Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
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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