Bryggeriet Djævlebryg
Brewed at Stronzo Brewing Co.

Style: Barley Wine
København Ø., Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

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hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Mostly clear, dirty orange ale with a small, fizzy, khaki head. Decent retention. I absolutely love the aroma of this beer. No one else seems to smell what I smell, so I guess I’m the oddball. I’m really picking up lots of caramel, of course, but also bushels of tannic tree nut shells – mainly pecans and walnuts. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and subdued carbonation. The flavor provides gobs of sweet, sugary caramel and toffee and roasted nuts. Sweet, nutty, caramely finish. Thanks to Ibrew2or3 for sharing this world class bottle of beer!

sebletitje (10245) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2009
courtesy of ibrew2or3. pours copper, thick off-white head. Aroma, light grassy, caramel malts, dark fruitts. Flavor, plenty of grains, lots of caramel, roasted chocolate malts/nutty, ends with some faint bitterness..

TaktikMTL (7874) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe d’alcool et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement fruité avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #2721)

MagisterLudi (11) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
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.

chrisv10 (17937) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2009
30 cl draft. Amber body with off-white head. Flavour is caramel, alcohol and vinous.

MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This Barley Wine’s fruit jam flavors seem to seep from caramelized cereals while its polished mouthfeel also pushes forth alcohol heat and peppery hops .

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy cap of foam covers the deep regal red.
-The licorice notes are not characteristic to the style, but they work well with the caramel flavors.
-The earthy, wooden hop bitterness lingers nicely.
-The malts also offer light toastiness and smoke.
-The body is not too heavy for the style; it is even elegant.


Stefano (2021) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2009
Draught at Danish Regional Beer Festival, Esbjerg 2009. Black colured with a medium whited head. Aroma is sweet, malty and hoppy. Flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit. Hiddes the alcohol well.

sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
DØE Valby 09. Pours amber with ahuge beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel, light hop, vineous. Flavour is sweet caramel, alcohol and light hop.

jesperhammer (4826) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
14-SEP-2009 @Ølbaren. Brown/off-white head on amber body. Sweet charamelly aroma. Sweet cane sugar taste. Not very complex. More to the malty/english side than the American. Lacks some hops to balance the sweetness. I am a Djævlebryg fan, but this is not ringing any bells for me.

stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours an amber beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is sweet with slight notes of sourness. The flavor is sweetness and fruit. The palate is sweet. Overall the beer needs some balance.

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