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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,555 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1555
Reviews: 783
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 13.19%


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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Sanford

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I opened it with trepidation because I haven't been too into stouts since the weather has been warming. In fact, I opened it, and poured just a small amount, and recapped it with a new bottle cap, just to get a taste. And, after my "taste"...I reopened it and poured the rest. I think it is eminently more drinkable than Mikkeller Black (which I also enjoy), which is only about 1.6% higher, abv wise. Thick, black, creamy light brown receding head; rich coffee chocolate bitter sweet...dark fruit(s) in the nose and mouth; smooth-can an incomplete sentence be a run-on? I think that this is a "on rare or special occassions" beer because of its abv and cost. I think I would rather drink 2 Bell's Expeditions, or N. Coast Rasputins, mostly because of the Mephistophele's price tag. But, of all of the 15% and + beers, not just stouts, that I have had the honor of tasting, I think this is one of the best balanced.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 02:40:15 | More by Sanford
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Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,555 ratings.