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Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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86 Reviews
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Reviews: 86
Hads: 152
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 6.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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Denmark

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 bluejacket74
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Served in a DFH Signature Glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half frothy tan head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, molasses, coffee, dark fruit and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a little bit of a soy sauce flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a little oily and creamy but also starts off with a little too much carbonation for my liking. Luckily the carbonation dies down some as the beer warms, making it easier to drink. I think it's a good overall brew, it's certainly worth trying. $8.99 a bottle. (678 characters)

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours black with a one-finger brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of robust roasted malts with good amounts of sweet molasses and hints of semi-sweet chocolate. As the beer warms the molasses aromas intensify.

Tastes similar to how it smells although the roasted malts are a bit lighter. Equal parts of roasted malts and dark molasses flavors kick things off. Midway through the sip the flavors turn slightly bitter with the addition of unsweetened chocolate flavors. The chocolate and roasted malt flavors carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was impressed with this bad boy - a very well balanced beer that's easy to drink despite the somewhat high ABV. Well worth a shot. (956 characters)

Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
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! (607 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a completely thick texture. There was a huge amount of tan-colored, long-lasting, creamy head. Very good lacing.

S: A strong aroma of chocolate, malt, coffee, and maybe a little vanilla.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and some spices. Extremely well-balanced and vibrant.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Full-bodied, but not in an oppressive way.

D: Excellent. One of best American doubles out there. Drinkable. (525 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks very much to garlicfire for sharing. Served in a tulip. Poured one shade shy of black with a quarter-inch, khaki-colored head. Nose reveals coffee, cocoa, lactose and coffee syrup. Flavor profile follows the nose; however, a roasty quality rounds it all out nicely. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and lightly carbonated. An incredibly easy-drinking IS. Really top notch. (373 characters)

Photo of drpimento
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Man, is this good beer! I let the bottle warm a bit out of the fridge. Poured with a large, tan, foamy, frothy, thick, billowy head and some lace. Color is an absolutely opaque black brown with lots of little bubble trails. Aroma is roasty, malt, dirt, barnyard, licorice, toffee, dark, coffee, leather, cherries. Flavor is very similar and is very well balance between all main components of sweet, bitter, sour in proportions that fit this style. Body is full, round, lush with a few sharp points and perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor and is long with some alcohol at the end. Session for slow drinking. A superb beer, even if it is godless. (652 characters)

Photo of AgentZero
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A nice deep black with a huge tan head. Head was a little too big and the bubbles not fine enough, but it was still a great looking beer.

S - Nice wood, a little bit of roasted malts, big brownie chocolate smell. This smells very appealing, with a slight undertone of some sort of sweet berries, very subtle.

T - Some dark fruit, more on the berry side though then the figs/raisins that typically are associated with that for me. Confectioners sugar seems mixed with chocolate, nice burnt malts and something buttery on the end. This has a somewhat milky taste to it.

M - Creamy, heavier side of medium bodied. Finished just the slightest bit thin and just a little too much carbonation.

D - Good stuff, feels a little bigger than it's 8.9%, which is not a bad thing. This is a good tasting stout that I could gladly drink again. (837 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

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. (829 characters)

Photo of mltobin
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (408 characters)

Photo of Bung
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint 9 oz. Another brew from the Scandanavian region, expectations are high.
Pretty black, even near light very little gets through. Solid lasting layer of light tan foam.

Solid roast malt and chocolates. Some coffee, very minor hops.

Roasty and malty. Molasses, chocolate. Cocoa coffee slightly dry finish.

Coasting solid mouthfeel. Carbonation is actually a little too high to consider it creamy though. Alcohol well hidden.

No mind blowing palette or anything, just rock solid.
Brewers from this region know what they're doing with dark beers. (550 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (415 characters)

Photo of Reagan1984
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (201 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (654 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Hommelbier snifter.

A: Pours an appropriately sinister shade of black. Sitting on top, initially, was about 3 fingers of creamy, dark khaki foam. Retention was incredible. Those three fingers slowly melted down to a mottled, 1/4 finger layer of skim that stuck around for the long haul...possibly to keep the evil contained within the glass. Lace started with a couple of rings, some webbing, and finally, full-on sheets.

S: Killer nose here. TONS of drunken dark fruit, fudge, vanilla bean, blackened malt, milk chocolate covered cherries, char, and finishing with a touch of fresh ground espresso.

T: Incredibly close to the smell. I did, however, notice a bit more charred oak/campfire in the taste. The chocolate covered cherries are a bit more pronounced, as well.

M: I loved the fact that this wasn't like drinking a stout milkshake, yet I didn't think it to be thin or slight in the least. Nice levels of sweet that layer almost perfectly with bitter, dry, spicy, and finishing with a suggestion of citrus tang. After the slight fruitiness of the finish, a long and dry spiciness settles in and tingles for ages.

D: A fantastic Imperial Stout that achieves all of this with relatively down-to-earth abv. Only towards the very end of the bottle does the spiciness become a bit too much. I'm thinking an 11.2oz serving size would've netted this another .5 in the drinkability score. (1,427 characters)

Photo of jsanford
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
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! (717 characters)

Photo of IronDjinn
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 500 ml brown bottle. Massive head development on the pour, a solid foamy mocha coloured entity with amazing retentio that settles very slowly. It takes a few attempts and some patience to fill the glass. The body is deep pitch opaque black, faint almond nimbus when held to light. Thick patches of lacing left behind.

Rich cocoa, molasses and rummy raisins greet the nose, along with figs and a present alcohol warmth to round it out.

The first sip tricks the mind into thinking that this is dessert. A cross between lava cake, devil's food cake, and piece of high quality dark chocolate. Rich dark chocolate up front in the flavour, while notes of roasty and smoky malt, plus coffee rise up from behind that in the middle. Subtle plums, Concord grapes and black cherry also joins the party around that point, then finishing with a dry roasty char, woody and smoky notes lingering into the aftertaste along with some spicy and herbal hops.

Medium-full mouthfeel, Full silky slick texture,a bit oily at times, with low carbonation.

This RIS is a serious contender on several levels. Intense but not overwhelming, complex yet cohesive, and practically dessert on its own if you wish to serve it that way. Definitely worth going back for more, this is definitely a brewery to watch. (1,290 characters)

Photo of rarbring
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is dark brown, almost black, a nice firm head with small bubbles, leaving good lacing.

The smell has a honey sweetness, roasted bread, coffee and cocoa beans, nuts.

A lot of roasted tones, brown sugar, dark toast, coffee and chocolate but a good balancing bitterness.

Medium low carbonation, smooth, slightly oily, a complex body.

A very enjoyable stout, especially after six sour bombs ... at De Klomp, Linköping, Sweden. (436 characters)

Photo of beergoot
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Classic northern European aroma with this black and opaque stout. Rich, dark fig and date scents waft up through the very thick, tan head. Licorice and dark, roasted grains also tease the nose.

The taste is sweet and rich with heavy roasted grains. The alcohol is noticeable without being overbearing. Bitterness melds with the dark fruit and grain sweetness. Very complex. Wonderful to let it dance around your tongue let the varied and nuanced flavors come about.

This is a classic tasting imperial stout on the higher end of the profile scale. Well worth checking out and highly recommended whether you're a godless heathen (like me) or want to praise Jesus (or Allah or who or whatever) for the Almighty's earthly bounty (read the bottle if I've lost you on this last sentence)! (784 characters)

Photo of jegross2
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS (a brewery from Denmark).
Score: 94

9 oz tap pour served in a St. Benardus Watou snifter glass at the Lincoln Park beer geek bar The Local Option (located on the DePaul campus, more or less)

Appearance: Pours a 100% opaque, ink black color with two fingers of soapy mocha head that slowly settles into a thin layer. Amazing lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Roasted chocolate and dark fruit. Some roasted coffee, lots of roasted malts. Caramel and light vanilla too. Burnt sugar, milk chocolate and hints of marshmallow. The aroma is loaded with chocolate 4.5/5

Taste: Roasted unsweetened chocolate throughout. Just tons and tons of roasted chocolate here. Some dark fruit and light caramel on the mid-palate. Some chewy raisins and fig on the mid-palate and in the finish. Lingering unsweetened bitter chocolate finish. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with light-medium carbonation. Finish is extremely dry and bitter. This is very thick and viscous stout that coats the palate with chocolate flavors. 4.5/5

Overall: A top notch imperial stout. I recently traded for a couple of bottles of this European beer, and I can't wait to try this one again. I would not be surprised if I enjoyed this brew even more in a non-bar setting, where I can serve it at my preferred temperature without "environmental" aromatic distractions.

Recommendation: A must-try stout for both beer geeks and casual beer drinkers alike. All must revel in the chocolaty goodness.

Food pairings: Warm chocolate cake.

Cost: $9 for a 9 oz pour at the bar. (1,574 characters)

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Writing my 250th BA review, and decided on the Gudeløs to be the beer I want to review.
Poured an almost motor oil consistency pitch black color from a 500 mL bottle into a snifter. Absolutely no light penetration whatsoever. Wicked sense of humor in the name of the beer and the tongue in cheek of donating a Danish krone to the atheist society for every bottle sold; adds a fun touch.
Massive three finger head that dissipates very slowly. The head actually looks to have two shades, the upper film is a lighter shade of mocha whereas the lower half is a much darker shade.
Aroma is all chocolate. Feels like a blend of different kinds and forms of chocolate with hints of malt and some roasted coffee.
Taste upfront has hints of sweetness before the espresso coffee like bitterness mixed with dark chocolate flavors from the malt takes over. The finish is on the drier side with hints of lingering bitterness. Very robust, yet very smooth. The warmth from the alcohol is not very noticeable.
Creamy and silky mouthfeel, coats the palate so very well. Almost full bodied stout. Perfectly balanced with very good mouthfeel and very good drinkability.
Brilliant lacing all along the insides of the glass. This is a visually stunning beer.
One of the best imperial stouts I have had in a long time, and possibly one of the finest imperial stouts from Europe. I am glad I got my hand on a bottle and would not hesitate to get another one if the chance arises.
Very highly recommended, and a 'must-try' for every dark beer (stouts/porters) lover. If you see a bottle, get it, you will not regret it. Cheers !!! (1,616 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.74/5  rDev -11%
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! (1,272 characters)

Photo of augustgarage
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ShogoKawada for adding to my cellar of these guys - yum! Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Portsmouth tulip.

Deep seal brown, opaque body crowned by four fingers of camel/tan cream. Incredibly dense muscular saturn-ring lacing fed by a violent stream of upthrusting bubbles. Very impressive.

Medium-roast fine coffee, cocoa, molasses, chocolate malt, intensely inviting aromatics though with a certain freshness rather than lushness...faint berry notes underneath as well.

Ironic that the first words to escape my lips after tasting this were "Oh God" seeing how I'm basically an atheist myself. Truly decadent chocolate licqueur notes with multiple layers of roast malt, licorice, and esters. Rich clean bready finish, faintly herbal with leather, coffee, cream, charred currants, and light spice cake as well. Hops offer a light bitterness but not much flavor that I can perceive.

Chewey, thick, full-bodied, well carbonated, moderately astringent, but not slick mouthfeel. Very good.

A classic yet novel RIS - a suitable libation to be enjoyed while watching Häxan... (1,087 characters)

Photo of ms11781
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours solid black with a big, light brown foam head. The head settles in as a thin, tan colored cap and leaves so nice, wispy lacing on the glass.

The nose starts with a hit of some nice dark chocolate. It's probably the most prominent aroma present, but nothing dominates here. There is some nice roastiness that comes through and provides a nice base for some sweetness, slightly sugary (maybe brown) and an even more subtle licorice note. Really nice nose with some different layers.

The taste matches the nose very closely. A nice dose of somewhat bitter but definitely dark chocolate. The roasted character is more pronounced and, like the nose, it provides a nice layer for some brown sugar, licorice and a touch of molasses to play off of. There is a nice, toffee like sweetness just before the finish, where the roasty notes return and provide a slight bitterness.

Bigger body with carbonation that is low, but becomes a bit prickly on the tongue as the beer warms. That being said, the beer is extremely smooth. Not a huge mouthfeel but definitely pretty big.

This is an excellent beer. Big, bold flavors and aromas, some complexity and a nice big mouthfeel. There real isn't much more you can ask for in a stout. It's not the biggest or the best but it is really, really solid. Very balanced and a nice change from the bigger stouts that lean on one or two characteristics. (1,427 characters)

Photo of rtepiak
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a nice night cap for those that are looking for a consistent stout and not something that will leave them in a imperial stupor. hits all the bases and does it quite well. wonderful looking pour of a doughy fluff of a off mocha head. nose of toasted malt notes and the stout heavy hits. licorice hints. a bit on the sweeter side and not that mineral laden yet dry. the fluff carries over into the feel. quite standard but i'm starting to think that scandinavian stouts have a very accessible english and american appeal but do it quite consistently spot on. as the beer warms its really the subtlies of this that make it beautiful. nice hopping note of dryness and floral hints. touch of chives. very small hint of char. hints of english porter fruit plum notes. every atheists should have it. (792 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (475 characters)

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