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RATINGS: 145   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.


Mora2000's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5853) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at the Avery Tap Takeover at The Common Table. The beer pours a pitch black color with a brown head. The aroma is full of coffee with some roasted malt thrown in. The coffee is extremely intense in the aroma, as well as the flavor. This tastes like I imagine iced espresso with a shot of alcohol would taste. There is also some roasted malt and chocolate but this is really all about the coffee. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very, very nice.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (996) - 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 (3779) - 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 (2440) - 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 (884) - 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 (3486) - 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 (137) - 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 (916) - 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 (534) - 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 (837) - 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.


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