bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, anise, roasted malt, vinous, brown sugar, and plum. Flavor of bourbon, oak, dark fruit, caramel, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee with a warming alcohol burn for a finish.
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Avery poured a translucent dark brown nearly bvlack with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee, bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, pepper and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, light licorice and light roastiness with a smooth warming lingering, coffee finish.
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Avery. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is coffee, roast, and dark chocolate malt, brown sugar, oak, dates and earthy hops. Flavor is coffee, earthy notes, dark fruity esters, roast and chocolate malt, bourbon and a sweet finish. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation.
daknole (7205) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Some kind stranger allowed me a nice serving from his glass at Avery. Whoever you are, thanks! Big, huge beer. All bourbon, chocolate and coffee band thatís A-OK by me!
adnielsen (6226) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Fairly rich coffee, light caramel, very light bourbon, roasty chocolate malty aroma. Thick mouth feel. Rich dark chocolate, fairly bitter, roasty coffee, caramel, very light bourbon flavor with a burning, boozy finish. I was really looking forward to this one and I was a bit let down. The bourbon didnít really come through all that much and the coffee didnít seem as fresh as with most batches of Meph Addict.
douglas88 (4492) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man, what a search. On tap at Avery during 2012 GABF week. It runs out as I am in line! I run around scanning peopleís glasses in search of a soul to share- yes I did that. I almost gave up until one person offers it to me! Pours a totally black color, no head. A huge nose of bourbon and coffee. Of course, a similar flavor of massive coffee, smooth sweet barrel, actually this is understated despite being 16%. Drinkable.
arminjewell (4163) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark oily black pour with creamy dark tan head, aroma brought big notes of coffee, chocolate, milk and dark chocolate notes, slight hints of bourbon and vanilla but not much, some nice dark fruits laced throughout as well. Taste is a nice mix of big espresso and roasted coffee moving into sweet bourbon and vanilla notes, nice chocolate and dark fruit notes, slight molasses finishes fairly sweet but the roasted coffee notes help balance. It is a great beer, but not much different than the regular.
markwise (3807) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Avery. Shared by a kind soul. I didnít search like Dak and Doug, but it was tempting in order to get more. Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Nose is big coffee, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Flavor follows with fudgy chocolate, coffee, some light roast and a bit of vanilla and bourbon. Medium in body and for a bruiser of this size, itís delightful.
Camons (3708) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours black with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, rich hard roasted coffee, caramel, light bourbon notes. Taste is malts, expresso, hard roasted coffee, caramel, light bourbon notes. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, light alcoholic finsh ( well its 16 % ) Coffee taste is more mellow than the normal Meph Addict, wich imo does it more balanced. Good one. 090312
onceblind (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2012 At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. Black with a thin tan head. Big outlandish aroma of dark roast coffee, bakers chocolate, vanilla-oak, with a touch of pecan-like nuttiness and caramel. Taste is gigantic and palate slaughtering. Dark chocolate, dark coffee, oak, lots of french vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar-bourbon, finishing with big fat tones of oak, coffee, and chocolate. Lots of barrel booziness but also lots of mocha java sweetness.