MagisterLudi (11) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Axebr709 (10) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Georgeous ruby red hazy color, with nice tan/light yellow big frothy head. Slightly sweet bitter aroma of pine, grape and light touch of alcohol. Taste follows the nose quite well, with a nice long tingeling bitternes from the tip of the toung and all the way back. Oily, sweet and sticky mouthfeel. Perhaps not the most flavourfull and complex barley wine, but it’s although quite enjoyable!
AndrewsCheese (9) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I agree with the general assessment of this beer. I don’t think it’s really a good example of the prototypical style of English Bitter or Barley Wine. Whatever you want to call it though, it’s one of the best I’ve ever had! This is what I want out of a cold weather beer. Strong, malty, deep, not too bitter. Beautiful aromas of brown butter and caramel and the taste is fantastically balanced. It might not fit neatly into any category, but you need to be drinking this. I am continually impressed by this brewery.
gronahuset (8) - Falköping, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think that to much hops bitterness in a Barley Wine some what spoils the library atmosphere of the beer. An atmosphere that I like very much and constantly returns to, But not with this barley wine. I rather have Gudelös in the glass.
betweenparties (4) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When handed a glass of the Djævlebryg Old Mephisto, I instantly saw the color of the drink. It was almost purple, but that could have been from the lighting at the bar I was in. Had a nice darker head on it. Took a big sniff and got more of a fruity earthy smell. took my first taste and was very surprised as this was my first Barley Wine experience. Very hearty, smooth, and wet drink. It surprised me because it didn’t have that kick that most drinks do with that much alcohol. Overall, the drink made my night and I was very fortunate to have a chance to try this. I would recommend this drink to anyone looking for that perfect blend of smooth, great taste, with little to no aftertaste.