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Sundby Stout - Amager Bryghus

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Sundby StoutSundby Stout

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very good

32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 69
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2008

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Reviews by Liquoric3:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BGDrock
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark brown body, did pour a thick head, but dissipated quickly to a thin, milk chocolate layer

Aroma: sharp, acidic, chocolate, burnt roast coffee

Taste & Mouthfeel: powerful, nutty chocolate taste with a bitter roast malt finish; very dry, leaving the palate parched and ready for another sip; fine carbonation, like Perrier, accompanied by an acidic burn; medium body; a bit more crispy and hoppy than the usual stout

Overall: the label claims a "subtle" roast character, but there's really nothing subtle about it - this is a dark roasted, aggressive stout that is more for lighting a fire then mellowing out

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Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for around the $6-7 dollar mark. Served in a challis at a nice 12deg C.

A- Opens very well and pours a rather airy head that lasts forever. Very dark brown colour

S- Not much here at all. Some coco however a fair amount of heat.

T- Coco is prevalent and vanilla is right there. Some clove but not too complex, rather basic brew. Afterwards it opens a touch but then dries out.

M- Watery. This is a porter not stout

O- Not so good. Will not buy again

Food Pairing

This coco rich brew goes very well with..... Ground lamb burger with Swiss and dejion style mustard topped with crisped oinions and creamy blend of mayo, touch of rosemary and pepper sauce.


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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.16/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rlee1390
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Xul
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of hopdog
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of foamyhead
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of Long813
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
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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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle served cool into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Purchased from the LCBo for $6.20 CDN.

Appearance - Pours a very dark brown colored beer with a clumpy and thick two finger tan head. Impressive retention too and nice swaths of lacing left behind.

Smell - Inviting with the usual roasty coffee and dark chocolate aromas, but there's a hint of vanilla and dark fruit especially cherries.

Taste - Nice flavors here. Lots of coffee and dark chocolate up front providing a nice bitterness, there's even some smokey ash flavor as well. Cherries and vanilla present here too, but more in the background as opposed to the bold cherry aromas.

Mouthfeel - Crazy smooth and easy to drink. Carbonation is modest, body is light and refreshing, finish is moderately dry. Distinction is minute, but this has more porter-like characteristics than stout. I know they are one and the same, I find that generally porters have a certain easy drinking thinness that many stouts don't. Still, really good.

Overall - Just a really solid, well-crafted stout. Flavors are easy and accessible with just enough surprises, smokey ash to taste and cherries on the nose to please. Very drinkable. Would definitely repurchase, however it probably wouldn't be more than one given the higher cost of this beer. Still Amager Bryghus has once again made a delicious stout that has come Canadian market with Sundby Stout. Final thing to remember is to drink this at a cool temperature not cold.

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3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Sundby Stout from Amager Bryghus
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