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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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1,970 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,970
Reviews: 845
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 281
Gots: 653 | FT: 42
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2006

Mephistopheles is the crafty shape shifter, the second fallen angel. Amazingly complex, coal black, velvety and liqueurish, this demon has a bouquet of vine-ripened grapes, anise and chocolate covered cherries with flavors of rum-soaked caramelized dark fruits and a double espresso finish. Cellarable for 10+ years.

Mephistopheles is the final installment of “The Demons of Ale” series.

Food pairing: We like Mephistopheles’ Stout with chocolate (60% cocoa or more), chocolate lava cake, flourless chocolate cake, tiramisu or traditional fruit cake made with rum-soaked fruits.
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Ratings: 1,970 | Reviews: 845
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4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.89/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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.

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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.

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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.

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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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.

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,970 ratings.