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Tweak | Avery Brewing Company

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4.45/5
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2,401 Ratings
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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:
#180
Reviews:
341
Ratings:
2,401
pDev:
7.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
469
Gots:
835
Trade:
97
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Ratings: 2,401 |  Reviews: 341
Photo of Dooleymon
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of superspak
4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/14/2016. Pours dense opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with amazing retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, marshmallow, fudge, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, and dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, char, molasses, raisin, cherry, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Very slight booze in the aromas as it warms. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of coffee, dark/roast/bready malts, and bourbon barrel notes; with big strength. Taste of huge nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, marshmallow, fudge, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, and dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, char, molasses, raisin, cherry, and roast/toast/oak earthiness. Light roast/char bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, marshmallow, fudge, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, dark bread, smoke, char, molasses, light dark fruit, and roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Insane complexity, robustness, and balance of coffee, dark/roast/bready malts, and bourbon barrel flavors; with an amazing roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying, acrid, or astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from roast/char bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness. Medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is fantastic. Some chalky roast and oak tannins. Alcohol is very well hidden; a light-moderate increasing warmth of 16%, with very mild booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an insane barrel aged imperial coffee stout! All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of coffee, dark/roast/bready malts, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the enormous ABV. The taste really blew me away on the first sip. Perfectly balanced with intense fruity/nutty coffee complexity and very rich malts. Perfect barrel integration without much booze. A world class and mind blowing offering.

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Photo of Jmonah3
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

batch 2
look is black
smell is oak and bourbon
taste is lots of bourbon with a burnt cocoa taste.
overall, for a 17.5% brew, it is pretty well hidden. really good but little too thin for a BBA beer

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Photo of Jml3636
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jrutherford87
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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

Photo of matthewp
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wenzl
4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of raspy22
3.94/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Bottled on Nov. 14, 2016 poured into a teku glass

Syrupy, black motor oil liquid. One finger light brown rich foam cap. Some lacings

Aroma of sweet bourbon, tobacco, coffee

Taste of roast malts, bourbon, coffee

Smooth, some sudsing, 16% abv well hidden, coffee and bourbon linger on the tongue, doesn’t burn. It’s a sipper not a chugger

Really nice beer, repeatable

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Photo of countrypeddler8
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 2,401 ratings
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