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RATINGS: 1361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 462   ABV: 15.4%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1446) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Beer tasting @ Fillepolo 150329. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty and sweet with coffee and dried fruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and roasted with alcoholic notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (979) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottle Share 7.0. Dark black pour with a large tan head. Nose has roast, ash, light smoke and coffee. Taste is roasty, malty sweet, a bit boozy, light vanilla and some sweet fudgy notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linnet (1200) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Roasty, coffee, licorice, espresso, chocolate, ABV surprisingly mild in the aroma, light Smoked meat. Black colour, big Brown head, lacing. Very rich, noticably salty, low bitterness, big sweetness that is masked by the other flavours, ABV evident, but not overly boozy. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, salty and very warming finish. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirLimpsalot (2489) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
@ Basunen 15-3-28: doften är ganska klen men smaken är fantastisk stor av sötlakrits. Alkoholen och hettan känns lite i eftersmaken men absolut inte dominant. Mycket gott. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermajstro (1) - nykvarn, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
Doft av kaffe, mörka frukter, soja och choklad. Smaken är av mörka frukter, espresso, mörka frukter, choklad och lakrits. Alkoholen är väl dold, dock en värmande känsla. Tuggig och sticky känsla. Eftersmaken finns med ett bra tag. Helt magisk till lite lagrad cheddarost 👌

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (270) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Flaska från SB. Tjock svart vätska med brunt skum. Tung doft av röda bär, portvin och choklad. Oljig och spritig med en del choklad och sötma.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lacho (19) - USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours very thick, like burnt oil with very little head. The high alcohol content is obvious from the start. Taste of coffee, a hint of espresso with grappa, warm on the palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (466) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
Shared at Dangerous Bottleshare #7. Pours pitch black with a thick, dark brown head. Aromas of raisins, coffee, dates, licorice, roast, bitter dark chocolate, dark sugar, malts. Taste is raisins, dates, coffee, licorice, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, roasted malts. Alcohol is pretty well hidden on this. Not really my style of imperial stouts, but pretty darn nice nonetheless!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1929) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle batch 10. Black with a medium sized dark brown head. The nose is alcoholic with some chocolate, sugar and some light bubblegum. Taste is sugary and alcoholic, I can feel the alcohol burn all the way down. The sugar covers it a bit, but it is still pretty hefty. Astringent finish. Flavour has chocolate cake, sugar, syrup, some kind of bubblegum/candyfloss thing, vanilla, light dark dried fruits. Full body, oily/syrupy texture, soft carbonation, heavy sweet, medium bitter, hot and harsh alcohol that gives me shivers. Strange experience; I like the flavours and want to drink it, but it is way too harsh to be enjoyable even in small amounts. Shame, I think I would like it a lot if it was toned down.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (109) - - MAR 20, 2015
Arôme de biscotte et de pain grillé ainsi que de houblon mijoté. Amertume très forte mais caché par une base monstrueuse. C’est très bon mais c’est trop, limite buvable, à partager!


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