Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,818 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,818
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 249
Gots: 547 | FT: 28
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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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep black, off-white head that fizzles away fairly quickly. Smell's not the best, doesn't convey the message that this is a bit more than the average American stout. Taste is supreme fudge, with roast and a pine/spruce bitterness. Silky mouthfeel, the carbonation keeps things lively. Finishes bitter, bit boozy. Very well hidden alcohol.

Photo of rphx88
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChristWill
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffdillon
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I poured this monster in a Tulip, let it stand 20 minutes to get a little closer to ambient temperature and the only thing it lacked was what I thought would have been a more heady aroma, everything else tickled me! A really big, bold, sweet treat, I loved it, and would would buy it again.

Photo of HarmonMW
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Navalartichoke
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of embass
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smbslt
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A certain level of communion is created when one decides to open and consume a beer of this gravity. Aptly named, as there are promises implied, not necessarily kept and at a cost (figuratively and literally). Hoped for more but that was on me.

Photo of mjpolzin
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared a 12 oz bottle with 3 friends during a long night of beer tasting. This was probably about the 9th or 10th beer we had this night so I'd love to go back and have it again and maybe enjoy an entire bottle.

To me this tasted like what a good imperial stout should taste like. There are so many great barrel aged stouts out there so it is nice to have a beer where you can just enjoy the other aspects of it without the barrel aged flavor. With the high abv though, the only complaint I would have is the beer was a little hot but with some age I could see it becoming really delicious. I think I like this better than World Wide Stout; another amped up imperial stout.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Absolut
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2011 version. A serious beer. Been scared for four years. Time to face the devil.

Doesn't pour. It plops. Oozes.

Smells of Dark molasses, burnt coffee, cocoa, licorice.

No carbonation. Pretty sure I see smoke twirling up. If I stir it I expect the spoon will melt.

Taste much like the smell. Not sure how this is 16%. Clearly a powerhouse but no burn. As complex as can be.

I am afraid. Best matching of a beer and a name. Outstanding.

See you on the other side.

Photo of BobJude
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Holy crap...this beer kicked my ass. 2014 vintage, so much going on, molasses, sweet fruit, dark coffee, big booze burn. I like it a lot!!

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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.92/5  rDev +17.7%

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Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,818 ratings.