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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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Reviews by Douglas14:
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Douglas14

California

4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As the jet black oil pours into my glass a very thick, dark tan head rises and few inches and sticks around for a while. The head resides after a few minutes of drinking and leaves minimal lace (I'm starting to suspect that it is this glass and not the beer that isn't conducive to lace for some reason...anyone else experience this?). The smell is intensely of caramel, chocolate, coffee, burnt malt, dark fruits, and alcohol. The taste is complex...burnt dark chocolate and strong coffee, roasted malts, cherries, prunes, figs, and other dark fruits...this is incredible. This beer overloads your senses in the best way possible...it is not as complex as some other imperial stouts/ Russian Imperial Stouts but it hits you harder than the others...and that is what makes this beer incredible. It has a very full body with a creamy texture that is complimented nicely by the mild carbonation. Towards the finish, the alcohol burn really kicks in, which is usually not one of my favorite things but in this case, it is so well balanced with all the other sweet flavors that it works magnificently.

Oh man, this beer is awesome...I think the 16% ABV slowly took effect on my during my review, haha.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2008 04:08:44 | More by Douglas14
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Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,670 ratings.