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Tweak - Avery Brewing Company

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449 Ratings

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 262
Gots: 50 | 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)
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4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Deep chestnut brown out of the bottle, and filling with a classic dark walnut oily black body. Real nice mocha brown colored head, controlled to a finger, settling with a thin top and fairly bubbled collar. Not to slick on top, or shiny, pretty solid.

Excellent aroma even just pouring off the bottle. Hints of warm roast coffee, a hazelnut and dry wood like aroma, with splinter oak qualities also. Hints of dark brown bread crust, and a real oily bean and nutty quality, almost like macadamia nuts or something. Very impressive, and not hot at all on the nose either.

Palate is real diverse. Silky body, with a large huge coating. Hints of tight tiny carbonation, but with lots of berried fruit. Huge tobacco notes and roast finish, cigar whiffing and hints of hot smoke. Very diverse and complex mid palate, warm raspberry, leafy tobacco, oily roast charring and coffee bean. Oily sense continues but manages some silky quality on the aftertaste, with a big coffee burst, and even almost hop oil finish.

Slickness in a bottle, with a diverse and big palate. Surprisingly not too out of control, not totally balanced but not out of kilter either. Very imressive as well and one to take in nice and slow.

smakawhat, Sunday at 06:24 PM
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4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Black, small tan head of foam, quickly dissipates. Wee bit of lacing left behind.

A very strong nose. Bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, in that order.

Oh my, it's tasting superb! The bourbon is very strong but it doesn't over power everything else. The chocolate is sweet, the roasted malt adds the bitterness, and then there's the coffee infusion. Fresh ground like. The 17.81% abv is not hidden very well but in this case, I don't think it needs to be nor can be as this was bottled just a month ago.

Full bodied with medium carbonation, it is very smooth.

This brew would be a joy to cellar and see what transpires. I reckon it would go for MANY years.

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- Batch 1 / Bottled 28-Oct-14 / 17.81% abv
- 12 oz. bottle poured into Lost Abbey Teku on 21-Nov-14

Nice creamy, espresso aromas with hints of chocolate!
The flavors are espresso flavors are more bittering, but not overbearingly bitter. The chocolate presence is velvety, with some molasses notes. Definitely getting some heat in the finish, but doesn't disrupt the flavors.

Not quite as good as BCBCS or Mocha Wednesday (not a good price point either $13) but this is worthy of at least ticking. This is my 2nd favorite from Avery's Barrel Series after 5 Monks.

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Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.