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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: 232   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
Sampled at EBF08. Dark amber. Small off-white head. Very sweet and smoked aroma. Thick and oily palate. Sweet and malty flavour with a lot of sweet fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2008
Draught@EBF2008. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head, some lace. Aroma is hops, grass, mild wood, cookies and some slight alcoholic sweetness. Flavour is nuts, hops, fruits, yeast and some alcohol. Very well balanced and pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (5965) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2008
Medium light brown head. Deep red hazy body. Sweet deep firm malty aroma with raisin notes and a fruity background. Intense dry-sweet powerfully malty taste with raisin and sherry notes. Some straw and grain. Some alcohol heat. Dry roasty malt aftertaste. Very nice! (0.1l taster draft at EBF ’08.)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (8604) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
Draught (EBF2008) - thanks oh6gdx!
Beautiful sweet dark fruity hoppy aroma. Some alcohol burn, but very tasty tangy hops. Good sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2008
Cask at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... Deep red ... sweet barley wine nose ,figs and raisins ... toffee malts with alittle roast malt ... soft caramel. Very good and would like to try this a biit older.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7721) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Draught Reddish deep-amber beer, shortlived yellow head. Sweet, alcoholic, figs, sultana’s and honey. Terribly sweet nose. Bitterness overlying the near-syrupy taste/feel. Hoppiness is crude, however, nearly metallic. Just too sweet, and IMO nowhere 10.5%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (11926) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2008
<i>Draught@EBF</i>
Dark nut brown color, thick beige head. Berry-like, malty nose. Very sticky, sugary beer, lots of caramel. Same time very drinkable. Some carbonation. Malty, caramelly, woody hoppy aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2010 (Bottled) Clear, deep dark ruby color with a medium, firm and tanned head. Aroma of berries and strongly grainy maltiness. Flavor is sweetish and very grainy-malty, with berries and a touch of warming alcohol. Alcohol is well hidden. Full-bodied, but not sticky with low carbonation. Very nice, but not quite as awesome as the draught version @ EBF. But with strong cheeses, this must be a great beer! (Draught, was 8-4-9-5-17=4.3) Opaque, dark orange-brown with a smallish, firm head. Strongly grainy, berryish, fruity, sweet aroma with a bit De Dolle -like yeastiness. The flavor is very similar to my memory of Stille Nacht, with very grainy, fruity maltiness, and lots of yeast. Very full-bodied, yet somewhat drinkable. A Nordic version of Stille Nacht, I like!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7466) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2010 First rating
At EBF 2008, Friday September 12
Shady copper color, fluffy tan head. Lactic, malty scent. Sweet malty taste with a bitter and alohol kick. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
6/4/7/3/13=3.3

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At Copenhagen Beerfestival, on May 7, 2010
Shady copper color, off-white to yellow head. Sweet, malty, metallic, alcohol taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, warming alcohol and also alcohol aftertaste. Malty and spicy scent.
6/3/7/4/13=3.3

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6207) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2008
Ølfestival 208, Århus. Dark golden colour. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is sweet, malty, hoppy. Lacks some citrus. Flavor starts heavy sweet. Long duration. Oily texture. Warming alcohol.


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