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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mephistopheles with a generous amount of coffee added.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Tap
Appearance: Oily black
Aroma: Coffee, alcohol
Taste: Very complex, and intense combination of flavors; coffee, bready malts, dark fruit
Palate: Warm alcohol finish
Overall: Big, chewy, exceptional stout (from notes)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (1174) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2013
On tap at brewpub on 060913. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has lots of coffee, as it warms up dried fruits, caramel, malt and alcohol is coming through. Taste is coffee and bitter chocolate and sweet dark fruits and alcohol. Medium to full body with a soft carbonation, finish is light bitter chocolate and warming alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap the brewery. Pour is pitch black with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Big coffee, chocolate, light bourbon, woody, vanilla, light anise, and licorice in the aroma. Taste is big dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, big wood, dark fruits, toffee, and caramel with a little heat on the backend. Sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Amazing stout and I can’t believe it’s that high in alcohol.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Had it at the 2013EBF, great beer espresso beer, I was blown away by this offering by Avery, I’m happy I had the luck of drinking this. Had to rate it a 5

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marheb (1945) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): J’aurais probablement payé le prix d’entrée juste pour la respirer. Le scientifique fou qui a réussi à intégrer la juste (voire déraisonable) dose de café, mérite d’être canonisé. Hellsspresso!!!!!!&#

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. Served alongside Avery Mephistopheles. The beer is black with a quarter inch of oily, dark beige head. The aroma offers a potent dose of rich coffee, followed by light booze, roast, espresso, malt, chocolate. What a bold flavor! Rich and intense with a grand coffee presence. Alcohol warmth in the finish, but not nearly the heat I was expecting and even fearing from a beer of this stature. Full bodied with moderately low carbonation. A delightful brew to sip and savor. I’m so glad I finally came across this one. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnnnniee (2150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at EBF 3/16/13. Smells of coffee in spades, but there is a roasty and caramel malty sweetness underneath that works really well to counter the bitter coffee flavor. the big abv is brilliantly masked, I love this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap at Southern Sun. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a finger of quickly settling light brown head. Sheets of thin lacing. Aroma is strong roasted coffee with significant alcohol. Flavor is rich, slightly bitter, roasted coffee up front, espresso, toffee, and dark chocolate. Hints of rum and stone fruit. Roasted, coffee, and bitter finish that lingers. Incredible masking of alcohol, can hardly be tasted under all the coffee and malts. Soft carbonation, very full body, and full, thick texture. Warm finish, alcohol is more noticeable in feeling than in the taste. Super rich, strong, smooth, the ultimate coffee beer and an incredible rendition of an already amazing brew. Liked it so much I had to have a few.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alemax (16) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Smells of strong coffee. Taste strong coffee with a slight alcohol bite. Very drinkable!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
23rd April 2011
Opaque black beer, no real head. Light palate, fairly smooth. Sweet black coffee. A little sweet lactose. Underneath are sweet red berry fruits. Nicely joined up and smooth. Hides the abv very well. Tasty treat!


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