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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,776 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,776
Reviews: 800
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 244
Gots: 522 | FT: 24
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2006)
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

halo3one, Oct 12, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%

On tap:
Pours dark with medium tan head that sustains very well. The lacing is robust in this beer, and every sip brings more tan head to the party. The nose is alcohol, barrel, chocolate, and a hint of coconut in some sniffs, licorice in others.

Taste starts sweet, chocolate with a hit of raisin, then bitters out to a coffee-liqueur type taste thanks to the alcohol making its presence felt. The beer plays lighter on the tongue thank to carbonation, but by the end is more syrupy, with a drying feeling that could be hops, but fades to woody (barrel).

A very good beer, but I've liked others by Avery more. Obviously a supper, and probably not gonna find it cheap. Glad I had it, but would need an occasion to try it again.

cjgiant, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Jdotswizz, Oct 11, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%

Skymontgo, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Jeffrey2310, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -1.4%

Ngntjp, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Mshea805, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

BreweryRun, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

greenspointexas, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

dsalmons, Sep 28, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +6.2%

schimschim, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

This is the beast. Clocking it at nearly 17% ABV, it'll slap you around, but you'll come back for more. Well balanced despite the heaviness, and a good stout flavor underneath all that heft. When you want to go big instead of going home, this is your beer.

dcscientist, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

brywhite, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 25, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +17.7%

farondb, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

carteravebrew, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Such_a_b-tch, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Btip1969, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

siege06nd, Sep 19, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +17.2%

Nose: alcohol, chocolate, bourbon,
As brilliant deep dark brown one can get without being pitch black under an enormous 3" clingy, rocky, persistent, lacy foam cap that marks each drink with a ledge of lace.
Palate: A rich alcoholic chocolate bourbon malt drink that makes an excellent sitting by the fire after dinner drink.
Chewy, creamy, very soft fine medium carbonation, surprisingly well balanced and nuanced.

pat61, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

pknyc, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

joesteinkamp, Sep 16, 2014
Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,776 ratings.