Mr. Mephisto's Imperial Stout - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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Mr. Mephisto's Imperial StoutMr. Mephisto's Imperial Stout

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Reviews: 79
Hads: 127
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 18
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Lake Louie Brewery Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UncleFlip on 01-21-2006

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.57/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Blue Point snifter.

A: A vigorous pour yields a .5 finger coarse, chocolate head the receds quickly into nothing. Beer looks opaque black but is also noticeably carbonated. Lacing is near non-existent. There's a couple of wisps but nothing else.

S: Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of vanilla or cream. Smells kinda like burnt brownies mixed with liquorice.

T: Noticeably sour in the opening and I fear this one might've gone bad. Even a bit spicy, chocolate is there but the coffee is missing for the most part. No dark fruit flavors to mention and it finishes with a weird, slightly sour hoppiness.

M: Medium bodied and a bit carbonated for the style. Coarse and this one doesn't do a lot transition. Body stays the same as it warms. Not smooth in the least with a finish that is surprisingly watery and hoppy, not sticky though it does linger a bit.

D: I can see what the brewers were going for with this one but it just doesn't do it for me. I've had hoppy RISs before (Darkness) and this one just doesn't quite pull it off right. The thick, full, oily body is also not there, nor is the dark fruit that I've come to love with this style. It's an appreciated attempt, but I'll pass on this one next time. (1,260 characters)

Photo of Beertracker
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

LL's Mr. Mephisto's Imperial Stout pours up with ample carbonation that createa a full tannish-brown colored head that tops the nearly opaque deep brown-blackish body. The aroma is pleasant with a mild roasted, burnt espresso, chicory character that sports a hint of herbal (minty) hops hidden in the background. Slightly fruity with some vinous alcohol warmth & a touch of oxidation. The flavor starts off with some sweet molasses and burnt brown sugar sweetness that rolls into a fresh roasted barley finish marked with a balanced bitterness & noticeable alcohol warmth. This finely crafted medium-full bodied stout is not-unlike an export-style or "extra" stout but certainly packs more punch than expected. Whether you're a horror fan or an old school gamer, Mr. Mephisto's Imperial Stout will have you saying it's, "like dying and going to heaven."

CHEERS! Beertracker

Trader's Note: Many thanks to ThomasHardy for hooking me up with this fine elixir. (959 characters)

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.22/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into my snifter goes dark with brown highlights along the edges and falls to a thin lacing along the edges with a nice swirl in the middle.

Initial scents are some off putting: raisins and rotten fruit enveloped in cocoa - not appealing. Warming yields more coffee, but the odd sickening sweetness hangs around enough to be cautionary. Smells like headaches feel.

Tastes reveal very sweet malt, iced coffee, fig and raisin. Yikes! The sweetness bangs away at the senses as a faint citric hoppiness joins forces with a leafy dryness and tries in vain to come to the rescue only to be swept all by sweet, sweet, sweetness.

Slick and not as heavy as some of it's bigger RIS counterparts, but oddly not as drinkable as some heavier hitters. I want to like this more and to support a solid local brewer, but I'm not feeling this as I'd hoped. (853 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the slightest hint of lighter hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy light beige head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring, leaving chunky rings of lacing.

Roasted malt aroma that is very hoppy for the style with hints of dark chocolate, burnt toast, roasted coffee, oatmeal and toffee. The hops provide an earthy pine presence with a bit of citrus sweetness.

Pretty hop forward for the style with some nice roasted chocolate malt flavor. There is a sweetness from the bitter dark chocolate along with some citrus peel, orange and lemon with some grapefruit notes. The roastiness of the malt is really well balanced by these flavors. There is also a bit of oatmeal, coffee, tofee and burnt toast underneath. Alcohol is very well masked. This is a very unique beer that I enjoyed. I usually don't like stouts that are hoppy because they are usually very dry and piny, taking away from the silky viscous malt mouthfeel that I enjoy but this beer has a completely different sweet citrus hop profile that compliments those flavors very well. (1,116 characters)

Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle poured into my standard shaker glass. The stout appears a rather deep brown color with a good inch of dense and creamy ecru foam. The glass is almost empty, yet most of the foam remains. Nose and flavors consist of bittersweet chocolate, grassy hops, almost burnt toast, molasses, dark brown sugar, dark chocolate and some coffee liqueur notes as it warms. This bottle has been in my cellar for at least two years and there is still a noticeable alcohol burn although, it is a bit muted at this point. Just about full bodied with more than ample carbonation. Very glad I held off on opening this one for quite a while. It has developed into a really nice and drinkable RIS. (691 characters)

Photo of gford217
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of Gillard poured into a tulip.

Pours close to black in the glass with a big beige head that leaves decent lacing and leaves a solid cap for a while.

The aroma is oddly sweet with licorice being the dominant smell. Maybe it's slightly oxidized, but the dark roasted malts are in the background. There's also some sweet vanilla and chocolate sweetness as well.

The taste has the same initial sweetness that featured in the aroma with lots of caramel, vanilla and licorice. There are lots of dark sweet malts with a slightly roasted character. Very, very sweet overall.

The mouthfeel is slick and on the lighter side of things as RISs go. There is very low carbonation and a very sweet aftertaste.

This one disappointed me a little bit and came across much sweeter than I was expecting. It's a decent beer overall but nothing outstanding. (862 characters)

Photo of nsmartell
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From the 120z bottle to a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours black with a light brown fluffy head that doesn't stick around for long. When held up to a light, some brownish red is seen. Looking for more out of my RIS though.

Smell: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice and that might be grapes.

Taste: Just as the smell suggests, with bittersweet chocolate leading the way.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, sticky and dry. Not too shabby.

Drinkability: Very drinkable brew. Will definitely seek out again and recommend. (584 characters)

Photo of roadhouse
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a snifter

Pours deep black but some ruby highlights are revealed when held up to a light source. A one inch light tan head forms on top but falls pretty quickly. A bit of lacing left behind.

Aroma is of chocolate, some dark fruit - berries and plums, a slight coffee, and a bit of a vinous character.

Taste has dark chocolate up front with a bit of that fruit character entering in the middle again as plums and blackberries. Finish brings out more coffee roast flavors and ends pretty dry.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very smooth and creamy texture to it.

This wasn't anything special, a pretty drinkable IS in the third class of stouts. The first being the extremely rare ones and the second being the easy to acquire but still really good. This one's pretty good, but nothing to go nuts about. (821 characters)

Photo of dancinwillie
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Modest cafe au lait colored head, velvety smooth small bubbles. Dark black, not quite solid though, and ruby highlights are seen when held up to the light. I like the font used on the bottle neck label.

Cocoa powder, and roasted barley are perceived in my first sniff. Following that, a little yeast aroma comes into the picture.

Malted milk balls is the first thought I have, taste-wise. Chocolate-y , and somewhat chalky. Somehow it works though. Little hop flavor is detected, although bitterness is present, and no hint of that 9% ABV either. A light vanilla flavor comes out, as well as a light caramel sweetness.

Smooth on the palate, medium long sweet finish.

A very good beer. If you're looking for a huge malt bomb cult beer, keep right on looking. If you like a well made, tasty beer that will keep you interested, but won't break the bank, here it is. I look forward to sampling this again when it next comes around. Cheers! (941 characters)

Photo of sgoodship
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Steve's Liquors in Madison on my legendary "make a six" visit.

A: Almost black. Ruby red showing through on the edges against the light. Coffee stained half finger head. Dissipated quickly to a thin dusting and some large bubbles. Some lacing - nothing to write home about.

S: Solid burnt smell of roasted dark malt. Coffee, bitter dark cocoa. A hint of sweetness like prune. Tiny hint of alcohol.

T: Just as you would expect from the smell. You get the roasted flavors and then there's some fruitiness coming through. It's a tart dark fruit which is close to cloying at times - walks a fine line for me. The finish is bone dry and almost charcoal-like in roasty flavor. Tartness stays with you into the aftertaste. The combination of dry and tart do drive you to keep n drinking, so that works. I expected more booze but it is well masked.

M: Medium body that feels too thin. Medium carbonation that feel a little too aggressive on the tongue.

D: The biggest issue I have with this beer is that it is lacking all the big malt in the middle - it's just way to thin in flavor. I am a fan of Lake Louie but this one is promising but just doesn't deliver the goods. (1,185 characters)

Photo of alcstradamus
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A--Pours a near black that glows around the edges with a deep red hue when held up to the light. Head was very small, maybe a centimeter at most but left a ring around the top and a little lacing

S--Vanilla, caramel, oak, traces of bourbon, chocolate. Complex but not overly impressive

T--Taste is better with roasted malts taking the forefront followed by vanilla, caramel, and a bit of coffee bitterness. Once again, complex but not overly impressive...but that is not necessarily a bad thing in this case. This is easy to drink, more like a regular American Stout rather than a Russian Imperial Stout. This would probably be a good introduction to the style for someone not used to this type of flavor, but for someone who is already a big Imperial Stout fan this probably isn't worth seeking out.

M--Medium bodied with some nice creaminess and soft carbonation

D--This would be a great "bar" beer for the craft lover, very easy to drink and enough flavor to enjoy. Its not going to blow your mind but if you are in Wisconsin it is worth picking up. (1,056 characters)

Photo of djeucalyptus
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a beautiful rich dark near black wth a solid mocha colored head that sticks around for a good while. lots of lacing down the glass.

aroma is complex. roasted malt, rich chocolate, dark cocoa, funky hints of soy sauce and burnt maple sugar. malty, licorice, plums, maple, sugar plums, a hint of sourness.

flavor is close in line with aroma - rich roasted malt followed by some nice chocoalte and cocoa notes, burnt cane sugar. a hint of doughiness flushed away by more charred earthiness. a touch of sour, a touch of salt. a bit of lactose sugars and lactose sourness. All in all, a fairly complex yet also fairly smooth and easy going rich stout.

mouthfeel isn't bad and isn't astounding. a bit lighter than I was anticipating, yet not necessarily bad. ample carbonation keeps it inflated and lends a bit of creaminess. a nice creamy milk finish with just a hint of roasted bitterness.

incredibly drinkable, although part of that comes from what seems like a lack of oomph - a lack of character and astounding imperialness. It just falls a bit short. which isn't horrible... we thoroughly enjoyed it, and wouldn't be opposed to another bottle... it just lacks the character that makes it outstanding in it's field. Not bad, definitely drinkable, but just not amazing. (1,278 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Barely opaque mahogany with generous reddish bronze borders. I hope the fact that this RIS is less than a black hole doesn't have implications for flavor and mouthfeel. The putty colored crown is creamilicious and sticks to the pint glass in several spots as it melts. An abundance of cheese grater-like lace looks good as well.

Although the nose isn't the biggest, baddest, blackest brute on the style block, it gets the job done with room to spare. Roasted malt leads the way, with specific aromas of dark chocolate, coffee beans, dark caramel and vanilla. Maybe a hint of molasses as well.

Mr. Mephisto's isn't big enough to hang with the best. That said, it's delicious beer and should be enjoyed by anyone who loves a drinkable, black malt-driven stout. Alcohol is hardly noted on the palate, which is another definite plus.

More malt would have turned this black-hearted brew into a stone cold killer. It certainly has the chops to at least think about entering the ring with the big stouts, but it isn't quite big enough and doesn't punch quite hard enough. I like it, though. I like it a lot.

Flavors mirror aromas for the most part. Bittersweet chocolate and crushed coffee beans are still out in front, with a hint of tangy molasses and a little chicory creeping in on the back end. Most Lake Louie porters and stouts have a vanilla and/or caramelized sugar character. Mr. Mephisto's is no exception.

I've decided to use the drinkablity score to reflect the fact that the flavor score is *almost* worthy of the next highest number. Besides, this stuff is astoudingly easy to drink and is almost gone as I type. The mouthfeel is the only real chink in the armor... and it isn't even that bad once warming has occured.

It's a shame that Lake Louie doesn't get more love. In my mind, the fact that they brew such outstanding beer across such a broad range of styles puts them in solid second place (after New Glarus) in one of the best beer states in America. That's nothing to sneeze at. Neither is Mr. Mephisto's Imperial stout. I'm down for at least a sixer during all future road trips to Madtown. (2,116 characters)

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought a single of this before I invested in a 6-pack to keep around for a couple of years to come. I like what L.L. is doing and I like the majority of there beers so I was excited for this.
It pours a VERY dark brown of not coal black. Smell is lots of roasted malts, chocolate and maybe a touch of alcohol. The taste is very nice. I was hoping for a coffe touch in it but I'm not getting it. The chocolate is coating my mouth which I love and makes it stick around for awhile. There is atouch of alcohol, but nothing even close to offensive. Great little drinker and it's not so huge that you wouldn't want a second in the same sitting. I will be going to get the 6-pack for sure! (686 characters)

Photo of tpd975
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to OHLRanger for this treat. Boy I love me some stouts so any I have never had are more than welcome.

A: Pours a very dark black hue with an above average tan head. The head is creamy at first with rocky peaks showing up as it builds. The retention is okay with some nice chunks of lace noted. I will note that it does appear a bit thin though.

S: Nice roasted malt aromas with notes of dark bakers chocolate. Touches of dark fruit peek through along with a big blast of coffee.

T: Nice flavors off this one. Roasted malt and chocolate stand out from the start. Dark roasted coffee comes through along with a bit of dark fruit. The finish is fairly hoppy with a dash of smoke which I really enjoy.

M: On the lighter side of medium in body, with snappy carbonation.

D: It's drinkable. I would love to see six packs of this one on the shelf. It would make winter so much more enjoyable. (896 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Three fingers of peppery tan head reaches the top of the glass and then turns rocky as it slowly fades leaving scattered dots of lace. Body is a lightless blackness. Nose is full of smokey maltiness with a backround of chocolately coco. With first sip you get a cleaner feel than expected from an Impy, smooth and enjoyable though. A dark fruity richness has a bit of a soured feel but it is quickly mellowed by the big bready rich bitter that is on the back of the palate. Mouthfeel is nicely complex, rich and full. This is a very drinkable, unique, Imperial stout. Best when drank warmer. (591 characters)

Photo of Derek
2.94/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Black with plenty of yeastie-floaties, tan head, some retention & lacing.

S: Roasted grain with a some sourness (plums?), licorice, demerara, light spicing and fruitiness. It seems like a lot of stouts & porters from this region have that sour twang... I don't know why... I'm not fond of it.

T: Roasted grain, demerara, coffee, licorice, woody, light spicing, slight grainy astringency (though not as much as the aroma indicated), slight fruitiness, modest bitterness, alcohol is very subtle (I doubt it's 9%). I'd say it's a heck of a dry stout, or maybe an export... but not an imperial.

M: Moderate body & carbonation, slight roasted acidity & tartness, very dry. An imperial dry stout?

D: It's alright. (714 characters)

Photo of botham
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a new Sam Adams glass. pours black with distant garnet highlights and some sediment floating thoughtout the brew. two fingers of healthy, dense and tan head top it off, leaving moderate lacings. good retention.

aroma is roasted, with black malts and an earthy base. notes include subtle grassy hops, a woody quality, possibly oak, and a subtle alcoholic note.

taste is malty, with roasted malts and black malts, along with a subtle sweet character that is challenged by an alcoholic note upon finishing. hops are distant, if at all present, with the malt overpowering the palate with complexity and richness.

mouthfeel is full bodied with a syrup like texture and a smooth finish. finishes on a malty note with residual grainy malts and roasted coffee notes.

drinkability is decent. this is a big brew, with complexity and richness to spare. could be a bit less intense, though still one of the best from Lake Louie. cheers! (953 characters)

Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours brownish red - a couple tads darker than root beer from a 12 oz bottle. It looks black in the glass, with a small 1/8-inch light tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, and malt. First sip is super light for an Imperial Stout. It is also bitterer and less sweet than typical IMP Stouts. Tastes of malts and tobacco dominate. As it warms, the coffee taste blossoms. I am amazed how so many flavors can coexist so peacefully in such a light bodied beer. (456 characters)

Photo of akorsak
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle courtesy of nflmvp.

A: The RIS is a pitch black brew, dark with some ruby red highlights that come through when light shines into the narrow parts of the glass. A decent tan-colored head is lacing around the sides.

S: The stout has a thick, oily aroma that is roasted with baker's chocolate and coffee. A surprising amount of hops are present too, adding a citrus touch. The strength of the stout is quite nice.

T: The stout's head tasted slightly metallic, making me worry that the ale was past its prime. Luckily the first sip re-affirmed that this ale has some legs to it. Roasted, hell burnt toast, thick and charred hits the tastebuds up front. Doughy bread has a darker rye-like flavor. Baker's chocolate adds a bitter touch that is welcome amongst the char. The stout also has a sour lactose flavor that adds a milkiness to the dark chocolate malts.

M: Charred with a lactose body, this stout holds up quite well. I can only imagine that the stout was much hotter a year ago.

D: The stout is big but the alcohol is well hidden. I'd be happy to nurse on a few of these over the course of a night. (1,122 characters)

Photo of aforbes10
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very black, though not super thick in appearance. Thin light brown head. Full roasted barley odor, notes of chocolate and ethanol. Roasty and creamy malt flavor, deep and chocolatey. Some light cocoa powder flavor, as well as a phantom flash of cherries. I also get a bit of nutmeg. Rich and full bodied. A well-crafted, drinkable imperial stout, but with nothing to really set it apart from others in the crowd. Still, very good. (430 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Black with brown highlights and 2 fingers of creamy tan head that leaves a slight froth on top.

S - Roasted malt with milk chocolate, slight lactic aroma and smokiness with a light touch of coffee.

T - Nice roasted malt flavor with black coffee mellowed by milk chocolate and a slight lactic hint. A lingering smokey bitterness is left on the tongue.

M - Creamy mouthfeel but a bit on the light side for an imperial stout.

D - A tasty beer but on the lighter side, even at 9%, compared to other imperials available. (523 characters)

Photo of brdc
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks stoutsNipas for this one.

Small capped bottle poured into a snifter.
Dark brown brew with a light tan head, one and a half finger, that drops quickly but leaves a nice collar.
Aroma is malty, chocolates and coffee, but not as rich as I expected, along with a noticeable alcohol smell.
Medium bodied, the taste is as expected, although as it warms up the alcohol kick gets a bit too noticeable.
Good brew, but not the best Lake Louie offering. (454 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle from joe1510. Thanks Joe!

This pours..whoah, caught it in time. It started to slowly, thankfully, gush out of the bottle. I didn't lose a drop. ;^)

It looks black but on closer observation, I can see brownish hues so I'll call it a very dark brown. Nice billowy head of tannish foam that forms a Devil's Tower on the top of my glass. Great head retention and there's plenty of sticky lacing.

The smell has notes of roasted malt, coffee, and some citrus hops in the background. A good nose overall.

The taste has huge notes of roasted malt. wow. Besides that, I get coffee, chocolate, maybe a touch of dark fruit, and some hop bitterness right before the finish. Quite complex and quite tasty though I think the roasted malt may be a tad overdone here.

Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is fairly light, it finishes bitter with both roasted malt and dark chocolate. Lots of warming going on here from the alcohol. This would be a nice one to fall back on in the dead of winter.

Overall, it's a tasty brew that I think would be even better if it wasn't so darn roasty. Oh well, I'll still recommend that you give it a try. (1,143 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I received this one as an extra from the very generous ATLBeerdog, and have been saving it in my fridge waiting for the right moment to try it. Last night I just grabbed it and figured what the hell as I was in the mood for a big stout. Nice 12oz bottle that I served at a little bit over cellar temperature and poured it into an oversized wine glass. A nice, rich, deep, dark brown then emerged right from the bottle, and pour very nicely into the bottom of the glass. There was a nice, albeit small head of tan lace that formed on the top, but quickly faded down into just a thin crown across the top of the glass. Decent retention led to a nice bit of side glass lace, decent look overall for a stout.

The aroma was very sweet, even from the very first notes that came across. There was an odd aroma to it, very pleasant, but I just could not place what it was. It was some coffee, some caramel, a dark, sweet chocolate and a touch of bourbon, hints of vanilla and spices in the back. Very complex and one of the most interesting examples I have run across. The flavor carried this over very well, with a rich burnt coffee and sugary tone that had some overlapping flavors of tobacco and peat mixed in. I was shocked by how good this was. A slight bourbon like barrel taste and a hint of vanilla rounded it out nicely, leaving the long lingering flavor of dark chocolate on the tongue and a touch of vanilla in the finish. The Mouthfeel was a little light, and that would be my only distracter from this. It really was more ale like, and did not have that rich creamy feel you would want to match with the flavor. But the drinkability was great, as the alcohol was very well hidden and the profile was very nice, leading you to be able to sip this one with relative ease.

Overall this was a bit of a shocker for me. Much sweeter then I thought it would be and it ended up turning out much better overall then I would have hoped for. No doubt I would try to pick this one up again, it was absolutely excellent and should be tried by anyone who can find it. (2,060 characters)

Mr. Mephisto's Imperial Stout from Lake Louie Brewery Company
85 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.