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Mephistopheles’ Stout (Beer Review)

15.10% ABV. Dark winter DIPA from Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado. Paid a pretty penny for an individual 12oz beer ($7.99) poured into a snifter glass. Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter glass. Pours a nice pitch black color with a nice roasted brown head. The head evaporates fairly quickly and turns into a lacing. Aroma is very powerful and complex, I smelled it from just opening the bottle without putting my nose in it. The aroma is very roasted and sweet. I get booze, dried dark fruits like raisins and plum, vanilla, wood, liquorice, espresso coffee, and a slight burnt note. Flavor is also very complex and very roasted. There is a lot of espresso coffee in the flavor, a charcoaly burnt note, liquorice, dried dark fruits, wood, slight and faint amount of hops, tobacco, a slight smoky note and booze. The body is full and creamy, with a very sticky oily mouthfeel. The high ABV is extremely well hidden thus making this a very dangerous (and drinkable) beer – couldn’t have asked for a better logo to portray that warning. Overall an extremely complex and powerful imperial stout and a definite sipper. theBeerAuthority: A- Available locally? Yes.

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