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RATINGS: 1395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (594) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. 2014. 17.1% Svart kulör med ljusbrunt skum. Komplex doft av mörk sirap, vörtbröd, trä, torrt kaffe och mörk choklad. Aningen spritig men inte alls så farligt som jag förväntat mig. Kaffe, muskovadosocker, lite knäck och dadlar. Värmande munkänsla som ligger kvar länge

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BKHansen (42) - Praestø, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
På flaske. Smagt hos TAPAVINO i Præstø. Hel SORT øl med mørke brunt skumkrone.Duft af lakrids, chokolade, ristet malt og mørk farin. Smag Let sødelig varmende alkohol , mørk chokolade, kaffe,,mørk farin, rosiner og humle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6690) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
4/VII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG IV - BB: n/a, 2014 vintage (2015-843) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy irregular brown head, unstable, falls down quickly, bit adhesive. Aroma: coffee, caramel, bit sweet, malty, roasted. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of alcohol, roasted, coffee, sweet, dark chocolate, bit sugary, soft alcohol touch. Aftertaste: roasted, coffee, sweet, caramel, some overripe banana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2229) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Dark brown/black colour. Bitter roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, cherries. Sweet and bitter. Not very well balanced. Alcoholic also. Not bad but over rated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melker (244) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
Black liquid, small brown head. Aroma of berries, chocolate, coffee, caramel, tar and wood. Heavy roasted flavours. Somewhat sweet, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (581) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Dégustée au RBBSG 15. Cheers all! Complètement, totalement et intégralement noire, cette bière parvient à nous offrir une belle mousse persistante malgré un taux d’alcool si élevé. Nul besoin n’est de spécifier que dès que le liquide se déplace dans mon verre, il y dépose sur la paroi une pellicule brune qui y reste fossilisée. Nez de lourde mélasse et de grains de café. C’est riche, lourd et je présume que ça peut même écoeurer. J’aime beaucoup cette attaque virile. En bouche, le liquide n’est étonnamment pas si sucré et si rond qu’on aurait pu l’imaginer. Les saveurs d’anis, de fumée, et de tabac sont bruts. L’alcool n’est pas dissimulé (chercher à dissimuler tant d’alcool c’est l’équivalent de vouloir cacher un éléphant dans un garde-robe) et il est à la limite d’être trop important, sans toutefois dépasser cette limite. Ça va encore mais c’est border line. Ceci n’est pas une Heineken...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1449) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2015
Helt svart öl med mörkbrunt skum. Doft av rostad malt, choklad, mörkt socker och lakrits. Alkoholen gör sig påmind både i doft och smak, I smaken tillkommer russin och kaffe

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5919) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
Thanks to JefVerstraete! 355 ml. bottle sampled @ “Hot & Sweaty RBBSG 2015”. 2014 Vintage. 17.1 % ABV. Black, light brown hue, no head. Nose big syrup, milk chocolade, candy, feels a bit considering the ABV etc. with some umami notes, milder than expected light varnish-like booze note. Oddly the beer is a bit over-carbonated. It is a bit fizzy, taste feels a bit thin, considering everything, tastes of boozy molasses, roasted coffee, mild burning alcohol (but as heavy as one might expect), strong finish of bitter coffee, roast, molasses,… Thinner & fizzier than expected. There is enough in there to enjoy but it wasn’t very attenuated in my opinion. I expected a thick, more decadent beer than this. This is a very simple but it could have saved that if it carried a sweeter & heavier punch to it, this one felt quite weak considering the behemoth I was expecting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (1239) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle at RBBSG, thanks for sharing JefVerstraete. Gorgeoys black with a brown, beige head. Tastes like dark cheap chocolate and thatMs really the only thing it tastes like. Melt chocolate, pour some water and alcohol in it, and done. Too one-dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_est_deus (955) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
2014 17,1% Svart med ett riktigt brunt skum. Doft: Smörkola, kanderatsocker, choklad, trä, lite alkohol,söt lakrits. Smak: Söt malt, värmande alkohol, mörk choklad,mörk kola, kaffe, rostat, godis humle, kanderatsocker. Lite barley wine i smaken.

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