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:
2,299
Reviews:
320
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
471
Gots:
809
For Trade:
94
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Photo of VABA
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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Photo of bpa112
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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Photo of gbiello
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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Photo of mjwellman
4.94/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. I was not expecting this. One of the best bourbon barrel aged stouts I have ever had
L: deep dark brown color with creamy two finger head
S: Sweet aroma with wonderful bourbon
T: slightly sweet with bourbon and a hint of coffee. It is perfection. No bitterness. It has a wonderful taste that makes you just want to drink more
F: low carbonation, slightly sweet with good bourbon flavor
O; One of the best beers I've had. Wonderful flavor. I want to keep drinking this beer

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seanem44
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow! This was great! Even with a high level of alcohol, it went down nice and smooth. I aged mine a little over a year. I probably could have gone another. If I see this again, I will pick it up for sure.

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Photo of Angerhaus
4.87/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First Avery beer that I've enjoyed. Usually their giant ABV beers are crazy sugar bomber on my palate, but Tweak was a great coffee and bourbon treat. Definitely didn't drink like 18%

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Photo of Kmat10
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rick778
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janebender
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 2,299 ratings.
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