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RATINGS: 1402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 462   ABV: 15.4%
Mephistopheles is the crafty shape shifter, the second fallen angel. Amazingly complex, coal black, velvety and liqueurish, this demon has a bouquet of vine-ripened grapes, anise and chocolate covered cherries with flavors of rum-soaked caramelized dark fruits and a double espresso finish. Mephistopheles is the final installment of "The Demons of Ale" series.

Batch 1 (Jan 2006): 15.1% ABV.
Batch 2 (Nov 2006): 16.03% ABV.
Batch 3 (Nov 2007): 16% ABV.
Batch 4 (Nov 2008): 15.92% ABV.
Batch 5 (Dec 2009): 16.83% ABV.
Batch 6 (Dec 2010): 15.95% ABV.
Batch 7 (Nov 2011): 16.43% ABV.
Batch 8 (Nov 2012): 16.2% ABV.
Batch 9 (Dec 2013): 15.4% ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mookieguy (17) - USA - JUN 10, 2006
Bottle. WOW! one of my first *fancy* beers ive ever tried. initial taste was wonderful. very sweet. became harder to drink as i neared the bottom of the glass. very hard to find now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2006
A fine ring hovers over the opaque darkness...An alcohol volcano bursts from within the gigantic mokaccino mountain...A residual sugar trail leads to a roasting, burning forest, fueled by port wine...Very sweet, huge, yet somehow this time around I can appreciate the choice of flavors, whereas I nearly gagged on a young Samael...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Pours a dark black with an average darker tan lightly lacing head. Aroma was sweet, vinous, caramel, roast, alchol, coffee, vanill and grapes. Flavor...wow a lot going on there. An up front sweetness followed by some roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. A bit too sweet overall. I have another bottle I plan to age for a while...we’ll see if the sweetness dies out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is that of dark chocolate covered cherries, deep roasted coffee, and a slight alcohol. Initial flavor is chocolate, with a quick change to dark raspberries. Alcohol presences does not come through right away. It fades in at the tail end. The flavors are very fruity; apple, raspberries, and cherries. Mouthfeel is very silky and bold. This is very nice. Wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Tasted blind at Sk8vikings amazing Porter/Stout tasting - Black body, big small bubbled head; Huge explosive nose, incredible deep, but the huge amount of alcohol apparent hides the complexity and makes it very hard to take apart; Very , very sweet body again lots of alcohol apparent together with just a little bitterness; Very, very long huge finish oxidized sweet, very warm, some warm fruit like sweet apple pie together with very sour apples and some licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle. Pitch black colour with a nice head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roastedness and little sour. Sweet flavour of roastedness, sugar, some alcohol finish. Very nice endeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Batch 1, consumed on 6/6/06. Pours a viscous, inky, jet black with a small tan head. Mostly fading with a few bit of wispy lace. The aroma is rum raisin, blackstrap molasses, lots of chocolate, very sweet, coffee, licorice and some alcohol. Wow this stuff is sweet, as in, gonna-be-difficult-to-finish-this-sweet. Lots of prunes and raisins, molasses, chocolate, caramel and toffee, rum, anise, licorice and some cherries, disgustingly sweet. Mouthfeel is thick, oily and coating with a slightly warm finish. The odds of me finishing this bottle are very slim. I have one more bottle of this, I think I’ll open it in 10-15 years. This might be getting good by then.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Roasted, coffee, alcohollic, soya aroma and a very sweet, dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate alcoholic taste. Full body with a sweet light dry, alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quevillon (2728) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
Post-mondial Tasting. Couleur rouge méga foncée. pas pire collet. Arome de café alcoolisé trop fort. Goût de café doux et arrière goût d’alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Sweet, prune, raisin aroma. Beautiful pour, with a black body and light brown head. Feels full and great in the mouth, nice creamy body, a little syrupy. Taste is very sweet with prunes, caramel. Incredibly delicious, but my complaint is it seems to be a bit too focused on the sweetness. Overall nice beer though.

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