Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
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4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
For starters, you've got to love the story behind this beer. The name translates to "godless" and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Athiest Society of Denmark.
That said, it also happens to be a damned fine beer. It pours a deep, walnut color with toffee colored head that lingers. It smells of ripe olives and dried herbs and tastes of roasted meats and cocoa. Though there's certainly some RS, it has an unmistakable savory nature that I really dig. The finish lingers and is reminiscent of the Chinese sweet black bean sauce I just tasted on roast pork.
Nothing about this beer is out of balance and it drinks so well.
07-19-2010 00:49:31 | More by detlefchef
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
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.
06-28-2010 12:59:49 | More by avalon07
3.95/5 rDev -5%
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. :)
10-06-2009 23:58:37 | More by PEBKAC
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
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
02-20-2009 05:58:37 | More by HopHead84
Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
92 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.