overall
100
95
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 462   ABV: 15.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rsauermann (38) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Very alchoholy. Once it warms a bit the roasty flavors meld with the fruity ones to create a decent beer. Kinda thin for a stout due to the use of a lot of sugar


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (5015) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2017
12 ounce bottle into snifter, Batch 1 bottled January 2006. Pours dense pitch black color with minimal head and lacing on the glass. Nice alcohol legs clinging on the glass. Aromas of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toffee, coffee, raisin, prune, fig, date, cherry, licorice, fudge, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, leather, tobacco, soy sauce, and light smoke/charcoal. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toffee, coffee, raisin, prune, fig, date, cherry, licorice, fudge, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, leather, tobacco, soy sauce, and light smoke/charcoal. Light roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, molasses, toffee, coffee, raisin, prune, fig, date, cherry, licorice, fudge, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, leather, tobacco, soy sauce, and light smoke/char on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slight dryness from roast/char bitterness, lightly increasing though the glass. Low carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, slick, thick, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden, a very mild warmth lingering after the finish, with zero booziness. Overall this is an absolutely amazing Imperial Stout after 11 years of age. All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Definitely in its prime for age, and I cant see this falling off any time soon. A highly amazing offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrSquash (126) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Aroma is intense charred dark malts. Almost like gun powder in fireworks. Flavor is very boozy with roasted malt. Finishes slightly sharp with a smooth alcohol warmth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1497) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Near black pour with tan almost brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses and alchohol. Taste follows nose, but adds a lot of bitterness. Very good, just would like to drop the bitterness alittle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebastokrator (94) - - JAN 2, 2017
Black with some brown head. Nose is first a big whiff of alcohol. Getting past that I pick up lots of roasted malt, some brown sugar and maybe maple. Perhaps just a hint of plum. Really big nose. Taste is equally bold. Taste has a lot of molasses blending plum, fig, and raisin. Lastly there is the chocolate that youd expect. Medium bodied, almost creamy. Really nice, big and bold.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nsanders (1070) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle. Black with a big light brown head and moderate lacing. Alcohol, belgian yeast, chocolate covered cherries, clay, wood and clove. Tastes like a brownie mixed with a belgian beer and rum. Heavy body with a chalky feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (1014) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Batch No. 12, 2016. ABV: 14.6%. Pours a thick, dark black, with good-sized, lasting, off white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, anise. Flavor has quite a boozy touch to it, along with chocolate, anise/licorice, and coffee. Not bad at all.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scouser (348) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Pours black with a nice brown head and lacing. For 17% beer the head and lacing retention is outstanding! A really good looking beer. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, surprisingly no alcohol. Up front is coffee and dark chocolate followed by an after taste of licorice and rum. Not boozy at all. This is a very good beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElCapitan22 (352) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Pours jet black in color and somehow, despite its ABV, holds both its head and has excellent lacing. It carries an aroma of dark chocolate and burnt coffee, however the taste is entirely different and more complex. This tastes like a glorious chocolatey stout, but has undertones of cherry and anise. It is very drinkable for its alcohol content and still finishes with a hint of rum. A must have for the winter season!

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Korcz (1875) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Czysty alkohol i rozpuszczalnik. Zdelegalizować.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imaena (2280) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle. This is an incredibly rich and complex imperial stout. Some good tart dark roasted coffee, burnt tobbaco, and figs. Really incredible product. Batch 12, October 2016. 14.6 ABV. 31.0P


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