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RATINGS: 1372   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.


theyeastmaster's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theyeastmaster (11) - , California, USA - APR 21, 2010
Pitch black pour with thin tan head that quickly dissipates. Dark espresso aroma with lots of heat!. This is a heavy barley wine of a stout! Full complex body with lots to appreciate and to fear! Full mouth flavor with a viscosity and heat that lingers on the roof of your mouth. Long finish with licorice and chocolate.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4626) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, caramel, dried fruit, raisin.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, dried fruit, alcohol, chocolate, coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1054) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle from nov 2014. 17.1%. Pitch black pour with a mocha head. Roast, coffee, oak, wet soil, bandaid. Can smell alcohol. Feel the alcohol but the strong carbonation and the full body helps. Silky and creamy. Wow

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neurbob (14) - - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle to Tulip. Black/brown opaque, dark creamy head. Aroma and taste are so complex this is like a meal unto itself (check the calories!). Sugar, caramel, burnt, toasty, chocolate all stand out. Malt and nuts. Dates. Need I say boozy? Chewy. Lingering mouthful of dessert with espresso. Make sure you can give it your full attention.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (371) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle, black body, decent walnut colored head fades quick. Aroma molasses, coffee, spruce, mint, cherries. Taste is molasses, anise, shoyu, plums, spruce, vanilla, bourbon, citrus rind, black pepper, mint. Fairly sweet at first, not saccharine really, and tries (really wants to be) but doesnít quite make it to dry finish. Palate is very rich and thick, carbonation subdued.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3792) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
On bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Pitch black color, good brownish foam. High aroma intensity; roasted aromas, licorice, malt, cocoa. Full body & high complexity. Some sweetness- ok balance, ends up on the sweet side. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3431) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
33cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks a lot! Pours dark brownish with a beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt and hints and licorice. Moderate sweet with tasty roasty notes and mild bitterness in the finish. Nice one!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jens_thogersen (13) - - MAY 13, 2015
Very sweet on the nose and palate. Toasty quite a bit alcohol. On it's own it's way to sweet. Together with a dark chocolate dessert is superb!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (410) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
Aroma is powerful from coffee, hard roasted malt and chocolate. The force is strong in this one. Taste is also powerful, but still under control. Lots of dried dark fruits, burnt coffee grouse, a little salty from daemon sweat and almost spicy hot. You almost feel your soul being sent in advance down to inferno. Awesome!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap @ Capitol Beer. Black in color with a khaki head. Smells like tar, sugar, and roasted malts. A lot of burnt qualities to it as well. Sticky, sugary, and boozy. Slight soy sauce. There is just an intense sugary, fruity sweetness on the tongue. Tons of roast and burnt sugar as well. A lot of booze. Too hot and too sweet. This is a beer 2009 me would have given a 4+.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mad_Ferret (730) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
2014 bottle from SB. Drank it in Mankers appartment during CBC15. Pitch black oily liquid with a short brown head. Really nice roasted aroma with slightly burnt chocolate cake, raisins, vanilla, licorice and hot booze. Donít stick your nosein too deep. Sweet roasted taste with big licorice, some burnt salty bread crust, vanilla and figs and slight soy. Big alcohol heat. Huge alcohol body, low to no carbonation, oily/sticky. Throat burn. Itís way too hot. But still you canít deny the flavours. Itís a hate/love thing I guess.


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