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RATINGS: 1294   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - DEC 14, 2013
Poured on tap at avery and drank the 2009&2011 simultaneously. Drunk the 2011 first. Very black color with tan head. Has a bitter sweet coffee chocolate scent when smelled. Very smooth body that goes down easily. Slightly fruity, kinda like cherries. Very delicious. Drank the 09 at the same time... The 09 has a much whiter head and smells more bitter. Tastes more like alcohol than the 11. Has much more potent smell in my opinion.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
0.355l bottle 2012 model from my Secret Santa, bytemensis. Huge thanks! Looks really good in the glass this one. A really jet oily black pour on this one and it has a nice thick lacing deep dark espresso brown head. Itís super toasty and roasted on the nose. A lot of espresso and cocoa powder with both sweet superb dark chocolate and some wood tones. I ALSO get traces of honey here. Lovely lovely. So much intense flavor! It not an understatement to say that itís dark, really sweet and roasted in the taste this. As good a burned or even charred with lots of nice dark things that works well together. Strong cocoa powder and cocoa nibs, I get charred wood, sweet sticky vanilla, dried dark fruits and a super strong also burn that combines all the roasty elements. After the swallow you are left with the same flavor you get from eating good quality dark Belgian chocolate. A superb tasty mighty and powerful one. A true sipper, definitely not something you chug down! Huge thanks for the bottle! 20.04.2014

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrDick (346) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
I found a Batch 2 (Nov 2006) in my parentís garage along with a few other nicely aged beers. This stout held up nicely. Head is a little flat but not too bad. Big, roast heavy aroma. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, a little pepper, coffee, and molasses. Licorice finish. Still a lot of alcohol burn - it hasnít mellowed at all.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (859) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2007 bottle, 7 years aged. Pours an inky black with a tan head. Woody aroma, of oak, malt, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar. Huge taste, bitter and sweet, of dark chocolate, malt, brown sugar, oak, coffee, lots of booze. Lingering rich brown sugar and oak. Wonderful even this old.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (443) - SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle, 2007 vintage. Pours black with a small tan head, resting down to a ring. Aroma is sweet with lots of cherries, liqueur filled dark chocolate, some booze. Taste has loads of liqueur filled dark chocolate, cherries, raisin, salty notes, some bitter hops and some warming alcohol at the end. Full body, soft carbonation, thick and velvety mouth feel. Warming after taste.
Massive Imperial Stout, glad to have had this one. Like drinking liquid cherry liqueur chocolate truffles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2177) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Jet black pour with tan head. Dark fruit and chocolate nose. Serious dark chocolate bitter Burning booze. pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Rate #666! 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. November 2012 bottle. Pours black with almost two fingers of tan head. Decent lacing. Aromas of milk chocolate, spices including cinnamon, dark fruit, raisins. Tastes of dark fruit, raisins, milk and dark chocolate, caramel, light roast. Full body with a dry finish. Rich and boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (736) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle (2013 Vintage). Drinking this a bit early, but WTF... here we go: Pours a sinister and impenetrable soot black, massive espresso colored head with outstanding retention and decent lacing. Nose is dark roastiness, malt, cocoa, hint of butterscotch, licorice, coffee beans. Mouth is sticky and almost syrupy sweet, chocolate, brown sugar, licorice, malt, coffee, butterscotch, a bit of soot on the back end, warmth from the ridiculous ABV. Probably would taste better with age, but not bad as it is now though. After OT in Game 7 here in Chicago, itís gonna be Rangers vs. Kings in Final. LGR!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trujahwarrior (506) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2009 vintage On tap 6 oz pour, pours a pitch black color with a thin tan head Thad leaves decent lacing. Smells of dark malts, dark fruit, tobacco, black licorice and chocolate. Tastes of the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is heavy and creamy with good carbonation. Wow what a beast. It was a nice way to kick off Stout fest and Seattle beer week.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1251) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
Pours a nice black color. Anise, dark fruit and cocoa on the nose; all follow onto thr palate. Finishes with some roasted malt and a hint of cherry.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (279) - - APR 18, 2014
Opaque, thick lacing. Extremely full body, very alcoholic as one would expect from a 15.4% beer, silky mouthfeel, lingering palate. Moderate roast bitterness, sweet. Chocolate, raisins, uva de cavalo, sweet and flavorful finish. . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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