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RATINGS: 1432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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.


amx1970390's rating

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2009 - Great malt and chocolate aroma. Thick and Black. Brownish head. Taste is not very complex which may be due to this having not be aged. I do taste some grapes and a subtle hop finish that adds a nice bitterness. Thick and soft in the mouth and you can sense the high ABV right away. Good but not great, I will have to try to find an older vintage and then re-rate.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahuth (280) - - 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 (402) - 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 (4349) - 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 (4951) - 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 (6511) - 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 (3504) - 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 (2733) - 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 (7676) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4701) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
Flaske (2007-årgangen på 16%) delt på RBHD-samling, hjemme, mai-16: kullsort med antydning til skum. Intense saker både mtp aroma og smak. Fusel og soyasaus nevnes rundt bordet, jeg finner også fiken, sviskeplommer og mørk lakris. Stor, varmende munnfylde med bær i tillegg til det jeg llerede har nevnt, og magefølelsen gir stort velvære. Kraftkost for viltre krabater som verdsetter de gode smaker i små slurker.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (686) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Batch 11. 17.1% abv. Black with an average tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, and earth. Taste is full of chocolate, cocoa, anise, oak, vanilla, graham cracker, and booze. Thick and a little hot. Outstanding beer.


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