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RATINGS: 1434   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.


edgallow's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Batch 6 pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate fruit, malts and alcohol. Taste has many of the same characteristics. The malts and coffee come through nicely. Nice beer


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2016
2006 Vintage, poured from a bottle at the 23rd Anniversary Party. Black, with a small, tan head. The nose is milk chocolate, espresso, dates, cinnamon, and dates. Very sweet flavor, with a perfect touch of bitterness. Lots of booze, but smooth and pleasant. Immense body, but a surprisingly smooth and velvety, luxurious mouthfeel. This stout is mindbogglingly delicious, smooth, complex, and smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (3791) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle, Batch No. 10. It poured a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. The aroma was of dried dark fruits, chocolate, cherries, caramel and booze. The taste was similar to the aroma with more booze, chocolate, dark fruits, caramel and cherries. It had a medium body and low carbonation. Mighty tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahuth (296) - - JUL 20, 2016
17.1abv 2016. Bottle. Pours jet black. Smells roasty and chocolate. The plate is heavy and sticky. The taste is great. Roasty chocolate. Licorice taste. Very smooth and thick but the taste is great. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
17,1% ABV. And that is the only big downside with this beer. The alcohol taste is too dominant. Maybe it benefits from cellaring? Otherwise I love it. The palate is excatly what I want, a thick body, oily texture with moderate carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. You have aromas of soy, chocolate and roasted malt. Complex, but as I said, a bit to boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle from the brewery shared with my buddy Mick. Nutty ethanol and chocolate chip cookie dough in the aroma on a deep only black with a tan head. Rich full mouthfeel but this is hella boozy over roasty bitter chocolate, oats, toffee and tons of heat. These beasts are good but to me the high ABV detracts rather than enhances.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a nice black. Coffee/chocolate and little tobacco aroma. Flavor is awesome, rich and smooth, like roasted espresso loaded with dark bitter chocolate and kinda sweet. The alcohol is well hidden among the massive flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (6645) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2016
Shared 355 ml bottle at local tasting. Vintage 2007, ABV is 16%. Black colour, small tan head. Intense aroma of fusel and soy sauce, also roast malts and tar. Sweet flavour, intense malty and roasty notes, also molasses and liquorice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3508) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
Delt 0,33 l flaske på RBHD-treff på Bjørnøy mai 2016.ABV er 16 % og dette er 2007-årgangen. Røbrun til svart kropp med litt lysebrunt skum som blir liggende som en ring. Mye fusel og booze i begynnelsen, men også masse brunt sukker. Etterhvert kommer også noter av lakris, rosiner, honning, mørk sjokolade. Kompleks og meget innbydende, selv om det er fristende å også bare sitte å lukte også.. Smaker godt og søtt av røstet rosin, kaffi, og salt molasse. Flatt og silkemykt, men også alkovarmt. Dette var bra greier.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (2777) - NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Bjørnøy 12.05.15. 2007-edition. Almost black. Brown head. Aroma and taste of whisky, oak chips, dates, coffee, liquorice and alcohol. Heavy drinking and long aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (7754) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
Shared bottle at local tasting. Batch #3.2007. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of soy sauce, deep caramel and booze. Taste is thick and heavy malty, only weak sweet more treacle and soy


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