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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 534   ABV: 17.81%
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Re-named BA Meph Addict.
Our very own Parker, of the cartoon and cat loving variety, created this cult classic character back in our 17th season. Appearing in several episodes under another stage name that was deemed inappropriate, our executive producers and editors decided that a name change and further character developmentóa 4-month Hiatus in bourbon barrelsówere necessary to satisfy our most ardent and demanding viewers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1145) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle, 04/05/2015. Pours dark brown, thin dark head dissipates to a haze on the surface. Aroma of ground coffee, strong and spicy, rich caramel and vanilla, marshmallow, bourbon undertones. Taste is coffee grounds, cocoa, bitterness blending with booze, sharp sweet chocolate,bourbon. Medium thick body, belying the beers true abv. Intense, but quite nice as a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2318) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
EBF. Pours black with low brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate. Taste is of lots of chocolate, roasted malt, bitterness, molasses, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Pretty good. A sipper. Just sligtly boozy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
black, thin beige head, oily cap. Heavy marshmallow sugar grit and moderate booze in nose. Front palate is candy-liquor, heavy milk chocolate and booze, sticky and burning mid palate before hot, only chocolate end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3576) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Sample from bottle @ EBF.

Appearance: Pitch black with a small bubbly brown head and little lacing.

Aroma: Boozy, but less than you expect from a nearly 20% abv beer and 1000x less boozy than Black Tuesday for example. A burst of coffee at first followed by rich caramelized malts along strong bourbon and vanilla notes. Thereís also some spicy oak features.

Taste: Rich caramelized malts along massive coffee presence. Itís sweet but itís also well balanced by the warming alcohol. Bourbon, vanilla, oak and dark fruits. Some coffee bitterness.

Palate: Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Coffee finish. Lenghty pleasant alcohol warmth (itís not burning).

Overall: Iím impressed by this one as I usually dislike very high abv stouts. Really well balanced for what it is. Rich, deep and tasty. Of course, I would never drink a full bottle of this (even though they are in 12 oz, which is a so much better idea than friggin 750 ml of near 20% abv beers), but itís a great sipper. Much enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (985) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Beaumont Market, Portland. Pours a very dark brown, medium brown head. Aroma is very roasty, coconut, vanilla, some dulce de leche. Body very roasty, finish is very hot, but roasty coffee notes smooth it out. Yikes! Would buy it again and sit on it for a couple years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (749) - - MAR 25, 2015
3015 bottle. Pours a completely opaque black with a yellow khaki head that sustains surprisingly well and settles to a thin film and ring and leaves good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon and a hint of umami. Big chocolate and bourbon in the taste with plenty of alcohol. It has a smooth roastiness and just a bit of coffee bean flavor and woodiness. Finishes with a moderate roasty bitterness and alcohol flavor and warmth. Medium/full bodied with moderate carbonation. Too much alcohol and not near enough coffee. The bourbon really dominates this beer. Would have liked more contrast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5712) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
(12oz bottle) inky espresso brown, fine tan bubbles. Nose of sweet coffee/espresso, rich, toasty marshmallow, mild funk, alcohol, chocolate malt. Taste of alcohol, toasty chocolate malt, medium roast, rich coffee, marshmallow, medium thick body, boozy linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4772) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
On draft. Pitch black, with a small tan head. Boozy, strong coffee, chocolate, bourbon, raisin, prunes, vanilla, strong alcohol bite, and very sweet sugary molases. Obviously this is a sipping beer, enjoyed on rare occasion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1953) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2015
I really love these BA high octane brews from Avery. Thick black pour with a nice thick dark brown head on this one. Nose is bourbon coffee goodness. Thick mouthfeel. Super boozy. Big bourbon, coffee. Bitter coffee and chocolate in the finish, along with the lovely, lovely heat. If you donít like it hot, donít buy 18% beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Thick black pour with dense mocha head. Aroma is alcohol, vanilla, oak, and marsh mellow. Taste is marsh mellow, coffee, oak, bourbon, finishes strong with some bitter roast and plenty of alcohol. Thick mouthfeel, medium carb. Very solid, I donít get much coffee but it works well as a barrel aged stout.

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