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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,971 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,971
Reviews: 845
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 281
Gots: 653 | FT: 42
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  16.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2006

Mephistopheles is the crafty shape shifter, the second fallen angel. Amazingly complex, coal black, velvety and liqueurish, this demon has a bouquet of vine-ripened grapes, anise and chocolate covered cherries with flavors of rum-soaked caramelized dark fruits and a double espresso finish. Cellarable for 10+ years.

Mephistopheles is the final installment of “The Demons of Ale” series.

Food pairing: We like Mephistopheles’ Stout with chocolate (60% cocoa or more), chocolate lava cake, flourless chocolate cake, tiramisu or traditional fruit cake made with rum-soaked fruits.
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Ratings: 1,971 | Reviews: 845
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3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.51/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOD 333/14, 17.1% ABV

Pours black as a witch's heart. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.

Rich nose of chocolate over alcohol. As it warms, notes of molasses, vanilla and anise arise.

Rich full body with a texture that defines creamy. Below normal carbonation with very little effervescence present in the finish.

The flavor profile can be summed up in one word...intense. Sip about a quarter of it to let your palate adjust to the alcohol, then you can savor this remarkable uber imperial stout. You first experience a wave of rich chocolate over an equally rich heavy malt base that screams molasses (with caramel notes) and vanilla. The middle accentuates the vanilla and malt before the alcohol lends its spicy heat as if from a hellish caldron. The finish produces the only bitterness, which is slight, a final wave of rich molasses like sweetness and lingers with a somewhat astringent alcohol burn at the back of the throat. This devil will light you up!!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Exxon Valdez got nothin on this beast. Rumor has it this beer was influenced by the blob from "The Raft" on Creepshow 2.

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4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 2013 bottle opened in Mar 2015

Appearance – Pours a pitch black color with a nice creamy brown head and a medium lacing.

Smell – Heavy malt, molasses, anice, barley, and a hint of espresso. Very Nice! There is also some raisin notes.

Taste – Similar to the smell, but better! A perfect mix of malt, anice, and espresso, with vanilla. Very tasty!

Mouthfeel – Creamy, nicely carbonated, velvety, and smooth. The bottle says this is 15.4%abv, but it feels like only 12%. Very nice!

Drinkability – Very easy drinking, especially for 15.4%.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,971 ratings.