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RATINGS: 1430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 January 9, 2016. Bottle at home, Vintage 2014, 17.1%.
Black with medium sized creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts with a dash of ash, soy, licorice, notes of dark chocolate, prunes, raisins and alcohol. Taste is quite intense, sweet, bitter and light warming alcohol. Finish is roasted bitter with ash notes, sweet caramel and raisin notes, light alcohol burnt in the finish. Full bofied, creamy oily texture, soft carbonation.
Giod intense sweet and bitter imperial stout, slightly too boozy but a good sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (781) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Pours like a stout from a bottle. I like that deScription: "rum-soaked caramelized dark fruits". Thatís about it right there. I suppose the bitterness and mouthfeel do contribute some espresso type of tone, but in general itís a boozy, somewhat fruity stout. Man, I feel like Iím getting drunker with every sip. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1137) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Dry cocoa aroma, roasted malt and booze aroma. Taste is a dry cocoa, dry roasted malt and a dry boozy finish. It is not sweet or syrupy at all, very balanced in that respect. I think it is actually a strong hop finish that I was confusing with boozy. It is very dry for such a strong stout. It is the most hoppy imperial stout I think I have ever had. Almost too bitter, and the bitter along with the alcohol is an odd combination, or just too bitter. It is good, but a step below the great imperial stouts. This was 2015 version and 17.1% abv---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueshockey24 (346) - Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle 2015 batch. Pours Black with thin head. Aroma is malt and chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate malt with a alchole chocolate finish. Pretty good. Itís a sipper!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexanderdahl (131) - DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
Very dark brown, with a head that stats as long as that girl from last night: surprisingly long. Lots of dark, dried fruits in the nose and molasses. The Belgian yeast strain really Stands out. Sharp roast at first, with a sharp booze but smoothes into a caramel, bready finish. Lots of belgian Vibes here. Smoothie for 17.1% ,but Ive had equally nice beer with less alkohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black with very nice tan creamy thick dense head, ever lasting. Aroma is sweet, caramel, toffee, roast, liquor, roast, port wine, dark malts and dark fruits, Savory, light puddersukker. Some estery fruitiness. Taste is really sweet, rock candy, liquor, yeast, dark fruits, then turns more roasty, warming alcohol and slight dry finish with roasty malts and some coffee. Very smooth and full body. Light port wine. Quite balanced compared to the ABV!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosskyle (466) - - DEC 19, 2015
12oz bottle. Black color with a brown head. Mild malt sweet coffee aroma. Intense Alcohol smoke tobacco flavor. Heavy sticky mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lawman834 (267) - Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Almost black with a nice brown head. Plenty of lacing. Espresso, licorice, cedar, amaretto and rum. Very complex. The ABV packs a punch.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Damn, forgot this was 16%. Awesome stuff. Strong with good flavor. Black licorice flavor but toned down, coffee, little chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
tonyraia (1) - Englewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2015 does not count
This beer is simply spectacular. Everything I look for and expect in a Russian stout. Cheery, espresso, chocolate. Coffee, nuts, roasty


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