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Hr. Frederiksen - Amager Bryghus

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Hr. FrederiksenHr. Frederiksen

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

177 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 177
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 17
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2008)
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-03-2013 21:47:31 | More by Budd0x
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the Brick Store Pub, and a pleasant surprise it was! Pours dark brown, almost black, with a tan head that leaves some nice lacing. Smells roasty, and of chocolate, espresso, and a touch of smoke- very nice. The taste is of rich smooth espresso and chocolate, but delightfully it becoes more bitter and hoppier with an earthy component as it warms and as you continue to drink. Viscous and smooth in the mouth, but not overwhelming nor overly sweet. A fine brew.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2010 02:46:51 | More by Georgiabeer
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-01-2013 20:17:30 | More by e30todamax
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-16-2013 21:50:59 | More by eawolff99
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Bandi

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2014 04:55:32 | More by Bandi
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-31-2013 14:03:17 | More by neckbracesub
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ctwinne


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-14-2012 20:27:01 | More by ctwinne
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kingmidas

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very dark, alomost like coffee roast, but still abit off sweetness to it. If you had a sip of wtaer in between sips off beer you would get the full experince of this dark roasted. Had it imported, thru a friend, who recommended the beer. I would recommned all dark beer lovers to try this with a great dinner meal.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 21:01:06 | More by kingmidas
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pkalix

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-14-2013 00:10:50 | More by pkalix
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-09-2013 05:52:30 | More by Auror
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-28-2013 01:59:57 | More by MarkyMOD
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried next to the variants of this beer.

Pours a nice near black super dark brown with some bubbly lacing and ring of dark tan head.

Smell is a standard for RIS very roasty and has a molasses edge to it, lots of malt and dark fruit. The taste follows the smell, but adds lots more flavor like espresso, licorice and cocoa notes. Very solid RIS flavor, has layers of taste without any barrel aging and is very nice.

The feel is thinner than usual, ok carbonation and a little bitter roast at the finish. Overall a solid but unnoteworthy RIS.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 01:29:12 | More by Dreadnaught33
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2014 04:53:36 | More by smithj4
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danieelol

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-28-2011 14:22:14 | More by danieelol
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Avenue Pub, NOLA

A: Obsidian black. A tight tan head with great retention. Curtain-y lacing.

S: Intense. Coffee, vanilla, chocolate and strong bourbon.

T: Damn! Sip and be awed. The coffee rolls in, then vanilla and chocolate pervade, followed by a wallop of bourbon. This is a commanding stout, that begs to be savored. Robust and rich.

M: Medium to heavy with medium carbonation.

O: Glad I got to try this one. One of the better RIS's I've had. Amager kicks ass .

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2014 15:18:15 | More by brewskifan55
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 300. Drank from my Stella Tulip

A - Pours a deep deep Ebony colour, with absolutley no light through the glass. Has a two fingered tanned head that reduces to a film and laces the glass.

S - Nice sweet Vanilla aromas with the usual roasted malts and expresso

T - Rich vanilla chocolate flavours, Irish coffee flavours linger and lets in a little booze with the bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is smooth and medium to full bodied, with minimal carbonation.

O - A little watery for me with a head that was a little tame. But nonetheless a very decent Imp Stout

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 12:32:41 | More by eric5bellies
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA, I think.

Poured into a heavy glass chalice, formed a 1/4" dark brown head above the opaque dark brown/black brew. Thick head lasts well, with coating lace. Aroma is very sweet, with dark fruit and prominent alcohol.

Taste is sweet dark malts to start, nutty chocolate blossoming in the middle, and coffee coming on with bitterness at the end. Warm lingers after the swallow. Mouthfeel is so creamy smooth, and drinkability is scary easy. Would get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

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avalon07

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a deep, black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of creamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head and very good lacing.

S: Smelled of dark chocolate, coffee, alcohol and roasted malt.

T: A subtle, underplayed taste. Consisted of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Doesn't have as boozy an alcohol taste as others of the style, but is still very tasty.

M: A well carbonated beer with a smooth, dry finish. Full-bodied.

D: This is a very drinkable, very likable beer. It's flavorful, well made and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 13:47:13 | More by avalon07
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silentjay

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pitch black pour with a nice, attractive mocha colored head that retains and laces well.

lots of dark, bitter chocolate, coffee, with some bitter citrus hops and a boozy bite with a background of black licorice.

mmm. charred malts, bittersweet chocolate, dried cocoa powder, dark roasted coffee, black licorice, significant hoppiness with a slight booze warmth.

a bit thinner than would be optimal for the flavors with good carbonation and a dry finish.

drinks well. very tasty, booze well integrated, would like a bit thicker body to accentuate the immensely rich flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 04:27:13 | More by silentjay
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Viggo shared this one. thanks eric!

500ml bottle. sampled may 24/09.

pours deep dark brown, nearly black, with a small dense brown head. the head drops fairly fast but leaves lots of lace.

aroma is great. alcohol. huge rich caramel and toffee. bittersweet, dark, and milk chocolate. toasted biscuit and multi-grain bread. cracker. roasty. anise. earthy and woody. bit of light citrus.

taste is good. lightly warming alcohol. bittersweet and dark chocolate. rich caramel. bit of toffee. heavily toasted multi-grain bread. biscuit. bit of cracker. anise. roasty. woody and earthy. just over medium bitterness level.

mouthfeel is good. nice big body. medium carbonation level. pretty smooth.

drinkability is good. pretty good balance. the alcohol is a little warm, but it's quite nice otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2009 15:54:11 | More by grub
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black licorice black with no accents and a massive crown of cascading cream the color of dark brown sugar. The head is still three chubby fingers several minutes after the pour. Impressive retention means lace assessment will have to wait. Ultimately... not bad.

Here's hoping that warming and foam meltage turn a good aroma into a great one. So far, we have boatloads of dark chocolate-like roasted malt and a passing glance of citric hoppiness. Centennial hops to the tune of 81 IBUs (when fresh) sounds like a great idea to me. Too bad this bottle has been cellared for at least one year.

Hr. Frederiksen is deliciously bold stout. First impressions: mouthfeel too light, impressive grapefruity hoppiness and expertly buried alcohol. How are the Amager Bryghus brewers able to unlock so much palate-saturating flavor? Sundby Stout manages the same feat at only 6.2%.

The rundown includes bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans, a large amount of black licorice, and a heapin' helpin' of white grapefruit zest. Warming gives the intensity knob another quarter turn when it seemed to have been maxed out. Do most Danes like highly-hopped, American-style big beer? This is definitely not a classic, European RIS.

Unfortunately, the mouthfeel doesn't come together well enough as the ounces pass. It's still lighter than medium for the style/ABV and isn't even slightly chewy. Lazy carbonation doesn't add as much lift as it should. Drinkability (at least for me) suffers as a result.

Hr. Frederiksen is very good beer that doesn't quite reach world-class status in the end. With a more full, more creamy, more crushed velvety smooth mouthfeel, this Danish Russian Imperial Stout would be one for the ages. Even so, I'm enjoying it immensely.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 14:31:40 | More by BuckeyeNation
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours just one step shy of purely black with a thicker coffee ice cream colored head. Nose is some coffee and thick malts. Flavor is thick malts, mild coffee tones, mild chocolate and the like. Nothing too intense or coming off as overly amazing, but it works. Hearty enough, yes. Interesting enough yes. Feel is a bit vibrant on carbonation. A bit more than I would seek in this style, but not too bad overall. Liquid feel is thick enough, but the general feel is smooth. Quite smooth. This beer works for me. The price is slightly high, but that is to be expected due to where it came from.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 00:27:59 | More by RblWthACoz
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TheBeerologist

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe

Pours black with a tan finger thick head. This looks great on the out of the bottle. No lacing.

Smells of roasted malts and sweetness with a bit of alcohol - really pleasant but not too strong - your run of the mill RIS with a kick of booziness

This beer has layers of flavor, sweet roasted malts, some bitterness - almost a bit oatty, espresso and raw chocolate, and finishes with a bit of hoppy bitterness. This is a solid RIS.

This is not a overly heavy stout, but isn't thin either. Well balanced and well carbonated - a pleasurable drink.

Overall a great beer that I would love to drink again. This was also my first beer by Amager and I will be picking up some more. Very happy to have received this via trade and been opened up to a new brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 23:37:53 | More by TheBeerologist
Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
91 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.