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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: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2013
On tap. Dark brown colour with white lace. Malt and caramel aroma. Malt, caramel taste, very sweet. Alcohol warmth, medium to full body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1431) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2013
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. Has a deep golden mahogny colour with a small beige head. The aroma is roasted and rich and filled with oak, nuts and some roasted almonds. Again roasted malt at first then more dried fruit, wood, leather and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is slick and soft, and has a light bitterness. The aroma is a bit faint but the beer has a powerful flavour with some roastedness inbetween.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at the local option. Pour is murky brown/amber with a frothy beige head that retains fairly well into this snifter. Spotty lacing is present as well. Dark fruits, caramel, and cream on the nose. The flavor profile is caramel, cream, dark fruits, sweet breads, licorice, and toffee. What I really noticed about this brew was the nice balanced flavored profile all around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1366) - SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
Tangy aroma of figs, fruit and malt. Sweet taste of brown sugar and malt with hints of fruit. A bit sweet but Nice!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linnet (1313) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
12 % ABV stated on the bottle. Ar: sweet, malty, caramel, butterscotch, alcohol, vanilla, earthy hops, grass, jam, honey, dried dark fruit Ap: slightly hazy copper/ruby colour, weak bubbly beige head. T: heavy sweetness, very low bitterness, ABV well integrated, slightly vinous, but that’s about it no real complexity to the taste, sort of one-dimensional. P: full bodied, low carbonation, warming finish. O: crude

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1290) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours dark brown, with a creamy, finger thick slightly coloured head. Dark and sweet aroma with lots of ripe fruits, molasses, tobacco and port wine. Full body with soft carbonation. Sweet fruity flavour with burned malts as well as molasses and succades.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1261) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pentaz (1255) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle @ Café Langebro . Pours murky brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma is quite malty with caramel, dades, nuts, brown sugar, spice, overly ripe or almost rotten dark fruit, spice, cardboard and yeast. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, carbonation is near flat. Finishes sweet, nutty and spicy. Almost like a bad malt liquor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1224) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
bottle from Winooski bev shared with dad A: Toffee a lot of caramel, resinous, brown sugars, complex. App: Brown / rubby in color minimal beige head. T/P : full body finish is bitter and medium long. Sticky texture. O: Superb low you don’t get any alcohol ton of sugars perfect for a cold like today. Grab it !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours a very cloudy copper/orange colour and a solid dirty white head that lasts and leaves good lace up the glass. Aromas of sweet malt, sweet dried fruits, perfumy, toffee and overall quite fruity. Flavour is sweet fruits, sweet malts, mild bitterness, light toffee, slightly nutty and a warming alcohol character.


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