1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tweak - Avery Brewing Company

Not Rated.
TweakTweak

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

450 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 450
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 263
Gots: 51 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Tweak Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 450 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
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 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 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 gopens44
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

gopens44, Today at 12:38 PM
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle brought to me to share for Thanksgiving. Awesome!

Pours a dark, oily black, with a great looking mocha-colored head of about 1.5 inches, which is crazy given the high ABV of this one.

Smells like coffee on steroids, huge sweet and roasty coffee aroma, along with a booze presence that stings the nostrils.

This tastes a bit oily and burning, from the high intensity ABV. It doesn't really detract from the overall flavor though. The coffee flavor here is amplified and really intense- it's hard to pick out nuances in the coffee- it just tastes really sweet, almost vanilla-like, with a slight roasted flavor. There's some chocolate syrup flavors, along with a significant bourbon kick at the end. This shares some similarities with Black Tuesday and it's various cousins- huge, knock-out tastes in an insane ABV package.

This is a little bit light for the ABV, but it's still solid enough, with a very low level of carbonation, and a very creamy mouthfeel.

This is quite the insane beer. For a beer this high in alcohol, it's incredible how they still made it pretty drinkable.

GreesyFizeek, Today at 06:51 AM
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch No. 1. Bottled 10/28/14. 17.81% ABV per the label.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy super dark khaki head that fades to nothing. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, coffee bean, brewed coffee, and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, coffee bean, brewed coffee, vanilla, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and wood bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a fantastic mixture of cocoa, coffee, and bourbon characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Today at 05:54 AM
Photo of Denzo
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Denzo, Yesterday at 11:57 PM
Photo of Mattyb79
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%

Mattyb79, Yesterday at 10:38 PM
Photo of Oakhtar
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%

Oakhtar, Yesterday at 07:32 PM
Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
4.12/5  rDev -8.2%

IGOTASIXPACK, Yesterday at 06:55 PM
Photo of Hootie159
4.29/5  rDev -4.5%

Hootie159, Yesterday at 06:39 AM
Photo of dm123
4/5  rDev -10.9%

dm123, Yesterday at 06:02 AM
Photo of itracy63
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

itracy63, Yesterday at 02:07 AM
Photo of lorenwhite7
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%

lorenwhite7, Yesterday at 12:13 AM
Photo of JandJMD
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

What set this apart from some other bourbon BA stouts was how well the coffee seemed to tie in with the roasted malt and the bourbon flavors. Definitely hot with a little burn at this alcohol level, but not off-putting. It was tough to tell that it had coffee added with how well you could pick up the malt and the bourbon. A lot will hit you in the head with the coffee.
Has a great, creamy body. I'm not sure it's quite where BC Coffee is, but it's close.

JandJMD, Wednesday at 10:54 PM
Photo of okono
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%

okono, Wednesday at 01:14 AM
Photo of Evan
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Evan, Tuesday at 10:46 PM
Photo of miggs3030
5/5  rDev +11.4%

miggs3030, Tuesday at 08:11 PM
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.