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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,559 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1559
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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elgiacomo

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, batch 4, bottled Nov 2008. Enjoyed at about 2 1/2 years old. Served at cellar temperature. Big long-time want of mine, glad to finally crack one open!

Pours black with a one finger brown head that is very active and dissipates quickly. Doesn’t leave much lacing at all and holds a ring and wispy cap.

Aroma is literally a punch in the nose. First whiff knocks my head back, "wow!". There is a lot of alcohol in the aroma as well as semi-sweet chocolate chips, strong dark fruits including raisins, figs, cherries, plums and dates, some anise, some coffee, some more chocolate and another hefty dose of booze. An aroma so powerful it’ll singe your nose hairs!

Flavor is dark fruits such as black currants, raisins, cherries, plums, figs, dates, etc, also some chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malts, caramel and anise. Oh...and the heat! Even after 2.5 years this is still very hot...couldn’t imagine how this must be fresh and frankly I don’t want to know! While I may seem to be harping on the alcohol, I fully expected it going in being this is 16% ABV, although hoped for a little less since this has had some time to mellow.

Mouthfeel is full, creamy, but with some bite on the finish.

A monstrous beer, no doubt. I need to pick up a couple of more to forget about for another 2 1/2 years, if not longer. One to sip, savor, and most importantly, cellar.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 01:27:02 | More by elgiacomo
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Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,559 ratings.