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Tweak - Avery Brewing Company

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361 Ratings

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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 215
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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 Mephaddict and Coffestopholes.

(Beer added by: rye726 on 02-18-2010)
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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.88/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Mebuzzard, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of axeman9182
3.88/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

axeman9182, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

jmdrpi, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

acurtis, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

jsanford, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

bigfnjoe, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

Dave_Treat, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

LinzBrit, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

Sspeer1, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

djaeon, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

JMBSH, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

bmmortale, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

pjs234, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

Oxymoron, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

LaChupacabra, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

danbar, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

oriolesfan4, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

GTB, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

halo3one, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of mverity
4.04/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

2012 15.4% abv. Black in color with a good amount of deep tan head, very good lacing and a thick collar. Aroma is deep malt, coffee, earthy woodiness and some bourbon. I would swear this is barrel aged. Maybe it is... Taste is that great malt up front, coffee and tobacco at the end with a aged hop flavor in the middle. Great thick mouthfeel, chewy almost. Low carbonation. Great coffee stout, but I feel like the coffee was a bit too much of the focus.

mverity, May 25, 2014
Photo of mcallister
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tribes Aleshouse.

Pours deep black with a thick creamy mocha head with long retention. Very surprising considering ABV.

Thick deep roasty Chocolate and cocoa aromas, vanilla, black fruits, red currant ant layers of coffee, latte, mocha, espresso, burnt caramel and rum soaked raisins, black cherry, and licorice.

Thick, rich, good sweetness yet not copying and delicious. Deep dark chocolate, roasted charred malts and caramel, layers of complex tannic coffee, run soaked raisin, not as much alcohol burn as anticipated. Abuse, black cherry, black fruits, burnt marshmallows and a bit of vanilla and lots of espresso. Delicious.

mcallister, Apr 29, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
4.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had during Brewvival 2013! Served from tap into a Brewvival sampler shaker. Poured pitch black with a minimal brown head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate, coffee, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, wood, and sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. When I saw this one pop up on this list available at the festival I was rather excited to say the least. For the ABV level of this one I was really expecting this one to be an absolute booze-bomb. However, what I found was a pretty well balanced and rather enjoyable brew. The coffee added a nice touch to this one and definitely took it to a new level. Really well done high ABV brew that I would not hesitate to have again at any time it is put in front of me.

thagr81us, Mar 09, 2013
Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.