Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Elimination:
4.25/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
November 2007 dated bottle says 16 percent on the label, found in whole foods in Bend
Pours a motor oil thick, glugging out of the bottle black as night. Very strong mocha colored head that dissipates quick after settling
Smell is strong coffee, warm chocolate, chared wood, molasses, black scorn sugar, a bit of a burn, probably coming from the higher abv.
Taste strong bourbon, charcoal, dark chocolate, deep coffee, smokey, has a oak bite to it. A bit of darker fruits, blackberry, a tad bit of darkened pie crust. This would honestly score a 5 if it werent for a over the top alcohol presence, yes it comes with the territory, and cant be avoided, but wow it really kicks you in the mouth.
Mouthfeel is super slick, tangy, tart, keeps with your tongue and coats it, very syrupy.
Drinkability, when it comes to something that is 16 abv, you cant really drink much of it, this is delicious but at the same time hard to swallow.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2011 01:52:27 | More by Elimination
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance is a deep dark brown with a finger of tan head that enjoyed some good retention and left nice thick lace behind. Roasted malts abound in both the nose and the flavor profile. The finish is a touch too astringent and puts a damper on an otherwise exceptional offering. There is a slight alcohol presence, but considering the ABV, it is very mild and unobtrusive.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2014 19:13:03 | More by 57md
4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz 2011 vintage into a snifter.
dark, thick black pour with a slight beige head. smell is actually quite subdued..slight sweetness perhaps. the taste starts out a tad sweet...and is incredibly smooth. this is almost like a cross between a stout and barleywine. ABV not really apparent either. but you feel it quick. very malty on the finish. dark fruits...big big beer. full bodied. mild carbonation.
overall an interesting and very tasty hybrid beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 02:49:15 | More by Axnjxn
Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,505 ratings.