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Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 23
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
For every sold beer, a small sum is donated to the Danish Atheistic Society.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 02-20-2009)
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 03:09:52 | More by PEIhop
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Brad007

Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 14:45:06 | More by Brad007
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HopHead84

California

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well. When I received this a few months back I didn't know what it was, and when I pulled it out of the cellar I still didn't know what it was. Now that I examine the bottle and translate the Danish text I recall reading about this beer and am very happy to be trying it now.

Translated from the bottle: Danish: Bryggeriet Djævlebryg and the Danish Atheist Society have entered into an unholy alliance and the result is "Godless": This first batch is a somehow accessible imperial stout with its 8.9% abv. It offers burnt notes from the malt mingled with sweet nuances and a warming depth from the alcohol. This brew is primarily aimed at members of the Atheist Society, but it will also be available in selected shops and bars. In these times, when companies are expected to show social responsibility, we in the brewery have decided to follow suit: For each bottle or draft sold we donate 1 Danish Krone to the Danish Atheist Society.

Poured into my Alesmith tulip, the beer is black with a 2 finger head. The retention is very good, as is the lacing. This is quite dark and foreboding.

The strong aroma of roasted malt greets me as I inhale. There's low level of coffee in the aroma and just a touch of vanilla. Dark bittersweet chocolate, along with the other characteristics, do well in masking the alcohol in the nose. The alcohol is more noticeable in the flavor than it was in the aroma, but it's kept at bay and never overpowers. The roasted malt profile is strong, as it was in the nose, and the dark chocolate adds an enjoyable element. The finish is long, bittersweet chocolate and coffee with some warming alcohol.

Godless is full bodied with a high level of carbonation, and a dry, chewy mouthfeel.

A dark, rich, and complex Imperial Stout that may just plant the devilish seed of doubt in the most devout of men.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 05:58:37 | More by HopHead84
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 8/9/11

A pretty darn black with a giant mocha head that retains fairly well leaving some random patches of lace

S heaps of coco powder with a little smoke, licorice, molasses, faint coffee and booze with some candied cherry

T as it smells but the coco powder is replaced by dark bakers chocolate, just a little sweetness and the coffee has a darker roast then the smell, perhaps some raisin I couldn't smell too. The nose picks up the smoke but the mouth can taste the charred wood, a great tasting beer for sure

M a little oily and slightly sticky on the lips, pretty thick and lingering flavors let me know I drank a real beer recently, barley detectable heat and for 8.9% were doing pretty well

O this one lacks nowhere, rich and flavorful for sure, seek this one out because it's awesome

A great addition to the already stacked Alberta shelves, I'll be picking up a few more of these to drink and perhaps age depending on my willpower. I like the fact I'm supporting Danish atheists although I myself may be only agnostic, I'm fairly confident that it's much more likely that all religions are mistaken opposed too correct. I've yet too determine if a "God" exists and with my feeble human mind I doubt I ever will.
"Since no one really knows anything about god those who think they do are trouble makers"
"Rabi'a Al-Basri"

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 03:14:27 | More by wordemupg
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 20:14:18 | More by scruffwhor
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from wordemupg, 500ml into a tulip. Thanks to Steve for pairing this up with some of the richest chocolate cake I've had in quite some time.

Pours almost pitch black, with a dirty light brown head. Good density in the head, with good retention and some lacing. Rich caramelized dark fruits in the nose, brown sugar and light vanilla qualities. A bit of alcohol and anise as well. Taste has some big roastiness, more rich dark fruits, caramel and brown sugar. Finishes just as roasty with some fruitiness, with some great length to the finish. Good body and medium low carbonation. A real nice imperial stout, with the flavour being just a tad disappointing relative to the nose. A good, bone-warming beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 15:46:36 | More by liamt07
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 12:59:49 | More by avalon07
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 02:31:15 | More by Alieniloquium
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 05:45:52 | More by LiquidAmber
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 15:48:20 | More by AgentZero
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 23:38:11 | More by bluejacket74
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illidurit

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-08-2013 06:40:51 | More by illidurit
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-17-2012 21:34:16 | More by KAF
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 23:35:19 | More by Jwale73
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 21:25:08 | More by drpimento
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 00:38:41 | More by rudzud
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 04:28:07 | More by EgadBananas
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-16-2011 01:58:15 | More by bpfrush
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-11-2013 07:31:28 | More by strongaf
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

08-18-2013 01:16:58 | More by smartassboiler
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-07-2013 20:14:54 | More by BMart
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 00:39:38 | More by GbVDave
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Bung

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 01:42:26 | More by Bung
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-19-2013 17:54:37 | More by tom10101
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jsanford

Georgia

3.68/5  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!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 00:51:45 | More by jsanford
Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
92 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.