Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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Reviews: 85
Hads: 151
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 4.76%
Wants: 23
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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Denmark

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 02-20-2009

For every sold beer, a small sum is donated to the Danish Atheistic Society.
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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (1,307 characters)

Photo of rarbring
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is dark brown, almost black, a nice firm head with small bubbles, leaving good lacing.

The smell has a honey sweetness, roasted bread, coffee and cocoa beans, nuts.

A lot of roasted tones, brown sugar, dark toast, coffee and chocolate but a good balancing bitterness.

Medium low carbonation, smooth, slightly oily, a complex body.

A very enjoyable stout, especially after six sour bombs ... at De Klomp, Linköping, Sweden. (436 characters)

Photo of beergoot
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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)! (784 characters)

Photo of mltobin
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on draught at Monks Porter House in Stockholm.

Appearance is dark, virtually black, with nearly a finger of tan head atop. Its nose has brown sugar, molasses, roasted malts. Tipping back the goblet that it was served in and I taste black licorice, bread, roasted malts, mmm this is good. Mouthfeel is full and rich. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. Very happy to have had the opportunity to try it. (408 characters)

Photo of readbaron
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Really impressed by this one.

Pours beautifully. Pitch black with the perfect amount of tan head.
It eventually fades into a thin ring.

Smells great. Lots of chocolate, and dark fruit, with some smoky peat and malt underneath. Smells sweet with pleasant complexity underneath.

Taste is incredibly smooth, and very similar to how it smells. Quite a bit of chocolate and malt, a bit of dark fruit, some smoke and a bit of licorice.

Mouthfeel is very good. Creamy and smooth. Could stand to be a bit thicker, but at times it coats the tongue perfectly.

Impressively drinkable. (589 characters)

Photo of emyers
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 pt 0.9 fl oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

An athiest stout? Sign me up.

Appearance: Near black with a huge two inch light brown head. Head sticks around for a long time, especially considering the style. Leaves an impressive lacing.

Smell: A lot of roasted malt, molasses, and dark chocolate. Some burnt qualities.

Taste: Similar to the smell, with roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate , and some burnt sugar. I really like what the slight burnt flavor in this beer - gives it a nice depth. Bittering hops kick in on the finish and give it a bittersweet finish. Alcohol is hidden very well.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, very smooth despite the seemingly high carbonation level based on the appearance.

Overall: Excellent. This really captures everything that I'm looking for in an imperial stout, with a great depth of flavor and an in-your-face roast quality. Spot on. (885 characters)

Photo of Bung
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (550 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

Purchased at Premiere Gourmet in Amherst, NY.

Pours a dark, dark black, with a foamy one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like licorice, vinous dark fruits, chocolate, and roasted malt.

Tastes quite similar. Great flavors, love stouts that emphasize the dark fruit aspects- almost get a chocolate-covered raisin feel to this one, while some sips give off a black cherry flavor. Tons of chocolate, roasted malt, Hershey’s syrup, a little bit of espresso bitterness, and no alcohol presence, which is nice.

This one is very full bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel, and a lower amount of carbonation. Very drinkable, but you want to sip it anyway because of how rich and decadent it is.

A most excellent stout, I honestly wish it came in a bigger bottle, 22 or 25 oz (it’s 16.9) because of how delicious it is. (829 characters)

Photo of colforbin73
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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. (513 characters)

Photo of endovelico
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, vinous and muscular with loads of chocolate, anise and melanoidin aromatics framed in mature dark coffee notes that sail through the long, coating finish. Shows tremendous power, ageing potential and dish versatility. (223 characters)

Photo of magictacosinus
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into wine glass at Mikkeller Bar SF. Purchased at the bar thanks to a friend. Part of my birthday tasting. Review is from my notes. My friend and I, who are huge stout enthusiasts, loved how ridiculous the concept behind this beer was. A beer brewed for Satan?! Proceeds go to the Atheistic Society of Denmark?! Wild stuff. Let's hope the beer is as interesting.

A beautiful pour, to say the very least - a darkened, blackened color with a off-brown head that rises to the glass's rim about 4 fingers high, leaving behind a ton of lacing in its dissipation. A ring still lasts at the top, and the beer proves itself to be quite viscous and thickened with each swirl. World class stuff if I've ever seen one.

Not as fruity or sweet as other imperial stouts, this one takes on a far more rustic and humble take on the massive barley and possible oat inclusion in the beer. At first, there's nothing but cracked, freshly roasted notes of barley, as well as hearty warm oatmeal flavors. A bit of spiciness lingers, as well as an undeniable nuttiness similar to walnuts, as some notes of brown shredded dry grass follow underneath. There's no booze or burn at all on this thing. It's super pleasant and delicious, and if it had the same coffee and chocolate profile as other imperial stouts, it would resemble a close relative to Founders' breakfast stout. Luckily it is different, and quite good for that matter.

The flavor is equally subtle and rustic, but wow, is it a real pleasure to drink. At first you get notes of roasted barley ranging on slight chocolate, and then there's a hearty flavor dominated by oats that becomes awash with a slight grassy bitterness, a little bit of baking spices, and a finish that is warming, earthy, and slightly sweet. Extremely balanced, as far as the style goes. It's a very fresh take on the style that isn't torturous in return. To me, the greatest aspect of this beer is the creamy, silky texture, and combined with the pleasant, mellow flavor, makes this an unbelievably dangerous offering - the Devil's drink indeed!

While this didn't blow me away or overwhelm me with tons of different flavors, this would be, if less expensive, an everyday imperial stout that I could have around the house due to its easily drinkable profile and casual yet terrifically fresh and flavorful character. Definitely worth a try for all of those (such as myself) that are sick and tired of sickly, sweetened imperial stouts. (2,477 characters)

Photo of Reagan1984
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful mouth feel. Really complex and deep. So often now folks are focused on Barrel aged stouts.... it's really nice to see such a deep, complex and flavorful one without the aid of barrel aging. (201 characters)

Photo of augustgarage
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ShogoKawada for adding to my cellar of these guys - yum! Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Portsmouth tulip.

Deep seal brown, opaque body crowned by four fingers of camel/tan cream. Incredibly dense muscular saturn-ring lacing fed by a violent stream of upthrusting bubbles. Very impressive.

Medium-roast fine coffee, cocoa, molasses, chocolate malt, intensely inviting aromatics though with a certain freshness rather than lushness...faint berry notes underneath as well.

Ironic that the first words to escape my lips after tasting this were "Oh God" seeing how I'm basically an atheist myself. Truly decadent chocolate licqueur notes with multiple layers of roast malt, licorice, and esters. Rich clean bready finish, faintly herbal with leather, coffee, cream, charred currants, and light spice cake as well. Hops offer a light bitterness but not much flavor that I can perceive.

Chewey, thick, full-bodied, well carbonated, moderately astringent, but not slick mouthfeel. Very good.

A classic yet novel RIS - a suitable libation to be enjoyed while watching Häxan... (1,087 characters)

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a bottle, this imperial stout pours a thick as midnight black with a decent head with a vigorous pour and decent lacing. Nose of inviting chocolate, sweet dark malts, black coffee, rich roasted grains, and alcohol. Flavors are chocolate and dark molasses up front, chocolate to the back and sides, and an overall sweetness that is not cloying in the least. Smooth mouth feel and mild carbonation makes this sipper a winner.
The only shame is that the "one Danish crown given to the atheist society" is not given to a more noble cause like many Abbey ales do.....as in "good works" I.E. THE POOR....not money to people who complain. Overall though I would put this gem up against any imperial stout. (717 characters)

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours black with a one-finger brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of robust roasted malts with good amounts of sweet molasses and hints of semi-sweet chocolate. As the beer warms the molasses aromas intensify.

Tastes similar to how it smells although the roasted malts are a bit lighter. Equal parts of roasted malts and dark molasses flavors kick things off. Midway through the sip the flavors turn slightly bitter with the addition of unsweetened chocolate flavors. The chocolate and roasted malt flavors carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was impressed with this bad boy - a very well balanced beer that's easy to drink despite the somewhat high ABV. Well worth a shot. (956 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (373 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,545 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev 0%
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. (516 characters)

Photo of jpmclaug
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into my Founders snifter. Got this one in a trade with BigSexy410. Thanks.

A - Black as a beer can be with a big brown/tan head that won't go away

S - Roasted malty goodness with a hint of dried fruits giving it a nice sweet aroma.

T - Follows the smell closely. Big roast taste mixed with a sweet dried fruit flavor. Remins me a lot of an Irish Dry Stout.

M - medium to heavy body with a good amount of carbonation. Really really dry for such a big beer.

D - Goes down real easy. I find it hard to believe this is an 8.9% beer, it drinks like a 5% Irish Dry Stout. I'm glad I got to drink this beer and support a good cause at the same time. I would drink this again. (696 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (495 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dark tan colored head that gradually died down but left a collar around the edge and left bits of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of licorice are present in the nose along with notes of molasses and hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the flavors of roasted malts are a bit stronger in the finish and there is also a light amount of bitterness. The bitterness and licorice flavors become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has just about a medium amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has the complexity and intensity in smell and taste as some Russian Imperial Stouts but is a lot easier to drink given its lower alcohol content. I could sip and savor this beer on a cold winter night. Be warned - this beer has intense flavors and isn't recommended for the faint of heart. (939 characters)

Photo of rtepiak
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (792 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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! (731 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
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. (678 characters)

Photo of liamt07
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
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. (714 characters)

Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
93 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.