Gudeløs | Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding
88 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
GudeløsGudeløs
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
Denmark | website

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
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
154
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 88 | Ratings: 154
Photo of bluejacket74
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Served in a DFH Signature Glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half frothy tan head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, molasses, coffee, dark fruit and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a little bit of a soy sauce flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a little oily and creamy but also starts off with a little too much carbonation for my liking. Luckily the carbonation dies down some as the beer warms, making it easier to drink. I think it's a good overall brew, it's certainly worth trying. $8.99 a bottle.

 678 characters

Photo of liamt07
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from wordemupg, 500ml into a tulip. Thanks to Steve for pairing this up with some of the richest chocolate cake I've had in quite some time.

Pours almost pitch black, with a dirty light brown head. Good density in the head, with good retention and some lacing. Rich caramelized dark fruits in the nose, brown sugar and light vanilla qualities. A bit of alcohol and anise as well. Taste has some big roastiness, more rich dark fruits, caramel and brown sugar. Finishes just as roasty with some fruitiness, with some great length to the finish. Good body and medium low carbonation. A real nice imperial stout, with the flavour being just a tad disappointing relative to the nose. A good, bone-warming beer.

 714 characters

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.

 780 characters

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

[email protected]

A: Dark, dark, brown with a huge beige head.

S: Milk Chocolate, Dark caramel, Cafe au lait, Ryebread.

T: Roasted malts, Bitter chocolate, Cafe au lait, Hint of
pepper, Brown sugar, Vanilla.

M: Quite rounded around the edges with a pleasant bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Body is quite thin and carbonation is medium.

A very drinkable and delicious imperial stout!

 391 characters

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- The jut black body supports a volcanic head of deep tan that sits proud of the top of the glass and last for a good bit. There are a few tiny bubbles stuck to the glass but as they pop off they disappear in to the abyss.
S- The black fruity roasted malt is dry with a dry licorice hint and some dark cola notes in the finish. There is a green earthy hint in the finish but it is not distinctly from hops.
T- The big black roasted flavor has some dark candy licorice notes to it with a mellow chicory character to it without the bitterness. There is a noble green pungent note in the finish that blends with the roasted flavors lingering for a bit.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel and a creamy texture as long as the head last. There is a soft alcohol warmth that clings to the black malt character.
D- This beer is a nice easy drinking beer but it has an inky quality that coats the mouth. The full roasted flavor is nice without being to bitter and the licorice is pretty subtle adding just a bit of mystery to the flavor.

 1,061 characters

Photo of HopHead84
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well. When I received this a few months back I didn't know what it was, and when I pulled it out of the cellar I still didn't know what it was. Now that I examine the bottle and translate the Danish text I recall reading about this beer and am very happy to be trying it now.

Translated from the bottle: Danish: Bryggeriet Djævlebryg and the Danish Atheist Society have entered into an unholy alliance and the result is "Godless": This first batch is a somehow accessible imperial stout with its 8.9% abv. It offers burnt notes from the malt mingled with sweet nuances and a warming depth from the alcohol. This brew is primarily aimed at members of the Atheist Society, but it will also be available in selected shops and bars. In these times, when companies are expected to show social responsibility, we in the brewery have decided to follow suit: For each bottle or draft sold we donate 1 Danish Krone to the Danish Atheist Society.

Poured into my Alesmith tulip, the beer is black with a 2 finger head. The retention is very good, as is the lacing. This is quite dark and foreboding.

The strong aroma of roasted malt greets me as I inhale. There's low level of coffee in the aroma and just a touch of vanilla. Dark bittersweet chocolate, along with the other characteristics, do well in masking the alcohol in the nose. The alcohol is more noticeable in the flavor than it was in the aroma, but it's kept at bay and never overpowers. The roasted malt profile is strong, as it was in the nose, and the dark chocolate adds an enjoyable element. The finish is long, bittersweet chocolate and coffee with some warming alcohol.

Godless is full bodied with a high level of carbonation, and a dry, chewy mouthfeel.

A dark, rich, and complex Imperial Stout that may just plant the devilish seed of doubt in the most devout of men.

 1,838 characters

Photo of DoubleJ
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a religious person, but that wasn't the reason why I bought this beer. All I saw was a Danish Imperial Stout, and that was all I needed to buy this beer. Only after I bought it did I read the extra stuff on the label; this beer was created from an alliance between Devil's Brew (this brewery's name in English) and the Danish Atheist Society. For every bottle purchased, one Danish crown is donated to that society. Well...I suspect that I found the beer fit for me! On to the beer:

It's obsidian black in color, topped off by a thick tanned head than leaves good lacing and retention. Lovely smell. It's smells like really sweet milk chocolate at first, then transforms in cocoa powder, light fume of smoke, and a light roast. A burst of hops comes into the aroma later on.

The first few sips are joyful. Dark chocolate sweet, maybe add a little extra cocoa. Moderately hoppy, which gives the beer a gentle taste of hop juice. As more sips go in the mouth, the chocolate/hoppy balance strays away from the chocolate part to (tastes hoppier). As the liquid goes down the throat, leaving the palate dry, cocoa, ash, and darker chocolate linger in the aftertaste. Its medium-heavy body and gentle sparkle of carbonation are nothing to be ashamed of, and it's very apporachable for a 8.9% ABV beer.

I've heard that there is more to Danish craft beer than Mikkeller. I'm very glad to report that Gudeløs hits the mark. It's not Beer Geek Breakfast, but still pleasurable. And if you recall the first paragraph, this beer may be the first of its kind.

 1,560 characters

Photo of AgentZero
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A nice deep black with a huge tan head. Head was a little too big and the bubbles not fine enough, but it was still a great looking beer.

S - Nice wood, a little bit of roasted malts, big brownie chocolate smell. This smells very appealing, with a slight undertone of some sort of sweet berries, very subtle.

T - Some dark fruit, more on the berry side though then the figs/raisins that typically are associated with that for me. Confectioners sugar seems mixed with chocolate, nice burnt malts and something buttery on the end. This has a somewhat milky taste to it.

M - Creamy, heavier side of medium bodied. Finished just the slightest bit thin and just a little too much carbonation.

D - Good stuff, feels a little bigger than it's 8.9%, which is not a bad thing. This is a good tasting stout that I could gladly drink again.

 837 characters

Photo of jdhilt
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

 314 characters

Photo of ms11781
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours solid black with a big, light brown foam head. The head settles in as a thin, tan colored cap and leaves so nice, wispy lacing on the glass.

The nose starts with a hit of some nice dark chocolate. It's probably the most prominent aroma present, but nothing dominates here. There is some nice roastiness that comes through and provides a nice base for some sweetness, slightly sugary (maybe brown) and an even more subtle licorice note. Really nice nose with some different layers.

The taste matches the nose very closely. A nice dose of somewhat bitter but definitely dark chocolate. The roasted character is more pronounced and, like the nose, it provides a nice layer for some brown sugar, licorice and a touch of molasses to play off of. There is a nice, toffee like sweetness just before the finish, where the roasty notes return and provide a slight bitterness.

Bigger body with carbonation that is low, but becomes a bit prickly on the tongue as the beer warms. That being said, the beer is extremely smooth. Not a huge mouthfeel but definitely pretty big.

This is an excellent beer. Big, bold flavors and aromas, some complexity and a nice big mouthfeel. There real isn't much more you can ask for in a stout. It's not the biggest or the best but it is really, really solid. Very balanced and a nice change from the bigger stouts that lean on one or two characteristics.

 1,427 characters

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I had this Imperial Stout on-tap at Sanctuary in a nonic pint.

Appearance- The two fingers of puffy and dense, sandy-foam has okay retention. The sheet lace, however, is thick and free of any gaps. The opaque, black body lets absolutely nothing through, quite a monster.

Smell- The nose is not quite as powerful. There are some sweet, dark fruit scents: figs and dates, along with minimal roast.

Taste- There are prominent notes of dark chocolate, some roast, and a boozy, sweet brandy. The palate gets a little mustier as the drink progresses, kind of brown sugar in flavor. The long finish has created a leathery roast and sweet booze character.

Mouth feel- This is about as perfect as Imperial Stouts get. It is incredibly thick and chewy. Yet it remains so smooth over the tongue. And the way it sticks to the chops makes the finish last forever.

Overall- This beer has a world class mouth feel, complex flavors that work well, but are too fruity sweet and smoky.

 972 characters

Photo of WhyBeNormal
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had high hopes for this beer and it did not let me down. Smells of a dark espresso-like bitter roast with the light flavor of licorice rounding out the bitterness. Tastes surprisingly sweet and very rich with a full, chewy body. Sweetness fades to a lingering dry roastiness. Soooo good ...

 292 characters

Photo of EgadBananas
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black as night with a nice light mocha head. Slight bits of lace. Aroma is very toasty, roasty and malty. Slight char, nutty alcohol soaked fruits. The taste is a tad dark and fruity, with a big coffee finish. The middle comprises of big roast and toffee, char and chocolate. Feel is full bodied and thick. Finishing clean.

This is an interestingly great stout...on clearance? Really? I'll have to get more.

 415 characters

Photo of davey101
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage unknown. 500 ml bottle into a DFH signature glass. The "atheist" tie in comes off as a bit gimmicky. Beer is the last place I want to have religion or politics present.

A - Pours a dark black viscous body. Dense mocha head with large bubbles and gobs of sticky lacing. Excellent looking stout.

S - Roasted malts, licorice candy, coffee, and vanilla. A bit of smoke and an interesting hop fruit sweetness.

T - Bitter coffee and milk chocolate initially. Finish is light smoked malts and cigarette ash, the fruit here is dark rather than sweet. Simple, robust, inviting.

M - Silky and smooth. Great carbonation and mouth feel.

O - A very simple yet tasty stout. The mouth feel is near perfect and the faint cigarette ash in the aftertaste is surprisingly pleasant.

 776 characters

Photo of danedelman
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at black and blue in Easton

A- deep black with huge 4 finger tan head. Creamy looking.

S-lots of dark chocolate malts with licorice. Dark fruits linger too.

T- dark roast with a bitterness that hides the sweetness beautifully. Had a hint of licorice that makes this beer a sipper.

M- thick and smooth

Great stout

 334 characters

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.

 555 characters

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.

 637 characters

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. I don't get too much smoke or any dark fruit in the aroma.

The flavor is very similar to the aroma. I get a ton of coffee and chocolate in the flavor as well as some roasted malt. There is also a nice smoke component to the flavor.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

 440 characters

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

Pitch black into my Chimay glass with a lighter head dissipating quickly. Bitter roasty smokey chocolate nose/some tobacco with fruit and maybe some vanilla.

Tastes more intense than the nose, more of the roast malt and a long dry finish with the float of 8.9% throughout but not too aggressive. A little more medium bodied than I like in an imperial stout. Definitely a dry cocoa flavor at the end.

A nice beer recommended by my local packie - I've been able to have several Danish stouts and they've got something pretty interesting going on. A nice brew worth snaging if you can find it.

 592 characters

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.

 451 characters

Photo of TMoney2591
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.

 601 characters

Photo of Cmack15
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Puored this beer into my Mad Elf chalice and it was a thick dark inky stout with a nice creamy 1 finger head. the aroma is a nice combo of roasted malts, toffee and cocoa. The taste is a sweet malty dark roasted stout some hints of coffee (perhaps). the mouthfeel is a chewy and thick just the way a stout should be. The abv comes though nicely in this beer just to give you a little warmth. Really nice stout I enjoyed this beer.
Cheers

 437 characters

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

Bottle to 4 oz tasting glass @ Peoria Int. Beerfest

A - medium dark brown. Aggresive tan head.

S- big malty sweetness coffee sweet.

T - sweet malt, coffee/hoppy bitterness.

M - aggressive carb. Medium coating.

O- for a double/ imp stout not as big as expected.

 265 characters

Photo of PEBKAC
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle split on the F train on the way back home from a nice little sendoff. Thanks to Lubiere for the bottle.

Well we just so happened to have a couple Duck-Rabbit snifters on hand, so why not? As colorful & awkward drinking out of these where on a public train, we barely spilled a drop. :D

Latex black color with a solid amount of ashy/newspaper-colored head.

Smells of charred bread, unsweetened chocolate, lactose, & a little bonus of sweet unfermentables. Touch of smoke coming off it too.

Taste was pretty nice for what is considered a middle of the road imperial stout these days. Very nice mix of charred malt & sharp, bittersweet cocoa. Small trace of coffee grounds. Almost sooty with roast. Milky, but not syrupy. Lots of rich/caramelized sugars, but still cut & thinned by the strong carbonation. Finish was a little leathery, lingering with ash & earth.

The alcohol was totally overshadowed by the roast & stiff carbonation. Only showing itself going down, & occasionally, coming back up. *Burp*

Thanks Luke. :)

 1,031 characters

Photo of scruffwhor
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black color with a quick deep brown head that leaves a lighter colored version of itself through the whole bottle.

Deep roasted cereal grain aroma. Make me think of roasted, maybe even charred oatmeal. Plenty of chocolate and coffee and whipping cream to help sweeten the nose a little. The dominate aroma is fresh roasted coffee.

The taste starts with light cream and bitter dark chocolate. The middle to finish has a bitter coffee bean take overthe tate buds. Then the finish lingers bitter charred coffee beans and high % cacao chocolate.

Full bodied palate that has a warm finish and maybe a little heat coupled with the charred nature of the malts.

 659 characters

Gudeløs from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS
92 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe