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Tweak - Avery Brewing Company

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world-class

939 Ratings
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Ratings: 939
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 299
Gots: 333 | FT: 45
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:
Beer added by: rye726 on 02-18-2010

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.
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Photo of schimschim
4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of muskiesman
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TJRoar
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brabander
3.57/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Very disappointing beer. I had high expectations, maybe too high.... The alcohol is much too strong in this one.

Photo of jbwimer
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mega booze, but oh, so good. Dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, vanilla, hint of bourbon. Fusel alcohol detracts from the beer, but some great flavors here.

Photo of Jpepe08
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
3.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Bear Republic tasting glass. Bottled 28 October 2014. 17.81%.

A: Predictably dark. No head. Hints of clinging lace.

S: Coming right off a KBS, I'm hit by the sweetness/bourbon-ness with the coffee receding into the background but still zippy enough to perk my interest. Mmmm, and now it's flipped. Such balance. Such richness. Yum.

T/M: Hot and harsh and boozy, as is the case with many of these Avery bigguns. Granted, it's fresh, but still...Especially transitioning from such a stellar nose. Loads of ground coffee, hints and whiffs of the hard stuff, with a long, lingering, bitter toffee-chocolate-burnt finish. Surprisingly thin for such a BIG beer.

O: Good by brute force if nothing else. Might recommend.

Photo of dsm45
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TGanyone
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BullBearHawk
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SixPack6
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 57md
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch No.1 - Bottled on October 28, 2014

Almost black. Smooth but potent bourbon notes in the nose. The flavor profile includes a healthy dose of roasted malt and coffee with a sweet finish. The various flavors blend together so well.

The alcohol warmth on the finish gets to the edge of intrusive but it is not nearly harsh enough to ruin an exquisite drinking experience.

Photo of loza12
4.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaseFace
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of campfirebrew
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rab53
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of satisfied1013
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JWD
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, like uncle Jacobs with a ton of coffee added.. One of my favorites of 2014.

Photo of Nordbier
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of facesnorth
3.47/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Doesn't live up to the hype. Taste just average, quite disappointing. And I like Avery.

Photo of jaasen64
3.74/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

'14 vintage, 12 oz bottle poured into Teku.

A- Pours a very dark black with a thin creamy mocha head that has decent retention.

S- Chocolate fudge, vanilla, oak, bourbon, light coffee, some underlying alcohol. Very sweet and decadent smelling, can definitely smell the booze there but for the abv hides it nicely.

T- Very sweet chocolate fudge, bitter baker's cocoa, cocoa powder, vanilla, oak, plenty of booze, light coffee (was expecting a bit more), bourbon that adds to the sweetness.

M- Very thick and viscous, can definitely taste the alcohol and has a burn going down but not too bad for the ~18% (just wouldn't suggest taking a big gulp), carbonation fairly lively and consistent- could maybe do with it toned down a little bit due to the style.

O- Tweak is just another one of those over-hyped ultra-sweet gimmicky high-abv beers. As far as beers in the 18% realm go this is pretty decent, just above Black Tuesday in my opinion but not better then the variants. Definitely a sipper and probably enjoyed over the course of at least an hour or two if consuming solo.

Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 939 ratings.