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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,667 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,667
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 224
Gots: 493 | 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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JayQue

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A classic sipper. Pours a dense black, absolutely no highlights or light getting through. I gave it a hard pour and was rewarded with a big dark tan head. Head retention good for this level of octane. Thick, temporary lacing. The lacing and head disappear without a trace after a while.

Smell is of dark fruit and candy sugar. Taste is very nice. There is just enough bitterness at the end to keep the predominant sweetness from being too overpowering and cloying. The alcohol taste is present, but not raw or burning like Mad Elf. The alcohol serves to slow the drinker down to appreciate the flavors and not fall on his face.

Mouthfeel is incredibly rich, There is enough balance where the sweet taste does not overpower the beer. Drinkability is about average. Flavors this strong, emphasis on sweetness and the high abv make this a 1 twelve ouncer and out.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 03:13:49 | More by JayQue
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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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Overall: Terrific Beer! Although a bit upfront with the alcohol, the flavor makes this one a definite must try.

12 oz bottle
Release Dec. 2013 Batch No.9 (15.4% Alc/Vol)
Served in an Oversized Wine Glass

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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 1,667 ratings.