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): 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:
2,286
Reviews:
318
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
470
Gots:
816
For Trade:
100
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Photo of AlaskanYoung
2/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of yeaprolly
2.25/5  rDev -49%

Photo of Comparison_Ford
2.5/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of drink1121
2.58/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Desp59
2.63/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Really hot still but not bad. Needs some time still.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
2.96/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Just ungodly harsh and boozy....coffee notes meagerly call out while being punished unmercifully by the long arm of overly oaked Boozesaurus. Nearer shots than beer. A rough ride my friends.

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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3/5  rDev -32%

Photo of Rons35
3/5  rDev -32%

Photo of mendonza
3/5  rDev -32%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.1/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Thin khaki collar.

Smell - Boozy. Milk chocolate. Bourbon. Lots of vanilla.

Taste - Holy crap it's boozy. Bourbon. Coffee. Booze. Very sweet, but alcohol masks a lot of the sugar. Hefty alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel - Extremely boozy. Heavy. Sweet. Kinda rough.

Overall - This was unpleasantly boozy.

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Photo of buking21
3.14/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.18/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Messy and very hot. Some time definitely needed on this one.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.19/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Falling Rock was pouring this one tonight. What a pour! Black and luscious, creamy head and soft. Nice. Reddish hints on the rim. Oooh-la-la...

Coffee. Black rich coffee in the nose. That's it.

Coffee again in the taste. This time, though, it's accompanied by black plum and a bit of roasted malt. Not much else to describe this one. It rivals KBS and is a bit thicker on the palate. Coffee. Coffee. The scourge of coffee

Easy drinking for a 16% whopper. Dangerous.

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Photo of michellaneous413
3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.25/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing smooth about this beer at all. This sent my palate screaming for mercy begging me to drain pour it. Halfway through my glass I listened to it. Just way too bitter and acidic, not a pleasant drinking experience at all. There is no comparison here to BCS / BCBCS IMO.

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3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of hikeeba
3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of otoolman221
3.26/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Big coffee flavor but was almost too much for a beer.

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Photo of JFresh21
3.3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was far too boozy for me. I couldn't enjoy the coffee flavors.

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Photo of moarmare
3.35/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Drinking crazy hot. Lots of chocolate, bit of coffee, good barrel, burns like whiskey.

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Photo of OnePuttBlunder
3.4/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.41/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 1/16 drank 5/27/16. Nose is a nice mix of coffee, bourbon, and a fair amount of alcohol heat. Taste is a touch of coffee and roasted malt bit dominated by alcohol heat. Pretty underwhelming for an Avery beer. Their barrel aged and high alcohol beers are typically really good but this one falls short of the mark for me.

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Photo of facesnorth
3.47/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Doesn't live up to the hype. Taste just average, quite disappointing. And I like Avery.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.48/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch #2, bottled Jan 25, 2016. Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Black color. A short, short-lived beige head formed and left a single wisp of lacing. Pretty standard for a beer this huge.

3.5 S: Very surprisingly smell in terms of intensity. For a 17% beer with coffee and barrel treatments, this is tame. Even more crazy is that the booze isn't detectable at all. Roasted barley, milder coffee, peaty bourbon. Molasses, leather, touch of woody oak. It smells good, but it's not impressive.

3.25 T: The flavor definitely picks up in the taste. For starters, the booze show up and in a big way. A ton of roastiness gives a hefty bitterness. Leathery and peaty bourbon with a mild tannic astringency. Coffee, light vanilla, molasses, caramel, and hints of licorice. I get the feeling that the complexity and intensity of flavors found in this beer could easily be achieved at 10 or 12%. The added alcohol seems unnecessary and only distracts from what the beer should be aiming for. Bitterness lasts into the aftertaste. I'd rather have a more formidable maltiness to balance it out.

4.0 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy. A bit sticky, but much less chewy than a beer this big should be (which I tend to like at times).

3.5 D: Eh, I'm really not that impressed. The high ABV does nothing to pack in more flavor or complexity.

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