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
Ranking:
#188
Reviews:
360
Ratings:
2,526
pDev:
7.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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468
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Ratings: 2,526 |  Reviews: 360
Photo of bshu
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours almost black, minimal tan head that quickly fades to a small ring, no lacing but the glass retains a thin oily residue. Aroma has a little bourbon, coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla and some ash or smoke. Flavors match the aroma with a mildly boozy finish. I thought that this would be "chewier" but the texture is about as most BA stouts. Great flavor and aroma, surprisingly easy to drink considering everything. An awesome brew for [email protected]

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Photo of David_Porter
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbei1261
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
3.76/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a carbon black, with some fine, wispy foam.

Smell is intensely coffee forward, with hints of chocolate, vanilla, and booze.

Taste is very powerful and boozy, with notes of oak, vanilla, chocolate and coffe trying to burst through.

Mouthfeel is failrly thick ans viscous, well carbonated.

Overall, a huge stout, that is just a bit too boozy for me.

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Photo of jallen5076
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tankeray
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of McBraniel
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arlingtonjoe
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MykeJ
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KarlHvK
4.85/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LA_Hue24
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey_L
4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejmontoy1
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pleasant surprise of tastiness when drinking this beer. I’m a fan of most bourbon barrel aged coffee/chocolate anything and I was not disappointed with tweak.

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Photo of ElGallo
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a pitch black color with a rather modest tan mocha head. Although the head dissipates quickly, a thin ring of lacing retains for a while. Certainly expected from a boozy beer.
“Holy ....!”I exclaimed even before I brought it up to my nose. This is because you can smell the alcohol a mile away. It is boozy, medicinal, bourbon like and with notes of oak and vanilla. Yet there is a more dynamic complexity going on; dark caramel, toffee, roasted barley, milk chocolate, and of course, chocolate.
It is immediately evident how boozy and sweet the taste is. Medicinal and almost cloying, like a sweet liqueur or after dinner digestif. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak and decadent syrupy malt sweetness. As the richness of the flavors threaten to overwhelm, a nice wave of coffee and roasty bitterness sweeps in for some balance. It also dries up the finish. Even better is the developing tones of menthol and mint, which add a refreshing quality.
Full bodied to say the least, viscous and robust. Perhaps by design there is not much effort to hide the alcohol; this is a big beer in every way. Yet, the alcohol warmth is more gentle than burning. Also, the carbonation is soft. Similarly, the mouthfeel is soft, creamy and fluffy. Sweet, yet with some roasty balance and dryness in the finish.
This was my “nightcap” at Arts and Craft Beer Parlour, NYC. Served in only a 5 oz glass and at a steep $13. Yet, the 5 oz was just about enough for such a big beer, and in the end, it was worth it. Exceptional brew.

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Photo of Just-the-sip
4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Well, aged this guy about two years. Bottled 2016 Nov. looks like a stout. Big head but I poured heavy handed just to see what it'd do. Still dissipated rather quickly. Smell like cinnamon, coffee of course and a fruity that it's just kind of there that reminds me of a Belgian Stout. Taste. Dang man. Coffee, chocolate, sweet barely any umami. It's just fantastic. No booze at all. At 16% well done hiding that guy. Unless it was the aging.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.06/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, bottled OCT 27 2017, 16% ABV. Pours jet black with a thin & fizzy light brown head. Boozy bourbon, vanilla, oak, char, and roasted barley aroma. Tons of residual sweetness with good complexity and notes of vanilla, bourbon, caramel, oak, chocolate, roasted barley, and maybe a hint of coffee, but I wouldn't guess it was there if I wasn't told. Full body, sticky sweet, for 16%, the alcohol is not overly hot. Overall, very rich and sweet, but maybe too rich amnd sweet for my liking.

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Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jakepeterson
4.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 batch #3

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Photo of nofreepass99
4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

was upset when they did away with the demon series beers but am super glad they're keeping this variation around. Subtle coffee notes big alcohol warmth excellent heavy malt flavor. Make sure you share this one

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Photo of Buck89
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/14/2016 and poured into a snifter. Great look to this one on the pour, with a nearly opaque dark brown color and a thick tan head that slowly settled. Impressive for a BA beer of this strength. On the nose, the bourbon, coffee, and chocolate roast mixed very well with nothing overpowering the other notes. The taste was equally impressive. Smooth whiskey out of the gate that was enveloped by chocolate and coffee. Boozy but not overly hot - I found this to be well-balanced and more mellow than expected for a 16% beer. The feel was outstanding - full-bodied but easy to drink and not overly sweet, with a warm but soft finish. This one lived up to the hype in my book.

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Photo of V1per41
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 2,526 ratings