Tweak | Avery Brewing Company

TweakTweak
BA SCORE
97.2%
Liked This Beer
4.45 w/ 2,334 ratings
TweakTweak
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
Ranking:
#178
Reviews:
329
Ratings:
2,334
Liked:
2,268
Avg:
4.45/5
pDev:
7.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
465
Gots:
813
Trade:
96
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,334 |  Reviews: 329
Photo of osseo222000
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Watkinsmike83
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billydrinksbeer
3.87/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tcsox
4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.5/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.83/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a snifter. Bottled January 25 2016 listed on the label. Hurricane Irma beer.

The nose is chocolate, coffee, bourbon. Smells delicious! The taste is dark and roasty with a lot of sweetness and a warming boozy finish. There is a lot of roastiness from the coffee lingering into the finish. The chocolate helps to smooth things out. Wow, this is a delicious sipper. Tons of coffee in this one which I really enjoy and really nice notes coming from the barrel. It is definitely hot, but that is expected with such a high ABV - 17.5% listed on the label.

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Photo of JoeK89
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csmrx7
4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Happy to get a chance to grab a bottle of this.

Pours syrupy black with thick dense mocha head.

Strong smell of caramel and alcohol overpowering any other smells.

Flavor is again caramel with strong vanilla. Comes off hot but not +15abv.

Dense and molasses as expected.

Ment to be shared.

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Photo of illadyll
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nov 14, 2016 b.d. Batch No. 3 16.0% abv
Beautiful dark black color with dark caramel colored head that is very thick and creates nice lacing that lasts througout the drink. Smells of bourbon and bitter dark chocolate with touches of coffee and toffee. Tastes amazing, well above the quality of your everyday bba stouts. Bourbon and coffee shine on front half followed by a lingering roasted malt and coffee on the finish. Not as silky mouthfeel as Bourbon County Coffee stout but incredible in its own regard! What a great beer.

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Photo of eifster82
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 bottle. Very dark. Loads of barrel and some coffee. Very boozy feel but also tasty.

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Photo of liamt07
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cd34
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a motor oil black with a thin tan head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and coffee.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Vanilla, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and bourbon. The finish has light alcohol burn.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a sticky finish.

O - This is a delightful BBA stout. Despite the huge ABV the alcohol is well hidden and the flavors are very well balanced.

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Photo of Paintballswimguy
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -10.1%
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 +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rristow
4.77/5  rDev +7.2%
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 -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darwood77
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Holderness
4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
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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Photo of Avatar113
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.2% out of 100 with 2,334 ratings
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