Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
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4.63/5 rDev +11.3%
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 !!!
11-19-2011 05:55:17 | More by CaptDavyJones
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
10-29-2011 15:46:36 | More by liamt07
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
10-22-2011 23:38:11 | More by bluejacket74
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
10-16-2011 01:42:26 | More by Bung
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Served in a Paulaner krug.
The last beer of our housewarming get-together. It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger or so of lightly dusty tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, light coffee, chocolate powder, and a small bit of charred balsa. The taste brings in more of the same, with the roast dominating the proceedings. It's a pretty simple combination, but an effective and well-executed one. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly chewy feel. Overall, a solid impy stout, one that goes a very straightforward way and succeeds pretty well. Right on.
10-11-2011 06:49:03 | More by TMoney2591
3.68/5 rDev -11.5%
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!
10-04-2011 00:51:45 | More by jsanford
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
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"
09-09-2011 03:14:27 | More by wordemupg
4.23/5 rDev +1.7%
500ml bottle - and I'm contributing to the Danish Atheist society - kind of the polar opposite of buying Trappist beers...Dandy Warhols' beer...Mr. Dawkins' wet beer dream. I won't go on.
This beer pours a solid black, with the slightest of basal cola edges, and a teeming tower of puffy, egregiously foamy, and somewhat fizzy mocha head, which crowds the glass for a spell, displaying annoyingly stellar retention, taking its sweet time before allowing me even a half fill.
Left behind eventually is some nice, densely webbed lace, and an aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, Nordic licorice, stale coffee, treacle, and sour, boozy dark fruit. The taste is roasted caramel malt, bathed Cadbury-style in baker's chocolate, topped off with crushed coffee beans, a splash of lactic sourness, more salty black licorice, the whole (unholy) mess tempered only slightly by some bitter green hoppiness. Underlying all is a mildly astringent heat that increases commensurately as the drink warms.
The carbonation is quite soft, just a lilting frothiness throughout, the body full in weight, nearly smooth (the booze and hops still have to have their say), and fairly creamy. It finishes sweet, chocolaty, somewhat complexly bitter, and certainly cockles-warming.
A lovely rendition of the style, no searing booziness or teeth-melting saccharine overdose. Lots of variety, all tied nicely together, and quite enjoyable to sip a little too swiftly, even on a late summer scorcher of a day, all the while ruminating on the deeper meaning of liff.
09-08-2011 23:15:05 | More by biboergosum
4.9/5 rDev +17.8%
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.
08-02-2011 21:25:08 | More by drpimento
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
A - Beautiful thick mocha head that leaves tons of lacing, nice thick black body.
S - Deep coffee, chocolate and some spice. Maybe a cinnamon like smell? It's hard to tell. All I know is that I really like it. Not overbearingly pungent, either.
T - Nice thick stouty flavors. Chocolate, with a nice thick malty backbone. Very tasty. I'm having trouble describing this.
MF - Super creamy, no alcohol burn. Very nice!
O - Delicious beer, but pricy. Still worth having at least once, or more.
Searched all over Lund, Sweden and Copenhagen for this beer.
Found it 6 months later at State Line Liquors in MD.
07-26-2011 00:41:46 | More by mountsnow1010
3.95/5 rDev -5%
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.
05-22-2011 20:14:18 | More by scruffwhor
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Bottle to 4 oz tasting glass @ Peoria Int. Beerfest
A - medium dark brown. Aggresive tan head.
S- big malty sweetness coffee sweet.
T - sweet malt, coffee/hoppy bitterness.
M - aggressive carb. Medium coating.
O- for a double/ imp stout not as big as expected.
05-02-2011 14:25:12 | More by PhineasGage
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Puored this beer into my Mad Elf chalice and it was a thick dark inky stout with a nice creamy 1 finger head. the aroma is a nice combo of roasted malts, toffee and cocoa. The taste is a sweet malty dark roasted stout some hints of coffee (perhaps). the mouthfeel is a chewy and thick just the way a stout should be. The abv comes though nicely in this beer just to give you a little warmth. Really nice stout I enjoyed this beer.
04-12-2011 00:09:03 | More by Cmack15
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
a. warm black with lingering, fine tan head
s. strong dusky licorice, cocoa, caraway
t. licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, with nice hoppiness
m. chewy, with medium carbonaation
d. lovely, balanced
Sat well. Would go out of my way to drink this one again, and not just for the Atheists.
03-16-2011 04:24:09 | More by Czez
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
yummy scrumptious Imperial Stout here...
pours a creamy dark brown-black with a small tan head that lingers on the surface and leaves a little lacing as it goes down. smells are toasty and a little peppery. the taste is complex, sweet and rich with appropriate bitterness and a good spicy tingle. the alcohol is there but not overpowering. this beer leaves a nice coating on the tongue and drinks smoother as it warms towards room temp.
excellent imperial stout -- a dark wintery brew to spark the imagination.
03-16-2011 04:08:36 | More by colforbin73
4.45/5 rDev +7%
Tasted blind as part of Blind BIF #4.
16? oz. bottle poured into my Victory tulip.
Huge molasses and caramel pops out of the bottle and tells me I'll be dealing with an english barleywine or old ale. As it pours, the dark mahogany is telling me I've got an old ale on my hands.
Pours dark brown with a huge 3 finger mocha head. This pillow of foam receded into the glass over minutes, leaving some crater-filled froth and hints of lace on the glass.
Nose of molasses, caramel, and a lot of vanilla. Possibly some slight oak? Not incredibly complex, but what it has is fantastic.
What a punch of flavor in my mouth! This beer is incredibly well-made. Some huge sweetness up front with a perfect balance of roasted bitterness on the finish. Still am not 100% sure if this is in oak at all. As it warmes, there's some more fruit notes that come out, and I'm starting to wonder if this is a big belgian quad...but only for a second.
Very full-bodied beer with just slight carbonation (even with the ridiculous head) perfect for the style. This beer is not hot at all and I would not be surprised if this beer had a couple years on it, though I don't pick up any good (or bad) oxidation notes making me think this is lower in ABV or just a well-made 10% old ale.
Overall, this is a fantastic beer! It somewhat reminds me of adam and I'd kill for a side-by-side. Whatever this beer is, I'll be seeking it out again since I just can't stop drinking it. Still set on this being an old ale.
The Reveal: Gudeløs Imperial Stout by Bryggeriet Djaevlebryg
Wow! I remember reading about Godless before it got imported here but completely forgot about it. What an awesome curve ball. After seeing that it's an imperial stout, I do get a little more roastiness, but i'd still call this an old ale. Great beer regardless.
03-03-2011 04:36:30 | More by ChrisPro
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Pitch black into my Chimay glass with a lighter head dissipating quickly. Bitter roasty smokey chocolate nose/some tobacco with fruit and maybe some vanilla.
Tastes more intense than the nose, more of the roast malt and a long dry finish with the float of 8.9% throughout but not too aggressive. A little more medium bodied than I like in an imperial stout. Definitely a dry cocoa flavor at the end.
A nice beer recommended by my local packie - I've been able to have several Danish stouts and they've got something pretty interesting going on. A nice brew worth snaging if you can find it.
02-20-2011 02:15:39 | More by OldIronLungs
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
Purely black with a tobacco stained cap of fluffy foam. Arcs of sticky lace adhere above the fill line, with spotty bits here and there also. Wispy skim across the surface after a few minutes.
Licorice, plum and oddly blueberry in the nose when first poured. Later there are hints of coffee and brownies.
Lightly sweet with a moderate roast malt character, suggests a smoky espresso fudge. Some dark fruit is also present. Fairly light for a nearly 9% imperial stout, though it has some heft to it. Slight berry acidity lends a mildly astringent bite, though it doesn't distract. Long aftertaste of dark roast coffee and rich dark chocolate. This is very nice, glad I finally got to try it after so many positive recommendations!
02-20-2011 01:15:46 | More by emerge077
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
From 02/12/11 notes. Shared by BigSexy410; thanks Sexy.
a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of tan head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of rich chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, and vanilla.
t - Tastes of roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee, vanilla, and bitter chocolate.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.
d - I thought this was a very nice stout. I loved the sweet chocolate in the smell and it had a nice smooth mouthfeel. Would have again.
02-13-2011 22:11:58 | More by mdfb79
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
I had high hopes for this beer and it did not let me down. Smells of a dark espresso-like bitter roast with the light flavor of licorice rounding out the bitterness. Tastes surprisingly sweet and very rich with a full, chewy body. Sweetness fades to a lingering dry roastiness. Soooo good ...
02-09-2011 15:21:22 | More by WhyBeNormal
3.95/5 rDev -5%
On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,
A: Pours black with a full tan head, some lace, solid head retention.
S: Dark chocolate, chalky with notes of roast and some light hops.
T: Sweeter than the nose would suggest. Heavy with chocolate, both sweet milk chocolate and its bitter cousin. Light woody character, hops are fairly mild. Almost like and imperial oatmeal stout, quite tasty.
M: Smooth, creamy, medium to full-bodied, pretty easy drinking for its size.
D: The atheists can brew for sure. Well made, I would still balk at the $10 price tag in the stores, but this is a good effort.
02-06-2011 01:05:36 | More by Halcyondays
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
Had this one on-tap at the Local Option. Poured into a 10oz snifter.
Pours a dark roasted coffee color with a nice two finger mocha head.
The brew smells of dark bitter chocolates, reminiscent of a Mexican cafe mocha; mixed with some sweet milk sugar and dark roasted malts.
The taste matches the smell closely, there is some spice and very slight alcohol burn, but mostly just a very smooth, full and velvety beer that if I didn't know the actual ABV I would say I could drink all night long.
I would love to find this beer bottled, and I would definitely drink it again.
02-02-2011 00:47:40 | More by CMB2012
Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
92 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.