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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: November 08, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: muddy brown, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet earthy aroma, brown sugar sweetness, light fruityness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of chocolate, raw brown sugar sweetness, touch fruityness, light earthyness
Overall: raw, sweet, and fruity, this one could lay down for a while
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
Hazy red amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Fruity and vineous aroma with some cherry. Strong licorice notes. A hint of mushroom. Dry and alcoholic flavour, slihgtly roast and with some licorice. Strong and warming alcohol. All Djævlebryg is unusual and I give credit for that, but this one didn’t surprise me in a positive way.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours a wonderful clear, dark amber with a fine, frothy yellowish head. Aroma is very fruity, lots of raisins, overripe plums, some dough, rye bread, caramel. Low to medium carbonation, foamy and a bit oily mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit too vinious (a bit too sharp, that is). Otherwise, flavours include the fruitiness from the aroma (subdued by the alcohol though). A good caramel sweet maltiness as well. A bit too much.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle, 33cl. Best Before: judgement day (lol - label says so!). my first barley wine.. flavor was mostly alcohol, but beneath the strong alc, i got a well compsed well balanced unidentified taste, sort of like cognac or wihskey, but less bitter and more like fruit juice. Interesting brew, my first of its kind, and although i don’t like aged beer, this one is good. sophisticated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown with medium off white creamy head. Aroma is vinous with roasted malt, chocolate, liquerice and toffee. Sweet flavor with chocolate, liquerice, hops and fruits. Full bodied. Alcohol very well hidden. Finishes bitter. Lovely!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours ruby with a 3 finger foamy beige/tan head. Aroma of pine twigs and brown sugar. Med + body. Flavor is brown sugar, roasted caramel, and something resiny. Theres’ enough hop or something to mostly offset the typical barley wine sugar. There are unusual flavor aspects. Herby. And more herby. Damn good drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle. Local gathering. Pours a cloudy dark brown colour with a nice light brownish head laving a fair lacing. Vinious, caramel, chocolate, malty, sweet hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is quitesweet with dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malt and caramel, sirup, fruity hops, and some alcohol. Long lasting bitter-sweet finish. Great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10058) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
Bottle. Frothy off-white excellent mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Powerfull malty and hoppy nice aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish, slightly alcoholic. Creamy palate. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
Mahogany-red with a huge, nice, creamy and lasting head. The aroma is alluring and spreads upon opening. It has notes of roasted malt, caramel, pine, dark fruits like figs and raisin. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, a touch of pine and alcohol and some raisin at the end. The aroma did promise more that the flavour had to offer, but it’s nice, and it probably will age nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
A: The pour is a deep dark amber color with a finger of off-white head. S: A surprisingly hoppy nose to this one. Lots of floral, perfumey hops with a bit of citrus peel and pine. Great maltiness with tons of dark fruit undertones, specifically black cherries and raisins. Definitely some alcohol as well. T: Just a bit of an alcohol bite to the beer, but it’s nicely masked by the sweet caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. Dark fruits help to do this as well. Still a solid hop character with lots of floral notes and piney bitterness. M: Just about full in body with a medium level of carbonation. O: A very well balanced barleywine that toes the line between hopped up American barleywine and sweeter old ale/English barleywine.


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