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Sundby Stout - Amager Bryghus

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BA SCORE
86
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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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New York

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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richj1970

Alabama

4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 01:32:10 | More by richj1970
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Germany

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-29-2013 17:37:03 | More by JohnK17
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 05:14:01 | More by BEERchitect
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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-06-2012 03:10:12 | More by ortie
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Portugal

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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glid02

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a very dark brown color with a tan head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with a good deal of cocoa powder and hints of pine hops. Also present are light amounts of tobacco lurking in the background.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not as robust. Lightly roasted malts up front are joined by slight molasses shortly thereafter. Midway through the flavor profile turns more bitter, with light cocoa powder and lighter pine and citrus hops. Finally, hints of tobacco come into play near the end, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall I was very impressed with this beer; the hops were tastefully added and there was a good deal of complexity from the malts. A very clean beer and one that's well worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 02:57:31 | More by glid02
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Picked up on a whim at Julio's, wanting to try a danish stout that wasnt from Mikkeller. Not too bad.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip. Rather average stout appearance. Nice and dark brown with what was half a finger head that faded too quickly leaving just a tan halo.

S - Nice bitter chocolate aromas and sweet slight roasted malts and coffee notes. There are some really, really nice unique hop aromas here and there throughout. Not citrus or anything, just another level of piney bitterness. Some slight floralness too.

T - This is quite a surprise. A rather hoppy stout! Theres that nice burnt carmel and light chocolate flavours but they all lead the way to the hop bitterness. There is some slight clashing, a little fighting between the hops and chocolate but this is stull quite delicious.

M - Typical stout mouthfeel here, just slightly more carbonated. In fact, its a bit thinner than the usual run of the mill american stout.

D - A very nice stout, if your a fan of hops. If one doesnt enjoy hops this is one to avoid. But, if you like an IPA every now and again give this a try. A nice mingling of worlds.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 05:56:20 | More by rudzud
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes:

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a 1.5 finger frothy beige head. Decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves small spots of lacing behind.

Sweet chocolate malt aroma with hints of caramel, roasted coffee bean, burnt toast and surprisingly, earthy piny hops.

Chewy medium body with a silky, slightly viscous chocolate malt flavor. Only faintly roasted with more of a creamy feel. Hints if caramel, toffee and faint toast. The maltiness is very nicely balanced by a bitter earthy hop presence that lingers throughout into a ery dry finish. Complex, flavorful and pretty quaffable. I'd rexommend this to anyone who is a fan of hoppy stouts.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 02:48:52 | More by corby112
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gfreed

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First rule of Sundby stout: let it get warm before drinking it. This is a good rule to follow for any similar beer, but especially for this one. Drink it right out of the fridge and you'll get a mouthful of vinyl and pickle relish. Let the bottle sit for a half hour before opening it and you'll be greatly rewarded: loads of everything you love in a stout, plus a tad more sting from the extra hops the Danes have so nicely supplied. For the price this is not so bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 16:06:24 | More by gfreed
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Sundby Stout from Amager Bryghus
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.