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%
 
 
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23
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
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 biboergosum
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - and I'm contributing to the Danish Atheist society - kind of the polar opposite of buying Trappist beers...Dandy Warhols' beer...Mr. Dawkins' wet beer dream. I won't go on.

This beer pours a solid black, with the slightest of basal cola edges, and a teeming tower of puffy, egregiously foamy, and somewhat fizzy mocha head, which crowds the glass for a spell, displaying annoyingly stellar retention, taking its sweet time before allowing me even a half fill.

Left behind eventually is some nice, densely webbed lace, and an aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, Nordic licorice, stale coffee, treacle, and sour, boozy dark fruit. The taste is roasted caramel malt, bathed Cadbury-style in baker's chocolate, topped off with crushed coffee beans, a splash of lactic sourness, more salty black licorice, the whole (unholy) mess tempered only slightly by some bitter green hoppiness. Underlying all is a mildly astringent heat that increases commensurately as the drink warms.

The carbonation is quite soft, just a lilting frothiness throughout, the body full in weight, nearly smooth (the booze and hops still have to have their say), and fairly creamy. It finishes sweet, chocolaty, somewhat complexly bitter, and certainly cockles-warming.

A lovely rendition of the style, no searing booziness or teeth-melting saccharine overdose. Lots of variety, all tied nicely together, and quite enjoyable to sip a little too swiftly, even on a late summer scorcher of a day, all the while ruminating on the deeper meaning of liff.

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Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purely black with a tobacco stained cap of fluffy foam. Arcs of sticky lace adhere above the fill line, with spotty bits here and there also. Wispy skim across the surface after a few minutes.

Licorice, plum and oddly blueberry in the nose when first poured. Later there are hints of coffee and brownies.

Lightly sweet with a moderate roast malt character, suggests a smoky espresso fudge. Some dark fruit is also present. Fairly light for a nearly 9% imperial stout, though it has some heft to it. Slight berry acidity lends a mildly astringent bite, though it doesn't distract. Long aftertaste of dark roast coffee and rich dark chocolate. This is very nice, glad I finally got to try it after so many positive recommendations!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet black chocolate with some light vinous notes. Taste is also dominated by sweet black chocolate with some light coffee and some lactose in the finish. Body is quite full with some creamy notes and good carbonation without much alcohol being perceptible. Well done from a fine brewery that I am glad to be discovering.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Ben for sharing, a really interesting RIS I've never heard of before.

Light fluffy creamy mocha head, hint of lacing, pitch black color bit of yeast chunks.

Nose is plenty of roast, dark malts, tons of dark chocolate, light fluffy nougat, plenty of caramel, no burnt, creamy milk choc.

Taste starts with more chocolate, malted milk ball, creamy, milk chocolate, fluffy nougat, caramel galore, even hint of brown sugar, nice bakers and dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, chewy, light bitterness. Finish is semi sweet lots of dark creamy chocolate, dark biter choc, light caramel lingering.

Mouth is nice, fluffy creamy, thick, chewy, no real booze, nice carb.

Overall quite nice, nice fluffy malts, dark and tasty, dark choc, no real booze, very tasty and fairly drinkable.

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4.17/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Rifugium
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Served in a tulip glass, a sinister brown-black with a half inch of frothy mocha head that retained well; moderate lacing. Aroma was roast-heavy, dark malts and dark chocolate. Taste was likewise quite roasty, but smooth and velvety, and very low in bitterness, sweet notes of dark chocolate. Nice full body, smooth, with the lack of loads and loads of bitterness making a very easy drinker, and additionally, very little heat detectable for a beer with a higher ABV. Very nice overall, and I'm sure God loves it.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of mdfb79
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 02/12/11 notes. Shared by BigSexy410; thanks Sexy.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of rich chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, and vanilla.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee, vanilla, and bitter chocolate.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - I thought this was a very nice stout. I loved the sweet chocolate in the smell and it had a nice smooth mouthfeel. Would have again.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a CBS snifter. No bottle date.

Appearance - Black with an ample mocha head. Thick collar around the beer. Nice islands of bubbles.

Smell - Chocolatey with a bitter malt presence. Comes off as coffee and black patent malt.

Taste - Lots of chocolate in the taste. Chewy fudgy chocolate. Turns bitter with almost a smokey finish. Slightly sweet with a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Very chewy at first, but the carbonation cuts it quickly. The finish thins out and alcohol comes through. Nothing intense, but enough to notice.

Overall - Quality stout. Very good without being standout in any category, though.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Craig for sharing this one.

A: The pour is a very, very dark brown with a pretty sizable mocha colored head.

S: A good chocolate aroma that provides both dark and milk varieties. Some solid roasted malt character, too, and a bit of a caramel sweetness.

T: The flavor is similar to the nose with quite a bit of chocolate/cocoa powder. Decently roasty with a touch of bitterness and maybe a little licorice. Not all that sweet, but pretty well balanced.

M: The body is medium with a moderate but smooth carbonation.

D: Wasn't sure what to expect from this beer, but it wasn't too bad. Pretty easy to drink for an imperial stout.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Paulaner krug.

The last beer of our housewarming get-together. It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger or so of lightly dusty tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, light coffee, chocolate powder, and a small bit of charred balsa. The taste brings in more of the same, with the roast dominating the proceedings. It's a pretty simple combination, but an effective and well-executed one. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly chewy feel. Overall, a solid impy stout, one that goes a very straightforward way and succeeds pretty well. Right on.

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

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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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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