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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,888
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rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.65%
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Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2006

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Photo of ericmunley
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thank you to my friend Mark Carpenter for bringing this naildriver up to Pennsylvania from South Carolina.

Whenever a beer is in the 15% plus ABV category, I always want to try it to see if it can maintain balance and not just be all booze. Avery Mephistopheles is my latest review.

I poured the 12 oz. bottle into a Founder's pint. Mephistopheles pours jet black with very little tan head.

Mephistopheles has an earthy, boozy smell. I expected a bit of a stronger smell for a beer of this weight, but the chocolate, malt, and alcohol definitely make their presence known.

Avery does an above average job balancing such a high ABV beer. While the alcohol content is far from unnoticed, the malt and grain bill go a long ways to round out this beer. A very pleasant-tasting pint with chocolate and malt flavors.

Mephistopheles has a thick, viscous mouthfeel, which is one of the best traits for this beer. I would say this beer is up there regarding mouthfeel with the Ten Fidys of the world.

Concerning drinkability: to drink more than one of these in a sitting is a waste. At 15+%, Mephistopheles is a rare treat that should be enjoyed in singularity. I rate Mephistopheles' drinkability as "good" with this logic in mind.

Photo of LevitatedEep
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Split a 12 oz bottle with a friend. Poured into my Chimay glass.

A - Pitch black with decent lacing and small head.

S - Smells of black licorice, alcohol, figs, nice and danky. Very strong smells here.

T - Long burning bitterness and alcohol taste, very smoky but surprisingly smooth going down. The bitterness will not go away. A very delicious sipper.

M - Burns the tongue as soon as you taste it...very little or no carbonation.

D - Very slow sipper that you gotta split with a friend or 2....no way you could drink a lot of this in one session.

Photo of Trueant1
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have had this one many times before. This is my first review.

Pours a typical stout style. Dark...off white head..ect ect..

VERY aromatic. Dank fresh squaw bread smells. Other smells of chocolate syrup, alcohol, ripe fruits, and molassis.

Alcoholic taste with alcoholic bitterness. Maybe mixed in hop bittering? This baby has all the classic flavors of this style, the only thing different is the extreme bitter bite. The bitterness lasts and lasts and lasts. Huge chocolate as this one warms up. Very possibly described as drinking liquid milk chocolate with bitter bakers chocolate melted in.

Thick and oily mouthfeel with a creamy texture. Very interestiing!
The high alcohol bitterness and boozyness makes this one a true sipper. Start this one very warm. It will control you for over an hour. Good luck and good drink!

Photo of beerman207
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ever since getting into craft beer, I have always had my eye on this brew but couldn't see plunking down $8.99 for one single 12 oz beer. I have had in my hand only to put it down at least a dozen times. With an awesome break from work, there's only one way to celebrate such awesomeness - crack open a $9.00 BEER!

Nov 2007 edition still chilling on the shelf - batch 3.

A: Pours out like motor oil, a bit chunky and little head developing until I tip the glass to heavily pour into my tulip. Some lace left behind and a nice brown skim on the top f the glass.

S: Smell is chocolate, malt, coffee, charred marshmallow, some booze (but not cheap booze), and whopper candy. Wow. This thing smells amazing

T: Taste is cocoa, malt, smoke, bread, dark fruit, figs, hershey's syrup, amazing.

M: Wow, the texfture is slick and thick with a burn that just nails your throat and lingers in between sips. this isn't for the faint hearted but man is it a wild ride! Great carbonation for this beer - it really complements the burning the beer gives.

D: Ok...for 17% - this beer is smoother than most I've had in the 10-11% range. Does it burn? Yup. Is it awesome - yup. Will I ever have it again? Fresh - hell no. With three years of age or more? - YES!

Great offering from Avery - highly recommend

Photo of BigJamoke
3.42/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Batch: 4

Almost black appearance that pours with a small caramel colored head that endures throughout. Strong aroma of coffee with chocolate overtones and a hint of the 18.63% ABV (this is what the Batch 4 bottle shows).

The taste hits you hard with the alcohol in your first sip but finishes a bit weaker. The alcohol is still strong because you can't hide 18+% but, the coffee is more dominate in the finish and aftertaste.

Very substantial texture. Some have mentioned motor oil. I wouldn't quite go that far but, it is very substantial.

Overall, I'd characterize it as an imperial stout that is good for sipping over time or sharing with a friend as it's extreme ABV is too much for one person...even a single bottle.

Photo of chumba526
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Brewed in November 2008: batch 4.

It appears pitch black with a small light brown head.

It smells of caramel, toffee, molasses vanilla, coconut and oak. There is a pleasant graham cracker smell as well. There is also a slightly grassy hoppy smell as well.

It tastes strongly of grab crackers, toasty coconut, and toffee. There is a mild coffee like taste to the beer as well. I taste a nice mild coffee flavor as well. The finish is comprised with a nice rich bitterness. A nice toffee and coconut flavor also lingers in the mouth for a while. This almost tastes like a mix between a barleywine and a stout.

The carbonation is moderate low and the mouthfeel is creamy.

The drinkability as expected from a thick and heavy beer that has 16 percent alcohol in it is limited, though the beer is smooth and it goes down easy.

Overall great big thick creative ale. The flavors of the beer are big and bold though they mix well with each other. This is not what I think of when I think of an imperial stout as it is more sweet then most imperial stouts, yet it is excellent ale.

Photo of greenmonstah
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle of 2007 batch, served at Tap and Mallet on 12/28

A - Pours pitch black with 2-3 fingers of gorgeous brown head. Tons of lacing and head action for a beer of such high ABV. Some alcohol lacing was present.

S - Roasty, dark fruits (dark cherries, predominantly), and sweet molasses. Boozy rum as well.

T - Dark cherries again, roasted malts are strong. Chocolate makes an appearance. Booze (rum-like again) is very strong, but neither dominating or overwhelming. Possibly some tobacco. Sweetness and booziness enhance rather than detract. Chocolate is incredible in the finish. I really love the finish.

M - Heavy body with tons of warmth from the alcohol. No carbonation.

O - To say that this beer is very drinkable is an understatement. The incredible ABV would suggest that it'd be a chore to drink, a super-slow-sipper at best. While is it definitely not a beer to be downed quickly, the intense booziness does not detract in anyway from the beer, and in fact makes it more enjoyable. It is definitely a sipper, but I find it easier to drink than DFH's World Wide Stout, as it is both tastier and better balanced. Let this one sit for a few years, I can imagine it'd be pretty hard to drink if fresh. Overall the beer is a great take on the extremely high ABV category of imperial stouts, and gets better an better with age.

Photo of AllFineThings
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark black with some red hues on the edges when held up to light, the head is about a half inch, but quickly dissipates leaving minimal lacing.

Smells of molasses, alcohol, bitter chocolate, and coffee.

Tastes smooth, considering the ABV, but there is still a persistent somewhat over-powering alcohol taste, which makes sense at almost 17% alcohol.

Not something that I will buy regularly, but foots the bill for those winter nights when you crave warmth.

Photo of brendanbeer
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i bought this on a whim, as i wanted to explore some avery at my local store, but hadn't read up much about the brews online, i knew that they were popular. anyway, needless to say, i was incredibly happy with this pick (im always in the mood for a good stout).

a. jet beautiful black with a light head that lingers well and leaves a little lace. there is a distinct reddish tint at the edges of the glass where light can barely squeeze by.

s. the smell is unavoidable, its sitting on my lap 2 feet away from my nose and i can smell every chocolatey bitter note. Chocolate is big, coffee is there, roasty malts hints at the tastes to come.

t. boom big chocolate and booze. it is sweet but balanced by a bitter dark chocolate flavor, and coffee. roasty malt is all there, and a bitter aftertaste. absolutely incredible, an entire stout experience. I told my inexperienced beer drinking friend, now this is a stout. Everything that should be here is here in the flavor and smell.

m. a little on the light side in aftertaste, although the beer itself is thick while in the mouth.

d. its strong, so slowly does it. every so often, you just need to dig back into its deep chocolatey essence.

Photo of JizackFH
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a very dark brown, almost black. When held up to the light, no light shines through. It has a nice 2-finger tan head that has good retention. The head left just specs of lacing on the glass as it fell.

S - It smells dark, roasty, and boozy. There is a good caramel sweetness and a nice dark fruit presence. I am also getting notes of brown sugar, molasses, coffee, and chocolate. The sharp booziness of this definitely stands out.

T - The taste has a nice bit of roasted malts up front. There is a nice caramel sweetness that balances out the roasty bitterness of this. Im also getting notes of coffee, chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar. There is a big booziness that is also present, mostly in the finish. The finish also has some nice roasty notes that come out with the alcohol as well.

M - This has a medium-full body and good carbonation. It goes down smooth, and there is a warming quality that comes from the alcohol.

D - The drinkability is pretty good. It has a lot of booze presence, but surprisingly I don't find it too overwhelming. Other than the high level of alcohol, this goes down quite smooth. I think this is a really great stout all together. I am glad I picked this one up, and i would definitely drink it again.

Photo of compass40204
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage, poured into stemmed tulip

Black. Did I say black? I meant BLACK. This beer is so dark I had to turn on another light. It pours with a modest head, rich beige colored. The head disappears quickly and leaves no lacing. Smells a bit like molasses, with a hint of licorice. And it reeks of booziness. The taste is also alcoholic and warming. Bitter chocolate or cocoa, with undertone of coffee. I love a strong beer with this intensity of flavor. It is not by any means a balanced beer, but they clearly weren't aiming for balance. More boozy than Dark Lord, but at 15.9%, it should be. Body is light for the style, again, due most likely to the immense volume of alcohol. It makes me want to play in the snow with shorts and a t-shirt, and maybe sandals.

Photo of AdamBear
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 bottle

A-black with a nice tan head

S-smells like a strong dark roasted coffee..and liquor..the alcohol is actually overpowering at first but eventually the coffee is stronger.

T-wow...this taste is like the ABV suggests but very much in a good way. It tastes like a good strong coffee but the after-taste is beautiful...exactly like a chocolate covered coffee bean. There's a bit of bourbon flavor in there as well.

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish. Its a very tingly feeling to the mouth due to the ABV.

D-mmmm this sure is a sipper but the taste stays so well all the way through. I enjoyed every second of this beer. I wouldn't mind having a whole case of these.

Photo of perrymarcus
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

[edit: bottle served] at american craft, brookline, MA. (12.18.10)

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. 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.

Photo of garymuchow
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Evening of the start of classic MN winter snowstorm. Plenty of snow (now starting as icy rain/snow) followed tomorrow (when the snow finally ends) by very cold temps and nasty winds. Seems the right time to roll out a big winter warming beer.
Batch 1 Jan 2006, so almost 5 years old, purchased on vacation in Fla - I believe at a time prior to Avery being available in MN. 15.1% abv.
Poured into SN tulip. Still had a little gas upon opening. From afar still holds a real chocolaty aroma. Closer up, more intense roast with still sharp alcohol with a boozy, bourbon quality. Just a hint of hops. Really liked the initial chocolate.
Poured with a small dark cap that moved rapidly to ring only. Almost completely opaque with just a hint of color in the bottom.
Flavor hold nice complexity. Some vanilla that's sweet and nice. Richness from alcohol, which is warm but not burning. Mild roast. The drink coats the teeth. Nicely carbonated with smallish bubbles that hold minimal intensity, but add just a touch of lightness to cut the richness. Not as thick and smooth as one might think. Closer to medium than heavy. The roast is subdued, as is the bitterness (just enough to cut the sweetness a tad). Some heavy dark fruit up front, but in time a short shot of hops that come and go quickly. Doesn't evolve in the glass as much as I expected.
A real enjoyable sipper. Perfect for a night such as this. Drink slowly, although I keep wanting to going back to this well.
Sure would be nice to have another of this batch to sit on for a few more years.

Photo of the1DarkLord
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Nov 2008 bottled, Consumed Dec 2010.

I poured this beer a little more aggressively than usual... knowing it is 15+% i figured there would be little head as it were. Going into the Bruery Tulip, it formed about a 1 finger head, and which slowly receded to lacing bordering the perimeter of the glass and an island in the middle that looks like australia. Damn near close to black with a dark beige head.

Right off the bat, there is loads of raisins and molasses and dark chocolate. A deeper whiff reveals a bold roast vanilla aroma. There is almost a potpourri type spiciness underlying all of this (which i would assume is the fusels playing off the aromatics already present).

First Sip (I have to admit, I am a little scared. Having had this beer only once before when fresh, I did not enjoy it much... at all). Hmmmm this is not bad. Big bold sharp chocolate espresso up front, which settles into straight-up roast on the mid-palate, and finishes almost charcoaly from the bitter roast. There is obviously a noticable alcohol burn as well.

Mouthfeel is great, sticky, coating, lingering finish, all the things one might look for in an Imperial Stout.

I am not quite certain my gripe on this beer is a worthy one, but it is just so damn strong, I almost dont know how to rate it... for me the drinkability is the one thing that gets knocked down because of the ABV. Having had beers like Black Tuesday, Big Worst Barleywine, Dark Horizon etc.. recently, I feel like this beer can be more balanced and drinkable. Otherwise, I like it alot and give a thumbs up to Avery.

Photo of ZacharyJ
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage. Bottled in November of 2008. Batch #4.

A- Black and Brown. Cherry red around the edging. Inch of head, brown like coffee, that fades pretty quickly. Not much as far as lacing.

S- Smells of both Chocolate and Vanilla. Smells boozy, with a little molasses.

T- Sweet chocolate. Reminiscent of a liqueur. Sugary. Espresso notes.

M- Very warming, can taste the booze. Steady alcohol and chocolaty mix, though the booze can over-power the smooth flavors at times.

D- Real nice drink. Very warming. A slow sipper for sure. Only plan on drinking multiple of this stout if your going to be stationary for the evening.

Photo of zhanson88
2.41/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Mephistopheles' stout pours close to pitch black with almost a finger of super dark tan head. It reduces down pretty quickly to very little head.

Smell: Dark roasted malts, coffee and a bit of fig and other dark fruits. A lot of booziness and soy sauce that really overshadows everything else.

Taste: Dark roasted malts and coffee are overshadowed by a ton of booziness and saltiness. Weird aftertaste too, a lot like soy sauce. I wouldn't call this enjoyable at all.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer is heavy bodied, with smooth mouthfeel and carbonation. Overall this beer is a mess of booze and soy sauce. I couldn't get through a 12oz bottle.

Photo of VaTechHopHead
2.9/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured into a pint glass. Deep black with a medium tan head that fades quickly and doesn't leave much lace. Beer is filtered from what I observe.

S - A little faint for me but there is a robust aroma of chocolate, toasted malts, and slight sugars. Very heavy smelling.

T - Not quite a traditional stout to me because there is a very big bitter flavor, but not like IPA bitter. Tastes as if there was a bunch of coffee or candied sugar added to offset the large malty/sweet flavor. Also there's tons of booze in this one that makes it very difficult to drink.

M/D - Big 'ol body with great carbonation. Finishes way too sweet alcoholic and makes it a tough sipper. Nice foamy/dense texture complimented by a pretty evident alcohol presence.

It's a good beer I just think the flavor profile is a little off to me and that the beer has way too much alcohol for my palate. Sorry Avery, not that good in my book

Photo of DrewZ926
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2, 2006 bottle into ithaca beer tulip

a- jet black and syrupy body with about an inch of khaki head that recedes slowly

s- very rich smell, bold roasty body, lots of maple syrup, burnt molasses, dark chocolate, faint bitterness like dried fruit.

t- so smooth and creamy, subtly sweet, picking up barely any heat, just a little bit warming afterwards. lots of bittersweet chocolate and espresso beans.

m- again, like a milkshake, flavors get even more complex as i let it warm to room temp

d- drinks like a session beer, the age clearly did this guy well. pretty sweet and chewy though, so it's a sipper in my book.

Photo of claspada
2.9/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Aromas of dark dark roasted malt, dark fruit, a boat ton of alcohol and some molasses.

The taste has way way way too much booze. I should have let this age before sampling. I am struggling to finish even this meager 12 oz serving. Beyond the alcohol heat there is some molasses, raisins, dates, chocolate and roasted malts. The alcohol is not disguised at all, it is out front.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and thick; really syrupy, hot with alcohol, chewy, with decent carbonation. If not for the alcohol burn, this would be a lot better, and would get a much higher score. Thankfully this is only a 12 oz. bottle.

Photo of Chico1985
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 4, bottled in Nov. 2008. ABV listed as 15.92%.

Pours black with a 1-finger or so tan head. Quickly turns to a thick ring not leaving much lacing. Understandable for ABV.

A pretty nice scent I could smell upon taking off the cap. Reminds me of dark fruits (raisins, some cherries) covered in chocolate and caramel. Booze is there but overall it just comes off as a sweet dessert liquor. Really nice.

The same dark fruit flavors surprisingly still strong in the taste, just about an even mixture of them and chocolate/cocoa and roasted malts. Molasses and caramel are huge as well, some licorice too. 2 years has helped hide the alcohol pretty well, it's more noticeable in the finish, but in a blind taste test I would probably guess this is around 10%. The turbinado sugar lends some nice sweetness but it is not over the top.

Carbonation is about middle-ground, higher than what I'd expect in a stout of this caliber anyway. Alcohol is well-hidden but does start to become more noticeable towards the end.

I think this is drinking pretty great after 2 years in the bottle. Alcohol and sweetness are there but kept at a very tolerable level. The big dark fruit tastes are very welcome here and blend nicely. The first 6 ounces went down easy and the next 6 were much slower, more of a nice sipper.

Photo of Crowls
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Dark, Opaque, nothing is getting through the body, small head didn't retain well, good lacing though

Smell: Chocolate alcohol with a roasted licorice scent, when the glass was away from me thought i smelled cherries

Taste: Strong alcohol flavor, had more of wine rather than a stout taste to it

Mouthfeel: felt like a wine very thin, not as thick as most stouts

Drinkability: Definitely a sipping style beer, one should be enough

Looks like a stout, smells mostly like one, taste not a normal stout, but overall a nice beer to drink to change it up

Photo of SeasonalBrew
3.47/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Received this in my first trade, been cellared since. Bottle is from Batch 4 Nov 2008, so I'd celebrate its 2nd birthday by finally opening it.. poured into a tulip.

A: Pitch black. Dark as night. I managed a thin chocolate brown head when I first poured it, but that disappeared just as quickly as it came. Only a thin ring around the top remains. Can't be surprised considering the outrageous abv!

S: Strong roasted malts and freshly brewed coffee, quickly followed by a blend of chocolate, raisin, and vanilla. Maybe a slight sting of booze.

T: The taste is slightly sweet to start, with a touch of vanilla and bittersweet chocolate. It quickly turns to mix of roasted malts and dark fruits, like fig or plum. The beer closes with a punch from the alcohol and slightly burns going down. Reminds me of my first shot of whiskey. I'm surprised that even after two years of aging, this hasn't really come together as nicely as I had expected.

M: Not as full bodied as I had expected and suffers from a little too much carbonation. Poorly masks the abv level, as well. Just, meh. Not wowed by this, at all.

D: Ha! I'm supposed to drink all of this? I mean, I definitely will, but it's just going to take quite a while. Not exactly what I would call drinkable. If I'm ever going to have this again, I will definitely be sharing it.

Photo of steve8robin
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this bottle at a local beer store. Batch 4 bottled November 2008. 12oz bottle...

A: Super dark black with no light shining through. A small 1 inch mocha head that fades at a decent pace. Good.

S: Wow! Super dark chocolate upfront blended with a hint of earthy bitterness. Some great cinnamon and raisin in the middle with Some creay vanilla and cocao on the backend. So good smelling. Very good.

T: A bitter chocolate quick;y buried by an alcohol burn. Some nutty / creamy tastes in the middle with some bitter creamy vanilla on the backend. The burn is definitely there.

M: Full bodied with a good carbonation feel. A thick creamy finish. Very good.

D: A little harder to get through because of the alcohol burn. Good.

All in all, this is a good brew and I'm glad I was able to try it. The alcohol is present, but not too overwhelming. Definitely great to try once if you love big beers and loads of flavor.

Photo of biglite351
3.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - sliver of Ted around the edges, tall creamy tan head leaving no real lacing.

S - malty chocolate... both milk and dark chocolate. A touch of hops in the mix, but not much.

T - much like the scent; malty chocolate... but with a solid alcohol flavor and a bitter tinge.

M - full coating. A tingle on the to.for that increases over time. Alcohol burn in the throat.

D - too strong to have too many, but you will want one or two.

Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,888 ratings.