jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Tap at 24 Diner in Austin. A big dark solid black in the glass. The nose is big heavy coffee, booze, and heavy dark fruit. Flavor brings strong bitter espresso, heavy malt, and a tongue-tinglingly boozy palate on the finish. Pretty much a punch in the mouth. Quite plainly, it’s just a big-ass beer. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2010
on tap 4/15/2010 at papago.
black and opaque with a tannish head and drippy lace.
intense aroma of coffee... followed by black, vanilla, roasty ash, chocolate and some coffee tartness.
sweet flavor packed with coffee, molasses, cocoa, roast, vanilla pods and an ashy finish. there’s a ton of booze leaking out of this even while frigid.
some how this is thinner and more easily consumed than the regular meph... still, brutally sweet. 8/5/7/4/15/3.9 tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. Much better aroma than the regular meph, still too hot, half a growler got 3 of us fucking loaded. tasty, but mostly a 2 note mess. cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Draft at Varga Bar during Philly Beer Week 2010.
Pours black as night with some big dark mocha fluffy head.
Aroma was easily the best coffee aroma I have ever gotten out of a beer. This was on par with roasting fresh coffee beans at home. Tucked behind this were some hints of chocolate and vanilla, but man, that coffee nose was beautiful.
Big super sweet malty bomb, but balanced incredibly well with a rich bitter roasted finish.
I’m not sure how long this was aged, but typically I find fresh batches of Mephistopheles to be a bit boozy and hot on the throat, but Meph Addict had none of that! This was incredibly smooth and I can’t believe it’s the same 16% beer. Super thick mouthfeel and incredibly viscous, but it leaves a great dark chocolate mocha finish on the tongue.
Overall, this was far too drinkable for what it is. I could’ve put away the 8 oz. pour in seconds and it took restraint to sip it. Easily the best Avery brew I’ve had to date and one of the highlights to PBW2010. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
On tap at Papago. This is out of control. Pours obsidian with a trim tan head. Smells of COFFEE. Trumps every coffee flavored beer I have yet to encounter. Absurdly concentrated. Notes of caramel and dark fruit help round out the flavor, but this is all about the coffee and it is pretty awesome. Whoa.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Back -N- Black – Brouwer’s Café – Seattle Beer Week 2010SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Aroma – Aroma was thick with Chocolate, smoke and coffee.
Appearance – Black in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor – Thick rich flavors lots of alcohol. Very malty with lots of coffee flavor.
Palate – Dry finish with a Nice Mouthfeel.
Overall – This beer takes your breath away. Tons of coffee.
Draft @ Brouwer’s Stout Fest; dense black with thin, dark tan head; aroma mix of astringent roast, sweet coffee and booze; raw toffee, espresso, chocolate; raw, sweet and a little minerally; silky, sticky mouthfeel and big time coffee; nose is a little much for me, buts drinks relatively smooth and rich considering the ABV; still over the top and not well rounded compared to other strong coffee stouts Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
On tap at the Papago Avery Night in April. Pours crude oil black with a thin tan head. The nose Gevalia Coffee, rich Belgian chocolate and roast. The taste is dark chocolate, decadent espresso, roasty coffee beans and burnt malt. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Gets boozy as it warms. Incredible beer. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Rating 600. On tap at the Brouwer’s stout fest 2010. I *loved* this beer. Pours black, with a thick burnt-mocha head. Coffee on the nose, but warm, fresh coffee - not the stale variety you usually find in stouts. Toasted sugar - like seafoam candy or slightly burnt marshmallows. Doesn’t taste anywhere near 16%. Hot, but not too hot. This stuff is like candy. Chocolate infused with espresso, coated in sugar and torched. Remarkably clean. Dangerous. Delicious. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Crushed at BSAF 2010. Full-bodied. An absolutely huge beer. A palate wrecker for sure. Huge coffee flavor and aroma combined with dark chocolate and some fruitiness. One of the highlights of the tasting.