Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,101
Ranked #3,535
4.16 | pDev: 7.93%
Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
Notes: For every sold beer, a small sum is donated to the Danish Atheistic Society.
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Reviews by SpeedwayJim:
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Alistar for this one by way of IS BIF 2. Poured from a 16oz. bottle into a Blue Point snifter.

A: Gentle pour yields a slowly creeping 2.5 finger, fluffy, dark mocha head with great retention. Beer is an opaque black. Lacing is wave-like. Thick and ample with great cling.

S: Nose is burnt malt, a slight coffee bean sourness, faint chocolate, and liquorice. Not anything out of the ordinary and not particularly aromatic.

T: Dark fruit flavors engulf my senses from the first sip. Prunes, raisin sweetness, anise, and plum are all present to some extent. Supported by a backbone of rich chocolate and sweet burnt malts. Hop bitterness is surprisingly noticeable but relegated to the back. Caramel and toffee creep in towards the end which is exceedingly sweet and a bit spicy. Aftertaste is one of brown sugar and butterscotch.

M: Medium to full bodied and a bit too carbonated. Feel is abrasive at first but smooths out considerably as this one warms. Finish is accented and aftertaste is sticky and lingers.

D: I'd definitely consider this one a hidden gem. Not talked about at all, this is a great representation of the Imperial Stout style. A bit overcarbonated in my opinion but the complexity and balance of this one make up for it. Worth a try!

Sep 03, 2010
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augustgarage from California

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
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...

Sep 09, 2010
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Reagan1984 from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Feb 05, 2015
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TonyTalon from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jun 13, 2012
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MSandahl23 from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Mar 17, 2013
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aztraz from Sweden

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Aug 23, 2012
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smartassboiler from Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

Aug 18, 2013
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BostonPhilly from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Jun 24, 2013
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xk6m6m5x from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Mar 09, 2014
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Bandi from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Sep 28, 2013
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zenithberwyn from California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Oct 09, 2014
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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
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ChaelCox from Virginia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

Apr 12, 2013
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ChicagoNick from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Feb 15, 2013
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shagens from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

May 02, 2013
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Maillard from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Sep 29, 2014
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

Sep 08, 2014
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jbeervt from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jul 21, 2013
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deleted_user_722966 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Jun 04, 2013
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Jame515 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Oct 01, 2013
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Jordy777 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Nov 15, 2013
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leitmotif from Romania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dec 08, 2014
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 10, 2017
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 21, 2015
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
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
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