Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
American Imperial Stout
4.14 | pDev: 7.97%
Mar 29, 2017
Feb 20, 2009
Notes: For every sold beer, a small sum is donated to the Danish Atheistic Society.
View: More Beers
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Ratings by PEIhop:
Photo of PEIhop
Reviewed by PEIhop from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
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 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.
Dec 02, 2011
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri

Mar 29, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Mar 10, 2017
Photo of rodbeermunch
Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Real dark stuff here, black, thin head, 1/5" deep. Impressive color. More roasted malt coffee bitterness, than chocolate impressions aroma wise.

Same way in the taste, its bitter, and there is a dark fruit aspect to it, like a RIS more than an American double stout. Has that coffee shop vibe of cigarettes, tobacco, leather, licorice in the faintest way. Chewy mouthfeel. Not bad, but not going to change the way you think about stouts either, definitely has that export stout vibe, ashy, earthy, smoke shop.
Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by darktronica from Indiana

Oct 06, 2015
Photo of laketang
Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
poured sinister dark with a burnt butter ring

ginger snaps

slightly sweet, just right amount tho, with a bitter chocolate and that ginger snap licorice aftertaste

full mouthfeel with a slight pucker

if you love imperial stouts , this is for you!
Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by kylemckinnis from Colorado

Jul 06, 2015
Rated: 4.37 by enelson from Illinois

Jun 22, 2015
Rated: 3.45 by rderedin from Maine

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by Nat1975 from Indiana

Feb 22, 2015
Photo of Reagan1984
Reviewed by Reagan1984 from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
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.
Feb 05, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Jan 21, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by nicole309 from Alaska

Dec 15, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Review from notes. Black color with dark brown head. Aroma has dark fruits and a slight cinnamon note. Taste is very balanced between sweet and bitter. First you get the fruit flavor, cherries stand out, and on the finish you get coffee. Smooth, heavy body with the alcohol hidden very well. A very well made imperial stout with complex taste.
Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by leitmotif from Romania

Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 4.17 by wethorseblanket from California

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 19, 2014
Photo of endovelico
Reviewed by endovelico from Portugal

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
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.
Nov 10, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
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 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.
Oct 26, 2014
Rated: 4.2 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts

Oct 10, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by zenithberwyn from California

Oct 09, 2014
Rated: 4.2 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Maillard from Ohio

Sep 29, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by ystazi from Illinois

Sep 28, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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.
Sep 08, 2014
Rated: 4 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Jul 23, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by RBuckley73 from Nevada

Jun 14, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Jun 01, 2014
Rated: 4 by deNerval from California

Apr 20, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Apr 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by xk6m6m5x from New Jersey

Mar 09, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by rrski198 from Georgia

Jan 22, 2014
Photo of larryi86
Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
500 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a three finger mocha head.

S- Dark fruits, licorice, smoky, roasted coffee, chocolate, well balanced.

T- Bittersweet chocolate, some roasted coffee, licorice, some fruits and some nice smokiness, great balance and complexity.

M- Smooth, good carbonation, creamy, full body.

O- A very nice stout, gets even better as it warms, love the smokiness it has, and the chocolate is great too. Can't wait to pick up another bottle.
Jan 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by CGMLS3 from Florida

Dec 25, 2013
Rated: 4 by illidurit from California

Dec 08, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Jordy777 from Illinois

Nov 15, 2013
Photo of jdhilt
Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.
Nov 07, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Jame515 from Texas

Oct 01, 2013
Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 156 ratings