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Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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BA SCORE
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outstanding

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 23
Gots: 17 | 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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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A-Pours midnight black with a small, frothy, toffee-colored milkshake-like head. Lovely.

S-Big wafts of dark fruits, grap/raspberry/cherry, roasted coffee and sugars. Reminds me of a nice mocha with some fruit on top.

T-Roasted coffee, lots of sugar and booze wake up your palate, very long and complex development from coffee to sweet cherries to smoky tobacco bitterness. A ton of flavor here without being overwhelming.

M-Thick, very similar to a milkshake, very smooth. Everything I love in a great chocolate IS.

O-4.75/5, one of the best I've had of the style to date.

06-14-2012 01:45:22 | More by DersOne
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-13-2012 12:33:16 | More by TonyTalon
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Brad007

Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

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

Massachusetts

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
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-18-2012 13:55:59 | More by Auror
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-17-2012 18:06:08 | More by polishkaz
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C63AMG

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2012 19:02:47 | More by C63AMG
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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
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Ultraman9000

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-14-2012 00:02:32 | More by Ultraman9000
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured into a Swiss wine snifter.

A gentle pour yields an uncontrollable 4 fingers of brown head that rises like a mountain out of my glass, at least an additional two fingers. The body is pitch black.

When I sniff the tower of foam that is rising from my glass it smells like a piece of high quality very dark chocolate dipped in dark roast coffee. The darkness is almost to the level of smoke, but stops there. A bit of dark tree bark and licorice appear as well.

Since the tower of foam rising from the glass is threatening to topple over and down the side onto my coffee table, I figure instead of my "first taste" being the beer it self I will take a mouthful of foam. Wow! Bitter, more so than I expected, but in a good way. The hops are clear and throw their weight like a champ. The chocolate, coffee, deeply roasted malt doesn't let it get away with stealing the show however- no they are very much in control. Wow, I must say this is a heavy hitting stout! the richness and depth of the darkness is quite outstanding. I think that this is better in flavor than many of the over-hyped American examples, and I would venture a guess that it is due to the presence of smoke in some part of the brewing process. The power of this flavor, its sharp bite and deep crevasses of dark roasty flavor overlayed with slightly sweet chocolate and espresso is truly impressive.

The mouthfeel is full of sharp bubbles. This is a very carbonated stout, much more than expected, but I can't complain because the flavor are so rich that they are not hindered by the excess bubbles. As I swirl out some of the carbonation the flavor evolve further, and the smoke continues to bloom with seductive sway.

Conclusion: This is one of the best stouts I have ever had, although I think it may fall closer to the Baltic Porter category in flavor. The hints of smoke, powerful roasted barley and significant dose of hops create a memorable and masterful brew. I would drink this over Deschutes Abyss any day.

03-13-2012 02:56:43 | More by allforbetterbeer
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JGuill

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-28-2012 19:57:43 | More by JGuill
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-26-2012 13:02:16 | More by acurtis
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oilersfan

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-26-2012 03:09:25 | More by oilersfan
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

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

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

I had this Imperial Stout on-tap at Sanctuary in a nonic pint.

Appearance- The two fingers of puffy and dense, sandy-foam has okay retention. The sheet lace, however, is thick and free of any gaps. The opaque, black body lets absolutely nothing through, quite a monster.

Smell- The nose is not quite as powerful. There are some sweet, dark fruit scents: figs and dates, along with minimal roast.

Taste- There are prominent notes of dark chocolate, some roast, and a boozy, sweet brandy. The palate gets a little mustier as the drink progresses, kind of brown sugar in flavor. The long finish has created a leathery roast and sweet booze character.

Mouth feel- This is about as perfect as Imperial Stouts get. It is incredibly thick and chewy. Yet it remains so smooth over the tongue. And the way it sticks to the chops makes the finish last forever.

Overall- This beer has a world class mouth feel, complex flavors that work well, but are too fruity sweet and smoky.

02-08-2012 02:50:17 | More by Pintofbrown
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beergoot

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

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)!

01-30-2012 00:21:40 | More by beergoot
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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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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

01-06-2012 01:21:01 | More by ms11781
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

01-02-2012 07:12:41 | More by IronDjinn
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jegross2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

12-30-2011 22:01:14 | More by jegross2
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

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

Poland

4.2/5  rDev +1%

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.

12-05-2011 09:37:47 | More by rtepiak
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

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.