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Sundby Stout - Amager Bryghus

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BA SCORE
86
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Liquoric3, Jun 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

doremite, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of glid02
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

glid02, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Phyl21ca for another good drinkable Danish stout. Pours nearly block, above average mouthfeel with chocolate, and that comes through in the aroma. Coffee and roastiness is secondary. Sweetish and toffeeish and very pleasant with lunch. In a word, taste.

Sammy, Aug 02, 2009
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.

richj1970, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a large dirty brown color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted notes with light lactic notes also discernable. Taste is also a nice enough mix between some roasted malt with some black chocolate notes and a creamy mouth feel. Full body with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Overall I thought this was OK but somehow lacking character.

Phyl21ca, Feb 25, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Beer-Ed, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Xul
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours dark brown with ruby highlights, capped by a one to one and half finger light mocha colored head. Head settles down to around a half finger and leaves moderate lacing down the glass.

S: Pretty classic stout aroma...lots of dark malts with some light roastiness, a solid chocolate character, and some slightly bitter coffee notes. Some hints of vanilla lurk in the background.

T: Coffee with a pretty robust bitter side and some smoky notes provide an interesting twist to the taste. A chocolate and lightly roasted base are still in place, but the coffee and smoke come through strong in the middle of the tongue, providing a strong and complex flavor. The finish lightens up a bit with some sweetness coming back to balance things out.

M: A bit thin, but I suppose that's to be expected for a 6.2% ABV stout. Carbonation is at a good moderate level.

D: If this was more readily available it would be a definite frequent pickup, I see a lot of food pairings that would work, as well as just sitting back and enjoying a couple after a long day.

Xul, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +4.4%

oline73, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

JohnK17, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of hopdog
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

Poured a dark and deep brown color with red edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, vanilla, chocolate, earthiness, and some coffee. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, lighter roast, and a trace of coffee.

I found the body to be a tad on the thin side but creamy and smooth.

hopdog, Dec 22, 2008
Photo of foamyhead
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A beer definitely to "the dark side". A nice long-lasting light-brown head. The nose is pleasant, with lots of hops carressing my nostrils with a smell of pine-needles. Underneath we got chocolate and coffee lurking.

Sundby Stout has got a medium to full body, with a nice harmony between the many elements that make up the smooth taste. We got chocolate, mint, coffe, roasted malt, and some interesting flowery hop tones on top of it all. Just maybe the hops could be a little more integrated, they seem to flow around on their own in a "homebrew" kind of way. Maybe storing of the bottle a couple of years could solve this problem?

The aftertaste stays around for long with burnt notes of malt, and a tonic/campari/grape-like bitterness.

foamyhead, May 02, 2008
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to an imperial pint glass. Had a black color and a thick texture. There was an inch of tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: An unusually sweet smell for a stout. Chocolate, malt and some spices.

T: Tasted of dark chocolate, malt and indeterminate spices. Not much evidence of coffee as you find in others in this style, but a tasty effort.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

D: Drinkable, but not exactly in keeping with the classic stout flavor.

avalon07, Dec 28, 2009
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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.

BEERchitect, Nov 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

JLapadura, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ATPete, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of gfreed
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

gfreed, Dec 18, 2010
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

wrightst, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Jeffo
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this at the Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bottle into a pint glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger thicker looking tan head with good retention. Dark brown in color with minimal carbonation and some floaties as well. A good film cap remains until the end but leaves minimal lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Decent nose of roasted malt, coffee, as well as some pure chocolate. Definitely some cappuccino in there too. Enticing.

TASTE: Roasted and smoky barley malt, coffee, cappuccino, and some bitter pure chocolate as well. Some sweet caramel malt in there too. Mild and longer lasting aftertaste of roasted malt and bitter coffee and chocolate. Alcohol not detected at all. Very nice with plenty of umph for the ABV.

PALATE: Medium-light body with higher levels of carbonation. Soft and smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes crisp on the palate. No bite at all. Could be a little thicker for my liking, which could be said for almost all these Danish stouts. Average at best.

OVERALL: Good drinkable stout beer. Tasty, enjoyable, and not offensive at all. A little strong to be a session beer, but certainly one I could enjoy many of. Well worth checking out.

Jeffo, Aug 31, 2009
Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

rudzud, Mar 01, 2011
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.

OtherShoe2, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of corby112
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

corby112, Jan 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

SABERG, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
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Sundby Stout from Amager Bryghus
86 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.