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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
Mephistopheles with a generous amount of coffee added.

boxofrane's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boxofrane (2539) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Draft at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a nice tan head that sticks around. The aroma is coffee forward with a little mocha trail. The taste is big coffee but not overly bitter or sweet.. Really great with just a touch of alcohol on the finish. An experience I hope to repeat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5272) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry coffee notes with some light alcohol, some roasted malt and some residual sugar notes. Taste is an extreme mix of huge floral coffee notes with some dry bitter roasted malt, some alcohol and some residual sugar notes. Body is full with good carbonation and some alcohol was apparent. Not sure I need to drink this on a regular basis but still quite drinkable considering the ingredients used in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7408) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottled. Poured inky black with very little head. The aroma picked up sour-ish bourbon over sweet coffee and vanilla notes. The flavor found meaty black and vanilla notes at the core with tart bourbon barrel and peppery spice around.. finished spicy and hot, with lots of coffee and residual sugars. Heavier-bodied and grainy.. a bit too hot, but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5892) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zeebra 2015, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate. Bit heavy on the coffee and the alcohol. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (707) - - MAY 20, 2015
Draft. Pitch black, inky. The deep cinnamon-hued head doesn’t last long. Brilliant coffee aroma. Oily, funky beans; toasted sourdough; soil and chocolate in minuscule amounts. The flavor: so very much coffee. It even overpowers the underlying Mephistopheles -- a feat I didn’t think was possible. Rich, roasty, oily. Toasted bread again, some cocoa, a finish of ethanol and spicy Arabica. Full, creamy body. Thick and smooth, like drinking thick hot chocolate. If you want to enjoy this one, you better damn well like coffee. Huge bean flavor, not a ton of stout. A little hot. Good for a few ounces, too rich for much more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Dark mahogany with a dark head. Coffee, dark, dry fruit and burned malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (6979) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared Randomstrangernl. thin tan ring head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee. Very very good. Alcohol but at 15/16% to be expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1771) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 20, 2015
Black with a brown head - Sweet malt and coffee in the aroma - Malt and coffee flavours with some bitterness in the end - The coffe and some bitterness in the finish - This was real good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Pours jet black with a thin khaki head. Significant amount of legs dripping down the glass. Aroma is very boozy with minimal coffee in the background. Small amount of bourbon and vanilla as well as toffee. Taste is boozy upfront with astringent coffee flavors in the middle followed by subtle chocolate, vanilla and caramel flavors in the finish. Kind of a harsh character to it at this point. Likely aging will subdue this aspect. Mouth feel is thick and viscous. Overall, a nice beer but not well-balanced this young. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2423) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
A delicious beer. Pours a thick black with small dark brown head. Big coffee and lactose aromas as well as dark fruits and chocolate. For a beer this big the alcohol is very well masked. Big coffee and chocolate flavours and vinous sherry flavours as well. A nice warmth as it makes its way down to your belly. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2399) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Dark black in color with tan beige head... Aroma of dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, booze... Flavor is rich decadent dark chocolate, vanilla, and espresso... Roasted malts with lingering alcohol burn on finish... Really nice, but a little hot... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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