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RATINGS: 1314   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.

Markm2151's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Cherry chocolate malt and alcohol aroma. Boozy, way over the top. Hard to get through 4oz but very good for what it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1591) - 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 (1322) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
shared bottle by a friend. poured a dark black colour with a nice fluffy tanned head. lotís 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 canít get those high avg ratings... I donít 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 (4491) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Big, wonderful beer. Definitely better than the Uncle Jacobís 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 (1395) - 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 (249) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle 12oz $10) Batch 9: nearly black with big brown head. Taste chocolate mostly, some dried fruit and Coffee. Then some warming. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2250) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
12 oz bottle. Batch 9. Pours black with a fine tan head. Aromas of black coffee, heavily roasted malts, alcohol, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Rich flavors of dry dark chocolate and espresso with a bit of cherry liqueur. Hot finish. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (838) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a thick, brown head that lasts and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, plum, raisin,vanilla, and coffee. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, licorice, plum, raisin, coffee, and vanilla. Full bodied, smooth with a warm end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1051) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 Bottle pour thick black with big dark tan head. Aroma is rich roast, dark fruits, slight sweet. Taste is similar with big intense roast and a sweet boozy finish, hard to finish a bottle though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"i agree with the last rating, but at a lower level...at the start, the alcohol seemed like half of itís 16%, but was more assertive by the end. Never did it taste like a 16%-18% beer, though. I thought the sheer complexity of the aroma and flavor were nice, although it wasnít as smooth as World Wide from DFH, but maybe more complex. Dark, chocolate covered fruits, coffee, slight smoke, molasses. hops. A big sipping beer in every way, with a lasting finish. Well done."

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