very maltalicious but has a nice hop presence. Some dark fruit (cherry maybe) and alcohol. The burnt coffee flavors are noticeable first in the taste, followed by malt and a fairly fierce dosage of hoppiness. At first this seems smooth, but then the alcohol absolutely begins to rape and pillage the palate. Dont get me wrong, for 16% this is drinkable. Alcohol taste along with the remains of the coffee flavors and some bitter bitter chocolate and hops on the finish. Mouthfeel is the jewel of this one IMO. Almost perfect, nice and viscous. Drinkability is ok for the abv, but you will feel the alcohol in this one. I think this would benefit from a year or 5 in the cellar. I will defenitely be stashing some. A wonderful brew, but defenitely needs some cellar time as this mofo is hot as... well... hell!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2008 06:37:37 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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Appearance: Black. Dark brown head that goes away quickly. Bottle has a great label and is trimmed with red foil.

Smell: Chocolate and Coffee. The alcohol makes its presence know as well.

Taste: Boozy. Wonderful chocolate flavor with some sweetness. I pick up more of the coffee as well as some bitterness on the finish. The Alcohol is in your face on the fist taste, but fades a bit once your palate becomes more accustomed to it.

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Bottom Line: Darn good stout!

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Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,670 ratings.