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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,657 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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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)
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jsapunor

California

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured inky black into a snifter leaving about two fingers of head that bubbled away quickly.

The smell is malt, cherries, coffee and alcohol, most definitely alcohol. The taste follows the nose but is more complex with coffee, liquorice, cherry, some molasses and most definitely alcohol on the back end. It is thick and syrup like with lots of alcohol burn in the finish.

This is a terrific and unique double imperial stout. It demands to be sipped because of the insanely high ABV but sipping is the only way to go with a brew this special with so much to offer by way of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 19:30:17 | More by jsapunor
More User Reviews:
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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
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Raziel313

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-21-2014 09:46:53 | More by Raziel313
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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
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Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,657 ratings.