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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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1,644 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,644
Reviews: 790
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 219
Gots: 485 | FT: 22
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-25-2012 02:33:47 | More by Koltar
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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 7, Nov. 2011 Release

A - Pours like all stouts, has a brown one finger head that dissipates quickly into a ring around the glass.

S - Roasted malts and huge dark chocolate notes.

T - Bitter chocolate up front along with some roasted malts. Finishes with black coffee notes and a lingering sweetness. ABV is extreme in this beer. Not a discernible alcohol taste but a definite warming as you swallow.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation for the style. Not thick and chewy like I was expecting.

O - Pretty impressive how they were able to let the flavors shine through and not let the alcohol take over.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 23:49:11 | More by cvm4
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-19-2012 20:54:40 | More by whatname
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.6%

05-19-2012 16:42:39 | More by GoGators
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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

typical imperial stout motor oil black, yields less than a finger of mocha-toned head with decent retention and lacing.

nose is good, fronted with bold roasted, chocolate notes, and maybe a hint of hops loitering in the background. flavor profile is intense. this is a big, big beer. coffee, chocolate, molasses and roasted malt are all major players. a subdued presence of dark fruits - notably raisin - is perceivable, along with booze. very tasty, perfect for a blustery winter day.

mouthfeel is amazing. full, luscious, and chewy. wow. i will definitely seek this beer out again. obviously it's a sipper, but one to savor.

originally reviewed: 12-20-2010

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 05:21:34 | More by BostonHops
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

05-18-2012 02:05:24 | More by RyanGoodman
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-17-2012 04:31:39 | More by CarolinaKev
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-15-2012 01:56:05 | More by MeParra
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-13-2012 23:16:47 | More by bhir
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-13-2012 04:44:00 | More by strongaf
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-13-2012 04:42:34 | More by Dizzle32
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-12-2012 23:55:33 | More by leprakhan
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-12-2012 22:43:06 | More by CombatChuck
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-07-2012 06:15:30 | More by Nightrain87
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North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I feel so lucky to have even been able to have this beer as somehow it wound up in specialty beer store in my state even though it is above the states legal limit.

Excellent beer however, for the price there are better beers.
It was $10 for a 12oz bottle and there are plenty of beers that are better for half the price.

I say definitely buy one or two bottles if you get a chance but otherwise save your money.

Good beer, just over priced.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 21:10:23 | More by kjlued
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New York

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

Dec. 2009 bottling @ 16.8 abv

A: black stout - but did I detect hints of ruby during the pour? Finger of head that settled out

S: sweet molasses, dark and chocolate malts

T: abv is apparent throughout the malt flavors and sweetness; some espresso notes, subdued hints of anisette

M: a little astringency creeps through a fairly mellow, creamy beer

O: had this beer a couple of years ago, and it was good; thought that a couple of years might have affected the tasting profile more than it did. This is a strong stout - I question if the high abv undermines the beer as a whole - and I love a strong beer (particularly a stout), but I've had better stouts

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 17:09:29 | More by Greywulfken
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-01-2012 12:39:38 | More by jwat
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

05-01-2012 05:00:54 | More by HoppyMolly
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New York

4.9/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in a snifter. Batch No. 7 released Nov. 2011 Served on 5/01/2012.

Appearance: Black if I call it anything else I would be lying, the tan head is thick rising to roughly 2 fingers length.

Smell: Light molasses and roasted bitter chocolates.

Taste: Incredibly complex, I am so impressed I will shoot out to my local ber spot to see if I can by at least two more. Chocolate, that is bitter sweet...so tasty having one sip is not enough.

Mouth: Medium, bubbling throughout your cheeks...borderline full and no complaints.

Overall: I cracked this open after buying it a few weeks ago and I don't want to finish the bottle. I have had many and I do mean many imperial stouts and this ranks among the best, among the Dogfather, the Abyss, and Founders Breakfast plus the KBS. Treat yourself and grab 2; every real beer drinker deserves it. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 04:50:07 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

another colossal stout from avery. this one is famous for a reason. pours inky black with a coffee brown lacey head 2 inches tall but fading out before long. smells like licorice, alcohol, cocoa, and espresso. the flavor holds all of those flavors and more. wood, vanilla, and a sugary sweetness all present themselves in turn. the taste is constantly evolving, seemlessly moving from one intense sensation to the next. finally a really strong alcoholic sweetness overtakes everything as it fades out. feel is a bit sludgey, but how could it not be? overwhelmingly full bodied, moderate carbonation. a good beer to share with your lady if you are lucky enough to have one that enjoys imperial stouts!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 21:37:14 | More by StonedTrippin
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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

04-30-2012 21:33:52 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-27-2012 03:45:24 | More by BeerForHokie
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New York

3/5  rDev -28.2%

04-27-2012 01:19:45 | More by jk3


4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-24-2012 23:07:25 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a mocha head. An aroma of chocolate and some coffee with some alcohol hiding underneath. Big flavors of rich chocolate cake, coffee, cocoa, roast, and a warming alcohol. Medium body with a little carbonation and not quite as thick and creamy as I might have preferred. Overall, wow this is a big beer. Lot of big flavors going on here and the abv reminds you that this is a beer that must be respected.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2012 21:41:17 | More by denver10
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