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RATINGS: 1362   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.


Sledutah's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5600) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle picked up at Total Wine in Spokane
Appearance: Thick black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee
Taste: Roasted malts, dark roast coffee and chocolate
Very good


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fyb (32) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
2014 Bottle, 17.1% abv. Black with a brown, creamy head, lots of lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, tar, cocoa, peat. Taste is roasted, coffee, tar, smoked charkuteries, liquorice, warming alcohol. Roasted, boozy finish. Big body, medium carbonation, slightly oily. Surprisingly easy to drink considering the rather high ABV. Very nice one!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1405) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Aromas of cocoa, char, some booze. Black with a mostly lasting tan head. Dry, very roasty, strong. Full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (675) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
Bottle @Dangerous Bottleshares 7.0. Pours a pitch black with a big, dense, brown head. Aroma is roasty, slight smoky malts, dark coffee, cark chocolate. Doesn’t seem very sweet from the aroma. Taste is sweeter, but still really well balanced compared to the high ABV. Coffee and chocolate dryness balances the sweeter alcoholic and fruity notes greatly. Medium carbonation and full body without being too oily!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (2007) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015

Lukt: Malt, Mokka og vanilje.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Malt, lakris, mokka, vanilje og en herlig alcovarer avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Systembolag, Nydt@Lokal tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@17,1%, Når@10.04.2015
Kommentar: Nydelig, fin og rund i smaken, denne kunne jeg brukt en kveld på.
Batch@Batch 10 (Nov 2014) 17.1%ABV

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1567) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
Pours black with finger thick brown head Aromas of alcohol, rum soaked raisins, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, dark fruits Taste has warming alcohol, coffee powder, dark bitter chocolate, loads of brown sugar, figs

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1704) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Aroma: Smelling of molasses, dates, chocolate and oak.
Appearance: A dark black colored beer. A brown head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet bread, dark chocolate, fruits and grass.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Very potent, dark and rewarding.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. Reviewed 2015-04-03.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CharmCityCrab (189) - Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2015
Appearance is pitch black with a nice cookie like head. Aroma is chocolate milk and cookies. Taste is very boozy with dark chocolate, coffee grinds, and milk. Nice evil looking demon guy on the label. Good brew. Batch 10, November 2014 per the fine print.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (5236) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
A liquid the consumes all nearby light. Lovely beige head that gives a fine lacing. Powerful aroma with coffee, chocolate and dried fruits. Body of a devil. Full moon fever. Slightly sweet balanced nicely with a solid bitterness. Soft carbonation. Complex and rich flavor containing dried fruits, chocolate, coffee and a devilish spicy tail. Spot on. A true classic. I was chocked when I had a look at the abv….holy Christ. 17.1%. Where did they hide them? Dangerous brew!
[Bottle (2014 edition - batch #10 - 17.1%) from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (354) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2015
BOD 333/14, 17.1% ABV Pours black as a witch’s heart. Normal head volume, lacing and retention. Rich nose of chocolate over alcohol. As it warms, notes of molasses, vanilla and anise arise. Rich full body with a texture that defines creamy. Below normal carbonation with very little effervescence present in the finish. The flavor profile can be summed up in one word...intense. Sip about a quarter of it to let your palate adjust to the alcohol, then you can savor this remarkable uber imperial stout. You first experience a wave of rich chocolate over an equally rich heavy malt base that screams molasses (with caramel notes) and vanilla. The middle accentuates the vanilla and malt before the alcohol lends its spicy heat as if from a hellish caldron. The finish produces the only bitterness, which is slight, a final wave of rich molasses like sweetness and lingers with a somewhat astringent alcohol burn at the back of the throat. This devil will light you up!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (728) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with dried fruits and notes of alcohol. Body is medium, the finish is dry and roasted with warming alcohol.


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