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RATINGS: 1437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 462   ABV: 15.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueshockey24 (440) - 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. It’s 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 (533) - - 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (1430) - Hammel, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle@Voldby. 17,1%ABV. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, licorice notes. Full body. Oily texture. Very complex. Light bitter finish with coffee notes. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (901) - SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Batch 5 Bottled in Dec 2009. Rich mocha chocolate nose with earth, tobacco and espresso in the mouth. Deep gloss silky shiny deep black appearance. Still hot after all these years anf could easily develop over the next 20+ years. Very pitent and sappy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5659) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
4/30/2009 1:0 6:05 AM Queen’s Day in Amsterdam. Drinking the last bottle from Coldbrewky. A mean black pour with murky brown head. This looks like some stout. Nose of roasted malts and dark chocolate. A smashing taste of chocolates, caramel, dark fruits and roasted malts. It’s really powerful but also really creamy and goes down well. The high ABV barely noticeable. Thanks again Steve for yet another excellent brew.


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