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Old Mephisto - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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Old MephistoOld Mephisto

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BA SCORE
87
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 08-16-2009)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: The beer poured a small off white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a murky reddish brown with visions of slow moving bubbles coming up the side of the glass.

Smell: caramel and toffee followed by citrus characteristics and a little booze in the end.

Taste: same as above, but the bitterness lingers for this beer even though it is supposed to be well balanced. Still very tasty though with some nice and warm boozy alcohol in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to high carbonation, medium bodied, tingly numbing in the back of the palate, and lingering bitterness.

Overall: A nice barleywine hailing all the way from Denmark. I wonder if aging a bit more would mellow out the bitterness in this beer and the maltiness would be stronger.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 10:34:37 | More by Flounder57
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-24-2014 02:46:41 | More by DrBier
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-09-2014 06:32:27 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2014 05:41:00 | More by KAF
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-19-2014 04:34:23 | More by tykechandler
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-01-2014 03:01:22 | More by Latarnik
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 9 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. A dark reddish bronze barleywine with an ample beige head, featuring moderate retention. Smells like strong toasted caramel and stewed red apples, sweet and fruity with some citrus lemon rind and a rock candy sweetness. Fantastic aroma that well captures the style. Palate is strongly malty, with some fruity and bitter elements. Mealy pears, tart red apple skins, and caraway seed dance atop raisins, leather, oilseed, and walnut meat, with the red fruit sweetness gathering traction as one acclimatizes to the earthy bitterness. Quite well carbonated for the style which accentuates the fruity effect and of moderately thick body. Finishes bready and sweet, with some earthy hops lending a tannic feel. Not as "vinous" as the label suggests, although the yeast-derived fruit notes do manage to keep neck and neck with the rich malts. Kind of a quintessential "English" barleywine, sweet and malty with ample dark and orchard fruit character. The alcohol is well hidden. Leans toward the latter as opposed to the hoppier and more bitter sectors of barleywine nation.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 03:10:52 | More by CalgaryFMC
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-08-2014 23:30:30 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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BierJager89

California

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Dark purple/red with no head.

S: Red wine, grapes, and maybe some oak in the nose.

T: Malt, vanilla, caramel, a touch of alcohol and some dark fruit.

M: Full bodied, smooth, perhaps even flat,but the alcohol has a kick to it that seems to make up for this, just not in a very good way.

O: This is a great barley wine, and I'd love to try a barrel aged version (particularly Elijah Craig 18 barrels).

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 23:46:30 | More by BierJager89
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-12-2014 19:51:33 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Dark, hazy, ruby tinted mahogany; pours with a big sticky head.

s: Lots of rich smelling caramel and raisins; kind of quad like, minus the yeast. A little chocolate and some rummy booze.

t: Sweet overall, but not cloyingly so. Lots of sugary raisins and caramel up front plus a little molasses up front. Not much of a finish, this ends a bit abruptly.

m: Big and sticky.

o: Good stuff, but doesn't live up to the price tag.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 17:56:12 | More by DIM
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Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-30-2013 00:20:24 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a very murky chestnut brown color. Some minimal off-white bubbles formed.

(S)- A subtle underlying nutty roastedness throughout. Tons of caramel and toffee amidst raisin and a resin-like bark aroma.

(T)- It is heavy on the caramel, but not overly sweet. It has a subtle woody bitterness with a hint of raisin. Ever so slight resin character on the finish.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. It is sweet, but restrained for the style with a moderate level of bitterness.

(O)- It is a robust barleywine showcasing a caramel-rich bitter profile overall. It is enjoyable but there are far better examples.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 18:47:21 | More by sweemzander
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-28-2013 01:50:47 | More by ZEB89
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deNerval

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2013 00:58:44 | More by deNerval
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-26-2013 15:59:16 | More by neckbracesub
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Tertullian007

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-24-2013 00:27:00 | More by Tertullian007
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a light reddish orange hue with an off white head that fades to a light, thin halo.

S - Aromas of some nice dark fruits, light caramel, flashes of booze.

T - Taste is better, lightly toasted malts, burnt sugars, bitter finish. Good malts, alcohol hidden nicely.

M - Mouthfeel is nice for the style, decent enough to keep it up off the tongue.

O - Overall, not a bad barleywine, just somewhat one dimensional though.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 01:43:07 | More by rudzud
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-29-2013 01:22:58 | More by IanSpindler
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 22:27:55 | More by jdhilt
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-27-2013 18:09:00 | More by shagal
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-20-2012 20:21:37 | More by atone315
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Nage37

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-13-2012 06:35:14 | More by Nage37
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CK21

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-07-2012 05:41:37 | More by CK21
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aztraz

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-23-2012 14:21:31 | More by aztraz
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Old Mephisto from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
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