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Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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Reviews: 86
Hads: 153
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 24
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
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Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS visit their website

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 domtronzero
3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear very dark brown almost opaque. Big, quickly dissipating tannish head.

S - Coffee, dark malts, dark fruits (raisins, prunes). Lite alcohol.

F/M - Slightly acrid burnt malts, dark dried fruits, medium bitterness accentuated by the roasty malts. Lite solventy alcohol which is actually quite pleasant. Otherwise a little muddy. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. A little astringent on the finish with a little warming in the belly.

D - OK. More than a glass of this would be too much. Thankfully I'm sharing this with a friend.

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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 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 jsanford
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a Snifter.

A - Pours a dark, evil black with a thin mocha-colored head that settles to a thick ring and wisps of haze.
S - Big roasty aromas of dark malt, molasses, licorice, dark chocolate and just a touch of soy. Reminds me a bit of Old Rasputin, which is OK i my book.
T - More big, bitter roasted flavors of nearly-burnt malt, dark chocolate, and coffee grounds with a a good amount of molasses and licorice. Big, bold, and nasty, definitely lives up to it's namesake.
M - Big and creamy mouthfeel with a full body and moderately prickly carbonation. The ABV is well hidden, no trace of any burn.
O - Solid RIS, but nothing particularly new. If you like big nasty Stouts look no further!

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Alistar for this one by way of IS BIF 2. Poured from a 16oz. bottle into a Blue Point snifter.

A: Gentle pour yields a slowly creeping 2.5 finger, fluffy, dark mocha head with great retention. Beer is an opaque black. Lacing is wave-like. Thick and ample with great cling.

S: Nose is burnt malt, a slight coffee bean sourness, faint chocolate, and liquorice. Not anything out of the ordinary and not particularly aromatic.

T: Dark fruit flavors engulf my senses from the first sip. Prunes, raisin sweetness, anise, and plum are all present to some extent. Supported by a backbone of rich chocolate and sweet burnt malts. Hop bitterness is surprisingly noticeable but relegated to the back. Caramel and toffee creep in towards the end which is exceedingly sweet and a bit spicy. Aftertaste is one of brown sugar and butterscotch.

M: Medium to full bodied and a bit too carbonated. Feel is abrasive at first but smooths out considerably as this one warms. Finish is accented and aftertaste is sticky and lingers.

D: I'd definitely consider this one a hidden gem. Not talked about at all, this is a great representation of the Imperial Stout style. A bit overcarbonated in my opinion but the complexity and balance of this one make up for it. Worth a try!

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A double stout, black as night, not much in the way of a tan head, say maybe around 1/6th", didn't do anything beyond a smattering of lace here and there, far from uniform lace.

Bitter dark coffee and chocolate, neither overwhelming but substantial enough to warrant an early mention. Some weird Swedish dark fish candy fruitiness, some of the tobacco leatheryness with a little bit of ash to it. Might as well throw a little bit of licorice in there to even this all out.

A pretty decent stout and relatively easy to drink at this abv. It's not cheap though, and it never seems to have a predictable time when its around. Nonetheless, there's worse selections you can make.

Neat story about the athiest society on the label. Ironically, this beer isn't quite heavenly, but it is decent and worth a look, I just don't think I'll be converting anytime soon.

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Photo of John_M
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with very good head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. Have to say this beer looks great! The nose isn't quite as attractive, though I still appreciated the light mocha and wet tobacco I picked up. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, and there's definitely some sort of tobacco and leather going on in this moderately sweet (at most) RIS. That tends to dry the beer out in the long finish I pick up. Mouthfeel is otherwise medium bodied, and drinkability is OK. There is a hint of alcohol and licorise in the finish that detracts just a bit from the beer's drinkability, but otherwise this is a pretty solid RIS from this new to me brewery.

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Photo of ShareANevada
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Gudeløs = Godless; supporting the Danish Atheist Society. I like.

Picked up at Binnys, a rather tempting Danish Stout.

Great pour into large Duvel glass, really good looking beer, capped with a fat cap of tan sud. Fair amount of carbonation shows, peeking through the surface.

The roasty aroma seems a bit subdued, perhaps a bit longer to warm. Fine carbonation bubbles greet the tongue, followed by a surprisingly dry stout. Its almost an odd couple of carb and imperial dry stout.

A pretty drinkable stout, especially after letting off some carbonation, which to me, really hurts mouthfeel in this category.

Worth a shot, was pretty pleased from my godless Danish bredred.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Craig for sharing this one.

A: The pour is a very, very dark brown with a pretty sizable mocha colored head.

S: A good chocolate aroma that provides both dark and milk varieties. Some solid roasted malt character, too, and a bit of a caramel sweetness.

T: The flavor is similar to the nose with quite a bit of chocolate/cocoa powder. Decently roasty with a touch of bitterness and maybe a little licorice. Not all that sweet, but pretty well balanced.

M: The body is medium with a moderate but smooth carbonation.

D: Wasn't sure what to expect from this beer, but it wasn't too bad. Pretty easy to drink for an imperial stout.

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Photo of jgasparine
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you Casey!!

A- Poured from the bottle with a substantial rocky, tan colored head (very proteinaceous); which slowly receded to a hazy layer and incredibly sticky lacing over a completely opaque jet-black body. No visible carbonation- although any carbonation present would be easily obscured by the opacity of the brew.

S- The nose, first and foremost, reminds me of black olive juice. Underneath that, you have some roasted malt, some Belgian-ish yeast aromatics... and that's pretty much the nose in it's entirely. Surprisingly lacking in the aroma department, but still above average.

T- Wow- incredibly complex flavor. Starts out initially sweet, with flavors of stewed or crystal malt. This is quickly overtaken by a strong moderate-alpha-acid hop bitterness, and a substantial roasty bitterness as well. In the finish, the drink is dried-out, and and the bitterness is further amplified; lingering on the tongue.

M- Medium-plus body with a slight creaminess imparted by a soft carbonation. Alcohol is exceptionally well-hidden. Mild astringency overall.

D- Quite drinkable for the strength, and the alcohol is very well hidden throughout.

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

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours black with a full tan head, some lace, solid head retention.

S: Dark chocolate, chalky with notes of roast and some light hops.

T: Sweeter than the nose would suggest. Heavy with chocolate, both sweet milk chocolate and its bitter cousin. Light woody character, hops are fairly mild. Almost like and imperial oatmeal stout, quite tasty.

M: Smooth, creamy, medium to full-bodied, pretty easy drinking for its size.

D: The atheists can brew for sure. Well made, I would still balk at the $10 price tag in the stores, but this is a good effort.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle split on the F train on the way back home from a nice little sendoff. Thanks to Lubiere for the bottle.

Well we just so happened to have a couple Duck-Rabbit snifters on hand, so why not? As colorful & awkward drinking out of these where on a public train, we barely spilled a drop. :D

Latex black color with a solid amount of ashy/newspaper-colored head.

Smells of charred bread, unsweetened chocolate, lactose, & a little bonus of sweet unfermentables. Touch of smoke coming off it too.

Taste was pretty nice for what is considered a middle of the road imperial stout these days. Very nice mix of charred malt & sharp, bittersweet cocoa. Small trace of coffee grounds. Almost sooty with roast. Milky, but not syrupy. Lots of rich/caramelized sugars, but still cut & thinned by the strong carbonation. Finish was a little leathery, lingering with ash & earth.

The alcohol was totally overshadowed by the roast & stiff carbonation. Only showing itself going down, & occasionally, coming back up. *Burp*

Thanks Luke. :)

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black color with a quick deep brown head that leaves a lighter colored version of itself through the whole bottle.

Deep roasted cereal grain aroma. Make me think of roasted, maybe even charred oatmeal. Plenty of chocolate and coffee and whipping cream to help sweeten the nose a little. The dominate aroma is fresh roasted coffee.

The taste starts with light cream and bitter dark chocolate. The middle to finish has a bitter coffee bean take overthe tate buds. Then the finish lingers bitter charred coffee beans and high % cacao chocolate.

Full bodied palate that has a warm finish and maybe a little heat coupled with the charred nature of the malts.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. I don't get too much smoke or any dark fruit in the aroma.

The flavor is very similar to the aroma. I get a ton of coffee and chocolate in the flavor as well as some roasted malt. There is also a nice smoke component to the flavor.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of OldIronLungs
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black into my Chimay glass with a lighter head dissipating quickly. Bitter roasty smokey chocolate nose/some tobacco with fruit and maybe some vanilla.

Tastes more intense than the nose, more of the roast malt and a long dry finish with the float of 8.9% throughout but not too aggressive. A little more medium bodied than I like in an imperial stout. Definitely a dry cocoa flavor at the end.

A nice beer recommended by my local packie - I've been able to have several Danish stouts and they've got something pretty interesting going on. A nice brew worth snaging if you can find it.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet black chocolate with some light vinous notes. Taste is also dominated by sweet black chocolate with some light coffee and some lactose in the finish. Body is quite full with some creamy notes and good carbonation without much alcohol being perceptible. Well done from a fine brewery that I am glad to be discovering.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Paulaner krug.

The last beer of our housewarming get-together. It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger or so of lightly dusty tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, light coffee, chocolate powder, and a small bit of charred balsa. The taste brings in more of the same, with the roast dominating the proceedings. It's a pretty simple combination, but an effective and well-executed one. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly chewy feel. Overall, a solid impy stout, one that goes a very straightforward way and succeeds pretty well. Right on.

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Photo of Cmack15
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Puored this beer into my Mad Elf chalice and it was a thick dark inky stout with a nice creamy 1 finger head. the aroma is a nice combo of roasted malts, toffee and cocoa. The taste is a sweet malty dark roasted stout some hints of coffee (perhaps). the mouthfeel is a chewy and thick just the way a stout should be. The abv comes though nicely in this beer just to give you a little warmth. Really nice stout I enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to 4 oz tasting glass @ Peoria Int. Beerfest

A - medium dark brown. Aggresive tan head.

S- big malty sweetness coffee sweet.

T - sweet malt, coffee/hoppy bitterness.

M - aggressive carb. Medium coating.

O- for a double/ imp stout not as big as expected.

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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 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 EgadBananas
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black as night with a nice light mocha head. Slight bits of lace. Aroma is very toasty, roasty and malty. Slight char, nutty alcohol soaked fruits. The taste is a tad dark and fruity, with a big coffee finish. The middle comprises of big roast and toffee, char and chocolate. Feel is full bodied and thick. Finishing clean.

This is an interestingly great stout...on clearance? Really? I'll have to get more.

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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 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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Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
92 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.