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RATINGS: 1415   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5548) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle vintage 2014 from web SB cons 2015-10-03 ANV 17,1% AR: roasted malt, black coffey AP: thick black fluid, stouty thick brown lid F: peppery, dark rum flavored chocolate, wee brandy, rasins, black coffey, liqurice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (3560) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
12.04.2015, 0,35l bottle (2014 vintage) @ home:
Big brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, caramel, soy sauce, dark sugar, chocolate, coffee, grass, alcohol, hops, pine needles, licorice. Taste is kind of harsh and boozy, sour coffee, booze, harsh hops, grass, dark malts, burnt caramel, pine needles, bark, minerals. Longlasting bitterness, harsh boozy mouthfeel. A typical beer I need to rerate at some point, when it’s been aged for many many years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
espenra (956) - Kurland, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
35.5cl bottle at BD57. Release nov. 2014. Batch 10. It poured a pitch black colour with a medium big offwhite head. Aroma is alcohol, liqorice and coffee. Also lots of different dried red fruits. Also lots of sweet  malts. Flavour is massive and complex. Lots s of alcohol, coffee, dried red fruits and cocoa. Lots of malts as well. Long, lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (1050) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
Black with tan head. Well lingering head considering head. Chocolate, soy sauce, leather and floral. Sweet, port wine, chocolate sauce and oily. Overall: easy drinkiin and well done. Essence of stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4032) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2010 bottle at Avery. Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Smells like dried dark fruits, chocolate, and booze. Tastes like rich booze, chocolate, dark fruits, and ash. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (11794) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG 2015. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, dark malts, chocolate and chocolate. Taste malts, dark malts, chocolate, balanced alcohol, bitter and some roast. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (868) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2015
Black color, brown head. Milk chocolate nose, coffee, licorice, brown sugar, alcohol, bread. Roasted malt taste, vanilla, coffee, alcohol, brown sugar, chocolate. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, oily texture, warming. A bit over the top and too much alcohol for my liking. Personal stats: Rating #666.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (2075) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Cellar aged 6 months. Not $1/ounce, but in that ballpark. Was looking for Uncle Jacob, but have not had this in years so picked it up. Very, very dark brown pour with a brown head leaving some spotty lacing. Nose has heavy espresso, molasses, bakers chocolate, and caramel. Taste is of rich thick layered choco/coffee; espresso laced with dark chocolate. Also there are nuts, caramel malts and cocoa. Quite thick. Little nuance here - it is big and solid and thick. Full bodied with surprisingly small alcohol presence for as big as it is. Finishes more bitter and thick than sweet, but that sweetness is there. This is too burly to love, but it is quite good. 15.7

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lawger (248) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
Pours a murky dark brown with a solid finger of chocolate milk coloured head. There’s nothing in the appearance hinting at the sinister nature of this stout, but a fragrant aroma immideately spreads out from the glass. Thick, dark aromas of mushroom soy, wet cardboard, dark wholegrain bread, sweet licorice, forest floor and spent matches. The palate is full bodied, probably the thickest I’ve tasted (thicker than the old 18.2% ABV Tokyo even), but the sweetness is actually not overwhelming, almost balanced even. Slightly boosy mid-palate and a long finish with solid bitterness and lingering sweetness. Extremely exciting and well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (350) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
A: Soy sauce, coffee, chocolate, liqourice, raisins T: Follows nose very well O: Pitch black! Very complex and powerful indeed!

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