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Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 23
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of dlello2
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

dlello2, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -4.1%

aztraz, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of rudzud
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
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!

rudzud, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of ajs4bd
4/5  rDev -4.1%

ajs4bd, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of notchucknorris
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

notchucknorris, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of DersOne
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

DersOne, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

TonyTalon, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Brad007
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Brad007, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

jlindros, May 26, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

RblWthACoz, May 09, 2012
Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Auror, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

polishkaz, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of C63AMG
4/5  rDev -4.1%

C63AMG, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Rifugium, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Ultraman9000
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Ultraman9000, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

allforbetterbeer, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of JGuill
4/5  rDev -4.1%

JGuill, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

acurtis, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of oilersfan
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

oilersfan, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

LiquidAmber, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Pintofbrown
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

Pintofbrown, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of beergoot
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
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)!

beergoot, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

KAF, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of ms11781
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

ms11781, Jan 06, 2012
Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
92 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.