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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: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MagisterLudi (11) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2009 Uncompromising. The taste strikes the fine balance between bitter rottenness and drinkability. A proper barley wine with lots of good stuff on the bottom of the bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11472) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2009
30 cl draft. Amber body with off-white head. Flavour is caramel, alcohol and vinous.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This Barley Wine’s fruit jam flavors seem to seep from caramelized cereals while its polished mouthfeel also pushes forth alcohol heat and peppery hops .

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy cap of foam covers the deep regal red.
-The licorice notes are not characteristic to the style, but they work well with the caramel flavors.
-The earthy, wooden hop bitterness lingers nicely.
-The malts also offer light toastiness and smoke.
-The body is not too heavy for the style; it is even elegant.

Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1886) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2009
Draught at Danish Regional Beer Festival, Esbjerg 2009. Black colured with a medium whited head. Aroma is sweet, malty and hoppy. Flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit. Hiddes the alcohol well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
DØE Valby 09. Pours amber with ahuge beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel, light hop, vineous. Flavour is sweet caramel, alcohol and light hop.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3051) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
14-SEP-2009 @Ølbaren. Brown/off-white head on amber body. Sweet charamelly aroma. Sweet cane sugar taste. Not very complex. More to the malty/english side than the American. Lacks some hops to balance the sweetness. I am a Djævlebryg fan, but this is not ringing any bells for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours an amber beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is sweet with slight notes of sourness. The flavor is sweetness and fruit. The palate is sweet. Overall the beer needs some balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle from Gammel strand. Dark ruby red with a stable, little head. Raisins and nutty aroma with some vinous notes. Good dry nutty flavours balancing raisins, some roast. Very bock-like, but still highly likeable, if not extremely complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14159) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Bottle. It’s a clear, dark reddish copper beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is heavy on the malty side, and a bit subdued on the hops. Raisins, ripe blue plums, beef-stock, caramel, pine cones and fortified wine. Full-bodied and warming, with a suitable co2 level. The alcohol is quite evident in the mouth as well, giving a rather pleasant burn. Flavors of sweetness, caramel, a tiny roasted note, raisins, some hoppy bitterness and alcohol fills the mouth. The finish is of the lasting kind, warming and sweet, maybe needing just a little more bitterness. A well crafted beer, but I can’t help feeling that my total score on the beer is a bit too high. But I enjoyed it very much. 090825

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle: Poured a clear deep copper color ale with an average size off-white foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of cookie dough with some light dry fruits. Taste is also dominated by cookie dough with some dry figs and minimal residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation and no alcohol was apparent. A bit too much cookie dough in the mix for my taste and lacking some character though still enjoyable.


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