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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: 240   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 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 (6137) - 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 (881) - 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 (4504) - 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 (514) - 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 (888) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (2031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
Sample from tap, CBF 2012. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma with malts, sweet, roasted caramel and spices. Taste is sweet. Full bodied with a oily texture. Finishes long lasting with a small hint of alcohol, some liquorice and herbal notes. Enjoyable BW.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2012
50cl bottle: Pours a slightly murky dark mahogany with a thin-lacing covering of light tan head. Has a sweet, lightly-oxidized caramel malty nose with some sherry character and citrus hoppy notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and chewy dark caramel sweetness with some light fruity complexity and good hop bitterness before a drier bittersweet, slightly warming finish. An enjoyable American-style barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (767) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2012
Pour dark, deep ruby red, with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of plums, dates, malts, caramel, toffee, portwine notes ans slight oaky notes. Slightly hoppy towards the end. Taste is sweet, with a slight bitter finish, from both the hops and the wood. Medium body, with a medium oily texture, and average carb.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1224) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
Ruby red brown with a thin skiff floating on top. Yum yum yum aroma. Medical cherry, spice, dark oak, sweet heavy plumb, vanilla, and mild hints of pennies. This aroma is exactly what I was craving tonight. So much CHERRY in the nose. Taste is good but not as massive as the aroma. Bitter wood, more medical cherry, earth, more stuff. Soft mouth feel with tingly carbonation. The 10.5% is noticeable but is balanced perfect with the body of the beer. The bitter is really coming to the front of the flavour now. This is exactly what I look for in a B-Wine, thick flavour, sweet with a bitter edge, cheery, and a oaky malt. Perfect for me it is but there are better out there. SPICE! This beer hit the spot.


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