Saturday, October 11, 2014

Avery Brewing Company Mephistopheles Stout

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Avery Brewing Company Mephistopheles Stout - released November 2012 - Batch No. 8 - 1062 cases.

From the Avery Brewing Company website: “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. Cellarable for 10+ years.
Mephistopheles is the final installment of “The Demons of Ale” series.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours black with a large tan head and soapy lacing.
Aroma: Dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, spice, molasses, boozy and a slight coffee scent.
Taste: Dark malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, burnt sugar, anise, rum and a slight espresso presence.
Overall: Rich, creamy, sweet and delicious, Avery Brewing Company Mephistopheles Stout is impressive. This 16.2% ABV offering hides the alcohol well which makes it quite dangerous.  Extremely drinkable and something I would really like to find more of.  Highly recommended!


Mark Harvey

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