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Tweak - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

447 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 262
Gots: 49 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  16.03% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Meph Addict and Coffeestopholes.

Tweak is Avery Mephistopheles Imperial Stout, with a chunk of coffee thrown in. If you haven’t geeked out enough, the brewery aged in four months in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: rye726 on 02-18-2010)
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Ratings: 447 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dspinler:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

dspinler, Mar 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of glid02
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Brewvival.

Pours black with a small brown head. The head quickly recedes into a thin ring around the glass leaving light lacing.

Smells of loads and loads of espresso coffee. Serving as the backbone are good amounts of molasses, roasted malts, and unsweetened chocolate, in that order.

Tastes similar to how it smells, although the coffee influence isn't quite as large. Smooth coffee flavors kick things off with roasted malts lurking in the background. Midway through the sip molasses flavors join in and sweeten things up a bit. Coffee and chocolate flavors with a decidedly sweet edge then carry through to an ending that's neither sweet nor bitter.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have a few more, even at such a big ABV.

Overall I enjoyed this one more with coffee than without as it cut some of the sweetness. Well worth a shot.

glid02, Mar 01, 2010
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. 2014 bottle.

Straight mocha in a bottle. Pitch black body, still as night with no carbonation visible, and a dark-khaki head, fluffy, creamy and pillow-like. I'd easily rest a bottle cap on this. 5

Sweet, creamy dark roast coffee with a drizzle of caramel, that's this beer. The coffee aroma bursts from this. Slightly solvent, but I'd expect that from a beer this fresh with this much ABV. 4.5

Pretty similar taste to the nose, big coffee flavor of the dark roast variety, sweet caramel, and a slight solvent presence. Coffee lingers on the tongue long after each sip. Tasty, but perhaps almost syrupy, which brings it down a quarter of a point. 4.25

I hint to how it feels with the taste, as this beer has a syrupy quality, but it's also very thick and creamy. There's a spicy hop finish that helps to not make this cloying. Impressively, as this warms, there is almost no heat or solvent feel. 4.25

I find this on par with BCBCS in flavor and feel. It's good and potent. The only difference is this costs twice as much.
4.34

ONovoMexicano, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Dajtai007
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

This beer makes BCBCS it's biatch!

Dajtai007, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of bouldercellar
5/5  rDev +11.4%

HANDS DOWN ONE OF AVERY'S TOP 5 CREATIONS EVER! COFFEE!

bouldercellar, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%

Enjoyed this at the Fridge served in a snifter, review from notes.

A-4.75, S-4.25, M-4.25, T-4.5, O-4.25
The color is like used motor oil -black, thick, opaque look with medium tan head and ultra fine bead wtih lace that sticks, just a very robust intense looking stout. The smell is rich with tons of coffee up front with light raisin and sweet molasses ith a slight alcohol aroma and mild sweet dark cocoa scent. The feel is intense as the look and smell with rich full malt body and very roasted almost char in the dry texture with alcohol warming and lots of residual sugar in the lingering finish.

The taste has a wonderful coffee flavor with dark rich malty and dark sugar flavor with subtle raisin and lightly woody toasted sweet flavor with spicy alcohol in the mid palate in the flavor with nutty and almost burnt coffee with hints of spicy pepper and licorice with some intense coffee effects like drying of high alcohol making the flavor increase wtih dark currant and woody flavor which comes out as a spice-like taste with some residual sugar which leaves a slightly bitter flavor lingering. Overall -one of the most intense coffee beers/stouts I have ever tasted

Slatetank, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of reebtaerG
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on draft at Rustico Alexandria in a snifter.

A-Pours a black opaque with a 1 1/2 finger tan head. Great lacing

S-Great aromas of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, and notes of vanilla.

T-Taste is just like the aromas. Simply amazing.

M-Mouthfeel is very very well balanced.

O-Overall this beer is excellent in all aspects. The 17.8 ABV is well hiddened. I would love to get a bottle to age to see how it would be, I could only imagine.

reebtaerG, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of Shawnadams330
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Shawnadams330, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -10.9%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of DahWag
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

DahWag, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Todd, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of RobertClevenger
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

RobertClevenger, Monday at 02:56 AM
Photo of jal_005
5/5  rDev +11.4%

jal_005, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of mverity
4.04/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

2012 15.4% abv. Black in color with a good amount of deep tan head, very good lacing and a thick collar. Aroma is deep malt, coffee, earthy woodiness and some bourbon. I would swear this is barrel aged. Maybe it is... Taste is that great malt up front, coffee and tobacco at the end with a aged hop flavor in the middle. Great thick mouthfeel, chewy almost. Low carbonation. Great coffee stout, but I feel like the coffee was a bit too much of the focus.

mverity, May 25, 2014
Photo of SuperbikeShaun
5/5  rDev +11.4%

SuperbikeShaun, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Avery Tap Takeover at The Common Table.

The beer pours a pitch black color with a brown head. The aroma is full of coffee with some roasted malt thrown in. The coffee is extremely intense in the aroma, as well as the flavor. This tastes like I imagine iced espresso with a shot of alcohol would taste. There is also some roasted malt and chocolate but this is really all about the coffee. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very, very nice.

Mora2000, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Prospero
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Prospero, Feb 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Ty_Collins, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Janis_Hoplin, Apr 20, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -5.6%

buyyourfreedom, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of sourdog
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

sourdog, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of jbogner
5/5  rDev +11.4%

jbogner, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

HoppySeb, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

williamjbauer, May 11, 2014
Photo of davistabuff
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

davistabuff, Nov 17, 2014
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Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.