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Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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Reviews: 86
Hads: 152
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 24
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 02-20-2009

For every sold beer, a small sum is donated to the Danish Atheistic Society.
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Photo of laketang
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured sinister dark with a burnt butter ring

ginger snaps

slightly sweet, just right amount tho, with a bitter chocolate and that ginger snap licorice aftertaste

full mouthfeel with a slight pucker

if you love imperial stouts , this is for you!

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful mouth feel. Really complex and deep. So often now folks are focused on Barrel aged stouts.... it's really nice to see such a deep, complex and flavorful one without the aid of barrel aging.

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Photo of endovelico
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, vinous and muscular with loads of chocolate, anise and melanoidin aromatics framed in mature dark coffee notes that sail through the long, coating finish. Shows tremendous power, ageing potential and dish versatility.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a bottle, this imperial stout pours a thick as midnight black with a decent head with a vigorous pour and decent lacing. Nose of inviting chocolate, sweet dark malts, black coffee, rich roasted grains, and alcohol. Flavors are chocolate and dark molasses up front, chocolate to the back and sides, and an overall sweetness that is not cloying in the least. Smooth mouth feel and mild carbonation makes this sipper a winner.
The only shame is that the "one Danish crown given to the atheist society" is not given to a more noble cause like many Abbey ales do.....as in "good works" I.E. THE POOR....not money to people who complain. Overall though I would put this gem up against any imperial stout.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%

Purchased at Premiere Gourmet in Amherst, NY.

Pours a dark, dark black, with a foamy one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like licorice, vinous dark fruits, chocolate, and roasted malt.

Tastes quite similar. Great flavors, love stouts that emphasize the dark fruit aspects- almost get a chocolate-covered raisin feel to this one, while some sips give off a black cherry flavor. Tons of chocolate, roasted malt, Hershey’s syrup, a little bit of espresso bitterness, and no alcohol presence, which is nice.

This one is very full bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel, and a lower amount of carbonation. Very drinkable, but you want to sip it anyway because of how rich and decadent it is.

A most excellent stout, I honestly wish it came in a bigger bottle, 22 or 25 oz (it’s 16.9) because of how delicious it is.

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Photo of larryi86
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a three finger mocha head.

S- Dark fruits, licorice, smoky, roasted coffee, chocolate, well balanced.

T- Bittersweet chocolate, some roasted coffee, licorice, some fruits and some nice smokiness, great balance and complexity.

M- Smooth, good carbonation, creamy, full body.

O- A very nice stout, gets even better as it warms, love the smokiness it has, and the chocolate is great too. Can't wait to pick up another bottle.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger tan head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is sweet and bitter chocolate, higher ABV is hidden. Pricey at $10.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

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Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dark tan colored head that gradually died down but left a collar around the edge and left bits of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of licorice are present in the nose along with notes of molasses and hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the flavors of roasted malts are a bit stronger in the finish and there is also a light amount of bitterness. The bitterness and licorice flavors become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has just about a medium amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has the complexity and intensity in smell and taste as some Russian Imperial Stouts but is a lot easier to drink given its lower alcohol content. I could sip and savor this beer on a cold winter night. Be warned - this beer has intense flavors and isn't recommended for the faint of heart.

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Photo of magictacosinus
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into wine glass at Mikkeller Bar SF. Purchased at the bar thanks to a friend. Part of my birthday tasting. Review is from my notes. My friend and I, who are huge stout enthusiasts, loved how ridiculous the concept behind this beer was. A beer brewed for Satan?! Proceeds go to the Atheistic Society of Denmark?! Wild stuff. Let's hope the beer is as interesting.

A beautiful pour, to say the very least - a darkened, blackened color with a off-brown head that rises to the glass's rim about 4 fingers high, leaving behind a ton of lacing in its dissipation. A ring still lasts at the top, and the beer proves itself to be quite viscous and thickened with each swirl. World class stuff if I've ever seen one.

Not as fruity or sweet as other imperial stouts, this one takes on a far more rustic and humble take on the massive barley and possible oat inclusion in the beer. At first, there's nothing but cracked, freshly roasted notes of barley, as well as hearty warm oatmeal flavors. A bit of spiciness lingers, as well as an undeniable nuttiness similar to walnuts, as some notes of brown shredded dry grass follow underneath. There's no booze or burn at all on this thing. It's super pleasant and delicious, and if it had the same coffee and chocolate profile as other imperial stouts, it would resemble a close relative to Founders' breakfast stout. Luckily it is different, and quite good for that matter.

The flavor is equally subtle and rustic, but wow, is it a real pleasure to drink. At first you get notes of roasted barley ranging on slight chocolate, and then there's a hearty flavor dominated by oats that becomes awash with a slight grassy bitterness, a little bit of baking spices, and a finish that is warming, earthy, and slightly sweet. Extremely balanced, as far as the style goes. It's a very fresh take on the style that isn't torturous in return. To me, the greatest aspect of this beer is the creamy, silky texture, and combined with the pleasant, mellow flavor, makes this an unbelievably dangerous offering - the Devil's drink indeed!

While this didn't blow me away or overwhelm me with tons of different flavors, this would be, if less expensive, an everyday imperial stout that I could have around the house due to its easily drinkable profile and casual yet terrifically fresh and flavorful character. Definitely worth a try for all of those (such as myself) that are sick and tired of sickly, sweetened imperial stouts.

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Photo of emyers
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 pt 0.9 fl oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

An athiest stout? Sign me up.

Appearance: Near black with a huge two inch light brown head. Head sticks around for a long time, especially considering the style. Leaves an impressive lacing.

Smell: A lot of roasted malt, molasses, and dark chocolate. Some burnt qualities.

Taste: Similar to the smell, with roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate , and some burnt sugar. I really like what the slight burnt flavor in this beer - gives it a nice depth. Bittering hops kick in on the finish and give it a bittersweet finish. Alcohol is hidden very well.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, very smooth despite the seemingly high carbonation level based on the appearance.

Overall: Excellent. This really captures everything that I'm looking for in an imperial stout, with a great depth of flavor and an in-your-face roast quality. Spot on.

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Photo of olfolxholme
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into Deschutes tulip snifter

A - Solid representation of the style. Thick dark liquid that pours with a gorgeous chocolate milk colored foam. Head dissipates eventually, but each sip stirs up another bit of foam. Splotches of lacing.

S - Blasts of dark roasted malt mixed with chocolate. A bit of mineral character and a trace of funk - two things that I was not looking for.

T - Roasty freakin' malt. Some umami flavor. Not bad, but not overly complex.

M - I tend to like a lot of carbonation, but this one was over the top carbonated for me. To the point of distraction. There was also some unexpected astringency. The whole affair is quite tingly. If I was eating some greasy food, this beer would help cut through it. Hmmm... that sounds good...

O - Maybe my expectations were too high, but this one did not perform like I had hoped. I would gladly, gladly try it again, but I just didn't get the Wow Factor from this one. That said, it is definitely worth trying, and possibly great with greasy food. I'm giving slightly higher marks because I sat on this bottle for a while. The beer didn't taste old, but maybe it would have been better fresher.


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Photo of LinusBohman
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served at room temperature into a modified pint glass.

A: Completely black, no light coming through this blasphemic piece of crafted liquid. Brown, nougat coloured head.

S: Chocolate, soy sauce, coffee, brown sugar and liquorice. Everything's there.

T: Chocalate, liquorice, brown sugar, soy soauce and toffee. The taste delivers what the smell promised.

M: On the medium side of medium carbonation. A bit thin.

O: Well, in my opinion it's not perfectly balanced and it has a little too much carbonation and lack of body for my taste. It's a well tasting beer sold for a noble cause but there's plenty of imperial stouts that brings a lot more to the table than this un-godly creation.

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Photo of davey101
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage unknown. 500 ml bottle into a DFH signature glass. The "atheist" tie in comes off as a bit gimmicky. Beer is the last place I want to have religion or politics present.

A - Pours a dark black viscous body. Dense mocha head with large bubbles and gobs of sticky lacing. Excellent looking stout.

S - Roasted malts, licorice candy, coffee, and vanilla. A bit of smoke and an interesting hop fruit sweetness.

T - Bitter coffee and milk chocolate initially. Finish is light smoked malts and cigarette ash, the fruit here is dark rather than sweet. Simple, robust, inviting.

M - Silky and smooth. Great carbonation and mouth feel.

O - A very simple yet tasty stout. The mouth feel is near perfect and the faint cigarette ash in the aftertaste is surprisingly pleasant.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a CBS snifter. No bottle date.

Appearance - Black with an ample mocha head. Thick collar around the beer. Nice islands of bubbles.

Smell - Chocolatey with a bitter malt presence. Comes off as coffee and black patent malt.

Taste - Lots of chocolate in the taste. Chewy fudgy chocolate. Turns bitter with almost a smokey finish. Slightly sweet with a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Very chewy at first, but the carbonation cuts it quickly. The finish thins out and alcohol comes through. Nothing intense, but enough to notice.

Overall - Quality stout. Very good without being standout in any category, though.

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Photo of danedelman
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at black and blue in Easton

A- deep black with huge 4 finger tan head. Creamy looking.

S-lots of dark chocolate malts with licorice. Dark fruits linger too.

T- dark roast with a bitterness that hides the sweetness beautifully. Had a hint of licorice that makes this beer a sipper.

M- thick and smooth

Great stout

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Photo of mltobin
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on draught at Monks Porter House in Stockholm.

Appearance is dark, virtually black, with nearly a finger of tan head atop. Its nose has brown sugar, molasses, roasted malts. Tipping back the goblet that it was served in and I taste black licorice, bread, roasted malts, mmm this is good. Mouthfeel is full and rich. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. Very happy to have had the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my friend ben for sharing this with JLindros and myself. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours a deep dark black with a nice thin mocha blanket that just doesnt really quit. Very nice appearance here for a stout.

S - Smell is where I find it a bit lacking. I felt it was overly sweet with lots of caramel and light roast notes and chocolate.

T - Roasty, caramely malts with light nougat, booze, and maybe some light grain as well.

M - Mouthfeel is awesome, light carbonation, very velvety.

O - Overall this was a solid surprise. None of us had ever heard of it before. Glad ben randomly picked this!

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours pitch black with a monster khaki colored head and tremendous lacing.

S: Some fantastic dark flavors. Powdery dark chocolate, licorice, molasses and hints of charred wood. Traces of tobacco. A hint of some fruit in there as well which I can only attempt to identify as lychee. Smells pretty great.

T: Lots of dark chocolate and roasted malt. A ton of rich chocolate sweetness throughout. Rich chocolate cake and brownie. Mouthfeel is absolutely perfect. Smooth and velvety, really bringing out the sweeter elements. Finishes with some bittersweet chocolate and charred oak. I almost never say this, but this would be fantastic with ice cream.

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Photo of DersOne
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A-Pours midnight black with a small, frothy, toffee-colored milkshake-like head. Lovely.

S-Big wafts of dark fruits, grap/raspberry/cherry, roasted coffee and sugars. Reminds me of a nice mocha with some fruit on top.

T-Roasted coffee, lots of sugar and booze wake up your palate, very long and complex development from coffee to sweet cherries to smoky tobacco bitterness. A ton of flavor here without being overwhelming.

M-Thick, very similar to a milkshake, very smooth. Everything I love in a great chocolate IS.

O-4.75/5, one of the best I've had of the style to date.

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Photo of Brad007
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The backstory is almost as interesting as the beer itself.

Pours a dark as fucking night with a muddy brown head into my glass. Wow. This is packing something.

Cream and roasted coffee engulf the olfactory gland with nary a touch of cocoa.

Lots of roasted coffee, cocoa and dark fruit on the tongue. Lots of old school imperial stout goodness with a good balance between the roasty and the creamy.

Mouthfeel is a reflection of all flavors but the carbonation is toned down (room temperature influence?) and that makes a big difference. Very creamy here.

I love this example of the style. It tastes more balanced at this stage. I can't quite tell how old it is but at the ABV, it aged well.

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Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Ben for sharing, a really interesting RIS I've never heard of before.

Light fluffy creamy mocha head, hint of lacing, pitch black color bit of yeast chunks.

Nose is plenty of roast, dark malts, tons of dark chocolate, light fluffy nougat, plenty of caramel, no burnt, creamy milk choc.

Taste starts with more chocolate, malted milk ball, creamy, milk chocolate, fluffy nougat, caramel galore, even hint of brown sugar, nice bakers and dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, chewy, light bitterness. Finish is semi sweet lots of dark creamy chocolate, dark biter choc, light caramel lingering.

Mouth is nice, fluffy creamy, thick, chewy, no real booze, nice carb.

Overall quite nice, nice fluffy malts, dark and tasty, dark choc, no real booze, very tasty and fairly drinkable.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just so you know, a whole $0.18 cents of the money you spent on this beer will be donated to the Danish Atheist Society. Give me a break already. Any beer that's heavily promoting a defined religious agenda is bringing too much of the shit in the mix that I drink good beer in order to get away from. It's inflammatory, idiotic, and pointless. At least in a fruitful sense. And if it were supposed to be promoting allowing people not to believe in God, why exactly is this the Devil's Brewery? Soooo...we don't believe in God, but we're going to promote the Devil? God damn, this just sounds so contrived and stupid. I don't want any religion mixed in with my craft beer. This is partially my escape from the taxing realities of the world. Don't be bringing it to me on my free time. (That being said; I don't care how good the beer is, I'll never buy it again.)

So, on to how good the beer is. It's very good. Saying it's smooth is doing it a disservice. It's extremely smooth. Really excellent chocolate malty tones. This beer seems well balanced on numerous aspects. The carbonation is mildly high, but it all still comes together beautifully. This is an easy drinking imperial stout, which sounds like it might be a deadly concoction, considering the style. Overall, it's pretty smooth and a good beer.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Served in a tulip glass, a sinister brown-black with a half inch of frothy mocha head that retained well; moderate lacing. Aroma was roast-heavy, dark malts and dark chocolate. Taste was likewise quite roasty, but smooth and velvety, and very low in bitterness, sweet notes of dark chocolate. Nice full body, smooth, with the lack of loads and loads of bitterness making a very easy drinker, and additionally, very little heat detectable for a beer with a higher ABV. Very nice overall, and I'm sure God loves it.

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Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Swiss wine snifter.

A gentle pour yields an uncontrollable 4 fingers of brown head that rises like a mountain out of my glass, at least an additional two fingers. The body is pitch black.

When I sniff the tower of foam that is rising from my glass it smells like a piece of high quality very dark chocolate dipped in dark roast coffee. The darkness is almost to the level of smoke, but stops there. A bit of dark tree bark and licorice appear as well.

Since the tower of foam rising from the glass is threatening to topple over and down the side onto my coffee table, I figure instead of my "first taste" being the beer it self I will take a mouthful of foam. Wow! Bitter, more so than I expected, but in a good way. The hops are clear and throw their weight like a champ. The chocolate, coffee, deeply roasted malt doesn't let it get away with stealing the show however- no they are very much in control. Wow, I must say this is a heavy hitting stout! the richness and depth of the darkness is quite outstanding. I think that this is better in flavor than many of the over-hyped American examples, and I would venture a guess that it is due to the presence of smoke in some part of the brewing process. The power of this flavor, its sharp bite and deep crevasses of dark roasty flavor overlayed with slightly sweet chocolate and espresso is truly impressive.

The mouthfeel is full of sharp bubbles. This is a very carbonated stout, much more than expected, but I can't complain because the flavor are so rich that they are not hindered by the excess bubbles. As I swirl out some of the carbonation the flavor evolve further, and the smoke continues to bloom with seductive sway.

Conclusion: This is one of the best stouts I have ever had, although I think it may fall closer to the Baltic Porter category in flavor. The hints of smoke, powerful roasted barley and significant dose of hops create a memorable and masterful brew. I would drink this over Deschutes Abyss any day.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone Brewery flute glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black. Thin light brown head with good retention, eventually dissipates into a ring around the glass with tenuous lacing. Aroma of dark and dried fruit, dark malt, somewhat oxidized. Complex flavor of dark fruit, sweet dark malts, chocolate, a hint of roastiness and oxidation. Somewhat sweet malty finish with nice neutral hops. Flavors well integrated. Medium bodied with some creaminess. A nicely made stout that was a pleasure to drink.

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Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
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