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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: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.

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hopscotch (11236) - 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!

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betweenparties (4) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011 does not count
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.

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talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2011
The pour is a translucent, deep garnet color with an average, beige, pillowy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves a bit of soapy lace rings. The nose is warming with rich caramel and toffee, vanilla, fruit cake, brandy-like sweetness, and hints of woodsy notes. The flavor is still quite sweet but balanced nicely with some bitter notes; still rich with toasted caramel, vanilla, and cake-like notes with vinous sherry notes, some raw oak, and some leafy bitterness. The moderate bitterness comes out more from the middle on from the oak and leafy notes with a light to moderate acidity. The palate is nearly full, slightly syrupy, chewy, and soft to lively. The beer finishes fairly long with the oak and leafy bitterness nearly balancing toasted caramel and faint sherry lingering. Maybe not the most complex BW I have tried but really the style I tend to enjoy; rich malt notes, a drinkable warmth, and a balancing bitterness. The palate worked well for me and the vinous-type notes kept the intrigue. Maybe not the prototypical type of the style but something I really liked.

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MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Caramel aroma mixed with subtle alcoholic notes. Pours red-brown with very nice tan head. Nice initial sweet malt flavor that dries out quickly leaving a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Very smooth with just hints of the alcohol. Nice dark caramel flavor really contributes to the smoothness. This is a very good example of what a barley wine should be. Very enjoyable.

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ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2011 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy copper, medium tan head. Nutty, bisquity, and almondy malt aroma, with floral hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi sweet with a firm but very pleasant bitterness. Wonderful Barley Wine!

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Mysan_brewing (60) - - FEB 2, 2013
Smells of lovley dark dried fruits, looks amazing, dark and golden, light cream head. Taste is baked plums raisins and a bit of leather? I'm in love with a barley wine, who would have thought that ;) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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Reimer96 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
P:ours a cloudy dark reddish amber with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, toffee, nuts, rich sweet malts and a hint of some fruity esthers. Taste is sweet malts up front with some toffee, dried fruits, oak, slight nuts and a smooth alcohol warming on the finish. Overall a very pleasant barley wine.

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jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2013
Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit and alcohol nose, flavor is dark fruit, caramel and some alcohol. Decent barleywine. Pricey at $9.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA.

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phaleslu (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2013
500 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a hazed fig-amber color with a small off-white head that settles into a small film with a ring. Small rising carbonation bubbles are visible on the edges. Aroma of toffee, dates, figs, raisins, brown sugar, and toast. Right on the money. Flavor of toffee, brown sugar, raisins, dates, and figs, with some really nice spiciness late, like a little black pepper and rye. Nice and balanced, and not overly sticky or sweet. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. I really enjoyed this, and was pleasantly surprised because I was a bit disappointed with Gudelos.

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Tinco (621) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle bought at systembolaget late 2011. Beautiful deep clear deep red liquid with a nice compact big off white head. Aroma is spreading in the room. Aroma is of sweet fruits, raisins, lots of caramel and toffee, dates, dark fruits, sugars, bready. Smells amazing! Taste: a nice sweet flavor in there with caramel, milk chocolate and fruits. Perfect level of carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden but still detectable. Really nice flavour. Positively surprised by this one! I think some years in my cellar did this beer good :)


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