Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bryggeriet Djævlebryg - Gudeløs

It seems like recently, there have been a lot of collaborations between brewers. Whether it's New Belgium and Lost Abbey or Stone and The Alchemist, brewers from across the world have been getting together at an astounding rate to create some top rate brews. But not all of the collaborations out there are from places you would expect. In fact, thanks to a trade with my friend, Beau, I may have found the most unusual collaboration I've ever seen: A collaboration from a Danish brewery called "Devil's Brew" and the Danish Atheistic Society. Somehow, these two got together and created an imperial stout called  Gudeløs, with a portion of the profits of every beer sold going to the Danish Atheistic Society. Craziness!

Gudeløs pours a smooth black color with an absolute beast of a khaki colored head. The head lasts forever and eventually settles to about 1 finger and leaves a ridiculous amount of sticky lacing down the glass. The smell is full of dark flavors, with powdery dark chocolate, licorice, molasses and charred wood at the forefront. I also picked up some traces of tobacco and, surprisingly, a little tropical fruit that I thought smelled like lychee.

The taste is loaded with dark chocolate and roasted malt. I picked up a ton of rich, chocolatey sweetness throughout with some big notes of chocolate cake and brownies. The mouthfeel was smooth and velvety and worked absolutely perfectly with the all of the sweetness in this stout. The finish brought some bittersweet chocolate and charred oak. I'm not big with adding beer to things (or adding things to beer), but this is absolutely screaming to be poured over ice cream. This is dessert beer at its finest. A must try if you love all things sweet like I do. Thanks, Beau!

Final Grade: A

Top 100 Beers Tasted: 38

1 comment:

  1. I knew I should have bought a bottle for myself too! Dang it! Glad you enjoyed this one, Walker. I agree that it's one of the oddest sounding collaborations ever, but then again, it works..Cheers