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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,940 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,940
Reviews: 839
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 280
Gots: 638 | FT: 39
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 barhoc11
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This thing is rough around the edges right now but I like it for this brutal cold day. Was bottled in November 2014, I will see what some age does to this with my other bottle.

Photo of WuBByG999
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beastcpa
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CigarsandGuns
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a stout should be. Heavy, clean with a lingering taste one cannot get enough of.

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The bottle I had needed to sit a bit, the spicy Belgian yeast was a nice touch but the alcohol was a bit too hot.

Photo of mobrado
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macbethkid84
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lunarbrew
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Opaque black body, very dark and a bit foreboding even. Half finger offwhite head that sticks around a bit more than expected for such a large beer. No lacing.

S- Rich dark chocolate, earth, cocoa, licorice. A little bit of dark fruit. A fair amount of booze, but not as much as I would expect. Smells very tasty; the chocolate and booze are pretty intense.

F- Chocolate, cocoa are the predominant flavours along with a moderate alcohol bite that is nevertheless not altogether unpleasant. Some roast coffee, small amount of roasty flavours, dark fruit. Nice complexity although more roast would be nice.

M- Thick bodied, not syrupy but definitely substantial. The heat on the backend makes it a sipper and definitely encourages sharing the 12oz bottle.

O- A majorly high gravity beer that imparts plenty of flavours and a bit of booze that actually works reasonably well as a whole. The booze adds a layer of flavour to a big, complex and bold base beer.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of refractor82
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Spreetaper
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddieb1121
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mayxday
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ystazi
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 2014: Very hot in terms of alcohol.

Photo of mconner666
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Young bottle; packaged November 2014. This batch is listed as 17.1% ABV. This evil bitch pours thick and disturbingly dark. Head is a thin-yet-dense formation of level, brown froth. Milder lacing. Smell is different. It seems to have a bit of hops to it. Pine hops. Dark malt, dark bread. I could venture to say it smells like the 'go-to' coffee and chocolate but I'm not certain it actually does. Dark fruit. Not very impressed with the aroma. The flavor is better. It tastes more traditionally Stout-like. could it use some age? Yes. I find the alcohol dominates the experience more than the specific flavors. Really leaves a lot of heat on the back of the tongue and in the cheeks. However, I schelled out $11 for this bottle knowing how much of a monster it would be so I will not complain from here on out. Syrupy dark malt. Almost like dark malt extract. Burnt malt. Bitter cocoa and roast. Almost tastes bourbon barreled. Finishes hot and stiff. Thick bodied...no shit! Carbonation is low enough to make me nervous that it would hold up to much aging. I will sip this beer with determination and probably die in my sleep due to its evil powers.

Photo of Rick_Ryan
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic stout. Great flavor, and the high abv does not overwhelm the beer.

Photo of changdulla
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toothirsty
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,940 ratings.