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Bryggeriet Djævlebryg
Brewed at Stronzo Brewing Co.

Style: Barley Wine
København Ø., Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editor’s note: Previously brewed by Djævlebryg at Brøckhouse, Hillerød, Denmark.

English: Old Mephisto is a big beer: Full, warming and intense. Old Mephisto offers balanced sweetness, roasted caramel and a rounded bitterness - all held together by the vinous character. The inviting brandy coloured Old Mephisto can be enjoyed with strong cheeses, full game dishes or on its own.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
500ml bottle, dark amber color, with a thick beige head, sweet caramelized, toasted, biscuity malt, fruity nose with some toffeeish, dried raisin, fig, fruitcake notes, some brown sugar, light brandyish liquor, graham’s cookie, sponge toffee, plum pudding accents with a faint buttery nutty aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth sweet toasty, caramel, biscuity, faint roasted malt character, with some dried raisin, fig, date fruitiness, with some toasted toast, brown, barley sugar, faint sugar pie, brandy liquorish flavours, when the beer gets warmer a hint of mild flowery hop minty leafy note is emerging, leading towards a sweet dried fruity, raisiny, malty, faint lingering hop bitterness finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MeadMe (1600) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
A: Pours a golden hue with red highlights. Medium sized off white head with no lace. S: Aromas of caramel malt, mild spice and boooze. T: Flavor of nutty toffee, summer fruit, light hops and booze. M: Fairly full in body, rich, sweet, chewy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3675) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2010
50 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. BB DOMMEDAG (Doomsday...ha!). Lot P251108.

App.: Deep ruby with a so-so tan froth. Aroma: Buttery and very malty, lots of crunchy caramel and toffee, butterscotch, some bright fruits, a slightly rum-like alcoholic elixir, some esters, Palate: Medium+ body, fairly sparse effervescence, syrupy and slightly oily. Flav.: Tons of big, sweet, thick malts, caramel, toffee, rum, some coffee, molasses, brown sugar, dark dried fruits, some earthy hops, still some buttery notes; the fruits brighten up on swallowing along with a very sweet, bitter and alcoholic finish.

I don’t think I’m a big fan of the style. Just too much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3672) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2010
Brown bottle, 50 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on March 2 2010; eye: caramel with reddish reflections, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: malt, caramel, hops, light alcohol, slight orange; mouth: malt, caramel, hops, average alcohol, slight burnt, light orange, finale in malt-caramel with light presence of alcohol, full body, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, liqueur-like texture, mild astringency; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 50 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 2 mars 2010; œil : caramel avec des reflets rougeâtres, effervescence minime, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, houblon, léger alcool, très léger orange; bouche : malt, caramel, houblon, alcool moyen, très léger brûlé, léger orange, finale en malt-caramel avec légère présence d’alcool, corsé, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, texture liquoreuse, astringence moyenne; en résumé : bien bon

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2010
In short: A surprisingly highly drinkable sweet fruity crisp barley wine. Very nice.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed with some age on it (1 to 2 years I think)
The look: Beautiful clear redish-brown body topped by a small long-lasting beige head
In long: Nose is fruity and very malty. Taste is surprisingly almost “refreshing”. There’s a lot of caramel in there but the beer doesn’t feel heavy to a refreshing tropical fruits flavour. Barley candies and liquorice candies. The pleasant woody hops (tree bark) are not assertive enough to dry out the beer in the finish and the beer leaves a brown sugar after-taste. Overall quite crisp and clean for the style, almost sessionable. I sure cannot say that Djævlebryg don’t make good beer. To be more precise, I cannot say any phrase with Djævlebryg in it as I have no idea how to pronounce it. Really.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Amazing bonus beer courtesy of madsberg. Thanks mads. Pours deep amber with thin tan head. The aroma is full with loads of dark fruitiness, sweet nutty extract butter and sweet yummy goodness. The taste is smooth rich blended dark fruity yum with dates, prunes, raisins, brown sugar and a light amount of booze. Wow, this is very nice and will only improve will years of cellaring.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Cloudy light amber color. Aroma is loaded with caramel, toffee, oak, light hops and some good rich fruity notes. Flavor is sweet and finishes with a very light hop bite. I really enjoy the caramel and toffee notes in this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s Thanks Ibrew2or3-bottle-pours a light tan ring for a head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, musty. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, musty, some fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Mostly clear, dirty orange ale with a small, fizzy, khaki head. Decent retention. I absolutely love the aroma of this beer. No one else seems to smell what I smell, so I guess I’m the oddball. I’m really picking up lots of caramel, of course, but also bushels of tannic tree nut shells – mainly pecans and walnuts. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and subdued carbonation. The flavor provides gobs of sweet, sugary caramel and toffee and roasted nuts. Sweet, nutty, caramely finish. Thanks to Ibrew2or3 for sharing this world class bottle of beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2009
courtesy of ibrew2or3. pours copper, thick off-white head. Aroma, light grassy, caramel malts, dark fruitts. Flavor, plenty of grains, lots of caramel, roasted chocolate malts/nutty, ends with some faint bitterness..


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