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Mephistopheles' Stout - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,657 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,657
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 223
Gots: 488 | FT: 23
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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dubmax

Kansas

3/5  rDev -28.2%

06-10-2012 06:36:39 | More by dubmax
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mcss

New York

5/5  rDev +19.6%

06-07-2012 21:11:02 | More by mcss
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cowboy83

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-06-2012 15:19:29 | More by cowboy83
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HopsintheSack

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-06-2012 03:58:33 | More by HopsintheSack
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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turtlemead


5/5  rDev +19.6%

06-02-2012 04:30:21 | More by turtlemead
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brock146

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-31-2012 22:17:54 | More by brock146
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RockinRaquel


4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-30-2012 19:18:52 | More by RockinRaquel
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WynnO

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-30-2012 05:52:24 | More by WynnO
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Mister_Joshy

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-29-2012 07:05:29 | More by Mister_Joshy
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wgfxkmf

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.6%

05-29-2012 03:27:19 | More by wgfxkmf
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Nov 2007, Batch 3

A - Pours jet black into my Stone RIS glass. A small 1 finger tan head forms and quickly dissipates to a thin rim around the glass. At this point a pretty swirl of tan bubbles dance across the surface of the beer in the glass. It looks like a Picasso painting or something.

S - Very roasty, lots of chocolate- but bitter dark chocolate, and some molasses. The smell is very strong and very good.

T/M - Starts off very smooth, with a very sweet chocolate flavor. As the sip continues, the carbonation and alcohol pick up and make for a spicy bite. The aftertaste is almost all chocolate. This is really a tasty brew. I had this fresh a while back and this is significantly better with the extra few years on it. The alcohol, while still very present, has calmed down a bit.

O - I really love this stout, both fresh and with the age on it. I wish that Avery still distributed to CT.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 03:25:44 | More by pjs234
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-26-2012 04:53:56 | More by MaseFace
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Koltar

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-25-2012 02:33:47 | More by Koltar
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 7, Nov. 2011 Release

A - Pours like all stouts, has a brown one finger head that dissipates quickly into a ring around the glass.

S - Roasted malts and huge dark chocolate notes.

T - Bitter chocolate up front along with some roasted malts. Finishes with black coffee notes and a lingering sweetness. ABV is extreme in this beer. Not a discernible alcohol taste but a definite warming as you swallow.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation for the style. Not thick and chewy like I was expecting.

O - Pretty impressive how they were able to let the flavors shine through and not let the alcohol take over.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 23:49:11 | More by cvm4
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.6%

05-19-2012 16:42:39 | More by GoGators
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

typical imperial stout motor oil black, yields less than a finger of mocha-toned head with decent retention and lacing.

nose is good, fronted with bold roasted, chocolate notes, and maybe a hint of hops loitering in the background. flavor profile is intense. this is a big, big beer. coffee, chocolate, molasses and roasted malt are all major players. a subdued presence of dark fruits - notably raisin - is perceivable, along with booze. very tasty, perfect for a blustery winter day.

mouthfeel is amazing. full, luscious, and chewy. wow. i will definitely seek this beer out again. obviously it's a sipper, but one to savor.

originally reviewed: 12-20-2010

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 05:21:34 | More by BostonHops
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Bolivia

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Illinois

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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leprakhan

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-12-2012 23:55:33 | More by leprakhan
Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,657 ratings.