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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jens_thogersen (23) - - MAY 13, 2015
Very sweet on the nose and palate. Toasty quite a bit alcohol. On it's own it's way to sweet. Together with a dark chocolate dessert is superb!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (454) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
Aroma is powerful from coffee, hard roasted malt and chocolate. The force is strong in this one. Taste is also powerful, but still under control. Lots of dried dark fruits, burnt coffee grouse, a little salty from daemon sweat and almost spicy hot. You almost feel your soul being sent in advance down to inferno. Awesome!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (12865) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap @ Capitol Beer. Black in color with a khaki head. Smells like tar, sugar, and roasted malts. A lot of burnt qualities to it as well. Sticky, sugary, and boozy. Slight soy sauce. There is just an intense sugary, fruity sweetness on the tongue. Tons of roast and burnt sugar as well. A lot of booze. Too hot and too sweet. This is a beer 2009 me would have given a 4+.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mad_Ferret (745) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
2014 bottle from SB. Drank it in Mankers appartment during CBC15. Pitch black oily liquid with a short brown head. Really nice roasted aroma with slightly burnt chocolate cake, raisins, vanilla, licorice and hot booze. Don’t stick your nosein too deep. Sweet roasted taste with big licorice, some burnt salty bread crust, vanilla and figs and slight soy. Big alcohol heat. Huge alcohol body, low to no carbonation, oily/sticky. Throat burn. It’s way too hot. But still you can’t deny the flavours. It’s a hate/love thing I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fyb (46) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
2014 Bottle, 17.1% abv. Black with a brown, creamy head, lots of lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, tar, cocoa, peat. Taste is roasted, coffee, tar, smoked charkuteries, liquorice, warming alcohol. Roasted, boozy finish. Big body, medium carbonation, slightly oily. Surprisingly easy to drink considering the rather high ABV. Very nice one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1534) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Aromas of cocoa, char, some booze. Black with a mostly lasting tan head. Dry, very roasty, strong. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (865) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
Bottle @Dangerous Bottleshares 7.0. Pours a pitch black with a big, dense, brown head. Aroma is roasty, slight smoky malts, dark coffee, cark chocolate. Doesn’t seem very sweet from the aroma. Taste is sweeter, but still really well balanced compared to the high ABV. Coffee and chocolate dryness balances the sweeter alcoholic and fruity notes greatly. Medium carbonation and full body without being too oily!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (2252) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015

Lukt: Malt, Mokka og vanilje.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Malt, lakris, mokka, vanilje og en herlig alcovarer avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Systembolag, Nydt@Lokal tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@17,1%, Når@10.04.2015
Kommentar: Nydelig, fin og rund i smaken, denne kunne jeg brukt en kveld på.
Batch@Batch 10 (Nov 2014) 17.1%ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1829) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
Pours black with finger thick brown head Aromas of alcohol, rum soaked raisins, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, dark fruits Taste has warming alcohol, coffee powder, dark bitter chocolate, loads of brown sugar, figs

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1800) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Aroma: Smelling of molasses, dates, chocolate and oak.
Appearance: A dark black colored beer. A brown head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet bread, dark chocolate, fruits and grass.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Very potent, dark and rewarding.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. Reviewed 2015-04-03.

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