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): 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:
2,313
Reviews:
323
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
467
Gots:
812
For Trade:
97
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Ratings: 2,313 |  Reviews: 323
Photo of hophead7117
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This certainly lived up to its reputation.
It poured a dark brown with a moderately-sized head that left a good deal of lace.
Strong booze aroma. Vanilla, coffee, and oak.
Bourbon taste, strong coffee, a little chocolate, and a bit of vanilla.
You would never know this was 16% ABV.

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Photo of Chcshammonde
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Surprised myself and drank the whole bottle down in an hour. This stuff was incredibly smooth for a 16% beer. For whatever reason, there wasn't much of a nose on my bottle, just a bit of muted coffee, roasty malt. However, this is a great tasting stout - all of the components are at the same time balanced - and bold. Dark chocolate flavors seamlessly meld with fresh roasted coffee, a bit of brown sugar, burn from the alcohol, finished off with the whisky barrel. Great stuff. Would certainly buy again - but will have to split it next time!

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Photo of pda22
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is phenomenal. Such delicious flavors. A great blend of coffee and bourbon flavor in a fantastic base and mouthfeel. Looks fabulous and tastes even better.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Avery Brewing Company - Tweak [Batch No. 3]. 16% ABV. 12oz bottle poured into a stout glass. Bottled Nov. 14, 2016.

Look: Pours a thick, oily black and settles with a finger thick, light tan head.

Smell: I can smell the bourbon as soon as I started pouring. Coffee, dark chocolate, roast, with a perfume undertone. Notes of caramel, and butterscotch emerged as it warmed.

Feel: Silky smooth, but thick bodied, as expected. Very mild carbonation.

Taste: Bourbon, roasty coffee, and dark chocolate up front, with no trace of boozy alcohol. Sweet caramel and butterscotch come into play on the back end, and pair up with the other flavors, along with a very minor booze aspect.

Overall: Simply amazing. At 16% ABV, I was expecting a boozy bomb, but instead got a perfectly balanced treat. Great presence of bourbon, without the boozy alcohol, balanced by roast coffee, and sweets.

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fantific
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Atodd21
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hudson2508
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Destiney
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of driftlessbeer
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DAMN!!! The nose on this is amazing. The coffee is over the top and the bourbon isn't. Usually it's the other way around. This stuff is amazeballs. Will be getting more.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tweak pours a black color with brown edges. Minimal head.

Aroma is heavenly, just tons of sappy barrel, maple syrup, vanilla bean, cocoa, coffee, fudge, bourbon. This nose is every bit as good as the $25 bomber barrel stouts.

Flavor is less smooth than I'd like, it's my main complaint - lots of sharp alcohol, tons of antiseptic burn - but beyond that, it's smooth caramel all the way to the bank, with coffee, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate.

Feel is hot and dry, boozy.

Overall this stout kills. Do it.

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Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goldfishman
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kuoinetown
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of muchos
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled "Jan. 25, 2016"
Enjoyed March 12, 2017
L. Total blackness, impressive head for 17.5% leaving a film and bigger patches in it's wake.
S. Fruity dark roast coffee, deeply roasted malt, rich dark chocolate fudge, aromatic wood, sweet toffee. Warming up brings more whiskey aromas.
T. Rich sweet coffee, rich fudge with booze, chocolaty malt, dark fruits with nice whiskey flavors in the middle, hot on the finish with caramel, chocolate, and coffee.
F. Full mouthfeel, plenty of carbonation, pretty smooth. Warm in the middle, hot by the finish.
O. This beer is an experience. You expect the heat so it's not disappointing but adds nice flavor and feel components. Worth trying, even if only just once given the price. Cheers!!

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timc32
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crisis1290
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As close to perfection as one can get. Not much more can be said that has not be repeated over and over. Not only is this one of the best tasting coffe stouts out there, it is one of the best tasting beers I had in a long time. Real simple. Enough with the review. Go and treat yourself to one of the best products out there.

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Photo of derkfromwi
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of juablu
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out like straight motor oil with a small brown head.

Aroma starts off with coffee (but not in your face) along with a rich, sweet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and even sweeter malt notes too.

Taste is a great combo of coffee/chocolate with fudge, vanilla and bourbon/oak in the finish. Bit of sweeter malt notes and some roasty notes too. A lot going on and intense tasting, but not over the top.

Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, alcohol is SCARY hidden. There is some definite warmth, but not burning or overly boozy. Maybe one of the more balanced of the crazy high ABV Avery beers.

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Tweak from Avery Brewing Company
4.41 out of 5 based on 2,313 ratings.
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