Tweak | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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
Ratings:
2,308
Reviews:
322
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
467
Gots:
813
For Trade:
95
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Photo of BartS
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tweak

Pours almost entirely black with a small beige head, falling down to a small ring of lacing.

Smells of rich layers of boozy chocolate praline with a soothing layer of oaken, toasty walnut. Got a note of creamy mousse au chocolate to it, perfectly enhanced by a boozy touch. An additional layer of caramel settles atop this luscious foundation, creating a very well build nose.

Has a lower carbonation with a thinner mouthfeel and a boozy, earthen finish.

Tastes of earth and booze covered whole coffee beans, sweetened by toffee and burned rock sugar. This evokes the feeling of a very potent espresso, if it wasnt for the oaken barrel addition, creating even more complexity. Turns a tad boozier after the swallow, with a nice peppery spiciness, turning thinner with a malty backbone, sweet and decadent. The coffee acts as a well working counterpart, calming the sweetness in this effectivly, while allowing a sugary note to add to the coffee. Finishes earthier with more roasted coffee and a pleasant coffe sharpness, finishing warm and chocolaty.

Sweet and versatile, a little thin, with a pleasantly entangled alcohol heat. The coffee adds a lot of depth, making the rock sugar stand out even more.

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Photo of dubnation
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of guitarcec
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of armock
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aurorabeerealis
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopSavant
3.46/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayes86
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewHopHead
3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vidblain
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mad3air
3.81/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Griffon Gastropub in Clarence. Nice balance, very rich barreled IS. Alcohol well hidden. Instant classic. Sure pricey.Dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John_M
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The BA pickings were a bit slim at NW growlers the other day, and as they had some bottles of this in the cold box in the back, I figured what the heck.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with pretty good head retention and lacing. This beer is thick and sludge like in appearance, looking for all the world like used motor oil. In other words, this just looks like a massively endowed stout. On the nose, there is a huge aroma of molasses, dark chocolate, light bourbon, leather, light vanilla and dark coffee. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this massive beer, with the molasses flavor seeming to dominate. Also, while fairly sweet, the bourbon, molasses and leather attributes seemed to counter the sweetness in this beer pretty well. Mouthfeel is very full, and while the alcohol is pretty well integrated into the flavor profile, there's no getting around the fact that this is a big, boozy beer. Drinking this bad boy down was a chore, and ultimately I ended up giving about a 3rd of the bottle to the bartender (who was clearly interested in trying it - and so why not).

While this is an impressive beer, a little bit goes a long way, and I'm just glad it's not bottles in a bomber format. Not sure I'll be needing to visit this one again any time soon.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KevBot89
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of singlespeed
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 2,308 ratings.
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