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RATINGS: 1436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 438   ABV: 14.6%
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Mephistopheles is the crafty shape shifter, the second fallen angel. Amazingly complex, coal black, velvety and liqueurish, this demon has a bouquet of vine-ripened grapes, anise and chocolate covered cherries with flavors of rum-soaked caramelized dark fruits and a double espresso finish. Mephistopheles is the final installment of "The Demons of Ale" series.

Batch 1 (Jan 2006): 15.1% ABV.
Batch 2 (Nov 2006): 16.03% ABV.
Batch 3 (Nov 2007): 16% ABV.
Batch 4 (Nov 2008): 15.92% ABV.
Batch 5 (Dec 2009): 16.83% ABV.
Batch 6 (Dec 2010): 15.95% ABV.
Batch 7 (Nov 2011): 16.43% ABV.
Batch 8 (Nov 2012): 16.2% ABV.
Batch 9 (Dec 2013): 15.4% ABV.
Batch 12 (Oct 2016): 14.6% ABV

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
12oz serving. Batch 6 poured into a snifter. A - Pours an evil black with a 1 finger espresso head that leaves sticky patches of lacing. S - Bold chocolate and espresso, robust roasted malts, boozy vanilla vapors, caramelized sugar. T - Intense roasted bittersweet chocolate, cocoa dusted dates and raisins, woody hop bitterness, toasted brown sugar, anise seeds, warming alcohol and espresso on the finish. Hints of bacon come out as it warms. M - Full body, a bit syrupy, low to medium carbonation. Intense sweet flavors that are balanced by a robust roast character and hints of bitterness. Very complex malt and dark fruit flavors. Serving type: bottle 10-23-2011


3.9
sjogro (4648) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2017
Sampled from bottle at THT October. Black with light tan head. Big sweet deep roasted chocolate malt. Massive alcohol and ash bitter. Full body and soft carbonation. Soft carbonation.

3.5
Maakun (6297) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle shared at THT, 2014 17.1%. Black with dark beige head. Some smoke, massive sweet toffee and caramel, lots of bitter alcohol and herbs, nuts, blackberries, dried cranberries. Quite sweet, very bitter and light tart. Almost full bodied with lots of alcohol. Way too boozy.

4.1
MrTipple (5956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Intense dark chocolate, cacao, caramel, sweet oak. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. More intense dark chocolate, cacao, dark, toasted malts, oak, soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice Impy. Keg at the brewery, Boulder.

3.8
mR_fr0g (13158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 for Cloin's 20K Tasting, 13/09/2017. Batch 1. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A dark brown oily pour with a loose dirty tan head. Aroma is salty roast, tangy roast, red cranberry, jammy fruit. Flavour is composed of super sweet, sticky brown malts, salty, soy, molasses, sticky mapel. Palate is medium sweet, lowish carbonation, sticky. Decent for the age.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (20452) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle split at my 20 KAY tastin, thanks to the Kenny ... batch fucken juan 2006, 13/09/17. Black with a decent tan cap that thins to a swirl. Nose is dark fruit rinds, dates, light smoke, black pepper, faint roast, dark chocolate. Taste comprises sticky dark fruit compote, dates, raisens, melted brown sugars, light oxidisation, ripe fruits. Full body, fine to oily carbonation, warming boost in the close. Decent ... has aged well.

3.8
tmrmwel (2204) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2017
8-4-7-4-15
Bottle, 2016. Pours black, with a creamy, mocha head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, with bread, cocoa, liquorice and muscovado, as well as wooden barrels. Creamy body, with very soft carbonation. Flavour is dark malts, with cocoa, muscovado and liquorice, as well as wooden notes.

3.8
andrepintado (3609) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle. Dark color. Thin medium brown head. Taste is medium high bitter, medium sweet. Medium body. Dry finish. Aroma and flavour is alcohol, mint, fruit, chocolate, coffee, toffee, chili.

3.9
Vighals (4348) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 Svart med lavt lys brunt skum. Lukter alkohol, svisker og mørkefrukter. Fyldig. Smaker brent mørk kaffe, salt lakris, havre, dadler og svisker. Salt og alkohol i avslutningen.

3.6
Torrefacto (1735) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2017
Quemado intenso, resinas, azúcar. Cuerpo denso y final de amargor quenado y astringente.

4.2
Ronritter (874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2017
12oz bottle black pour fluffy tan head aroma of booze and cocoa taste is sweet chocolate, bitter coffee and a nice warming booze finish my kinda beer


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