Hr. Frederiksen - Amager Bryghus
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3.98/5 rDev -2.7%
500 ml bottle purchased from West Lakeview Liquors for about ten dollars, poured into my Chimay goblet tonight
A-Almost black with some light around the rim only, one inch light tan head, good retention and also some lacing
S-Lots of coffee, dark chocolate, dates, roasted malts, dates, brown sugar, and light pepper
T-All coffee at the beginning, roasted malt and dark cocoa nibs in the middle, more malts and burned sugar in the finish, mild chocolate and vanilla in the finish but it mostly just complements the coffee component, more dry than sweet
M-Roasted, dry, and slightly chewy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, taste lingers, moderate level of carbonation
D-Alcohol is hidden nicely, smooth for having such a coffee component, better warm and much easier to drink, could have another bottle probably but one is almost a meal in itself
This beer was super hyped when it first came out and there is a good reason for it, cool story behind its name and sounds like the man it is named after is great friend to the brewers, would drink again, recommended
05-06-2009 04:05:05 | More by Floydster
3.99/5 rDev -2.4%
just more proof that we dont need a barrel or vanilla beans to make a massive and truly mellow and delicious imperial stout. this is classic, but a little different than the american ones, tons of body but not with all the sappy sugary texture. i love that, its almost dry in the end, dark chocolate and chocolate malt team up with maybe even some dark wheat for a really interesting flavor and ingredient profile that is distinct to this beer. after trying the mikkeller collaborations, i had to have this. it almost has a coffee flavor on the front end, but there is also very little bitterness. just grain done right, and i admire the seemingly simplistic nature of this beer, as well as its well hidden alcohol content and its price point. full bodied but not sticky and palate coating, different in that way. i wish for perhaps just a bit more carbonation, or at least carbonation retention, it seems flat after just a few minutes. opens up with temperature, this is a beer for a big wide snifter and a couple of lazy yet contemplative hours.
03-23-2014 04:12:11 | More by StonedTrippin
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
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a huge dark brown color ahead with good retention and great lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some well balanced sweet malt with notes of black chocolate. Taste is well balanced with great notes of creamy black chocolates and roasted malt. Hops don't play much of a role but body texture is creamy and well crafted with good carbonation and no signs of alcohol. Very well made overall but I was expecting more character based on previous rating.
03-07-2009 03:18:37 | More by Phyl21ca
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Served in a snifter at Local Option.
Finally getting around to trying this stuff, mostly because I just wanted to hang around the Option a bit longer. Whatever works, right? Anyway, this stuff pours a straight onyx topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, coffee, light earthy greens, and a touch of anise. The taste brings in more of the same, though that hint of anise is now clearly a hint of licorice. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a nearly chewy feel. Overall, a solid stout, a dense beast of roast that you'd expect from our Scandinavian friends.
08-28-2012 21:43:47 | More by TMoney2591
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Thanks to Phyl21ca for this bottle
Well I liked this RIS a lot but something kept me from ranking it in my top tier and as I sipped the jet black brew it occured to me that the beer is almost too full of flavour with some sharp notes on the finish( maybe a few years in the cellar would soften it). The best Impys are big complex but also smooth and luscious. This beer had all the right notes but lacked some of the true melding of flavours that really make this style amazing
06-02-2009 16:25:46 | More by canucklehead
Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
91 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.