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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
Mephistopheles with a generous amount of coffee added.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Black, thick tan head on it. Aroma is intense and boozy, with lots and lots of fresh coffee. This is loaded with espresso and smooth chocolate, a little acid and char. Thick body on it. Finishes very hot and boozy. This is tasty and I love the coffee flavor, but it’s excessively hot for my taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6692) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
draft at brouwers back in black. jet black with dense creamy burnt tan head and tons of stringy lace. insanely rich and roasty dry coffee grounds nose, smells so much like coffee that it seems like coffee isnt even made yet, just freshly ground. creamy huge thick body, a little sticky. roast, coffee, ash, char, and plenty of acidity and oil on the mid palate. its still way hot, but somehow integrated. long rich roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Dark coffee, tons of sweet dark malt, lots of coffee, really big sweet coffee nose as well as earthy hop bitterness and some booze on the nose. Nice aroma. Black pour, beige foamy ring, foamy islands on side of glass. Big coffee flavors, espresso, dark fruity undertones, dark sweet chocolate, more coffee, almost coffee liquery. Hot alcohol notes, lingering coffee and roasted malts. Big strong beer, wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2011 Draught. Boulder Strong Fest 2010. Black with orange tan head. Aroma is straight huge coffee...boom! and dark, dark bitter chocolates, a touch of vanilla and a touch of some dark ripe fruits like plum. Fuller body, but not as much as I’d expected but smooth, real smooth. Big coffee flavor covers booze nicely and some dark berry and plum still despite the coffee, although much less. Licorice I get from Meph is very hidden. Dry as hell.... I need water. Sticky, sticky! Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2010
Ontap@DLD. Deep black pour with a tan head. Aroma is intense-coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit. Taste is Coffee x 2, roasted malt, a little vanilla, alcohol. High alcohol but nicely balanced with the other flavors. Creamy, tasty, glad it was available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
(my 100th Imperial Stout rate) Tap at The Publican. I enjoyed this quite a bit. Pours a slick black with a creamy frothy tan head. Super roasty, tons of straight-up cold-press coffee! Tastes like Starbucks, ha, really it does, a bit too much booze in the aftertaste though. Body is slick creamy and fluffy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOLTZ7555 (2969) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2010
Sampled at the Tax Your Liver event @ Papago. Dark leather bordering onyx pour with a creamy latte head that finishes with a spot or two and a whispy swirl. This beer is as close to a shot of espresso I’ve ever had. Rich roasted coffee bean, vanilla, and a touch of honey. The aroma made my eyes roll back in my head and the flavor made me drool on the table (already had a few by then). Nice velvety mouthfeel. AMAZING!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (958) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
On tap @ DLD. This comes off as a woodier version as well as a coffee intense stout. Very delicious, much like the original.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2010
Draft sample at Tax Your Liver With(out) Adam Avery at Papago Brewing. (Adam was sick and couldn’t make it but we still drank his beer) Pours a black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, huge espresso and burnt coffee grounds, roast, barley. Flavor is espresso, booze, roast. Very fresh coffee indeed, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
tap at publican, pours black with tan head, nose has big coffee notes. flavor is extremely roasty, sweet, and harsh alcohol coliding on the back of my palate at the same time. this really bothered me for some reason but everyone else there that night seemed to dig this. probably because they put lighter fluid in their coffee every morning.

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