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RATINGS: 1299   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1325) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Rate #666! 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. November 2012 bottle. Pours black with almost two fingers of tan head. Decent lacing. Aromas of milk chocolate, spices including cinnamon, dark fruit, raisins. Tastes of dark fruit, raisins, milk and dark chocolate, caramel, light roast. Full body with a dry finish. Rich and boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle (2013 Vintage). Drinking this a bit early, but WTF... here we go: Pours a sinister and impenetrable soot black, massive espresso colored head with outstanding retention and decent lacing. Nose is dark roastiness, malt, cocoa, hint of butterscotch, licorice, coffee beans. Mouth is sticky and almost syrupy sweet, chocolate, brown sugar, licorice, malt, coffee, butterscotch, a bit of soot on the back end, warmth from the ridiculous ABV. Probably would taste better with age, but not bad as it is now though. After OT in Game 7 here in Chicago, itís gonna be Rangers vs. Kings in Final. LGR!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2009 vintage On tap 6 oz pour, pours a pitch black color with a thin tan head Thad leaves decent lacing. Smells of dark malts, dark fruit, tobacco, black licorice and chocolate. Tastes of the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is heavy and creamy with good carbonation. Wow what a beast. It was a nice way to kick off Stout fest and Seattle beer week.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
Pours a nice black color. Anise, dark fruit and cocoa on the nose; all follow onto thr palate. Finishes with some roasted malt and a hint of cherry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (303) - - APR 18, 2014
Opaque, thick lacing. Extremely full body, very alcoholic as one would expect from a 15.4% beer, silky mouthfeel, lingering palate. Moderate roast bitterness, sweet. Chocolate, raisins, uva de cavalo, sweet and flavorful finish. . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
A beast of a beer. Pours black with billowing mocha head. Gorgeous beer. Big umami aromas... soy sauce, dark chocolate, anise. Dark chocolate flavors and more umami goodness. Not a lot of sweetness.. But still a great stout...I suppose there isnít supposed to be a lot of sweetness to a stout thatís called Mephistopheles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2689) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Wow. Shouldn't have had this at 11am. Black oily pour from bottle. Thick. Smoke. Nutty coffee malty sugary taste. A massive beer obviously. Gotta appreciate it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (526) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle at Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC. Black, medium tan foam. Aroma is not particularly interesting - just plenty of dark malt and booze, but pleasant nonetheless. Taste is syrupy - so much stout sludge (completely understandable given 15.4%). Very low carbonation. Slides down, but not overly complex. One note on the flavours - dark malt. As warms mild fruitiness and smokiness comes out as well. Nice mild bitterness on finish. Overall, like this one more than any other extremely alcoholic stout (the over 13 percent division).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - MAR 12, 2014
330 ml bottle from the beer store in Pompano Beach Fl. Poured dark, deep brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of some roast malt and a lively hop pine nose. Tastes like cough syrup run through a heavily used bong and then had Pinesol added for flavor. Completely un-enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2772) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi. Batch 2, 2006 vintage. Pours pitch black with a rather small fizzy dark brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is intense, slightly sweet, fruity and oxidized with roasted malts, raisins in rum, bitter chocolate, leather, alcohol, prunes, dates, salty liquorice candy, dark roast coffee, moist soil, red wine, soy sauce and hints of cardboard and hay. Taste is sweet, bitter, tiny sour, malty, fruity and heavily oxidized with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, cardboard, the dust youíll find places you havenít cleaned for ages, prunes, raisins, cheap red wine, moist soil, leather, old stale soy sauce, burnt caramel, charred wood, dark roast coffee, sour cherries, alcohol, sherry and hints of goji berries. Mouthfeel is fat, oily, boozy, round, tiny fruity tart and full bodied. Finish is bitter, tiny sour, malty and fruity with roasted malts, cheap red wine, hay, moist soil, leather, bitter chocolate, raisins, prunes, dark roast coffee, alcohol, sour cherries, burnt caramel and hints of sour cherries. 50% of the sips is awesomely oxidized sherry imperial stout goodness. The other 50% of the sips are an oxidized carboard, leather cheap red wine mess. An exiting experience thanks to the rotting skills of Mr Blursi. Thank you man!

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