Mephistopheles' Stout | Avery Brewing Company

Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout
BA SCORE
89.1%
Liked This Beer
4.22 w/ 2,338 ratings
Mephistopheles' StoutMephistopheles' Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mephistopheles is the crafty shape shifter, the second fallen angel. Amazingly complex, coal black, velvety and liqueurish, this demon has a bouquet of vine-ripened grapes, anise and chocolate covered cherries with flavors of rum-soaked caramelized dark fruits and a double espresso finish. Cellarable for 10+ years.

Mephistopheles is the final installment of “The Demons of Ale” series.

Food pairing: We like Mephistopheles’ Stout with chocolate (60% cocoa or more), chocolate lava cake, flourless chocolate cake, tiramisu or traditional fruit cake made with rum-soaked fruits.

Malt Varieties:
Roasted Barley
Black
Aromatic
Special B
2-Row

Yeast Varieties:
Westmalle Belgian Ale

Hop Varieties:
Bravo
Sterling

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
910
Ratings:
2,338
Liked:
2,083
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
11.61%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
333
Gots:
858
Trade:
48
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,338 |  Reviews: 910
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4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle. 16.2abv. It's amazing a non BA stout is so smooth at this abv. I'm just finishing it and feel it. It's almost three years old and sweeter than I remember in the past. Avery rarely disappoints.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black. Dark brown head that goes away quickly. Bottle has a great label and is trimmed with red foil.

Smell: Chocolate and Coffee. The alcohol makes its presence know as well.

Taste: Boozy. Wonderful chocolate flavor with some sweetness. I pick up more of the coffee as well as some bitterness on the finish. The Alcohol is in your face on the fist taste, but fades a bit once your palate becomes more accustomed to it.

Mouthfeel: Full. Maybe a bit oily.

Overall: Terrific Beer! Although a bit upfront with the alcohol, the flavor makes this one a definite must try.

12 oz bottle
Release Dec. 2013 Batch No.9 (15.4% Alc/Vol)
Served in an Oversized Wine Glass

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of themind
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer is a beast! the monster clocks in at 15.5% ABV and it hides it pretty well. The beer is thick as motor oil, has a subtle roasty taste combined with cocoa and maybe molasses. If you are a stout lover you have to visit this beer. Avery has done an outstanding job with this mega brew!

Bottom Line: Darn good stout!

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Mephistopheles' Stout from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 2,338 ratings
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