Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Rifugium:
4/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First had: ?
Seems I've have this before and just never reviewed it. This review is from a recent tasting at Capone's, Norristown, PA
Poured into a little 5.5oz. snifter, a dark brown-black, seemingly impervious to light, with a creamy tan head that reduced to a ringlet, leaving some lacing behind. Aroma of roast, dark malts, coffee, and ash. Taste thick with roastiness, dark malts, cocoa bitterness, oily licorice, notes of coffee, dark fruits, citrus pith. Alcohol is definitely present, though felt more than tasted. Full-bodied, roasty, pretty smooth, but would probably benefit from aging to take some of the bitter/roasty edge off, much like the Mephaddict. Nice and drinkable overall.
Serving type: on-tap
12-22-2011 08:34:33 | More by Rifugium
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Mouthfeel: Full. Maybe a bit oily.
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
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 19:43:32 | More by priwen
4.3/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This beer is a beast! the monster clocks in at 15.5% ABV and it hides it pretty well. The beer is thick as motor oil, has a subtle roasty taste combined with cocoa and maybe molasses. If you are a stout lover you have to visit this beer. Avery has done an outstanding job with this mega brew!
Bottom Line: Darn good stout!
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 00:01:38 | More by themind
Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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