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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: 233   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemmingwillum (978) - Nysted, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
Rating #592, bottle from Barley Wine

Easily opaque brown-red beer with a green hue. Ok head. Aroma has malts, loads of hops, caramel, alcohol, berries. Or as one of my friends called it: Beer sirup. Flavor of malts, liquorice, blackcurrant, raspberries, raisins, menthol, sweetness, alcohol and a medium bitter finish. Medium thickness, nicely soft. Good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 2008-02-08, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Dark red mahogany color; creamy head. The aroma is alcoholic, with light caramel. It has a medium body strength, not to be confused with the alcohol, that immediately gets in the mouth; there is some caramel and mild chocolate flavor, with traces of vegetables. Wrong and extremely alcoholic; a "malty malt liquor". I won’t spend more words, as this beer doesn’t deserve much.

2008-01-28, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 6-4-7-3-13=33
Hazy dark amber color; creamy head; sticky lace. It has a very mild aroma, of malt, and something similar to a Malt Liquor. It’s full bodied, with a strong malt and caramel flavor, unfortunately for me corrected by a too strong sweet liquorice in the beginning; the liquorice then disappears a bit, and some sweet nutty trace comes in. It’s quite bitter and the final is long, with the malt too and the alcohol gently warms the mouth. Quite good, but the liquorice is not my liking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 13, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma and taste of malty, fruits and herbs. Well balanced. Godd barley wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11021) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6432) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2008
Ølfestival 208, Århus. Dark golden colour. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is sweet, malty, hoppy. Lacks some citrus. Flavor starts heavy sweet. Long duration. Oily texture. Warming alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2010 First rating
At EBF 2008, Friday September 12
Shady copper color, fluffy tan head. Lactic, malty scent. Sweet malty taste with a bitter and alohol kick. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
6/4/7/3/13=3.3

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At Copenhagen Beerfestival, on May 7, 2010
Shady copper color, off-white to yellow head. Sweet, malty, metallic, alcohol taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, warming alcohol and also alcohol aftertaste. Malty and spicy scent.
6/3/7/4/13=3.3

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
On tap at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen. red - golden brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, caramel. flavour is sweet, hop, alcohol, caramel, spices, raisin. Powerful beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3686) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle at home. Orange with a beige head. Aroma moderate to heavy malty (caramel) and hoppy (grass). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Full body. Not in balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to my Secret Santa. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of raisin and sweet malt. Flavor of super sweet caramel malt and some raisin. Very sweet. Your typical barleywine here. Meh. 6/4/6/4/13 (3.3/5)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2011 dark brown that’s kind of ugly with a light tan head, big bubbly head with good retention, great lace...nose that is very sweet and malty, whopper sweet malts with molasses, green grassy hops and alcohol, less hops than a typical bw, standard but I dig it... Taste is too hoppy and alcoholic(especially), loses to much of the malt, a bit of vanilla comes on the finish... Boring bw that I can live without


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