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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Day 72 Drink: Avery Mephistopheles' Stout

Adam Avery founded Avery Brewing in 1993 after several years as a home brewer. The brewery has four different ranges of products with the Demons of Ale being some of the most rare and sought after. Samael's Oak Aged Strong Ale, The Beast Grand Cru and Mephistopheles are an impressive line up. Each is something to be savored.

Avery Mephistopheles' Stout is a huge brew. At 16.83 percent alcohol by volume and 107 International Bittering Units, this imperial stout truly defines what it means to be a big beer. Dark as night with an espresso creme colored head, the ale has ripe cherry and rum raisin qualities in your first sip. The drink has chocolate tones emerge in mid-palate and finishes with a big coffee note.

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