Hr. Frederiksen | Amager Bryghus

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Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2008

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Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head snifter. No obvious dating on the bottle.

A real nice wonderful solid and coffee brown head, with some creamy bubbles towards the edge. Lots of staying power with some good lacing. Body is a simple dark walnut brown/black with not much else to see. Head slowly disappears and leaves a nice large island of big bubbles.

Nose is kind of simple. Small roasting char and roasted malts. Some ripping husky like grain. not really much else, nothing exactly exciting, but nothing real disappointing either.

Taste is quite surprising. Strong roast coffee sense, bittering hop with a little bit of pine on the end for the aftertaste. Notes of tobacco, this is really nice tasting. Mouthfeel brings some solid body but nothing really velvety or silky. Just a good solid feel.

Overall rather like this one, not even a hint of boozyness too. Great beer.

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Photo of SFLpunk
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to freud for this one! 500mL brown glass pry-top bottle imported into Quebec. Batch #300, best before 09.2015

Pours super black and super thick with some moderate tan head. Aroma is full of dense, black coffee, some earthy bark notes, and some dark/unsweetened chocolate notes. Palate is a little prickly with alcohol, sticky sweet but then the bitterness comes in and straightens everything out. Lacking in carbonation but not completely devoid of it. Long finish.

Notes: It's a tasty Impy stout. Not the best, but pretty good.

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Photo of Mar02x
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of nickfl
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of medium brown foam on top of an opaque, black body. the foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves light lace on the glass.

S - A spicy aroma of licorice, chocolate, cinnamon, and some coffee. Some pine and sweaty hops in the background add a nice counterpoint to the malt.

T - Chocolate malt up front with a bit of espresso. Some spicy notes of clove and licorice come out in the middle along with a bit of caramel. The caramel lasts through the finish along with a smoky, roasted chocolate note and some pine hop flavor.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - This is a very nice, and fairly hoppy, Imperial stout. There is a smoky character to the chocolate malt that adds to the complexity and works nicely with the coffee notes.

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Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a really rich looking black color. The head was puffy and brown in color. The lacing wasn't too bad here. The smell of this beer was a mix of charcoal, chocolate and roasted malts. The taste of the beer gave off a touch of sweetness before the dominating aftertaste settles in giving off a strong boozy burnt flavor. The mouthfeel was pretty thick and I found it to be balanced fairly well. Overall it's a good Russian Imperial Stout for sure, I don't know if I'll ever seek it out again though.

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Photo of dgilks
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black as ink with a big, fluffy, tan head. Good head retention. There is nothing to say as this is close to a perfect appearance for a RIS.

Roasty, bitter chocolate and earthy hop aromas are all over this beer. A little hint of citrus is in the background along with a hint of smoke.

This is a bitter, roasty stout with enough malt to give it power and body but with sufficient attenuation and dryness to make it eminently drinkable and delicious. There are some bitter cacao notes and a hefty dose of hop bitterness to round out the flavours along with a moderate fruity ester in the finish that smoothes out the flavour profile. Very complex.

Incredibly dry with lots of almost astringent roast. Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

A solid RIS with lots going on and plenty of enjoyable flavours. The extreme roast dryness is possibly a little overbearing and a touch more sweetness and malt would do this beer some good. Overall though, a top beer.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
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

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Photo of mulder1010
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #300
Batch #300, go figure. 500 ML poured into a Duvel Tulip

A-- Poured a near black cola color. Settled black, no light penetrating the glass. Dark mocha colored head, half a finger in height. On swirling get half finger again, a few strips of lacing on the sides of the glass. Good mixture of small and large bubbles in the head.

S-- Roasted malts and barley, brown sugar, Carmel and sweet coffee. First thought was this would be incredible as a BA beer with the other smells. No alcohol smell to this at all and more like an imperial oatmeal stout to me.

T-- Thick and rich chocolate. Lots of coco in the taste. Fairly bitter coffee with a touch of goldings I think. Big, bold taste.

M-- Smooths out in the middle of the palate. Get Carmel again. Back of palate a lot of coco and coffee. Low carbonation and heavy near thick feel. Bitter coffee and coco finish. A little bit one dimensional and in your face with that dimension though.

D-- ABV is well hidden. Did not notice it until halfway through the glass. Has a couple of thin spots but like this beer. Quite tasty. 500 ML is almost perfect for this beer.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!

Batch 5
Bottle 396 / 400
Best before 05 / 2010

The beer appears near black, with a quarter inch of beige head that leaves a fair bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of smoke, roast, and chocolate. The flavor is a little sweet, with notes of chocolates and roast. Alcohol presence is discernible, especially in the finish. Overall, a pretty decent beer and representation of the style. A small serving was just right.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Brad for opening this bottle. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours near black with a thin light mocha head. The nose brings forward a good amount of roast as well as quite a bit of chocolate. There is a nice bit of sweetness in the nose as well. The flavor is not quite as complex and well-integrated as the nose was, but still was quite nice. The malt contributes a good amount of mild sweetness that pairs well with the dryness from the roast. Good medium body. Overall a very nice beer that I really enjoyed.

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Photo of elgiacomo
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550ml bottle, unknown date but a recent delivery to the store.

Pours very dark brown, black in the glass with a large three finger foamy light brown head that is very loud...a lot of hissing and fizziness. Leaves only temporary spots of lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is some milk chocolate, coffee with cream, roasted malts, some bubblegum which is unusual for the style, hints of grass, pine, citrus, yeast and bread round things out. Good strength at best.

Flavor is rich chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malts, a bit of fruit both dark and light, toasted bread, some citrus hop presence, minimal alcohol. Moderate sweetness, fairly complex, quite tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, starts very creamy but can finish a bit prickly at times.

Very good Imperial Stout...unique, but for me it is not in the top tier like its score indicates. While the flavor is very good, the aroma is certainly lacking. Glad I tried it but won't revisit at the $9.49/bottle price tag...

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Photo of biglite351
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - black as night with a tall dark creamy head.

S - coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, prune and a touch of alcohol.

T - roasted coffee and malts. Dark chocolate, dried fruit and a slight alcohol flavor in the after taste.

M - solid coating with tingles all over tongue and in throat.

D - I would certainly get this again, but maybe only one or two due to alcohol fell and percentage.

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Photo of ADZA
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The brew pours a dark cola hue with beautiful carbonation that leaves behind a creamy mocha laced two finger head and some very sporadic lacing,the smell is a combination of bitter chocolate,dark coffee ,dark fruits and boozy alcohol,it has an above medium bodied mouthfeel which feels silky smooth with average carbonation and has tastes of dark bitter chocolate,alcohol laced dark expresso and finishes with a dark berry,dark swiss chocolate bitterness and overall its a very decent intriging drop that i will finish but could not consume all night,definately a dessert drop thats for sure.

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Photo of silentjay
4.18/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of 05Harley
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of corby112
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes:

Pours pitch black with a massive frothy coffee colored tan head that has amazing retention, barely settling into a lasting cap that coats the glass with large chunks of soapy lacing.

Huge roasty malt aroma with a very prominent roasted coffee/espresso bean presence along with hints of chocolate, oatmeal, toffee, licorice and burnt toast.

Full bodied and incredible quaffable. Thisbeer is a huge malt bomb with lots of roasted and silky notes bouncing off of one another. As in the aroma their is a very prominent roasted coffee flavor that is perfectly balanced by a velvety silk chocolate presence. Chewy mouthfeel with hints of toffee, burnt toast, licorice, oatmeal and alcohol warmth in the finish. Surprisingly hoppy for the style that again adds to the complexity and some bitterness to the finish. This beer is awesome and I highly recommend it!

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Photo of DaveHS
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage.

A-Pours pitch black with a 1/4 inch of coffee colored head. Leaves thin, soapy lacing.

S-Roasty, sweet malts, vanilla, cacao nibs.

T/M-Reminiscent of North Coast's Old Rasputin, if it were slightly less dry. Very roasty up front, not terribly sweet. The finish is dry,with light bittering hops and a warming booziness. Medium to full bodied, with low carbonation.

D-I expected more for $13.00, but it's not bad at all.

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Photo of Brent
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very chocolate-forward Russian Imperial Stout, with all the heft associated with the style. Dark and semi-sweet chocolate, laced with espresso notes. Some lightly charred notes lurk in the background. Alcohol is a bit warming, but no boozy notes. Overall a very well done RIS.

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Photo of crusian
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had this bottle last night when I was drinking... I do remember it being extremely smooth, almost like a milk stout. So creamy. The ABV on it it VERY well hidden. now that I see it is 10.5% wow. find it, buy it. totally worth a try. Sorry this is short. didnt want to gyp the review on it, as it was really good... but ended up doing it anyway.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of smcolw
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The head starts with three fingers. Settles slowly and leaves no lace. The color is dark, dark brown where no light passes.

Chocolate cake aroma along with cocoa, vanilla and dark cherries.

The taste is dried cocoa powder. Less vanilla and less sweet than the smell suggests. It's a big beer without being extreme. Despite the abv, this has little alcohol warmth. There's ample hop that shows up in the swallow. The aftertaste is a long-lasting dark chocolate. Rich body without being oily.

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Photo of wl0307
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased at the BSF bar, GBBF 2010; bottle-conditioned in a long-neck, slim 500ml brown bottle, Batch No. 235, BB 04/2015, served cool in Gulden Draak's tulip-shaped sniffer.

A: pours a super dark hue, nearly black even, topped with a marvellously-lasting thick and tight tan froth, like brilliantly aerated milk froth, leaving even sheets of laces along the way. Black beauty.
S: absolutely enchanting... the aroma is like a melting pot of various kinds of malts - vanilla-ish semi-sweet chocolates, ground sweetened peanuts, hazel nuts, crushed calcium pills, oatmeal biscuits, cocoa powder, kidney bean mash, sweet coffee - laced with black date jam, a mild touch of musk (esp. following a swirl), an even milder touch of banana-oil like esters, flowery hops, a wedge of slightly burned leftover roast beef and salty-sweet Taiwanese soy sauce extract... Harmony. A sheer bliss. So well bottle-conditioned this is...
T: the full-bodied, silky-smooth and super-creamy swallow of black malts, coffee syrup, and complex chocolaty-nutty maltiness is followed closely by a restrained dose of black prune-ish, date-ish and even black cherry-skin-ish fruitiness, while the spicy hop bitterness mingles well with the smoky & charred aroma of black/roast malts. Lightly chewy comes the lingering mouthfeel of hop tannins and roast woodiness. Not as terribly bitter as an American RIS, the aftertaste is definitely a harmony and shows only a necessary level of bitterness to remind my tastebuds to yearn for yet another sip... The finish is quite interesting, like Chinese root-herbs mixed with the old tannic feel as of dried tangerine peels & sun-dried chillies, semi bitter-sweet, salty-sweet & semi-spicy. The wonderful charred aroma lingers in the finish, where the dry-ish mouthfeel knows no end.
M&D: the mouthfeel is consistently smooth & creamy, and the carbonation is definitely in its right place, lifting a fuller-than-full body that surprisingly never goes overly heavy. This ale surely tastes more like an American Strong Stout than anything else, but the drinkability is such that, it's so easy to overlook the alc. strength that I mindlessly treaded into the dangerously heavenly barley field with an empty stomach... ouch! A marvellous stout all in all.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a dark brown color with half an inch of tan head and light carbonation.

s - Smells of whiskey, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, and vanilla.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

d - A nice RIS; some nice chocolate and roasted malts, would have again.

RE-REVIEWING. Original score was 4/3.5/4/4/4

Second tasting from 03/19/11. Thanks to Brad for sharing one. Bottle is from batch 5 with a "drink by 05 2010" label on it, bottle number 396 of 400.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of smoke, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, and burnt malts.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, smoke, and alcohol. Slightly bitter from the coffee.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A nice smoked beer. I enjoyed it but ntohing in it blew me away. Would have again.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bosse and his brother.

Bottle into a tulip.

Dark brown pour with a light tan head, ok retention and lacing, but nothing special...The aroma is super strong, tons of woody alcohol from start to finish, a touch of vanilla and coffee. Pretty decent over all, but I figure with more age this could smell really special once the wood dies down...The taste is also pretty strong, once again dominated by a lot of wood, alcohol has died down. Coffee becomes much more prevelant which is good to help balance out the wood. The coffee is a little roasty and bitter, I really liked the taste more the aroma, at the end too much alochol though...Feel is nothing special, decent drinkability as the wood hurts it.

Overall, a pretty tasty RIS. Nothing to go search out or trade for but if you see it, go with it.

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Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
91 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.