Gudeløs | Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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Brewed by:
Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
Denmark
djaevlebryg.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
For every sold beer, a small sum is donated to the Danish Atheistic Society.

Added by HopHead84 on 02-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
156
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
7.91%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of domtronzero
3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear very dark brown almost opaque. Big, quickly dissipating tannish head.

S - Coffee, dark malts, dark fruits (raisins, prunes). Lite alcohol.

F/M - Slightly acrid burnt malts, dark dried fruits, medium bitterness accentuated by the roasty malts. Lite solventy alcohol which is actually quite pleasant. Otherwise a little muddy. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. A little astringent on the finish with a little warming in the belly.

D - OK. More than a glass of this would be too much. Thankfully I'm sharing this with a friend.

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Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of nicole309
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

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Photo of LinusBohman
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served at room temperature into a modified pint glass.

A: Completely black, no light coming through this blasphemic piece of crafted liquid. Brown, nougat coloured head.

S: Chocolate, soy sauce, coffee, brown sugar and liquorice. Everything's there.

T: Chocalate, liquorice, brown sugar, soy soauce and toffee. The taste delivers what the smell promised.

M: On the medium side of medium carbonation. A bit thin.

O: Well, in my opinion it's not perfectly balanced and it has a little too much carbonation and lack of body for my taste. It's a well tasting beer sold for a noble cause but there's plenty of imperial stouts that brings a lot more to the table than this un-godly creation.

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Photo of olfolxholme
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into Deschutes tulip snifter

A - Solid representation of the style. Thick dark liquid that pours with a gorgeous chocolate milk colored foam. Head dissipates eventually, but each sip stirs up another bit of foam. Splotches of lacing.

S - Blasts of dark roasted malt mixed with chocolate. A bit of mineral character and a trace of funk - two things that I was not looking for.

T - Roasty freakin' malt. Some umami flavor. Not bad, but not overly complex.

M - I tend to like a lot of carbonation, but this one was over the top carbonated for me. To the point of distraction. There was also some unexpected astringency. The whole affair is quite tingly. If I was eating some greasy food, this beer would help cut through it. Hmmm... that sounds good...

O - Maybe my expectations were too high, but this one did not perform like I had hoped. I would gladly, gladly try it again, but I just didn't get the Wow Factor from this one. That said, it is definitely worth trying, and possibly great with greasy food. I'm giving slightly higher marks because I sat on this bottle for a while. The beer didn't taste old, but maybe it would have been better fresher.

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Photo of jsanford
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a Snifter.

A - Pours a dark, evil black with a thin mocha-colored head that settles to a thick ring and wisps of haze.
S - Big roasty aromas of dark malt, molasses, licorice, dark chocolate and just a touch of soy. Reminds me a bit of Old Rasputin, which is OK i my book.
T - More big, bitter roasted flavors of nearly-burnt malt, dark chocolate, and coffee grounds with a a good amount of molasses and licorice. Big, bold, and nasty, definitely lives up to it's namesake.
M - Big and creamy mouthfeel with a full body and moderately prickly carbonation. The ABV is well hidden, no trace of any burn.
O - Solid RIS, but nothing particularly new. If you like big nasty Stouts look no further!

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
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!

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A double stout, black as night, not much in the way of a tan head, say maybe around 1/6th", didn't do anything beyond a smattering of lace here and there, far from uniform lace.

Bitter dark coffee and chocolate, neither overwhelming but substantial enough to warrant an early mention. Some weird Swedish dark fish candy fruitiness, some of the tobacco leatheryness with a little bit of ash to it. Might as well throw a little bit of licorice in there to even this all out.

A pretty decent stout and relatively easy to drink at this abv. It's not cheap though, and it never seems to have a predictable time when its around. Nonetheless, there's worse selections you can make.

Neat story about the athiest society on the label. Ironically, this beer isn't quite heavenly, but it is decent and worth a look, I just don't think I'll be converting anytime soon.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of morrowd3
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Nat1975
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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