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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,885 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,885
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.65%
Wants: 261
Gots: 602 | 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 kpowledge
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KillerJigger
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites from Darkness Day 2014. Category; over the top Imperial Stout. So smooth. Will revisit!

Photo of Seanhvw
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Amazing coal tar beer. The ABV sneaks up just as you finish a glass.

Photo of Antg8989
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fraz13r
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CraigMack61
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of r0dr1g0
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of cfhjimmyb
4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark as the Devil's @nu$. Intense chocolate and roasted malt nose. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel breaks way to prominent licorice flavor and then the heat of the ABV takes over. I would liken it to taking your favorite Russian Imperial and dropping an ounce of Maker's in to it.

Photo of Jcarter1221
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneEye78
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014 poured into a snifter. Dark as night with about three fingers of dense khaki head. Light nose of caramel, dark chocolate, and burnt sugar. Taste was bittersweet baker's chocolate, licorice, dark fruit, vanilla and burnt sugar with a little alcohol heat. This was a solid stout, but unspectacular.

Photo of vfgccp
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 2013 bottle, opened Jan 2015

A - Cola body. Half a finger of light tan head. Nice retention and low lace.

S - Dark chocolate, burnt whole wheat bread, dried dark fruits, hoisin sauce, and just a hint of warm booze.

T - Huge bourbon note, dark chocolate, charred bread crust, thick molasses, slightly astringent booze, raisins, vanilla, burnt caramel, and oak.

M - Thick and full bodied. A little astringent on the backend.

O - A huge stout: boozy, sweet, and loaded with charred roast.

Photo of VINCENTT
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

This beer is not recommended for The half hearted Stout drinker.

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

A= appearance is pitch black, with about half a finger brown head that dissipated pretty quickly

S= Sweet, roasty, chocolate

T= A really sweet yet boozy stout.

M= heavy, oily and very boozy. Can really feel the heat going down

O=Pretty good stout, just a tad bit too sweet. The alcohol was more pronounced as the beer warmed up.

Photo of LukeK
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MartzMimic
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours blackish brown from the bottle into a Mustang snifter. A bit of chocolate brown foam rims the glass. The aroma of cocoa, coffee, and toasted cinnamon is so enticing that I get lost in the moment. The taste reminds me of rich chocolate cake. Dark chocolate, coffee, dark cherries, a touch of nuttiness and the booze is so warming. It's certainly there, but it doesn't taste like 17-plus abv. The mouth is thick and creamy, like liquid velvet. I love stouts, and this is one of the best I've had.

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

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zsaevre
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as correct as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 4.30 overall rating is correct.

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Trappist Westveteren XII Trappist glass
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $8.99
Purchased: Jan. 7, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 8, 2015
Misc.: Batch No. 10; Bottled Nov., 2014; Red foiling; 17.1 pct. ABV

Poured a pitch black color with one finger of dark tan head. Minimal spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average-to-poor retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled black coffee malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, smoky fire, light crayon, toffee, caramel, roasted nuts, licorice and some more coffee. Booziness comes in late. (Smell - 4.38)

Tasted earthy, gritty coffee beans, followed by that 17-plus percent alcohol. Also dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, licorice, smoky woodfire, roasty nuts, chocolate syrup and dark cocoa nibs. (Taste - 4.25)

Full body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.63)

Another great Avery Imperial Stout. I wouldn’t hesitate to get it again. (Overall - 4.25)

4.30 | 95 | A

Photo of Photchkiss
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top notch stout. Love that smell, Chocolatey licorice. A strong but tempered taste with a lovely smooth aftertaste. Perfect!

Photo of rden4654
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,885 ratings.