Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
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4.16/5 rDev 0%
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.
09-28-2013 01:44:57 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
08-15-2009 03:34:35 | More by Phyl21ca
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
12-27-2010 06:31:44 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
10-11-2011 06:49:03 | More by TMoney2591
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
Purely black with a tobacco stained cap of fluffy foam. Arcs of sticky lace adhere above the fill line, with spotty bits here and there also. Wispy skim across the surface after a few minutes.
Licorice, plum and oddly blueberry in the nose when first poured. Later there are hints of coffee and brownies.
Lightly sweet with a moderate roast malt character, suggests a smoky espresso fudge. Some dark fruit is also present. Fairly light for a nearly 9% imperial stout, though it has some heft to it. Slight berry acidity lends a mildly astringent bite, though it doesn't distract. Long aftertaste of dark roast coffee and rich dark chocolate. This is very nice, glad I finally got to try it after so many positive recommendations!
02-20-2011 01:15:46 | More by emerge077
4.23/5 rDev +1.7%
500ml bottle - and I'm contributing to the Danish Atheist society - kind of the polar opposite of buying Trappist beers...Dandy Warhols' beer...Mr. Dawkins' wet beer dream. I won't go on.
This beer pours a solid black, with the slightest of basal cola edges, and a teeming tower of puffy, egregiously foamy, and somewhat fizzy mocha head, which crowds the glass for a spell, displaying annoyingly stellar retention, taking its sweet time before allowing me even a half fill.
Left behind eventually is some nice, densely webbed lace, and an aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, Nordic licorice, stale coffee, treacle, and sour, boozy dark fruit. The taste is roasted caramel malt, bathed Cadbury-style in baker's chocolate, topped off with crushed coffee beans, a splash of lactic sourness, more salty black licorice, the whole (unholy) mess tempered only slightly by some bitter green hoppiness. Underlying all is a mildly astringent heat that increases commensurately as the drink warms.
The carbonation is quite soft, just a lilting frothiness throughout, the body full in weight, nearly smooth (the booze and hops still have to have their say), and fairly creamy. It finishes sweet, chocolaty, somewhat complexly bitter, and certainly cockles-warming.
A lovely rendition of the style, no searing booziness or teeth-melting saccharine overdose. Lots of variety, all tied nicely together, and quite enjoyable to sip a little too swiftly, even on a late summer scorcher of a day, all the while ruminating on the deeper meaning of liff.
09-08-2011 23:15:05 | More by biboergosum
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
05-09-2012 05:30:26 | More by RblWthACoz
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
05-26-2012 02:59:14 | More by jlindros
4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
03-19-2012 11:25:20 | More by Rifugium
4/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
01-05-2011 00:49:49 | More by Mora2000
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
From 02/12/11 notes. Shared by BigSexy410; thanks Sexy.
a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of tan head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of rich chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, and vanilla.
t - Tastes of roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee, vanilla, and bitter chocolate.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.
d - I thought this was a very nice stout. I loved the sweet chocolate in the smell and it had a nice smooth mouthfeel. Would have again.
02-13-2011 22:11:58 | More by mdfb79
3.95/5 rDev -5%
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.
02-06-2011 01:05:36 | More by Halcyondays
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- The jut black body supports a volcanic head of deep tan that sits proud of the top of the glass and last for a good bit. There are a few tiny bubbles stuck to the glass but as they pop off they disappear in to the abyss.
S- The black fruity roasted malt is dry with a dry licorice hint and some dark cola notes in the finish. There is a green earthy hint in the finish but it is not distinctly from hops.
T- The big black roasted flavor has some dark candy licorice notes to it with a mellow chicory character to it without the bitterness. There is a noble green pungent note in the finish that blends with the roasted flavors lingering for a bit.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel and a creamy texture as long as the head last. There is a soft alcohol warmth that clings to the black malt character.
D- This beer is a nice easy drinking beer but it has an inky quality that coats the mouth. The full roasted flavor is nice without being to bitter and the licorice is pretty subtle adding just a bit of mystery to the flavor.
11-11-2010 14:48:35 | More by rhoadsrage
4.11/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
11-07-2013 23:18:20 | More by jdhilt
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
I'm not a religious person, but that wasn't the reason why I bought this beer. All I saw was a Danish Imperial Stout, and that was all I needed to buy this beer. Only after I bought it did I read the extra stuff on the label; this beer was created from an alliance between Devil's Brew (this brewery's name in English) and the Danish Atheist Society. For every bottle purchased, one Danish crown is donated to that society. Well...I suspect that I found the beer fit for me! On to the beer:
It's obsidian black in color, topped off by a thick tanned head than leaves good lacing and retention. Lovely smell. It's smells like really sweet milk chocolate at first, then transforms in cocoa powder, light fume of smoke, and a light roast. A burst of hops comes into the aroma later on.
The first few sips are joyful. Dark chocolate sweet, maybe add a little extra cocoa. Moderately hoppy, which gives the beer a gentle taste of hop juice. As more sips go in the mouth, the chocolate/hoppy balance strays away from the chocolate part to (tastes hoppier). As the liquid goes down the throat, leaving the palate dry, cocoa, ash, and darker chocolate linger in the aftertaste. Its medium-heavy body and gentle sparkle of carbonation are nothing to be ashamed of, and it's very apporachable for a 8.9% ABV beer.
I've heard that there is more to Danish craft beer than Mikkeller. I'm very glad to report that Gudeløs hits the mark. It's not Beer Geek Breakfast, but still pleasurable. And if you recall the first paragraph, this beer may be the first of its kind.
01-23-2011 07:14:21 | More by DoubleJ
3.83/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
01-27-2011 22:25:02 | More by John_M
3.78/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
01-02-2012 07:34:31 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.4/5 rDev +5.8%
The Gudelos pours a deep, motor-oil black with a very foamy two-finger head. As the heads reached its final retention levels, it created a film covering across the beer's surface. Around the bottom of the head, ruby-red highlights are accentuated when the glass is held up against the light. There are many streams of small-bubbled carbonation that rise to the surface in straight lines. After consuming half a pint, there are lacings that remind me of organic molecules all over the glass.
The aroma of this beer is full of dark-bitter chocolate. To complement the chocolateness of the Gudelos are subtle black licorice notes with a hint of burnt sugar or molasses. To my surprise, this stout, for its very dark color, did not contain a prominent roasted quality.
The taste profile was very layered. The first wave washed chocolate all over the palate...so delicious. The second wave contained the black licorice that is present in the aromatics of the beer. The third and final wave (very subtle) of the taste profile reminded me of saturated coffee grains.
I appreciate the lighter mouthfeel of dry stouts, but I truly enjoy the higher viscosity and medium-bodied silkiness of imperial stouts. The Gudelos exudes these qualities exceptionally well. The silkiness contains just the right amount of carbonation leading to a impressively crafted beer.
The is a great imperial stout! If you are as fond of stouts as I am, The Gudelos is a must-try. At 8.9% ABV, I can see myself enjoying many of these devilish stouts during cold New England winter nights.
12-02-2011 03:09:52 | More by PEIhop
Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
92 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.