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Old Mephisto - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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Old MephistoOld Mephisto

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very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

(no date on the bottle - poured into a balloon in 2 stages)

A: open-spongy, creme-hued foam... chill-hazed deep-orange liquid... notable amount of sediment in the final pour

S: big, dark caramel (malt) lusciousness... prune, tobacco, and maybe date... bit of estery fruitiness... booze is a bit squashed under the weight of the malt... musk and leather... did I mention caramel?!... in total: wood polish and malt syrup

T: alcohol definitely shows up much more on the first sip - floral tinge... big, American-style, nutty, nearly-cakey malt constitution... hops perhaps there to balance with a mildly herbal bitterness, but not pungent in any sense... when the yeast was poured in - nutty... sugary sweet leavings

M: definitely some chewiness here... very long, nectary finish - the residual dextrins slide back and fade away, leaving a comforting glow in the pit of the throat, down to the mid-thorax... full-bodied+...

O: hefty barley-wine - you get a lot of each here - perhaps a first runnings method used here? who knows?

09-01-2014 03:38:12 | More by Bouleboubier
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-24-2014 02:46:41 | More by DrBier
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-09-2014 06:32:27 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2014 05:41:00 | More by KAF
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-01-2014 03:01:22 | More by Latarnik
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Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

04-12-2014 03:10:52 | More by CalgaryFMC
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-08-2014 23:30:30 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

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).

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

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-12-2014 19:51:33 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

01-12-2014 17:56:12 | More by DIM
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-30-2013 00:20:24 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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3.49/5  rDev -10.5%

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.

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

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-28-2013 01:50:47 | More by ZEB89
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2013 00:58:44 | More by deNerval
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-26-2013 15:59:16 | More by neckbracesub
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-24-2013 00:27:00 | More by Tertullian007
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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

06-14-2013 01:43:07 | More by rudzud
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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

4.21/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

04-29-2013 22:27:55 | More by jdhilt
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-27-2013 18:09:00 | More by shagal
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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

01-26-2013 10:34:37 | More by Flounder57
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-20-2012 20:21:37 | More by atone315
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-13-2012 06:35:14 | More by Nage37
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-07-2012 05:41:37 | More by CK21
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Old Mephisto from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
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