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Hr. Frederiksen - Amager Bryghus

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Hr. FrederiksenHr. Frederiksen

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

173 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's with incredible complexity that Amager churns out a massive stout that becomes a tutorial in Russian Imperial Stout flavor profiling.

Black as night, the beer is strikingly opaque and with an onyx mirror sheen. As the beer releases a strong creme foam, the beer begins to blanket the glass with froth that settles in to a long lasting session and trails with broken mocha-stained lace.

Strong nutty fresh ground coffee evokes the senses with a culmination of earthy Turkish coffees. Fruit and vinous grapes provide a pronounced merlot scent equipped with tart alcohol, burnt fruit (cherries) and licorice. The scent is woven together by the underlying toffee aromas

Undeniable espresso flavors project early and coat the mouth with sweet roast flavors- bittersweet chocolate, roasted walnuts sink into the taste and develop into a long fudgy finish. Meanwhile, strong alcohol flavors emerge- bringing with them the vinous tartness of burnt cherries, currants, dry red wine and sharp acidity. The stout continues to develop, first to a high roasty coffee-like bitterenss and then to the sharper and more citrusy grapefruit peel to close.

The rather full body makes the most of creamy malt sweetness and diffused carbonation. But as the carbonation recedes, so do the effect of its malty body. It's then when the beer develops a dry brandy-like warmth, roasty dryness, acute tannin seemingly from roast and grain. An aftertaste of tart acidity ensures that the complexities are never ending- even well after the last sip.

This incredible stout is soothing to both the mind and the palate as new flavors are explored with each sip. Its a fantastic lesson in stout flavor that begins with the intimidating pour and ends with an echo of roast and wine.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2013 22:53:38 | More by BEERchitect
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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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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-12-2013 20:11:27 | More by spycow
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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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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-21-2012 04:38:40 | More by TonyTalon
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2012 17:21:50 | More by atone315
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donactive

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-06-2012 18:26:49 | More by donactive
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Chrily

Norway

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-05-2012 11:44:53 | More by Chrily
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-17-2012 05:02:32 | More by brystmar
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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
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was served from the tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. The beer arrived in a 3/4 sized snifter and glowed the deepest chocolate brown. Due to the full pour there was only a half inch tall head of creamy tan bubbles. Carbonation appeared average, and no sediment was noted. The nose filled with the deepest char and smoke. There was raw dark chocolate, chalk, light honey, steely yeast and coffee, and soft lactic heavy creamer. On the back came some tart strawberry sweetness and hollow booze. Our first impression was that there was a smoky flavoring, but the feel was beautifully and surprisingly light. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with deeply smoked chocolate malts and white sugar sweetness. Soy sauce saltiness and fusel booze mixed in, both cutting and enhancing the big dark maltiness. The peak hit with booze and black cherries, lime rind bitterness, and sour lactics. The finish was all about the malts, with raw charcoal, chipped smoked hickory, metallic coffee beans, and tinny yeast bitterness. Despite all this, the finish was soft and soothing. The aftertaste breathed of that same char and smoke, coffee and raw chocolate, and general raw malt bitterness. The body was medium, yet soft and syrupy, while the carbonation was medium. The mouth was coated with wet cream and froth, but really it stayed nicely light to the touch. Ultimately the mouth was left dried, with a boozy juiciness down the tongue. The abv was appropriate, and the beer sipped rather slowly.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the contrast between the huge taste profile and the even, soft feel. There was nice sip to it, but most surprisingly it was light for the style, but appropriately so. All the smoke, booziness, and malts were there in the nose and the taste, but it was kept very drinkable by not being bogged down with heaviness. This is a must-try beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 23:03:01 | More by TheBrewo
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-29-2012 22:37:37 | More by aztraz
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2012 21:43:47 | More by TMoney2591
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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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ctwinne


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-14-2012 20:27:01 | More by ctwinne
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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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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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Brad007

Vermont

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this bottle for more than a few months. Should have aged nicely.

Pours a pitch black with a thin brown head into my glass.

Alcoholic with a hint of cream and a dominant mass of coffee. Smells like a traditional RIS.

Yep. Alcohol still lingers (cor blimey!) but the roasted coffee is a treat to behold if you can find it with your taste buds. You'll even be treated to a dollop of cream and cocoa!

Mouthfeel is much the same. Lingering coffee and cocoa.

Could have used some more aging. Regardless, an interesting take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 03:26:19 | More by Brad007
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-06-2012 13:42:53 | More by hiphopj5
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rarbring

Sweden

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

A black brown brew, a tan head that leaves loads of lacing, good curtains.

Smelling of toast, dark roasted coffee beans, dried peas and dark chocolate.

A sweet dark bread aroma, toast, sausages, dark dried fruits, dark espresso and cocoa beans.

Little carbonation, smooth, thick and sticky, a tremendous body.

A very rewarding RIS, much action, long sipping.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 20:33:27 | More by rarbring
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mmmm, dark and rich like my daddy. Poured at a good temperature with an average size, foamy, tan head that soon settles and some lace. Color is a clear, very dark, almost opaque black red. Aroma is roast, dark ripe fruit, malt, cocoa. Flavor's like nose, sweet on top, followed by bitter. Body is very rich with som bitter high points. Finish is like flavor, long, and very boozy.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 00:37:27 | More by drpimento
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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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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-15-2012 18:26:06 | More by Kahlerbock
Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
91 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.