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:
2,316
Reviews:
325
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
466
Gots:
813
For Trade:
96
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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried finding this on tap a few times and it was elusive. Saw it recently sitting on a shelf in Kansas City collecting dust. Nov. 16 bottling. Served around 55-60 degrees as the label recommends.

Pours a clear dark brown and appears black in the glass. Dark chocolate foam fizzles away rapidly leaving no head or lace.

Aroma is nice, dark roast coffee, chocolate, mellow bourbon sweetness.
Probably the best aspect of this beer.

Feels sharp from the bourbon and coffee acidity. Definitely an alcohol burn.
Flavor is nice, well melded coffee, chocolate, and bourbon notes with a pleasant lingering aftertaste once the burn subsides. Medium bodied and somewhat smooth in feel despite the initial sharpness.

Overall it's worth a try, i'll try to find a draft sample to compare.

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Photo of FCal79
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rristow
4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from draft. Pours black with dark brown head. Great aroma of coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is well balanced and really no alcohol burn. Can't believe it hides the Abv that well. Flavors of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, toffee. Insanely good beer.

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Photo of RobinLee
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darwood77
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Holderness
4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this one with a year and a half of age on it.

L -- Pours mostly opaque black with a larger than anticipated capuccino-hued head produced with well-aerated pour. Minimal retention and lacing due to the very high ABV.
S -- Mild alcohol burn melds with notes of barrel, bakers chocolate, dark roast coffee, well-roasted barley malts, and dark grape
T -- Bourbon, barrel, espresso (less stale than anticipated), dark chocolate, alcohol-infused cherries, and hazlenut/walnut on the finish. Huge alcohol presence, even after this much time
F -- Definitely a sipping beer. Huge, huge mouthfeel, with a long-lasting finish. Light carbonation and an almost velvety feel
O -- Maybe a little too much for me, but I respect this beer for its immensity.

84/100

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4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tjmiller718
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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