corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Draft at Varga Bar.
Pours pitch black and complete opaque with faint mahogany edges and a one finger frothy mocha head. Good retention slowly fading into to lasting ring. Spotty chocolate colored lacing left behind.
Roasted coffee and dark malt aroma with lots of roasty espresso and toast but not burnt smelling. Hints of sweet chocolate, nut, oatmeal and subtle booze. Smells like really roasted chocolate coffee.
Chewy viscous body with a blast of smooth roasted coffee up front that lingers over the roasted malt notes into a lingering dry finish. Smooth coffee flavor that is roasted wihout being acrid or burnt. Countered by hints of toast, dark choc, oatmeal and nuttiness. Subtle lactic creaminess with faint sweet booziness in the finish. Abv very well masked with little heat in the back end and faint warmth in the finish.
Ungstrup (38249) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, vanilla, alcohol, and coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes alcohol, malt - both sweet and roasted, vanilla, and alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
Handbottle 18 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours an opaque pitch black with a thick and creamy brown head. Intense aroma of hard roast malt, coffee, dark dried fruit and booze. Solid body, sweet heavy roast, again pruney dark fruits and a warming alcohol finish. Very delicious actually. 180611 yespr (47115) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
18 cL handbottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is solid coffee herbal, dark roasted malt and slight chocolate. Sweet, chocolate, liqourice, coffee and thick dark malt. Bitter and lingering dark sweet flavoured. Ends roasted malty and coffee flavoured. PhillyCraft (7738) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
On tap at Kraftwork for Avery day, this is the barrel aged version of mephistopheles with a generous amount of coffee added. Pours a deep cola color with small to medium khaki head. Lacing is very impressive...barely see my glass behind the film of brown stickiness. Aromas of roasted nuts, smoked malts, charred toffee, tons of coffee beans and chocolate bar. Taste is scary drinkable and layered for the 16.3% alcohol. how do they get a beer like this to give off such minimal heat? Other notes of mollases, bourbon, smoked malts, vanilla bean. This beer reminded me of a boozier kbs from founders. Cheers to Adam Avery for this homerun of a brew.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Draft at Long Room. I saw this and couldn’t resist it. I’m not super keen on the original Mephistopheles but it’s alright. This one was damn awesome. The bitterness of the coffee really cuts through the booze and adds a solid balance that isn’t really in the original. Pours quite syrupy with a dissipating head. Nose is boozey, but not as much as I would have thought. Coffee and roast dominate. On tasting, a great balance between all of the alcohol and the coffee. It really drinks amazingly clean and easy for what it is. I’m very impressed. Camons (13035) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Tap @ Falling Rock, Denver. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma hard roasted malt, coffee, expresso, dark chocolate. Taste is tons of coffee, cold expresso, hints of licorice and dark chocolate, alchohol well hidden for the 16% ABV. Full body, nice amount of carbonation for the ABV, dry bitter coffee finish. Very good, allthough abit onesided as the coffee aroma and taste is so dominant. 080411 Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
In short: A superior roasted coffee stout. A big monster that is too easy to drink. Wow!wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2011
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2011
The look: Black body topped by a large beige head
In long: Nose is very roasted, plenty of coffee. Body is awesome, obviously very full and thick but also rather well carbonated for a 16% monster. Taste is not uber-complex but neither are most coffee stouts. Roasted coffee beans abound and strong cacao notes. Finish is very bitter and dare I say a bit dry, it almost feels very hoppy but I’m pretty sure all the bitterness and dryness sensation comes from the roasted coffee beers. Alcohol and sweetness well hidden. This beer was such a success across the board with everybody who had it at EBF that I’m fully expecting Avery to make it a regular. I’ve never been a big fan of the base beer (Mephistopheles) or any of Avery’s big beers but Meph Addict kicks ass and I have no problem giving credit when credit is due. My problem is giving payment when payment is due.
Tasted on 5/6/11 on draft at The Twisted Spoke. Pours absolutely oil black with an average brown head that slowly recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is super intense with tons of darkly roasted malt, fresh coffee, very sweet molasses, and dark chocolate. The flavor is quite sweet with cloying molasses up front, moving to the dark and more roasted flavors dominated by coffee and dark chocolate. The body is massive and creamy with light carbonation and a super long coffee and dark chocolate finish. This beer is quite tasty, but a small pour is plenty. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2011
One of the shockers of EBF! Pours a black as night abyss with a yellow coffee tan head. This has a fantastic coffee nose. Undertones are roast y, bitter sweet, coco, chocolate (dark), licorice, and some booze of course. Big coffee notes transfer quite nicely to the flavor, no hint of pepper whatsoever, huge bitter dark chocolate warming. Honestly astounding for the given ABV, hats off!