Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by sevopie:
3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5
This one pours *black* as death. Medium brown head that starts relatively massive. A bit of lacing.
Some thick dark chocolate and raisins dominate the aroma, but there's hints of coffee, wood, vanilla, and bourbon.
Dark chocolate, burnt wood, and heavy alcohol flavors dominate the palate. Some dark fruits, coffee, and licorice are present, and the finish is a strong dose of bourbon.
Fairly thick and chalky on the tongue, with a lot of carbonation.
Drinkability is fairly low on this one mainly because its so massive. For bourbon lovers, this is an amazing beer, as it encompasses the good part of that flavor while blending it with some tasty chocolate and coffee flavors. This is the 3rd time I've revisited this one, and it still blows away the Beast no matter which vintage it is.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2010 09:59:12 | More by sevopie
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3.93/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance is a deep dark brown with a finger of tan head that enjoyed some good retention and left nice thick lace behind. Roasted malts abound in both the nose and the flavor profile. The finish is a touch too astringent and puts a damper on an otherwise exceptional offering. There is a slight alcohol presence, but considering the ABV, it is very mild and unobtrusive.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2014 19:13:03 | More by 57md
4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz 2011 vintage into a snifter.
dark, thick black pour with a slight beige head. smell is actually quite subdued..slight sweetness perhaps. the taste starts out a tad sweet...and is incredibly smooth. this is almost like a cross between a stout and barleywine. ABV not really apparent either. but you feel it quick. very malty on the finish. dark fruits...big big beer. full bodied. mild carbonation.
overall an interesting and very tasty hybrid beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 02:49:15 | More by Axnjxn
Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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