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Gudeløs - Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 23
Gots: 18 | 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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Jame515

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

10-01-2013 13:33:42 | More by Jame515
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-15-2013 02:31:21 | More by ChicagoNick
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-15-2013 05:18:05 | More by Jordy777
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-13-2012 12:33:16 | More by TonyTalon
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RBuckley73

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-14-2014 20:05:03 | More by RBuckley73
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-23-2012 15:39:45 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-23-2012 22:52:57 | More by schnarr84
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augustgarage

California

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
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...

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 03:45:59 | More by augustgarage
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magictacosinus

California

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 18:34:59 | More by magictacosinus
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colforbin73

California

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 04:08:36 | More by colforbin73
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Bung

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 01:42:26 | More by Bung
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emyers

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 03:24:13 | More by emyers
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rarbring

Sweden

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2010 14:54:33 | More by rarbring
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 02:56:43 | More by allforbetterbeer
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Brad007

Vermont

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

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)!

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2012 19:36:06 | More by mltobin
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readbaron

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 01:30:05 | More by readbaron
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 05:30:26 | More by RblWthACoz
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 03:09:52 | More by PEIhop
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Hommelbier snifter.

A: Pours an appropriately sinister shade of black. Sitting on top, initially, was about 3 fingers of creamy, dark khaki foam. Retention was incredible. Those three fingers slowly melted down to a mottled, 1/4 finger layer of skim that stuck around for the long haul...possibly to keep the evil contained within the glass. Lace started with a couple of rings, some webbing, and finally, full-on sheets.

S: Killer nose here. TONS of drunken dark fruit, fudge, vanilla bean, blackened malt, milk chocolate covered cherries, char, and finishing with a touch of fresh ground espresso.

T: Incredibly close to the smell. I did, however, notice a bit more charred oak/campfire in the taste. The chocolate covered cherries are a bit more pronounced, as well.

M: I loved the fact that this wasn't like drinking a stout milkshake, yet I didn't think it to be thin or slight in the least. Nice levels of sweet that layer almost perfectly with bitter, dry, spicy, and finishing with a suggestion of citrus tang. After the slight fruitiness of the finish, a long and dry spiciness settles in and tingles for ages.

D: A fantastic Imperial Stout that achieves all of this with relatively down-to-earth abv. Only towards the very end of the bottle does the spiciness become a bit too much. I'm thinking an 11.2oz serving size would've netted this another .5 in the drinkability score.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 00:39:38 | More by GbVDave
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Sigmund

Norway

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård. ABV is 8.9%. Ingredients include 6 kinds of barley malts, roasted barley, 3 kinds of hops, demerara sugar, black syrup and raisin syrup (+ water and yeast, of course). Pitch black colour, huge brown head. Roasty and somewhat sweetish aroma, notes of dark malts, syrup, bakery, coffee and chocolate, hints of liquorice. Sweet and roasty flavour, notes of strong coffee, dark and pale malts (with a good deal of residual sugar) and dark syrup, with a distinct hoppy and roasty bitterness in the aftertaste, hints of English liquorice. Regard it as an atheist product or as a gift of God - this is under any circumstance a mighty powerful beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 17:40:22 | More by Sigmund
Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
92 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.