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Tweak - Avery Brewing Company

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336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 175
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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 Mephaddict and Coffestopholes.

(Beer added by: rye726 on 02-18-2010)
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -44.2%

12-24-2011 07:41:59 | More by jophish17
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -33%

03-24-2014 01:47:43 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Rons35

Michigan

3/5  rDev -33%

03-22-2014 00:08:01 | More by Rons35
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mendonza

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -33%

08-19-2014 15:20:08 | More by mendonza
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michellaneous413

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

07-22-2013 18:46:52 | More by michellaneous413
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calivessel

California

3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

03-23-2014 19:02:15 | More by calivessel
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

03-22-2014 21:23:10 | More by hikeeba
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

03-22-2014 03:10:55 | More by Danielr26
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iceburrg

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

04-26-2014 22:30:50 | More by iceburrg
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Wayne17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

06-04-2014 01:07:52 | More by Wayne17
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balinor

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

03-24-2014 15:51:28 | More by balinor
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

03-22-2014 22:48:38 | More by JKV96
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StoutFest

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

12-24-2011 17:48:09 | More by StoutFest
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topdown

California

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

03-04-2014 06:23:18 | More by topdown
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev -19.6%

From notes, on tap at Union Jack's on the Manatawny ~2010.

Pours a standard pitch black, opaque and a thin tan head. Intense roast espresso nose, light bitter chocolate and intense alcohol. Very smooth, creamy and chewy body, minimal carbonation and surprise surprise, a potent wallop of warming booze. Coffee is a little less intense in the nose with molasses and dark fruit adding some sweetness, but this is still an intense coffee bomb with a ton of booze. Easier to drink than expected (or than I probably described), but this was a chore and I'll pass on revisiting.

05-23-2012 01:50:52 | More by yourefragile
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jxc5

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

05-13-2014 04:04:22 | More by jxc5
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

03-22-2014 16:21:47 | More by dcisco44
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DruRho

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

03-16-2013 17:48:01 | More by DruRho
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

I could almost start and end my review with a single word: Kahlua.

Dark brown color with a short head with dissipates quickly. Most of my time with this beer, it had neither cap nor foam. Nose is full of chocolate and espresso. Highly roasted, but also a sweet presence. Alcohol is all over this one.

The flavor is very boozy. Switches from chocolate to coffee as the dominant flavor, with plenty of good stuff like molasses and dark fruit. Full, thick mouthfeel, and a velvety soft finish.

There's a lot to be said about this one, but to my taste buds it was way too sweet - almost like hot chocolate - and the booze was far too apparent. This was a shot at a gold medal in abv and that's about it. Dial this one back and you've probably got a damn fine ale, but as it stands I can't recommend this.

04-16-2010 05:26:33 | More by BretSikkink
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

10-14-2013 17:25:08 | More by djrn2
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jampics2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

01-09-2013 00:23:41 | More by jampics2
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dunlap926

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

03-22-2014 16:01:46 | More by dunlap926
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -13.4%

Falling Rock was pouring this one tonight. What a pour! Black and luscious, creamy head and soft. Nice. Reddish hints on the rim. Oooh-la-la...

Coffee. Black rich coffee in the nose. That's it.

Coffee again in the taste. This time, though, it's accompanied by black plum and a bit of roasted malt. Not much else to describe this one. It rivals KBS and is a bit thicker on the palate.

Easy drinking for a 16% whopper. Dangerous.

04-09-2011 09:34:37 | More by Mebuzzard
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -13.4%

On tap at the Rattle n Hum, this one was served in an 8oz wine glass.

Mephaddict pours a standard stout black, totally impenetrable by light. The wispy tan foam that crowns the beer is barely there, and definitely not enough of a base off of which to make any judgements about head retention or lacing. The nose is a one note coffee bomb. The almost espresso-like aroma is great, but the novelty wears off quickly with nothing else behind it. I hope there's more to this beer, as I'm not a huge fan of anything that drinks like straight cold coffee. Thankfully, in addition to the expected heavy handed coffee flavor, a nice robust dark chocolate note fills out the profile. I still would have preferred the base beer to come through a bit more relative to the coffee, but the balance here is certainly serviceable. The body is full, but not as viscous as I might have guessed given the ABV. The carbonation is just a little too bubbly though, to the point where it distracts from all the malty goodness on occasion. Mephaddict is one of the better cofee infused stouts I've had in a while.

12-06-2011 01:19:07 | More by axeman9182
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -11.2%

on draft at the Avery tap take-over event at the Craft Ale House.

Appears jet black, thin tan head that leaves great lacing. Smells like a cup of espresso. Monster coffee bean aroma. Taste is pretty much as expected, all coffee. roasty, but not overly bitter.
Seems thinner than the base beer, and has low carbonation.

amazingly, it hides the huge alcohol content very well, totally different than the regular Mephistophele's.

12-16-2011 02:57:04 | More by jmdrpi
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Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.