Tweak | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.00%

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.

Added by rye726 on 02-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#252
Reviews:
369
Ratings:
2,586
pDev:
7.42%
 
 
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476
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Photo of GarrettBoots
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fubudu187
4.14/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lomunchi
4.92/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely fabulous. This beer is a real treat. Very sweet and multi flavored. I get some aged raisin but there are so many things happening it's hard to describe e. High alcohol and you can taste it. Only plan to drink one (it's all you can afford anyway). Buy it!

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Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.14/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Old review that I never got around to adding.
Bottled November 14, 2018, drank June of 2017.

Dark ribbon into a snifter, fills into a black body with a finger thick cap of tan head. Hardly any legs, bits of lacing.
Smells like Mephistopheles (my favorite imperial stout for a long time) with a little bit of coffee and oak and a glob of molasses. Far less fruity. A little bit of bourbon and alcohol warmth.
Tsate is much more lively but hotter as well. Bourbon, oak, and chocolates with a bit of slightly bitter and fairly fruity fresh coffee, some vanilla and toffee and earthy leathery-ness. Again like Mephistopheles but less fruity, more earthy and bitter (coffee and tannin).
Fairly sweet aftertaste, very sweet overall for me actually, but with a good snappy bitterness, lingering bourbony oak (woody bourbon?) and coffee (Kahlúa-ish). Faint fruits.
Tweak has a much more effervescent, fluffy mouthfeel than most big imperial stouts I've had (at that point), and just as sweet as most but also very cloying, and it gets more cloying as it warms.

Very good, but the sugary, molasses globby sweetness and the bourbon and coffee all take away a lot of what I love about Mephistopheles without adding enough to get me to love Tweak. Maybe within a year or two the edges will smooth out and more flavors will develop, maybe even three (judging by other stouts I had aged).

I drank some of this with cream cheese swirl chocolate fudge brownies which dulled the "sharpness" of the beer, brought out more oak and fruit, but was tooth-achingly sweet.
The next day I had it with jalapeno chimichangas and salsa. Perhaps an odd pairing, but the food amplified the fruit, oak, the aged roasted grain flavors, and tons of bourbon. The beer cut down the heat and spice of the chimichangas while pulling up all of the great savory flavors. Loved it then, but my ratings are always for the lone beer.

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4.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nataku00
4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xantanamoss
4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of josanguapo
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

De Hopt. En copa Teku. Viendo Los 100 2x05-06. Asombrosa. La mejor integracion de barrica en una birra que he visto nunca, y eso que no soy mucho de madera ni bourbon. Los 16 grados de abv, disimuladisimos en sabor, aunque se sube algo a la cabeza

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Photo of Jkolls
4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of illtexzona
4.26/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of addiwilliams
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajmarohn
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soze47
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very bright coffee and nuanced esters for such a big boozy beer. Bourbon barrel influence creates an almost apple pie note when combined with the coffee. Not all bitter or black malt here. More of an imperial porter with amazing wood - residual heat keeps it evolving as the beer warms up on the glass

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4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.77/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottled 11/14/16; drank 10/10/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice tan head; a thick curtain of frothy, tree-rung lace.

Medium roast coffee bean, cream, fresh earth & booze heat notes in the nose.

Creamy, thick mouthfeel.

Medium roast coffee bean, chocolate syrup & cream flavors up front; booze heat & mild oak notes on the finish.

A hint boozy, still, but after almost 2 years this is a robust dessert treat.

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Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 2,586 ratings