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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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Mephistopheles with a generous amount of coffee added.


Alemax's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alemax (16) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Smells of strong coffee. Taste strong coffee with a slight alcohol bite. Very drinkable!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6232) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Anyways this is currently listed as one of the top 50 Imperial Stouts on ratebeer much to my surprise so I figured now is as good as time as any to see what the fuss is all aboot. Well first off (to no surprise) this is a brash, boozy, very warming beer with a good amount of bourbon barrel influences. There is some roast and espresso notes but it is hard for them to shine. Light bittersweet chocolate, toffee, tobacco, and earthy almost peaty notes as well. Being barrel aged AND a coffee imbued stout the mouthfeel actually isnít that thin, but by no means would I call it viscous either. Unlike that BA abortion I had last night, I could see this aging into something more wonderful. For now it is a bit too unruly to be even a top 200 Imperial Stout IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (391) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2015
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 1/13/15. Bottle from Moore Liquor. Aroma was very strong with the bourbon followed by chocolate & coffee notes. Taste thick & sticky with a mix of chocolate roasted grains & lots of bourbon. To me the bourbon was over powering the flavor more than the coffee. Really prefer Mephistopheles over this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10386) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Keg at Churchillís, San Marcos, 14/11/14. Pitch black with a decent tan swirl. Nose is sweet coffee notes, tiramisu mix, brown sugars, light roast, booze notes, sweet all round. Taste comprises big coffee cake notes, light mineral tones, spice, chocolate, coffee fudge, earthy roast. Full bodied, oily feel - slightly cloying but not overbearingly so, sweet licks tempered with a little roasty charr in the close. Solid stuff for the ABV, a little on the sweet side as you may well expect from the ABV on display, but a solid coffee infused sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
For a long time this has been my whale that always escaped missing it on tap 3 times. Bottles are out, and either the new batch isnít as great or I was too fueled by the taste to really enjoy this beer. The coffee comes off a bit too vegetal. The alcohol is really present smacking you right in the face. I split this bottle into 3 servings, which made me enjoy it a bit more but overall this beer is lacking in balance, roast, and drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4550) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Not quite as good as the Mephistopheles but still a wonderful beer. Loses something with the extra coffee. A little more syrupy and thick, more oil. Some light barrel in here. Black pour with great mocha head and lacing. Milk sweet chocolate here and a sweeter finish. Some booze, and still a lot of bitterness even with the note of sweetness. Tap at Churchkey Avery event.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1016) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a caramel colored lacing. The aroma is predominantly coffee, chocolate and soy sauce. Finishes with some notable alcohol, but not compared to the ABV

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3914) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
(Backlog) Draft at avery event at blind tiger. #300 imperial stout. Black pour with tan head. Huge roasted, and coffee dominated aroma. Flavors are dark roasted coffee, some lighter dark malts and a bit of warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2487) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at extreme beer feat. Really potent coffee nose with bready malts and cocoa. Taste is very sweet and heavy coffee. Intense but pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (905) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
From a tap at Ale Arsenal. The pour was black with a strong coffee aroma which the beer had also a big coffee taste and a thick body.* *Lost my notes for this beer today and tried to rate this beer soon as possible from memory.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3702) - 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.


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