Hr. Frederiksen - Amager Bryghus
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4.4/5 rDev +7.6%
Poured from a bomber into a CSB sniffer.
A. Pours a deep black with a light caramel head, 1-2mm thick that fades to a thin ring.
S. Smells of peat, milk chocolate, toffee, and mild coffee. All reasonably blended and equal.
T. Tastes of bitter chocolate, and strong toffee overtones. Very malty and rich. Finishes with a lighter chocolate and slight vanilla.
M. Medium body, light taste. A little coarse with a smooth dry finish.
O. I really like this beer. The toffee isn't excessive, it is well balanced and packed full of flavor. It is very smooth to drink, but finishes dry making you always want another sip. This is a very good beer I would recommend anyone try.
01-13-2012 03:50:08 | More by MBrausen
3.78/5 rDev -7.6%
Dark black with slightly brown corners and a small but dense tan head. Roasty chocolate/coffee aroma, typical. Flavor is extremely roasted, tending toward burnt, with ashes and coffee and dark chocolate galore. Once the palate acclimates to the crushing roasted bitterness, some complex caramel, chocolate and alcohol notes come through. Big and bruising on the tongue, slick at times.
12-04-2011 09:53:40 | More by illidurit
4.13/5 rDev +1%
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.
11-30-2011 02:41:53 | More by smakawhat
3.83/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
10-24-2011 06:43:11 | More by SFLpunk
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
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
09-20-2011 05:45:08 | More by nickfl
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
3.93/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
07-13-2011 20:33:29 | More by Knapp85
4.3/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
05-31-2011 09:49:31 | More by dgilks
4.22/5 rDev +3.2%
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
05-20-2011 12:32:41 | More by eric5bellies
3.98/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
04-01-2011 14:01:40 | More by mulder1010
District of Columbia
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!
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.
03-30-2011 22:51:59 | More by Huhzubendah
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
03-21-2011 00:48:46 | More by Thorpe429
3.88/5 rDev -5.1%
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...
03-20-2011 03:56:54 | More by elgiacomo
4.08/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
02-28-2011 01:03:25 | More by biglite351
3.9/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
02-11-2011 12:19:48 | More by ADZA
Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
91 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.