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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,660 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,660
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 224
Gots: 490 | FT: 23
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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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees

VINTAGE 2008 15.92%ABV:
Pours an almost black color. Very dark. Creamy, one-finger head of milk chocolate colored foam. Head dissipates to a thin film somewhat quickly. Lacing is spotty, but oily and slick, so it doesn't stay long.
A=3.5

Dark fruits rolled in coffee grounds. The coffee scent is quite prominent, in this one. A light dusting of cocoa powder. Good roasted malts and a hint of vanilla. Slight booziness.
S=4.0

Big roasted coffee notes dominate the taste, also. Bittersweet chocolates, slightly balanced with hints of vanilla. Dark fruits dusted in candi sugars. Booziness and alcohol warmth.
T=3.5

Good full body, as expected. Carbonation seems a little bit off, though. Not quite creamy enough and nowhere near smooth enough. Has an undesired sharpness to it.
M=3.5

This one needs a year or two of age on it, I think. It's still a bit young. A little too sharp and a little too hot.
D=3.5
GRADE=3.6 (B)

VINTAGE 2007 16.00%ABV:
Total black appearance. Almost three-fingers of espresso-foam form the head. Retention is great. Lacing is in a solid ring and fairly sticky.

Molasses. Over-ripened dark fruits. Candi sugars and toffee. Licorice. Charred oak. Mild hints of coffee and dark chocolate.

Huge dark fruits. Roasted caramel. Undertones of coffee/espresso. Milk chocolate and a tiny touch of dark chocolate. Mild booziness in the taste and a mild alcohol warmth, in the throat and belly.

Still full-bodied. Carbonation is better in this one than in the 2008. Very smooth and almost creamy. Almost silky.

This 2007 is drinking very well, right now. I imagine it still has a way to go though, before it peaks. I still have a couple bottles downstairs that I will check in with, in another 6 months to a year.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2009 20:38:15 | More by coldmeat23
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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.

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Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,660 ratings.