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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mephistopheles with a generous amount of coffee added.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
For a long time this has been my whale that always escaped missing it on tap 3 times. Bottles are out, and either the new batch isn’t as great or I was too fueled by the taste to really enjoy this beer. The coffee comes off a bit too vegetal. The alcohol is really present smacking you right in the face. I split this bottle into 3 servings, which made me enjoy it a bit more but overall this beer is lacking in balance, roast, and drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Not quite as good as the Mephistopheles but still a wonderful beer. Loses something with the extra coffee. A little more syrupy and thick, more oil. Some light barrel in here. Black pour with great mocha head and lacing. Milk sweet chocolate here and a sweeter finish. Some booze, and still a lot of bitterness even with the note of sweetness. Tap at Churchkey Avery event.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1006) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a caramel colored lacing. The aroma is predominantly coffee, chocolate and soy sauce. Finishes with some notable alcohol, but not compared to the ABV

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3835) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
(Backlog) Draft at avery event at blind tiger. #300 imperial stout. Black pour with tan head. Huge roasted, and coffee dominated aroma. Flavors are dark roasted coffee, some lighter dark malts and a bit of warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at extreme beer feat. Really potent coffee nose with bready malts and cocoa. Taste is very sweet and heavy coffee. Intense but pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (894) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
From a tap at Ale Arsenal. The pour was black with a strong coffee aroma which the beer had also a big coffee taste and a thick body.* *Lost my notes for this beer today and tried to rate this beer soon as possible from memory.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3525) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 Tap at the Ale Arsenal 2nd Anniversary. Pour is opaque black, small tan head, creamy and long lasting, great lacing. Aroma is heavy coffee, mocha, not much room for anything else. Flavor is medium sweet, heavy coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, medium bitter, some acidity. Full body, rich and creamy, hot. Kinda too hot, but still worth the experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebsmitty (137) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2012 15.4% abv. Black in color with a good amount of deep tan head, very good lacing and a thick collar. Aroma is deep malt, coffee, earthy woodiness and some bourbon. I would swear this is barrel aged. Maybe it is... Taste is that great malt up front, coffee and tobacco at the end with a aged hop flavor in the middle. Great thick mouthfeel, chewy almost. Low carbonation. Great coffee stout, but I feel like the coffee was a bit too much of the focus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Tap. Pitch black pour with a thin mocha head. Vanilla, American oak, coffee, whiskey. Tannin, creamy body with bitter finish. Wow. Powerful

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (551) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Draft. Pours a pitch black color with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma is TONS of coffee, roasted malts, light chocolate sweetness. Flavor is coffee, chocolatey sweetness, burnt malt bitterness. Medium body and very smooth. Unbelievably delicious!


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