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Tweak - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

627 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 285
Gots: 171 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  17.81% 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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Photo of leroybrown10
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance – Pours a black color with a beautiful creamy head and a medium lacing.

Smell – Coffee, malt, molasses, bourbon, and vanilla. Very Nice!

Taste – Similar to the smell - a very nice taste of coffee, molasses, bourbon, malt, and vanilla. Very good.

Mouthfeel – Creamy, nicely carbonated and smooth. Is this seriously "17.81%"abv? Hard to believe.

Drinkability – Amazingly easy drinking, especially for 17.81%abv. 4.75

Photo of yemenmocha
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KShophead
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of larryarms847
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich and oily midnight black with a very thin layer of caramel brown foam.

Coffee, molasses, licorice, vanilla, and bourbon notes.

A blast of coffee, molasses, and bourbon explode immediately, soon notes of chocolate and additional roasted notes come out as well.

Heavy-bodied, light carbonation, oily, sweet start, earthy bitter finish that lingers on the palate.

Overall, this really exceeded my expectations for this. After seeing the ABV, I was so sure that this would be too much and would need some age, but that was definitely not the case. It's delicious fresh, and I have one resting in my cellar to see what a year or two does to it.

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of timotao
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BMMillsy
3.98/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Tipples. Pleasantly surprised to see this hit Florida distro. Pricey as hell at $15 a bottle but had to try it once. Pours nearly pitch black--not quite as thick looking as Uncle Jacobs or Black Eye--with a nicely forming dark brown head on top. Aroma of beautiful vanilla and licorice, some coffee, dark fruits, molasses, chocolate. Picks up the bourbon tones without smelling like a shot of bourbon. Smells soft and smooth and very nice. Taste is sweet molasses and cocoa, a bit of coffee spice, with a sweet boozy finish that leaves a bit of vanilla and a bit of earthy coffee left coating the palate. Some metallic notes. Boozy for sure, much thinner than I had hoped but still big and rich. I’m not a fan of Mephistopheles, honestly, and I feel like that dislike is coming through a bit here relative to its peers like Uncle Jacobs and Black eye. But it’s definitely an improvement over the base by miles and a solid after dinner sipper.

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This stuff is absolutely amazing! Had it on draft and in bottle. I would seriously move to Colorado for this if I wasn't married with kids. Dreamy!!

Photo of mikeincharleston
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MizzouBeerNerd
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark, black like oil with the same type of viscosity and lots of khaki colored head. Bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, and cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some heat from the bourbon. Delicious.

Photo of MNBeer1017
4.01/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregJ
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours midnight black, even tilted I could only see a slight brown at the very edge, with a thick brown head. Smells of coffee, cocoa nibs and bourbon. Tastes of moderate boozy bourbon, vanilla, dark malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Considering it is over 17% abv it was incredibly smooth and tame on the booziness. Moderate carbonation, smooth/creamy mouth-feel, aftertaste of bourbon and cocoa nibs with a light pine resin on the lips. Outstanding and I WILL be picking up another bottle.

Photo of Roy1586
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tom-Peters
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kelp
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jayneo74
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acashk
4.96/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of tastesogood
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grover37
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of In_Control_Mike
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ElJosharino
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jsmick
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
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