Tweak - Avery Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
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