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Gudeløs | Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

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4.14/5
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156 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#2,635
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
156
pDev:
7.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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23
Gots:
16
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of GreesyFizeek
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of larryi86
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jdhilt
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of magictacosinus
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of emyers
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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