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Sundby Stout - Amager Bryghus

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BA SCORE
86
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2008)
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3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark oily black with a head that dissipates quickly. Sediment is found in the pour. Aroma has dark fruits, soy sauce, oatmeal, and smoke. Deep malty characteristics.

The taste is malty, slightly roasted, bittersweet, and caramel richness. Faint coffee. The taste develops a slight hop and charred malt bitterness, but sweet and smooth malts lend a cocoa note. Light bodied, smooth, easily drank. Overall, a decent export stout but thinner than many examples.

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3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of richj1970
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Very dark brown almost black with a two finger frothy tan head that settled quickly to a small ring around the edge. Some minimal lacing but nothing to speak of.

S: Toasted malts, some coffee, light smoke, and a bit of piney hops.

T: Very pleasantly surprised with taste. This is a nicely balanced stout. Good blend of roasted flavors from the malts, and subtle sweetness. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Easy drinking brew.

M: Typical body for a lower ABV stout but still full bodied just not as thick as some of the Russian Imperials that I have been drinking of late. The finish is quite creamy.

O: A nice surprise to start out the weekend. Just a really solid stout without a lot of extra flavoring or spices.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've seen their beers many times, and have never purchased, but a 50% price cut makes my day.

Black stout. Holy crap, this is a dense one. I like the ring of retention that leaves a little splashy lace. Head is an 1/8 of an inch at best. Love the description on the bottle. Not sure what beer they are describing...

A little deep roasted malt sweetness up front, immediately pushed aside by Charred and herbal bitterness. Bitterness is not green and leafy, but almost root-like. Carbonized notes and bitter chocolate throughout. Finishes with rich malt and bitterness. I'm diggin it.

Full bodied. Not syrupy like an imperial, but with some good body. A little acidic bite.

The more I drank this, the more I upped my scores. This is a complex rich beer. Well developed flavors make this very drinkable. And only 6.2% makes this easier to put down.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The fusion of American microbrewery culture and the authentic, classy tastes that inspire them come full circle in many of the Danish beers that infiltrate the market. Sundby Stout is a great example.

And it's with it's dark, burnt ember brown hue that the beer captures the visual character of stout. Light on carbonation, the beer amounts to a thin sheet of broken coffee creme to cap the beer with light tan froth. Strands of foam laces the glass lightly.

Medium-strong aromas dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, and malted milk share the stage equally. Notions of licorice, plumb and fudge wrap around a roasty base of coffee. Light campfire woods and yogurt give an interestingly malt scent- a welcome treat to the olfactory senses.

Firm and masculine flavors of roasty elements- led by nutty columbian coffee develops into a smoother chocolate taste with light smoke, wood, and scorched toffee. The beer's middle palate tethers into the malty-rich taste of "Whoppers" candies with mild vinous and licorice fruitiness. Finishing lightly bitter, the bitterness seemingly extends from the coffee and cocoa insinuations.

The beer offers some confusion when considering its mouthfeel: Fully malted and carrying a moderate wealty of residual sweetness, the beer would feel heavy to the trigamental sensations except for its low-lying carbonation that never creates a creamy or mouth engulfing effect. The beer lays flatly on the tongue and provides a silky, velvety coat. The finish of alcohol warmth, light acidic tartness, and malty-dry interplay ensures an extended taste to close the session.

Because of the smooth roast and the fruit and smoke interaction, the beer seems much like a Baltic porter with its esters and textures, except with an American stout roast and hop schedule.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Sundby Stout from Amager Bryghus
86 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.