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RATINGS: 1432   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 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

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (1358) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (883) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5415) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2200) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Draft at Pour it Black. Pours near black with a big light brown head. Aroma is mostly coffee, and this isn’t even the coffee version! Also almond, oak. Flavor is dark chocolate, almond, coffee. Grassy bitter and a touch of oak and rum in the finish. Good job Avery for making a run barrel beer that isn’t too thin.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Poured jet black with a nice one half to inch tan head. Smell of dark malts chocolate and anise. Flavor of same with addition of light smoke and some very light spanishncedar. Very rich mouthfeel with some alcohol heat. Wonderful long lasting mocha finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6045) - 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 (4271) - 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 (987) - 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.

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