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Hr. Frederiksen - Amager Bryghus

Not Rated.
Hr. FrederiksenHr. Frederiksen

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

173 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 101
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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brinch

Denmark

3/5  rDev -26.7%

03-16-2012 20:57:36 | More by brinch
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is black in color with a tan head. Heavy on the ash, roasted malt, and coffee. Dark chocolate, hints of alcohol, and some cocoa. Minimal sweetness compared to the roast. Quite bitter and ashy, roast, char, and coffee. A bit of dark chocolate, molasses, and a touch of sweetness, but really not enough to make up for all the roast.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 18:03:55 | More by womencantsail
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

08-18-2012 13:45:01 | More by t0rin0
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

01-06-2013 18:05:43 | More by RuckusDu
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jsh420

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours pitch black with a 2 finger tan head that leaves spotted lacing

smell is all about the cocoa - has some dark roasted malts with some hops - reminds me alot of storm king

taste is chalky chocolate and not much else - no hops

mouthfeel is kinda thin for an impy

drinkability is ok but @$9 pint+ there are way too many better impys out there - i doubt i ever buy this again

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 03:11:19 | More by jsh420
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JeffNev

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-10-2013 06:38:51 | More by JeffNev
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2bet

Norway

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-17-2013 21:19:37 | More by 2bet
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Liquoric3

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-26-2013 09:38:30 | More by Liquoric3
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-17-2011 04:06:26 | More by ChrisPro
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-28-2012 22:25:02 | More by JamesShoemaker
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-09-2012 01:11:00 | More by Hopstout
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brew is a 2009, poured into Bruery Tulip

Whoa! Nice soft two finger head. Very milk chocolate in color. Foamy with nice big bubbles rising. Brew is thinner black color. Not much lacing...

Tons of anise, very strong licorice. But, by no mean slurry. Smells very bitter and strong. Rice choclate and bitter coffee stands out. Unique scent, not overly pleasing.

Very bitter! Deep 88% chocolate with slight pepper. Strong licorice flavor; i'm not a fan of licorice. this brew is DRY and paste-y. Lots of flower-y flavors. Warms nicely. Perfect carbonation, very interesting since a big pop rises when bottle is opened. Fairly watery.

Recommended, but it's not as good as previous scores represent. It's aged very well, it's much more smooth then originally drank.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 03:15:13 | More by chugalug06
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

09-09-2013 02:14:10 | More by Soto
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Dontcounttoday

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-10-2012 21:22:00 | More by Dontcounttoday
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WeisGuy

New York

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a - pour pitch black and viscous, one-inch creamy haki colored head with good lacing considering the abv and great lacing

s - deep roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, dark fruits and a hints of wood, some heat in the aroma

t - burnt malt and bitter chocolate mixed with some sweeter dark fruits, the finish is quite hoppy and bitter but a bit hollow and disappearing, the bitterness on the finish is awkward and almost acrid, some alcohol heat

m - medium-bodied, despite the viscous-looking pour it's a tad thin on the palate for an impy stout, somewhat dry finish, some alcohol warming

d - a sipper, fairly harsh on the palate with the bitterness, taste is unique and fairly interesting if not all that amazing

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 06:36:43 | More by WeisGuy
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 22 / 400, Batch 5, Best By Date March 2010; Sampled 2nd RB Tucson Tasting, September 2008
Pours with a darkish, brown colored head that sits on top of a simply, opaque, black beer. There is lots of roast malt character in the aroma with notes of dark cocoa, darkly roasted coffee beans, and a finish that almost has a smoky note to it with its concentrated malt aromas. There is a touch of earthiness to the nose as well as some light notes similar to burnt, dried figs.

This is lightly sweet tasting at first, which accentuates some dark cocoa notes, but a substantial roast character quickly kicks in and counters the sweetness with ample coffee notes and a very deep, roast bitterness that dominates the finish. The roast character accentuates quite a bit of charcoal-like acidity and some harsh, acrid notes. Alcohol definitely adds to the harshness in the finish as well. This is a bit more enjoyable than I may be making out to be, but it can be quite harsh in the finish at time; ultimately the roast character seems to be a bit more than the base malt character can support (but that is probably just me).

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 01:40:48 | More by Gueuzedude
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark black which probably won't come as a surprise to anyone. It smells roasty, very malty, almost smoky, not bad. The flavor is dead on American style RIS, roasty, fruity, vinous but somehow not spectacular. This could easily have come out of an American brewery but for the price I'll have to choose the American alternative.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 03:49:21 | More by ArrogantB
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SLeffler27

New York

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A black stout with half inch, dark chestnut, creamy head. There is some carbonation and some sediment. Surprisingly little lace is left, especially given the long duration of the head.

Roasted malt followed by chocolate syrup and a background of coffee. There are also suggestions of molasses and light lime.

Hr. Frederiksen has a sharp hop bitterness which is quite unexpected: bold and upfront. There are notes of sherry with lots of dark grain, perhaps pumpernickel. The finish is long and bitter, like chocolate tar. Warmth serves this one well by mellowing its edges.

A full body with a velvety texture and soft carbonation. Astringency is quite high, especially in the long dry finish. Additionally there are some metallic notes.

There is a lot going on here, unfortunately, not all harmoniously. Still, this would be enjoyable with a cigar or beef stew.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 13:32:48 | More by SLeffler27
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tpd975

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The man known as Gunhaver reached deep into the cellar to pull this one for our weekly tasting. Wonderful hard to get treat thanks!

A: Pours a dark dark black hue with a 1/2 finger head. The retention is as good as it gets with hints of lace teeming down the glass.

S: Booze, booze, and more booze. Is this beer? They swung for the fences with this one and knocked it out of the park like Big Poppi did last night against my Rays. Behind the booze is a very dark roasted malt, burnt coffee, and a touch of smoke.

T: The booze really carries over to the taste as well. This is one big beer. Hints of chocolate show thru though along with very bitter coffee. A touch of bittering hops can be detected as well.

M: Rather thin considering the style and boldness of this beer.

D: If you like booze, you will like this. Not the most drinkable, but still rather enjoyable.

Thanks Haver for this rare gem! Glad you were kind enough to share.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2008 18:38:32 | More by tpd975
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours up absolutely black with no light passing though. Two finger thick head subsides to one finger thick head in about 30 seconds, but holds that thickness for quite a while. This looks very nice indeed.
Smell is oatmeal cookie dough, chocolate, and a little bit of whiskey; very tempting.
While there certainly is a nice little collection of nuances in the flavour, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and such, there is quite alot of booze in the mouth on this one. This drinks every bit the advertised 10,5%. This is also hopped with Centennial, which I really do not care for in big stouts such as this. Still, a very good stout nevertheless.
Mouthfeel is solid, thick, and heavy, just as it should be in a big Russian Imperial. Not quite as chewy and assertive as I'd hoped and given the strength of the alcohol in this one, but nearly.
Given the abv on this one, plus the fact that is contains Centennial, I personally give the drinkability of this "average" at best.
Still a hell of a stout and well crafted, indeed, just not exactly my ideal stout.

*Note* It is also worth mentioning that this stout has much more sediment and debris in it than I have ever seen in any other stout. Interesting.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 20:23:49 | More by SilentSabre
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-26-2013 01:43:52 | More by GRG1313
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deac83

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-02-2013 03:49:43 | More by deac83
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Nat1975

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-17-2014 04:59:04 | More by Nat1975
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AaronBurr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-21-2013 13:12:09 | More by AaronBurr
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-21-2012 04:38:40 | More by TonyTalon
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Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
91 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.