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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout

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1,959 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,959
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 281
Gots: 650 | FT: 42
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Jet black with a half a fingers worth of quickly fading dark brown head.

Smell- Dark roasted malt aroma with hints of brown sugar and dark fruits.

Taste- Strong flavor of dark roasted malt with notes of chocolate, char, brown sugar, and some dark fruits. Slight hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel- This has a syrup-like full body and is velvety smooth. Low level of carbonation and a hint of alcohol warmth.

Overall- This one is definitely a sipper and worth trying.

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

I acquired this beer in one of my first trades which was with Schmittymack back at DLD 09. This is batch 1 bottled in January 2006 with a listed ABV of 15.1%. Appearance is dark black with almost no head or light passage. Not quite as viscous on the appearance as I'd expect for a 15+ abv brew. Nose starts with heavy amounts of dark fruits and molasses. Figs, brown sugar, plums, and dark cherries join forces to make for a very sweet smell. Roasted malts come in towards the end along with cocoa which rounds out this massive aroma. The taste starts with a very sweet malty presence with much of the dark fruit characters that I detected on the nose. Molasses and brown sugar dominate the mid palate with a rush of roast on the finish. This brew has aged into a very complex sweet imperial stout. My last experience with this beer (fresh) was over the top boozy. This cellared version, while still boozy and big, is much more complex. Mouthfeel is smooth and big with light carbonation. Overall, this beer is in the realm of Dark Lord and World Wide Stout in terms of its high abv and residual sweetness. The age has been nice to this brew as I find it much more enjoyable than when its fresh.

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Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
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