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RATINGS: 1378   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.


roxtersoxter's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours dark black with very small brown head out of bottle. Sweet chocolate aroma with a taste of chocolate and oak barrel taste. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5297) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
Thanks to JefVerstraete! 355 ml. bottle sampled @ “Hot & Sweaty RBBSG 2015”. 2014 Vintage. 17.1 % ABV. Black, light brown hue, no head. Nose big syrup, milk chocolade, candy, feels a bit considering the ABV etc. with some umami notes, milder than expected light varnish-like booze note. Oddly the beer is a bit over-carbonated. It is a bit fizzy, taste feels a bit thin, considering everything, tastes of boozy molasses, roasted coffee, mild burning alcohol (but as heavy as one might expect), strong finish of bitter coffee, roast, molasses,… Thinner & fizzier than expected. There is enough in there to enjoy but it wasn’t very attenuated in my opinion. I expected a thick, more decadent beer than this. This is a very simple but it could have saved that if it carried a sweeter & heavier punch to it, this one felt quite weak considering the behemoth I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (1085) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle at RBBSG, thanks for sharing JefVerstraete. Gorgeoys black with a brown, beige head. Tastes like dark cheap chocolate and thatMs really the only thing it tastes like. Melt chocolate, pour some water and alcohol in it, and done. Too one-dimensional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_est_deus (862) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
2014 17,1% Svart med ett riktigt brunt skum. Doft: Smörkola, kanderatsocker, choklad, trä, lite alkohol,söt lakrits. Smak: Söt malt, värmande alkohol, mörk choklad,mörk kola, kaffe, rostat, godis humle, kanderatsocker. Lite barley wine i smaken.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
frankie2fish (1) - - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
Just had batch 11 from 2014. This is the way a high gravity stout should look and taste. Enjoyable from beginning to end. Drink this beer if you get the opportunity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (1034) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Black. Rich and roasty with dark fruit, mainly raisin. Sticky and too much booze. Probably better with more age. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1991) - - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with mocha head. Chocolate, roast and dark fruit. Some. Weird lingering sweetness. Rich sticky mouthfeel. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, caramel, dried fruit, raisin.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, dried fruit, alcohol, chocolate, coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1117) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle from nov 2014. 17.1%. Pitch black pour with a mocha head. Roast, coffee, oak, wet soil, bandaid. Can smell alcohol. Feel the alcohol but the strong carbonation and the full body helps. Silky and creamy. Wow

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neurbob (21) - - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle to Tulip. Black/brown opaque, dark creamy head. Aroma and taste are so complex this is like a meal unto itself (check the calories!). Sugar, caramel, burnt, toasty, chocolate all stand out. Malt and nuts. Dates. Need I say boozy? Chewy. Lingering mouthful of dessert with espresso. Make sure you can give it your full attention.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (400) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle, black body, decent walnut colored head fades quick. Aroma molasses, coffee, spruce, mint, cherries. Taste is molasses, anise, shoyu, plums, spruce, vanilla, bourbon, citrus rind, black pepper, mint. Fairly sweet at first, not saccharine really, and tries (really wants to be) but doesn’t quite make it to dry finish. Palate is very rich and thick, carbonation subdued.


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