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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: 234   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle;   Deep caramel, rather dirty or muddy, large frothy light beige head, sticky lacing.   Citrusy nose, strong caramel, and a bit of tropical fruit like tootsie roll to round things out.   Has a definate tootsie roll aspect, yet not in the fake chocolate sense, moreso in a tropical fruit aspect.   Some candied citrus peel and bready caramel round things out.   Hops arent strong, malts are more prevalent than most.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Strong candied peel citrus like flavors linger after the finish.   In my book this is certainly a "candyish" like Barley Wine, which is quite different from a hoppy or a malt forward example.   Its almost like a Barley Wine Liquer of sorts.   Lingering candied citrus peel dominates.   Enjoyable Barley Wine, and one that may dissapoint hop heads.   Those folks who like theirs a bit more candyish and malty, you would probably enjoy this one.   BTW, more candyish than malty.   Thanks to Gription79 for sending me one of these beauts!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (2549) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2012
50cl bottle, thanks to onkelgobber. Pours a cloudy amber with a generous white head. The nose has digestive biscuits and a little caramel in the background which comes through as honey a bit more as you go on. The taste has honey and baked oats, then a long dried orange finish. The palate has a big sweet body, a long sweet middle and a dry malty finish. Overall, interestingly the dry malty finish works really well, as it is just what the sweet middle section needed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2049) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
Le liquide pourrait paraître grossier mais la façade de cassonade et de caramel est extrêmement bien ficelé. L’alcool est imperceptible, son corps est gracieux mais riche et le spectre des sucres est impressionnant. Voilà un barleywine loin de la corruption Américaine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrianWillum (193) - København S., DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
Sweet aroma with an odour of caramel and nuts. Nice cloudy colour with a thick white head. Taste of honey and very sweet - maybe a bit too much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
50ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Deep amber with small creamy head.
Aroma : Sweet velvety malt with caramel and hops. Barley sugar with pine and resinous notes. Lovely sugaryness.
Taste : Great sugary sweetness with caramel, piny and resinous hops. Finish is slightly warm with sweet caramel and a good measure of hops.
Overall : Nice sweetness, very mellow and pillowy mouthfeel. I like the rich maltiness along with the hops. Feels more english than american which I appreciate. Quite well done. Alcohol could be a bit better hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
An off-white sheet stays above the calm amber lake. Sugary, jammy/marmalade-like ale with plenty of fruits (strawberries, apricot, pear...) and complementary leather notes make for a rich invitation. The warming alcohol is forward, but kinda fits the ensemble. The malts develop burnt caramel and toffee notes in abundance, these flavours being fortunately uplifted by a brandy-like strong vinous character that could come along with greater acidity or tannins to balance the heavy sweetness, but it does not become undrinkable, it just suggests you to taste slower and more quietly. Pleasant sipper, smooth bodied, chewy, invitingly complex and atypical.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (858) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours cloudy brown, almost like apple cider, with a modest head. Aroma has caramel, fruit/apple, and some pipe tobacco. Flavor starts sweet with fruit, dates, and molasses. A little bittering hops and alcohol provide balance in the finish, but still just a little too sweet overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Murky brown color with a medium head. Aroma of brown sugar and cardboard. Dry malty flavor, slightly stale cardboard, dusty. This was only a year old and stored in a fridge the entire time. Disappointing drop in form.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (502) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Orange brown color with nary of layer of foam. Sweet malty caramel candy and apple aroma. Nice chewy maltiness layered with dark fruits and molasses. Picking up some nice brandy flavors. Finishes with a crisp hoppy bite that sits on the tongue for a while.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (786) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Sample at Ølfestival 2012. Hazy amber colour with little head. Taste and aroma are big on toffee, with a deep hit of winter berries and dark fruit to complement it. Alcohol is noticable but this goes down pretty smooth. I was sufficiently impressed.


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