Tweak | Avery Brewing Company

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.50%

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:
2,283
Reviews:
318
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
470
Gots:
816
For Trade:
100
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Photo of cmukid87
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hoppity1
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cajzr8
4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gooseman80
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mjklaus1
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redleg64
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of lr300
4.99/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.85/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keffa
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Feldpausch
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Pours pitch black and very shiny. Thin fizzy cola-like tan head dissipates steadily leaving no residual head or lacing. Beer looks more syrupy than thick.

Smell has strong notes of booze, green acidic coffee, and roasted malts.

Taste follows the nose with lots of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, and oak. Very hot even with a year on it. Lots of alcohol burn on the back end giving way to a pleasant warming sensation all the way down. For such a high ABV beer, this is exceptionally smooth and well crafted. A tad on the sweet side.

Feel is sticky and syrupy but not overly thick.

This is one of those beers that you should try once. For me personally, these super high ABV beers are just too much, but as they go, this one is well done.

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4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Egotist
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BrewsNRecords
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stortore
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 1/26/16, had 12/7/16.

Pours a deep chocolate brown, mostly opaque, with a half inch head and some loose lacing. The smell is malt, bourbon, lots of really good coffee, raisins, dates, light chocolate. The taste leads with bourbon- but it's not overbearing, still lots of coffee, malt, dates, some chocolate and caramel, light figs. No bitterness, a light sweet note. Incredibly smooth for the ABV, it's actually pretty creamy. A great, full body, well carbonated.

This is one everyone should try, even though it has a high price point. Well blended, super smooth, great coffee flavor and aroma. Well worth a purchase.

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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 ackeeper
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdhilt
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a two-finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Prickly carbonation and heavy bodied. Bourbon nose and flavor strong coffee, hints of bourbon nice imp stout. The high ABV, 17.5%, is nearly hidden. Bottled Jan 2016, serious price at $14.95 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
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