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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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BallmersPeak (1) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
He is the one who knocks, bitch. Straight espresso aroma and flavor. Even coats the tongue the same.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Draft at Capone’s. Pours jet black with minimal tan head. Nose is black patent malt, cacao, dark fruit. Tastes richm very complex, with very well hidden alcohol, and flavors of malt, cacao, some espresso, and blackstrap molasses. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of coffee, malt, vanilla, roasting, cream, and lactose. Poured pitch black in color with a medium-sized, dark brow, creamy, dense head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, coffee, cream, roasting, sugar, and slight chocolate. Full body. Slick, viscous texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, coffee, cream, vanilla, light chocolate finish. 15.5%ABV is dangerously well hidden throughout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2447) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Black pour orange/tan head nice soft layer nice retention .... aroma of very fresh roasted coffee espresso like amazing aroma .... taste is caramel malt but all fresh roasted semi sweet chocolate and coffee .... espresso like with just a very light touch of anise .... finish is dry roasted and a little warming abv with a bitter hop punch that lingers a little .... very well done

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Pours pitch black with a medium mocha head...nice lacing and retention...looks thick. Aroma of fresh coffee...bold and roasty...smells like a coffee shop! Flavor follows suit...bold and roasty coffee...bit of syrupy coffee sweetness...some roasty burnt notes too. Mouthfeel is full and sticky...finish has coffee and some burnt roasty notes...warming and lingering. Excellent beer for a coffe junkie like me!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2799) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Rich aroma of roasted chocolate and super thick coffee notes cut in the nose. Pours thick dark black oil in color with an awesome caramel creamy head. The flavor has more coffee than any other beer I have ever tasted. Nice roasted malty notes complement a thick but smooth body. It is incredible how there are no notes of alcohol at all!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5518) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, smoke, burnt wood, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, smoke, some fruits, and also alcohol in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Tap at Capones. Pours a deep black with a smaller creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of freshly ground espresso beans, vanilla, caramel, toffee, vanilla and roasted malt. Flavor of rich sweet espresso, caramel, roasted malt and dark fruits.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Dark brown pour with a small sized off white head. Coffee, roast, some dark fruits, grounds, licorice, and some vanilla. Very nice coffee presence - which for me, is a huge plus in a coffee beer! Over all the alcohol, for 15%+, well hidden. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3491) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Capones. Dark brown with a thin tan ring. Nose is coffee bean, mostly, some licorice and alcohol. Medium body with a faint tingle. Taste is coffee bean, molasses, dark chocolate and heat. Maybe the most pronounced coffee brew i’ve tried. Shocked that the coffee even dominates the huge Meph base.


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