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RATINGS: 1348   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsmanigold (54) - - JAN 11, 2015
A very full bodied brew, oily in texture. Chocolate and licorice flavors are present. A little boozy, which is expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilJackson80 (437) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 1/9/15. Bottle from Moore Liquor. Batch #10 November 2014. The aroma was bold with strong boozy slightly chocolate with notes of anise. Taste was very deep, rich with a full body notes of dark or chocolate covered cherries, light dark fruit notes with a nice dry finish that leaves undertones of coffee. A great stout & at 17.1% abv very easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Trappist Westveteren XII Trappist glass From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif. Price: $8.99 Purchased: Jan. 7, 2014 Consumed: Jan. 8, 2015 Misc.: Batch No. 10; Bottled Nov., 2014; Red foiling Poured a pitch black color with one finger of dark tan head. Minimal spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average-to-poor retention. (Sight - 3.50) Smelled black coffee malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, smoky fire, light crayon, toffee, caramel, roasted nuts, licorice and some more coffee. Booziness comes in late. (Smell - 4.38) Tasted earthy, gritty coffee beans, followed by that 17-plus percent alcohol. Also dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, licorice, smoky woodfire, roasty nuts, chocolate syrup and dark cocoa nibs. (Taste - 4.25) Full body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.63) Another great Avery Imperial Stout. I wouldn’t hesitate to get it again. (Overall - 4.25) 4.28 95 A

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (928) - - DEC 27, 2014
Pours black. Massive aroma and taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1653) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pitch black with orange-khaki head. Aroma of minty hops, roasted malt, tobacco, and bitter chocolate. Flavor is deep roasted malt, unsweetened chocolate, molasses, caramel, and some dark fruit. Almost a wood-like dryness on the finish. Alcohol is well-hidden for the ABV. Rich, coating mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1488) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
shared bottle by a friend. poured a dark black colour with a nice fluffy tanned head. lot’s of dark bitter chocolate in the nose, caramel, booze, dried red fruits, murky coffee, roasted malts, cherrie, plums, fluffy hops, licorice, bit salty, raisins, spiced alcohol note, sticky mouthfeel, the appearance looked very promising, but it was a bit of a disappointment. and I can’t get those high avg ratings... I don’t even think the BA version of this one can get close to the uncle jacobs stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Big, wonderful beer. Definitely better than the Uncle Jacob’s and for me a little better than the Tweak. Pours black with decent mocha head and lacing. Lots of dark, bitter chocolate with coffee. Very bitter finish. Thick pour, a little oily but no syrupy sense - surprising for high alcohol. Great stuff. Tap at Churchkey Avery event.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (1634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Starts with a super chocolate and cherry punch. Has some grape notes. Slightly boozy which is amazing since it is 17.1 percent alcohol. Pours black with a thick tan head. Had a bottle pour at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (311) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 Bottle 12oz $10) Batch 9: nearly black with big brown head. Taste chocolate mostly, some dried fruit and Coffee. Then some warming. Very nice. Update (02/25/2015): tasted ash, cigarette. Still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2367) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Batch #2, bottled Nov 2006 Aroma: Bourbon, Black Licorice, Dark Fruit Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, No Lacing Taste: Rum, Dark Fruit, Chocolate, Anise Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy

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