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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,884 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,884
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.65%
Wants: 261
Gots: 601 | FT: 32
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2006

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Photo of LAND_MINE
4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidMaguire
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenwayPHD
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick, dark black with a big three finger, gorgeous, mocha colored head. It has quite a robust nose. Chocolate, coffee, anise, raisins, dried figs, mild alcohol. The flavor is very boozy, maybe too much. It's very nutty and rich. Quite delicious, but the finish is all alcohol. Nice, thick mouthfeel.

Photo of ianwolfman
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm really intolerant of sweet beer, this is one of my all time favorites. If it were a little less sweet it could be the best. Super complex.

Photo of kmcw86
4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beerdogg
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoatMother
4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted this year's bottle: 12oz in a tulip glass. Super boozy! Very tasty, but too much going on at once. I'm certain it will be world class once it mellows out. Lots of potential for cellaring 3-5 years.

Photo of dataylor21
3.46/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mborba00
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drinker beware.....the 17% in this is very well hidden

Photo of vma
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CCutch
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallertau
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
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
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChristWill
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffdillon
4.82/5  rDev +15%
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 +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,884 ratings.