Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.93%
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 Rifugium
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of AgentZero
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A nice deep black with a huge tan head. Head was a little too big and the bubbles not fine enough, but it was still a great looking beer.

S - Nice wood, a little bit of roasted malts, big brownie chocolate smell. This smells very appealing, with a slight undertone of some sort of sweet berries, very subtle.

T - Some dark fruit, more on the berry side though then the figs/raisins that typically are associated with that for me. Confectioners sugar seems mixed with chocolate, nice burnt malts and something buttery on the end. This has a somewhat milky taste to it.

M - Creamy, heavier side of medium bodied. Finished just the slightest bit thin and just a little too much carbonation.

D - Good stuff, feels a little bigger than it's 8.9%, which is not a bad thing. This is a good tasting stout that I could gladly drink again.

Photo of davey101
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage unknown. 500 ml bottle into a DFH signature glass. The "atheist" tie in comes off as a bit gimmicky. Beer is the last place I want to have religion or politics present.

A - Pours a dark black viscous body. Dense mocha head with large bubbles and gobs of sticky lacing. Excellent looking stout.

S - Roasted malts, licorice candy, coffee, and vanilla. A bit of smoke and an interesting hop fruit sweetness.

T - Bitter coffee and milk chocolate initially. Finish is light smoked malts and cigarette ash, the fruit here is dark rather than sweet. Simple, robust, inviting.

M - Silky and smooth. Great carbonation and mouth feel.

O - A very simple yet tasty stout. The mouth feel is near perfect and the faint cigarette ash in the aftertaste is surprisingly pleasant.

Photo of danedelman
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at black and blue in Easton

A- deep black with huge 4 finger tan head. Creamy looking.

S-lots of dark chocolate malts with licorice. Dark fruits linger too.

T- dark roast with a bitterness that hides the sweetness beautifully. Had a hint of licorice that makes this beer a sipper.

M- thick and smooth

Great stout

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- The jut black body supports a volcanic head of deep tan that sits proud of the top of the glass and last for a good bit. There are a few tiny bubbles stuck to the glass but as they pop off they disappear in to the abyss.
S- The black fruity roasted malt is dry with a dry licorice hint and some dark cola notes in the finish. There is a green earthy hint in the finish but it is not distinctly from hops.
T- The big black roasted flavor has some dark candy licorice notes to it with a mellow chicory character to it without the bitterness. There is a noble green pungent note in the finish that blends with the roasted flavors lingering for a bit.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel and a creamy texture as long as the head last. There is a soft alcohol warmth that clings to the black malt character.
D- This beer is a nice easy drinking beer but it has an inky quality that coats the mouth. The full roasted flavor is nice without being to bitter and the licorice is pretty subtle adding just a bit of mystery to the flavor.

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of HopHead84
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a religious person, but that wasn't the reason why I bought this beer. All I saw was a Danish Imperial Stout, and that was all I needed to buy this beer. Only after I bought it did I read the extra stuff on the label; this beer was created from an alliance between Devil's Brew (this brewery's name in English) and the Danish Atheist Society. For every bottle purchased, one Danish crown is donated to that society. Well...I suspect that I found the beer fit for me! On to the beer:

It's obsidian black in color, topped off by a thick tanned head than leaves good lacing and retention. Lovely smell. It's smells like really sweet milk chocolate at first, then transforms in cocoa powder, light fume of smoke, and a light roast. A burst of hops comes into the aroma later on.

The first few sips are joyful. Dark chocolate sweet, maybe add a little extra cocoa. Moderately hoppy, which gives the beer a gentle taste of hop juice. As more sips go in the mouth, the chocolate/hoppy balance strays away from the chocolate part to (tastes hoppier). As the liquid goes down the throat, leaving the palate dry, cocoa, ash, and darker chocolate linger in the aftertaste. Its medium-heavy body and gentle sparkle of carbonation are nothing to be ashamed of, and it's very apporachable for a 8.9% ABV beer.

I've heard that there is more to Danish craft beer than Mikkeller. I'm very glad to report that Gudeløs hits the mark. It's not Beer Geek Breakfast, but still pleasurable. And if you recall the first paragraph, this beer may be the first of its kind.

Photo of jdhilt
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger tan head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is sweet and bitter chocolate, higher ABV is hidden. Pricey at $10.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

Photo of ms11781
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of liamt07
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of WhyBeNormal
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 ...

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Photo of baggio
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle@Home

A: Dark, dark, brown with a huge beige head.

S: Milk Chocolate, Dark caramel, Cafe au lait, Ryebread.

T: Roasted malts, Bitter chocolate, Cafe au lait, Hint of
pepper, Brown sugar, Vanilla.

M: Quite rounded around the edges with a pleasant bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Body is quite thin and carbonation is medium.

A very drinkable and delicious imperial stout!

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

Photo of glid02
4.2/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of Jwale73
4.2/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of rtepiak
4.2/5  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.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.2/5  rDev +1%

Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
92 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.