1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,657 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,657
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 224
Gots: 489 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,657 | Reviews: 792 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by guityler83:
Photo of guityler83
guityler83

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 8 (Nov 2012)

A: A thick mocha head poured over two fingers tall from the bottle into the snifter glass. It sustained for about a minute before slowly falling into the black liquid. No light shines through. Some nice scattered lacing left as the foam fell and defiantly some legs on it.

S: The aroma is complex and full of burnt caramel, tobacco, toffee, roasted dark coffee, dark chocolate, smoke and sweet caramel. No hop aroma detected it comes of as moderately sweet.

T: More focused flavors as compared to the aroma. The bitterness is moderate and clean but it's only apparent in the middle. The first impression is firm sweetness with all the malt/roast flavors coming through in the way of toffee, caramel and candy raisins. The roast comes through as dark chocolate over sparged coffee, vanilla and a touch of smoke, with some soy sauce.

M: Huge thick and creamy body. It goes down with a moderately high alcohol warming sensation. The carbonation is medium.

O: A nice sipping beer no doubt, I would even go so far as call this a poor man's Dark Lord. Not nearly as sweet but has a similar flavor profile and alcohol level.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 02:54:50 | More by guityler83
More User Reviews:
Photo of priwen
priwen

Arkansas

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
Photo of Raziel313
Raziel313

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-21-2014 09:46:53 | More by Raziel313
Photo of themind
themind

New Jersey

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
Photo of jpark052
jpark052

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-20-2014 18:43:21 | More by jpark052
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-20-2014 06:31:43 | More by Howlader
Photo of DrMindbender
DrMindbender

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-19-2014 04:10:48 | More by DrMindbender
Photo of myhopsdontlie
myhopsdontlie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-18-2014 19:38:36 | More by myhopsdontlie
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-18-2014 06:06:43 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
Photo of Stum-pub
Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-18-2014 05:40:20 | More by Stum-pub
Photo of surlytwinsfan
surlytwinsfan

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-17-2014 19:28:00 | More by surlytwinsfan
Photo of Houser
Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-17-2014 02:13:26 | More by Houser
Photo of Stillyman11
Stillyman11

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-15-2014 03:50:09 | More by Stillyman11
Photo of _morandi_
_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-14-2014 22:54:32 | More by _morandi_
Photo of moedot
moedot

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-13-2014 04:10:22 | More by moedot
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-13-2014 02:47:21 | More by zestar
Photo of grimholm
grimholm

California

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-12-2014 18:55:50 | More by grimholm
Photo of solo103
solo103

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-08-2014 21:05:47 | More by solo103
Photo of jeffaroo95
jeffaroo95

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-08-2014 18:05:28 | More by jeffaroo95
Photo of Rlhinson2104
Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-08-2014 14:49:11 | More by Rlhinson2104
Photo of cmbeddoe7997
cmbeddoe7997

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-07-2014 03:21:26 | More by cmbeddoe7997
Photo of Tonerelia
Tonerelia

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-06-2014 22:48:02 | More by Tonerelia
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-06-2014 21:06:53 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
Photo of retry4z
retry4z

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-05-2014 19:36:36 | More by retry4z
Photo of DRich1913
DRich1913

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-05-2014 05:24:03 | More by DRich1913
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,657 ratings.