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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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Mephistopheles with a generous amount of coffee added.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4239) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 Tap at the Ale Arsenal 2nd Anniversary. Pour is opaque black, small tan head, creamy and long lasting, great lacing. Aroma is heavy coffee, mocha, not much room for anything else. Flavor is medium sweet, heavy coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, medium bitter, some acidity. Full body, rich and creamy, hot. Kinda too hot, but still worth the experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2012 15.4% abv. Black in color with a good amount of deep tan head, very good lacing and a thick collar. Aroma is deep malt, coffee, earthy woodiness and some bourbon. I would swear this is barrel aged. Maybe it is... Taste is that great malt up front, coffee and tobacco at the end with a aged hop flavor in the middle. Great thick mouthfeel, chewy almost. Low carbonation. Great coffee stout, but I feel like the coffee was a bit too much of the focus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1018) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Tap. Pitch black pour with a thin mocha head. Vanilla, American oak, coffee, whiskey. Tannin, creamy body with bitter finish. Wow. Powerful

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (768) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Draft. Pours a pitch black color with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma is TONS of coffee, roasted malts, light chocolate sweetness. Flavor is coffee, chocolatey sweetness, burnt malt bitterness. Medium body and very smooth. Unbelievably delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (906) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Tap at hops and pie. Clear dark brown with a small but thick brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, light dark fruit ,and chocolate. Flavor is the same. Medium to full bodied, smooth with some warmth on the end.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 14, 2014
A really well crafted brew. Totally impactful coffee flavor with a smooth palate. Great dark appearance with a high alcohol content but not too much that you can taste it.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5285) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
On tap at the taproom. Pours a dark brown with nice creamy tan finish that lasts. Huge coffee bean aroma and chocolate, booze. Thick mouthfeel with a strong roast, and intense coffee with nice boozy finish> Really amazing stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2014
On tap at Avery. Pours a dark black color with a fizzy tan head into a taster glass. Aroma is super heavy on roasted coffee with some earthy chocolate undertones. Although it smells almost like a fresh cup of brewed coffee. The coffee flavor is ever present in the first sip however you get the nice malty boozy flavors as well. You really cannot even notice the hoppiness of it and the alcohol is hidden very well. It has an overall velvety slick mouthfeel that I greatly enjoy and a good carbonation level. Overall this is a phenominal beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3943) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Dark brown w tan head. Aroma is nutty, earthy, coffee. Flavor is amazing roasted coffee, dark chocolate, intense cocoa and coffee grounds. Finish is bitter dark chocolate and coffee. Great coffee beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (6634) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Had on draft, never thought i’d get to try this- been a high want for years! .. . deep black, mild foam .. . espresso craziness .. . slick full mouth, mild heat in the throat .. . just a fantastic beer, and looking forward to the bottles that will be released soon! .. . . Embiggens is a perfectly cromulent word.


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