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Tweak - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.17%

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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 Mephaddict and Coffestopholes.

(Beer added by: rye726 on 02-18-2010)
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5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this at Stone's 14th Anniversary Celebration 8/21/10. A big pour into a taster glass.

A-Wow that's dark! Very dark head of tight bubbles that receeds quickly.

S-It screams coffee, but in a good way. I love good coffee and wish I could get more of this.

T-Coffee! big surprise there. Not harsh though light and flavorful a little alcohol but you'd never think it was 16%.

M-Luscious! Some stout's have a harshness to them that's off putting but this does not. It's smooth, definitely full bodied but well carbonated so it goes down easy.

D-I thought this was the regular Mephistopheles so I only got 1 taster thinking I could get more bottles. I should have sipped on a few more of these it was REALLY good!

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2010 23:08:22 | More by ZX6Chris
Photo of Adamostella


5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I ever tasted. Had it on-tap during GABF at Falling Rock.

Avery went all out on this one. Scramjet black, thin lacing around the head.

The coffee and almost chocolately smell overwhelms you, even when the glass is two feet from you.

The taste packs a whallop (along with the insane ABV) of espresso like blackness and it is sublimely smooth.

I could swirl and sip on one of these for hours, the complexity they baked into it is amazing.

I really hope they bottle this one someday, it is truly exceptional.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2011 21:44:11 | More by Adamostella
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New York

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had it two years at EBF now.
Dark, thick, rich, and bam! Espresso!
Perfect silky mouthfeel. Unbeatable flavor.
This is their Mephistopheles Stout, coffeed.
If you like stout and you like porter, this is for you!
Best beer, hands down, at EBF Boston! Bottle this and sell it, Avery, please!

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2013 18:54:14 | More by Twopeaedpod
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5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into 3 oz glass.
Pours black as night with dark brown head, looks like melted chocolate.
Smeels like a strong espresso, chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel, so much going on.
Tastes amazing, strong coffee, espresso, toffee caramel from the nose, just a bit hot but hides it so well.
Nice creamy thick mouthfeel, as good as it gets.
Overall, this is as close to perfect as it gets. Fbs, bcbcs, kbs, bomb, none of them come close. Hands down my favorite coffee stout so far, blows them all away!

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2013 20:36:58 | More by SFACRKnight
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4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Vine Street for Stout Month 2012. Re-post from my review of "Coffeestopheles" which is what Mountain Sun referred to the beer as, which is irritating because they specifially told me they were two different beers, turns out they just didn't like the name "Meph Addict"? Weak...Anyhow onto the review: They only allow a 4oz pour, arrived in a tiny wine glass that reminded me of a cordial offering. The beer is black, deep black, deep dark brown edges in light but this thing is dark. A decent dark brown head with good retention and excellent lacing. Looks impressive. The nose is rich in character with a ton going on: roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, and a hint of nuts. Hides the higher abv well. Perhaps a slight heat detectable but not much at all. Flavor explosion on the palette....wow. Big coffee tones begin as the rich flavors found in the nose come through. the chocolate and oak flavors provide an extremely well balanced beer. Mildly bitter. Hints of nut and raisin. I would never guess this was such a strong beer. Finishes clean and crisp and delicious. I've never had a coffee stout this good before. Amazing. Full bodied and reasonably carbonated. Overall, this beer is phenomenal. I really want another. Extremely highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2012 12:55:32 | More by hopfacebrew
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North Carolina

4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Arrives pitch black with a nice tan head that leaves a decent amount of lacing

Smell: Rich coffee aromatics galore

Taste: Chocolate, roast, French Roast coffee and more French Roast coffee; a bit of sweetness on the palate and a ton of coffee flavor in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; hides the ABV

Overall: I am overwhelmed by how good this beer is; it is like a rich Vietnamese or Turkish coffee without all the sugary sweetness

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2014 04:42:19 | More by brentk56
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4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dark pour with a two finger tan head. Solid lacing and retention.

S: A wallop of espresso beans, with some hint of chocolate and alcohol.

T: Wow. Really nice: a rich, dense, penetrating espresso flavor that just oozes throughout your mouth. Incredibly smooth finish. The chocolate is subdued but adds another dimension.

MF/D : Big, full-bodied. The feel of this beer in your mouth is just heavenly. It coats the tongue with espresso goodness; you practically chew it down. But it goes down easy and leaves just the right amount of alcohol-- not a burn, more of a hint.

O: This is a big beer, one of the biggest I've tried. What an amazing beer. Similar to Avery's Out of Sight, but much better in my opinion. I love big beer and Avery hit this one out of the park.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2011 00:01:04 | More by UpToMeBeer
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4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Uncle Jacob's Stout release party yesterday. This is my first BA review :)

Serving style was a small 5oz snifter. Immediately when it's set in front of you, you get a blast of espresso, and from multiple feet away. It completely fills the area in which you sit. Appearance wise, I let my pour sit for a good 45 minutes while I enjoyed a 2013 Rumpkin, and the head never dissipated which is incredible for a 15.1% abv brew. The base of this beer is essentially Mephistopheles with pounds upon pounds of coffee beans added throughout the entire brewing process. The smell is incredible, like a freshly french pressed shot of espresso and the appearance might even fool you into thinking it is. The taste matches the nose perfectly with a huge dose of mouth puckering espresso, tons of roast, and a peppery well masked burn from the booze. I think that if you were to tell somebody that this wasn't beer, they would buy it, since the burn could almost pass as the acidic quality found in actual coffee. I love this beer and I hope some day they are able to bottle it.

It is also worth noting that hours later, my mouth still tasted like tweak (even after all of the other beers) so if you plan on doing a tasting, save tweak as your last as to not spoil the other brews.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 04:51:56 | More by denverbeerguy
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4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had on tap at the Momi Hiwa release party at the brewery!! Pours up black with a nice dark brown head. Great lacing. Aroma is intense coffee. Some chocolate. Taste is HUUUGE coffee!!! Biggest coffee beer I've ever had!!! Chocolate, roasted malts, blah blah blah. It's all about this HUUUGE coffee flavor!! Full bodies, nice carbo. Amazing!

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2013 01:06:51 | More by stumac
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4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The greatest joy with a beer is having a “wow” moment. This beer is a true “wow” in every sense of the expression.

Poured into a 6 oz snifter to the top, I can’t comment much on lacing or body, but foam was there around a deep viscous black beer. A bit of brandy legs as well.

The aromas were dark bitter espresso, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, the deepest roasted coffee, with a myriad of dark sweet candy like notes.

One of the most overtly espresso flavored beers I can recall. The espresso bitterness is balanced wonderfully by chocolate flavors, deep sweet roasted malt, and perhaps a touch of age. The sweetness on this one would generally lead to an awful experience, but the bitter espresso beans are so over powering that the end result is nearly balanced to perfection though I’m always ok with a bit more bitterness in my beers.

At 16% you expect the body to be viscous, creamy, and amazingly thick. You also expect alcohol to be over powering at times. That said this beer masks the alcohol better than any beer I can think of off the top of my head. It certainly warms the face and never do you forget there’s plenty of alcohol here, but it is amazingly well hidden.

One of the best stouts I’ve had and for the coffee lovers it simply is to die for. Thank you to the guys at the Beer Trappe for having this one. I can’t express enough how much I liked it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2011 23:50:40 | More by bobhits
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the beer trappe, like everyone else, poured into a 6oz sniffer. Been waiting to try this one and after having a "regular" Mephistopheles at 4 1/2 yrs old at DLD, I knew I a had to try this.

A-black as night with a nice chocolate milk head about a finger high. Lots of carbonation the head is not strong 5 min later but it hasn't gone away either.
S-the coffee is over powering any other smells I would be picking up, by just the smell I doubt most people would believe it's beer.
T- slight, slight chocolate but the obvious coffee bomb is right there. Good roasted burnt coffee with helping hands from the malt.
M- this beast is very lively, it doesn't dance withcarbonarionnin your mouth it throws a mosh pit. Slight burn at the end that quickly gets masked by the coffee.
O/d- this one is worth the hype, love it, I would suggest this to anyone that can get a glass, savior every last drop. Drinkability is amazingly easy the little burn you feel at the end could be from the high coffee in it and might not be the 16% abv. I could see this one getting a lot of people in trouble from not noticing you just crushed a glass while having lite conversation.

Get some Mephaddict

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2011 16:07:10 | More by kaips1
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hot damn. Had this on-tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. Served in a 5.5oz snifter. This may be one of the very best beers I have ever had. Poured a dark midnight black with a nice cocoa head that receded slowly, leaving magnificent lacing. Had an aroma of high quality coffee/espresso, caramel, milk chocolate and a bit of booze. Tasted of luscious chocolate soaked in espresso with notes of vanilla and caramel. The booze was almost nowhere to be found other than in warming...almost no taste of it on my palate. I am giving full points for taste, because I seriously could not imagine this being any better. Amazingly, outstandingly smooth for a 16.03% ABV brew. So well-balanced, it's almost criminal...namely, because I will likely not find this one again any time soon :(

Mouthfeel is silky smooth, full, a little chewy and warming. Like dessert in a glass...I ordered two of these and ended up kicking the keg. Probably a good thing it kicked because I would have ordered more and at the high ABV, this wonderful brew is a bit dangerous! Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2011 01:29:37 | More by MsRif
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4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So good. Not cloyingly sweet like many RIS's. This is more like drinking a black ice coffee with the bitterness, but very well balanced. Had at EBF 2014, held it's own against most of the RIS's celebs. Will definitely look for it again in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 16:03:02 | More by abuono
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New York

4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Rattle N Hum in NYC on 10/25/11.
Review taken from notes

This beer pours motor oil black in color. It has a finger of dark tan head on it. The head sticks around for a bit and it leaves some scattered lace stuck to the glass. The nose has a huge coffee aroma that comes through as the dominate smell. There is also a nice roasted malt presence, as well as some fruitiness. The taste follows the nose quite well. There is a lot of coffee flavor that really stands out. The roasted malt and dark fruit flavors are also present. There is a bit of booziness here as well, which is to expected. The finish leaves some lingering coffee and roasted malt bitterness on the palate. This has a full body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a chewy quality to it. There is some roasted bitterness and some sweetness. There is some alcohol warmth as well. This has great drinkability. It is a slow sipper, but the flavor is outstanding. I really love this beer. It is excellent, and I definitely recommend picking up a glass of this if you come across it. Excellent beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2011 14:01:51 | More by JizackFH
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4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Capone's

5.5oz pour with small brown head over super deep brown body. Nice oily lacing.

Aromas are rich and roasty featuring dark chocolate, touch of alcohol, and nuttyness

Huge and rich on the palate, featuring thick roasted flavors. Bittersweet chocolate, marshmallow, and finishing with coffee grounds. Some vinous qualities as it warmed. Good bitterness.

Mouthfeel is packed - thick, sticky, and rich. The roasted bitterness keeps it in check though.

Really enjoyed but with the ABV, was happy it was in the kiddie glass.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2011 20:06:33 | More by BeerImmediately
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4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap into a snifter at the brewery.

A-The beer arrives with only a thin collar of foam, which is not surprising given the ABV. It is nearly black and opaque. There is an oily sheen on the surface and it leaves "legs" of alcohol on the glass as I drink, but no lacing. Nothing awe-inspiring, but it looks like a high-ABV coffee stout.

S-The aroma is very heavy on the coffee. Unlike most beers of this ilk, however, this one lacks the espresso-like (or coffee ground like) bitterness and instead smells just like a delicious cup of drip coffee. Very smooth. The alcohol is warming, but not quite hot. Underlying roasted flavors are also smooth and mild for a beer this big. There is some dark chocolate, as well.

T-The taste is all dark roast coffee...again, its not bitter espresso roast, but smooth drip coffee and it simply amazing. There is some dark berry fruit, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, lightly smokey flavors, as well as a warming booze. I do not taste the 16% ABV; this thing is just so smooth.

M-The feel is medium to full body with lower than average carbonation. It is heavy, however, and the feeling contributes to the smoothness.

O-This is another great beer from Avery. I just cannot get over how rich the coffee flavor is without any of the bitter coffee-ground flavor that big, boozy, coffee stouts often impart. The feel is also close to perfect for the flavor profile. If this beer has a shortcoming, it is the smell, which is a bit simple and not quite up to the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2014 01:49:30 | More by spoony
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4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

OMG- What an incredible beer. They really need to make this full time. Mesatopholes with coffee in it. Aroma was of rich roasted coffee. Color was jet black with no head. Flavor was of an espresso coffee with quite a warm alcohol kick. Mouthfeel was full bodied. I loved this beer and the caffiene in it definetly got me buzzed.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2010 16:21:35 | More by bigbelcher
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4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Lucky Pie in Denver. Massive goblet pours for a rare 15-16% ABV beer? Sign me up.
Pitch black and thick, it began with a pretty large uniform white that almost looked like it came from nitro. However the massive head faded into a sheen pretty quickly. It never dissipated, though, and for a beer this massive I was surprised it stayed at all.
The nose is an even mix of a nice espresso and rich molasses-heavy imperial stout. Acidity and roasty notes coming from both angles, with just the right mix of beer to coffee.
The flavor continues that theme. Espresso on the front. Roasty, rich, and full bodied. However the middle opens up and the molasses, dark chocolate, and dried fruit character from the stout start to come out more. A nice touch is that while these other notes aren't always there, nothing ever seems to truly come and go completely. Different flavors just become slightly stronger and weaker. This is a nearly perfect blend of espresso and beer and is head and shoulders above any other examples I've had.
You'll no doubt have to sip something this strong, but make no mistake about it - you'll probably feel like you could drink it much faster. It's very quaffable to the point that your ability to function (and the cost of it - it's never cheap) are the real limiting factors.
I've encountered this beer a few times over the last year and I hope it becomes more and more common. It's truly amazing and it might be Avery's best overall beer, and maybe the best coffee beer on the planet.
I can't recommend this enough!

Note: Apparently this will be re-named "Tweak" in the very near future.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2012 15:52:13 | More by Domingo
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4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another one I was really looking forward to trying, especially after enjoying the Out of Sight a month or so ago. This did not let down. Deep rich black color, minimal head. Huge nose of French pressed coffee, and as it warms, booze. On the palate, coffee is prevalent, and dominates, but in a very good way. Alcohol is so well hidden, its ridiculous. Another outstanding beer on an outstanding beer drinking day.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2010 17:14:09 | More by emmasdad
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4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2010 vintage on-tap at Churchkey in DC for the Avery Tap Takeover. $7 for a 4oz pour.

A: Dark pour with a huge brown head. Lacing and retention are well above average. 4.5

S: Wow is this a beer of a cup of coffee? Chocolate, and a lack of booze, mixes with the coffee to make a phenomenal smell. Really amazed how little alcohol I get on this. 4.5

T: Returns to the Mephistopheles taste I've become used to. Boozy and chocolatey, but this has coffee on steroids. I love the boost of roastiness this gets. Being a year old probably helps the beer as the chocolate and booze have become more mellowed, allowing the coffee to come to the forefront. 4.5

MF/D : Heavy body, creamy on the palate, dry finish, less boozy than I expected. Very drinkable. 4.5

O: Delicious, best of the night. 5

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2011 18:27:08 | More by russwbeck
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4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Upon one draw of aroma and a supple sip, it's hard not to sum up a quality reveiw without including a phrase like "stupid-crazy" or "ya gotta be kiddin' here". With copious amounts of espresso and added conditioning, the Mephistopholes Stout just got better!

Strong and smooth, the espresso notes wrap this stout in a cacoon of silky smoothiness that delivers the beer in an inky-black hue that coats the glass like port. A light creamy head adorns the rim in even an espresso-like manner. Low on retention or lace, the 16% abv just wont allow it- instead, brandy-like legging and oily weight sculpts the impressions.

A burst of espresso leaps out of the glass and without any of the burnt or coffee ground aromas that often accompany coffee beers. Smooth roast, walnuts, caramelized molassas, malted bitter chocolate candies all round together in a seductive and decedant nose.

All the flavors of espresso, tampered roast, nutty/malty taste, bitter-sweet chocolates all give the distinct impressions of chocolate coated espresso beans that you buy at classic coffee shops. Oxidized esters contribute flavors of burnt currants, black cherries, red grapes, and savory sherrys and even a hint of soy sauce for added complexity and depth.

With extreme alcohols, the beer hardly attempts to build any creaminess from carbonation. Rather it allows the velvety weight of the beer to provide a lush and silky feel while allowing the full oily textures to coat and penetrate the surfaces of the mouth for fullness and richness in flavor. Obviously the beer finishes malt-rich, warming, and with a long linger of coffee.

Impressively, the beer avoids any acrid or astringent roast from either the dark grains or coffee. Secondly, the harsher alcohols of 16% are surpressed underneath the coffee and go largely unnoticed. A beautiful beer all around.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2011 15:59:27 | More by BEERchitect
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4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled at the brewery tap room into a mini chalice, 8 oz pour I believe.

Tweak is basically black in color with very little creama colored head.

Aroma is rich and roasty with bold coffee notes and a more subtle booziness.

Flavor is as intense as I expected given the strength of the beer. It has a pleasant sweetness up front but turns to fresh iced coffee and roasted dark malts.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and nicely carbonated. The alcohol is pretty well controlled but you definitely notice it after a few small sips.

Overall an amazing imperial stout and one of the best coffee stouts I've had. It was served too cold but would probably be even better given the chance to warm.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2014 03:52:48 | More by GilGarp
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4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Varga Bar during Philly Beer Week 2010.

Pours black as night with some big dark mocha fluffy head.

Aroma was easily the best coffee aroma I have ever gotten out of a beer. This was on par with roasting fresh coffee beans at home. Tucked behind this were some hints of chocolate and vanilla, but man, that coffee nose was beautiful.

Big super sweet malty bomb, but balanced incredibly well with a rich bitter roasted finish.

I'm not sure how long this was aged, but typically I find fresh batches of Mephistopheles to be a bit boozy and hot on the throat, but Meph Addict had none of that! This was incredibly smooth and I can't believe it's the same 16% beer. Super thick mouthfeel and incredibly viscous, but it leaves a great dark chocolate mocha finish on the tongue.

Overall, this was far too drinkable for what it is. I could've put away the 8 oz. pour in seconds and it took restraint to sip it. Easily the best Avery brew I've had to date and one of the highlights to PBW2010.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2010 03:32:05 | More by ChrisPro


4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Draft pour into an 8oz slender tulip for $8. Th7is year's version is listed at 15.5% ABV (slightly less than the base Mephistopheles at 16.83%). Sampled 12/16/11.

A: Dispensed with 2 or 3 fingers of head which was pushed out with more beer as the bartender poured. Served to me with a solid finger of foamy (yet creamy) medium dark brown head. Great retention and already coating the glass as it recedes. Pitch black as expected. Lacing continues in nearly complete sheets.

S: The nose is intensely dark with bitter, heavily roasted coffee. Chocolate covered cherry aromas come through in the second wave. Deeper inhales bring about aromas of rum-soaked dark fruit and rendered caramel.

T: Pure espresso. Alcohol is warming if not hot. Some of the nuance in the nose is lost on the palate but the intensity of the coffee flavor does not disappoint. Bitterness from the combination of espresso and hops adequately offsets the sweetness. Slightly acrid. For its octane, the ABV is masterfully concealed.

M: Full body and chewy texture with a long lingering finish. Ample carbonation provides a pleasant bite that doesn't overwhelm the rich texture of the brew. Intense bitterness on the backend aids in the dry sensation, creating a lasting acrid impression. An appropriate level of attenuation keeps the finish relatively clean. Nowhere near cloying. Absolutely fantastic.

O: Avery KILLED this one. Most coffee forward beer to date.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 12:12:49 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark oily black with tints of mahogany. Silky tan head has nice lace for a beer of this size.

Nose has sweet espresso, chocolate fudge, nutty malts, molasses, ripe pitted fruits, anise and vanilla.

Taste has dark cocoa, coffee, rum, cherries, plums, bitter hops and molasses.

Thick body is delicately carbonated. Nice finish. Quite tasty, coffee really helps mask the booze.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2010 21:25:04 | More by rye726
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Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
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