Hr. Frederiksen - Amager Bryghus
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 180 | Reviews: 102 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cptierney:
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
Poured from a bottle into a Beamish pint glass.
The color on this beer screams impy to me. It is black, black, black with a nice deep brown head that has traces of darker brown that run through it when agitated. Not much lacing as I drank it down but the head retention was swell.
Some other reviewers had said that the nose on this guy was weak. I can't disagree more. This beer reeked of cocoa and coffee with some sweet hints of sugar along the way. A really fragrant brew.
The mouthfeel on this beer was a mild bummer considering its high quality in the other categories. Just a little too thin for my taste the brew was subjected to a stronger carb bite than I would like in a chewy imperial stout.
The taste on this guy was fascinating. Deep cocoa and coffee notes come to the fore along with a hint of smoke. But what really sets this guy apart is its sweet notes. My amigo says coconut, but I get a little more caramel and vanilla. At any rate the overall sweet character on the brew makes for a fun imperial. The finish bittering was minimal and had no real affect on the drinking experience.
High marks for drinkability. Sweet goodness with little buildup consequence make for a sessionable brew.
11-10-2009 07:19:59 | More by cptierney
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev -1%
Bottle purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.
Pours black with a small light brown head that leaves decent lacing.
Smells of sweet molasses backed by good amounts of roasted malts. Also present are very slight hints of anise and sweet dark chocolate.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Equal parts roasted malts and dark molasses up front are joined quickly by hints of anise. Midway through very slight hints of dark chocolate come into play, fading out into a moderately sweet ending. Mouthfeel is very good, with grainy carbonation.
Overall this was certainly on the sweeter side of stouts I’ve had from Amager, and I have to admit I prefer the drier ones they produce. Still, this is certainly their biggest offering and it’s one that’s still worth a shot.
08-23-2011 02:10:12 | More by glid02
3.8/5 rDev -7.1%
Batch # 235, Best before 04/15
Purchased through Kracked Kettle, Netherlands
Price - $11.01 US/bomber
Appearance: Midnight black with an impressive light tan head of creamy goodness. No light penetration here, This m_ther f_ckers a black hole!!
Smell: Strong aroma of sweet malts, bitter chocolate and coffee beans.
Taste: Coffee is prominent followed by licorice, dark chocolate and a noticeable amount of alcohol in the end.
Mouthfeel: Creamy start with a slap in the face hit of bitterness. Finishes warm.
Drinkability: Finished the bottle with no hesitation. I think with a little more age on it I would be more impressed.
01-08-2011 01:36:13 | More by 05Harley
4.13/5 rDev +1%
Amager Bryghus- Hr. Frederickson
A- Deep brown with an even deeper feddish hue. Thick merangue-like head leaves heavy thick lacing.
S- Thick dried fruits, vanilla, mild roast coffee beans, and cocoa powder.
T- Sweet chocolate infused black coffee. Mild hints of vanilla and a touch of prune/ raisin.
M- Big sweet and dry feel with a chalk dry finish. Mildly boozy with a bitter coffee bean bite.
Overall- A good sipper. Slight alc. touch livens this 1 up.
12-11-2008 21:49:50 | More by NJpadreFan
3.98/5 rDev -2.7%
I had this beer on Tap at Borefts beer festival.
A - Pours a deep, deep Ebony color, with absolutely no light through the glass. Has a head that reduces to a film and laces the glass.
S - Nice sweet vanilla aromas with dark fruit, oak wood and roasted malts.
T - Vanilla, cherries, figs, chocolate flavors, coffee flavors with a bitter finish. Very, very nice.
M - Smooth but not sticky with a medium to full body, with minimal carbonation.
O - A very decent Imperial Stout, definitely worth buying.
09-26-2011 17:07:13 | More by Mar02x
3.78/5 rDev -7.6%
Thanks so much Maria. In a word, a cup of decent coffee. Above average mouthfeel, black as coffee. Its very good as long as you realize what it is trying to do. However I am not a coffee drinker, it is a big proven stomach irritant and prefer the other qualities of an RIS as in chocolate, but I am respecting that they accomplished what they intended. It is drinkable and smooth (for a coffee beer). Had again 1.5 years later and great soapy dark colour, with spider lace. Cofee, chocolate, full mouthfeel and very drinkable.
03-16-2008 04:06:35 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev -2.2%
A- Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark black color with a tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing.
S- The aroma is fantastic. The malts are dark and roasted with a lot of chocolate in the aroma as well.
T- The taste like the aroma starts out with the dark roasted malts. Some sweet chocolate flavors start to come in around the middle. Finally the finish features a good amount of bitter chocolate flavors. Very nice progression of flavors from beginning to end.
M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. The body is a little thinner than expected.
D- Overall, this is a really tasty Imperial Stout that is very drinkable considering the high ABV. Definitely worth a try!
09-28-2009 03:28:45 | More by cjgator3
3.9/5 rDev -4.6%
Bomber thanks to Nick3.
Pours black with a light tan head and some good lacing.
Aroma is lots of roast and coffee. Maybe some floral hops even.
Flavor has very little sweetness and lots of roast and char. Pretty hoppy for the style with coffee as well.
Very dry on the palate with medium body for the style.
Solid beer overall. Pretty different from your typical American impy stout, in some ways good and some ways not so much.
05-21-2010 06:19:48 | More by nickd717
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Black, but opaque at the edges. Khaki head. Big discrete bubbles.
Smell - Heavily roasted malt, pushing burnt. Dark coffee. Some grassy aromas. Dark fruits and licorice.
Taste - Intense dark roasted malt. Bitter chocolate and coffee. Hop bitterness in the back end. Some lactose, maybe? Lends a creaminess.
Mouthfeel - Well carbonated and nicely bittered. The lactose lingers, though.
Overall - The lactose smooths it out, but I don't like the flavors it adds. Otherwise, really nice.
02-02-2014 19:48:30 | More by Alieniloquium
4.58/5 rDev +12%
A: Pitch black, medicinal in appearance. Great looking half finger head. Well done.
S: just a ton of malt supplemented by a nice roasted aroma. Coffee, chocolate. Sweet and great.
T: follows the nose, but with a hint of booze. Very sweet, but cut by a mellow coffee flavor and a hint of hops toward the back. The booze comes through about half way through and is quite agressive. Tasty.
M: thick but not too heavy. Drinks like a meal. Slightly bitter at the end and a tad dry.
O: outstanding. Agressive but not overpowering. Great flavor, great body. Give it a shot.
04-20-2012 00:10:58 | More by Infamous7100
4.13/5 rDev +1%
An opaque black pour, a brown head that fades to a ring around the edge. Roasted malt, coffee with a good amount of dark chocolate in the aroma. Tastes of burnt malt, coffee and anise. Hints of chocolate increase slightly as it warms. Not quite creamy mouthfeel. Just not quite a 4.5 in the taste department because it was a bit hot and a bit too bitter. Drinks quite well, as it is not overly heavy, like many from this region of the world. I think this would mellow out into an excellent RIS, but for the money I probably won't buy another one to age and find out. This will have to just remain a very good imperial for me.
02-20-2009 04:25:06 | More by Bung
4.04/5 rDev -1.2%
In a box from GRG1313 - one of the many 'send me a label' boxes he's posted - that included Foothills Baltic Porter and vintage AleSmith Speedway Stout , this bottle more than held it's own. Thanks to GRG1313 for an amazing box of beer as well.
Rich flavor is malt-heavy with a lot of bitter chocolate. The mouthfeel is perhaps a bit watery at the end. Not 100% on the year this was bottled, but it's possible it just spent a little to long in the cellar. Doesn't impact the drinkability, but dings the overall score a shade.
Enjoyed this at just below room temp, and both the aroma and the flavor were robust enough to warrant a long, slow session with this bottle. Thoroughly enjoyed this and was reminded that finding a nice, simple, stout isn't always easy in the current market.
Also, there is zero chance you would peg this at 10.5%. I didn't believe the site and double-checked. Remarkably smooth and no trace of booze.
03-19-2013 22:35:34 | More by CooperEllis
Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
91 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.