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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 510   ABV: 17%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Deep black pour with creamy tan head. Aroma is dominated by coffee, along with chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is Sweet with a load of added coffee. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Dark black body with a medium creamy brown head Sweet coffee and caramel aroma. Big coffee, chocolate, roast and fruit flavor. Full body with moderately low carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
imeshuggahi (31) - golden, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2010
If I was able to purchase bottles of this brew, coffee in the morning would become obsolete. The only reason my rating is not 5.0 is because I do not believe in perfect beers (I had to re-evaluate my beliefs after drinking this one). The possibilities of stout variation is pretty extensive, yet the coffee/espresso (see great divides espresso yeti, muy bueno) still remains one of my favorites. It says something about a big, black brew, that while in the heat of summer "I will still crave thee". On to the next...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5073) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Draft at Stone 14th Anniversary. Thick, pitch black pour, thin tan head. Tons of coffee, chocolate, molasses, sweet roasted malts, and buried deep is some dark fruit. Pretty tasty if you are into the coffee stouts, which I am, so it was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Tap at 24 Diner in Austin. A big dark solid black in the glass. The nose is big heavy coffee, booze, and heavy dark fruit. Flavor brings strong bitter espresso, heavy malt, and a tongue-tinglingly boozy palate on the finish. Pretty much a punch in the mouth. Quite plainly, it’s just a big-ass beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2010
on tap 4/15/2010 at papago. black and opaque with a tannish head and drippy lace. intense aroma of coffee... followed by black, vanilla, roasty ash, chocolate and some coffee tartness. sweet flavor packed with coffee, molasses, cocoa, roast, vanilla pods and an ashy finish. there’s a ton of booze leaking out of this even while frigid. some how this is thinner and more easily consumed than the regular meph... still, brutally sweet. 8/5/7/4/15/3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. Much better aroma than the regular meph, still too hot, half a growler got 3 of us fucking loaded. tasty, but mostly a 2 note mess.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Draft at Varga Bar during Philly Beer Week 2010. Pours black as night with some big dark mocha fluffy head. Aroma was easily the best coffee aroma I have ever gotten out of a beer. This was on par with roasting fresh coffee beans at home. Tucked behind this were some hints of chocolate and vanilla, but man, that coffee nose was beautiful. Big super sweet malty bomb, but balanced incredibly well with a rich bitter roasted finish. I’m not sure how long this was aged, but typically I find fresh batches of Mephistopheles to be a bit boozy and hot on the throat, but Meph Addict had none of that! This was incredibly smooth and I can’t believe it’s the same 16% beer. Super thick mouthfeel and incredibly viscous, but it leaves a great dark chocolate mocha finish on the tongue. Overall, this was far too drinkable for what it is. I could’ve put away the 8 oz. pour in seconds and it took restraint to sip it. Easily the best Avery brew I’ve had to date and one of the highlights to PBW2010.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2010
On tap at Papago. This is out of control. Pours obsidian with a trim tan head. Smells of COFFEE. Trumps every coffee flavored beer I have yet to encounter. Absurdly concentrated. Notes of caramel and dark fruit help round out the flavor, but this is all about the coffee and it is pretty awesome. Whoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Back -N- Black – Brouwer’s Café – Seattle Beer Week 2010
Aroma – Aroma was thick with Chocolate, smoke and coffee.
Appearance – Black in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor – Thick rich flavors lots of alcohol. Very malty with lots of coffee flavor.
Palate – Dry finish with a Nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – This beer takes your breath away. Tons of coffee.

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