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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,670 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,670
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 225
Gots: 495 | 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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Reviews by whatthehull:
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whatthehull

California

4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tulip

A - deep dark black/brown very sludgy, almost two finger brown head and some nice lacing

S - so much wood in the nose, nice booze note, chocolate, some nice coffee, very nice malts, lots of roadted everything, tons of sugar, vanilla and a bready yeast

T - lots of sugar, chocolate, nice coffee, vanilla, molasses, very boozy, soil, earth, there is a pine/citrus hop note that is actually quite nice, tons of toasted malts and more amazing booze

M - full bodied, huge, low acidity, medium balance, nice complexity and long finish

D - not for most, huge everything! The booze and sugar are out of control but still very tasty. As high an abv as it is, it is still very, very drinkable and deslicious

Final thought - $8 a pop and 17% abv, wow, Avery has done it again! Love their strong beers

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 09:21:19 | More by whatthehull
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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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Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,670 ratings.