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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
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 173
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 17
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2008)
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Crosling

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I don't know what it is about Danish dark beers, but many seem to have really impressive viscosity. Black color, with a full dark brown head. Very nice nose, which hints of coffee bean, brown sugar and roast. Chew on it quite a bit and some marvelous flavors are revealed, but overall, it's just not as characterful as some of my favorite Danish Imperials. Very nice on the mid-palate with chocolate-like flavors but the finish is short, overly roasty and bitter.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 00:42:34 | More by Crosling
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Netherlands

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this one at The Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam.

From a bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours pitch black out of the bottle, creating a 1 ½ finger medium-looking beige head with very good retention. Next to zero carbonation evident, and ends up jet black in the glass. Thicker foam cap sticks around nicely, remaining until the end, and leaves some nice lacing down the glass.

SMELL: A bolder nose of burnt and roasted malts and some smokiness as well. A bigger dose of pure chocolate and roasted coffee beans there as well. Some slight touches of wheat malt show through too. A "thick" nose, for lack of a better word.

TASTE: Roasted malt, with some accompanying wheat malt, and some smokiness as well. A good dose of booze makes an appearance on the initial taste too. Some bitter, roasted coffee beans and chocolate show through nicely on the finish, leading into a bold and longer lasting aftertaste that is roasted and bitter, with some nice boozy elements as well. Quite nice, and the booze fits the bill well here.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation, but not quite as creamy as it could be. Goes down fine with no bite, and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Not as creamy or as smooth as I'd hoped, and it's slightly lighter on the palate than the style calls for. Nice, but average at best for the style.

OVERALL: Another good effort from Amager. Mr. Frederiksen is definitely boozier and bolder than his missus, though I'm not sure if that makes him the better choice. The mouth-feel wasn't quite what it should have been, though the boozier elements made it a different experience for sure. All in all, this is obviously a stronger version of Mrs. Frederiksen, and worth checking out for sure. I enjoyed this one, and would pick him, as well as his wife, up again. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 16:00:12 | More by Jeffo
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2013 20:50:48 | More by Ciocanelu
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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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JDV

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle generously shared by miketd. Thanks dude!
Pours black with a light, thin tan head. Smell is rich roasty and hoppy. Very nice and balanced. Very hoppy, roasty and sharp flavor. Somewhat medium to rich bodied with soft carbonation. Very solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2008 18:29:09 | More by JDV
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle bought online from the Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam...

Poured pretty much pitch black even when held up to the light... Dirty burnt brown head poured thick and foamy then faded fairly quickly to decent thickish covering.. lots of patchy sticky lacing...

Aroma - Roasted chocolate maltiness, strong charred coffee beans, leathery and slightly sooty, toasted bread, burnt toffee, treacle, earthy / cardboard hints, roasted nuts, some sticky plum fruitiness, black cherries, some alcohol just noticeable...

Taste - Lots of charred roasted dark chocolate malt bitterness, sooty, some piney hops, very earthy, strong espresso coffee, dried coffee grains, toasted nutty sweetness, some treacle, faint anise...

Feel - Smooth initially then a spritzy sharpness come through... full bodied... fairly drinkable for a 10.5% brew...

Overall - A pretty good Impy stout... definitely worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2009 11:34:04 | More by mdagnew
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2014 04:53:36 | More by smithj4
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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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barczar

Kentucky

3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque black brown with a solid quarter inch mocha head that lingers as a thin layer of foam.

Roast malt, dark chocolate, booze, vanilla, and a hint of dark cherries form the sweet aroma.

Roast character dominates, with dark chocolate undertones and a bitter, espresso , peppery finish. There's an underpinning of dark berries. Nutty, toasted notes emerge as it warms.

Body is syrupy, with minimal carbonation, and an astringent finish. Alcohol warmth is pretty high.

A little harsh in the roast character, and not as complex as I hoped. Might improve with age. Bitterness is over the top.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 01:35:28 | More by barczar
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-30-2014 06:34:18 | More by vermilcj
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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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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-25-2013 06:19:29 | More by bigbeers84
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-08-2013 01:46:48 | More by cadaugherty
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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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Proteus93

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black as night (or as Frederiksen's sense of humor, as the bottle suggests). Head is a very light brown, creamy with a bit of a foaminess to it. Not a ton of lacing, but some patches around the glass.

S + T: A big roasted malt aroma, paired with a soft citrus - most like orange or even tangerine. The flavour is similar, with a big, unsweetened chocolate flavour rounding it out. It makes for quite a treat! I find myself taking a good sniff before each sip, to fully appreciate both aspects of the beer each time, and it isn't getting old. This is a very nicely brewed stout!

M + D: I'm a little surprised by my perception of carbonation in this beer. It's certainly not over carbonated or even heavily carbonated... rather, I feel there was an expectation that it would have a more tacky, molasses-like character about it and that is not really the case. It's quite a full body, but it's almost "soft and smooth," as well... almost creamy, but a little too 'slick,' if that makes sense. I'd like to say it's almost 'buttery,' but not as oily. I'll give up before I overthink it much more than I already have, but it's pleasant. A lovely sipping brew, but one I find myself sipping quite quickly!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 02:27:41 | More by Proteus93
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-31-2013 14:03:17 | More by neckbracesub
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beergoot

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Coal-black body with a rich, foamy, thick, light tan head. Roasted and charred grains, anise, tobacco, bitter chocolate and cocoa all wrapped up loosely together within the aroma. Rich malt sweetness emphasizing the highlights alluded to and reinforcing the characters noted in the smell. Heavy bodied; semi-sweet/dry finish.

Depth and nuanced aroma and flavor notes swirl about with this big beer. It really dances on the edge of decadence, perhaps not quite getting there, but good enough for me. Not quite at the 'world class' level for me, but without a doubt, luscious and sumptuous in all its dark glory.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 02:35:38 | More by beergoot
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-27-2013 01:41:36 | More by WillCarrera
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

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

I picked this beer up at Knightly Spirits in Orlando last week and meant to review it in my hotel room. Well, one thing led to another and I had too many lined up and got pretty tired before reviewing this one. Now it will be my first review of the evening back in Houston now, so it will get a better shake now anyway. Here we go...

Appearance: Pours a deep dark black with no light visible through it even when held to the light. It is dark! The head was a small 1/8" thick tan lid on top of the beer that was only there for about 20 seconds or so and faded into a small ring around the edge with some "islands" in the middle that I guess are maintained by bubbles rising.

Aroma: My first impression was of coffee, but as I inhaled deeper, it turned to toffee and finally ended with a slight wood ash from the roast grains. The aroma is already complex, but after the head faded, it came across as rather clean and neutral with some reserved roast and chocolate. As the beer warms up some, the aroma is turning a good bit more fruity as the beer warms up some and I am getting sweet dark fruit in particular (plums, figs, dates). The beer smells like it has a bit of age on it, which really contributes to its overall complexity.

Taste: The beer is dark and somewhat acidic on the palate on the first sip, but the overall balance is really nice. It is pretty well attenuated, so it hits the palate quite drinkable for such a high ABV beer. In fact, I only pick up the alcohol in the cold beer after it sits in the belly for a minute. The carbonation is ample and contributes to the hidden alcohol. the roast is the bigger player in the finish over any hops or sweetness. It finishes mildly acidic, and it seems like this may be contributed to by the hops, but it still remains drinkable.

Opinion: I am really enjoying this beer. I like the balance, which is a little unusual for me on this style of beer as I typically like them a bit on the sweet side. This one is definitely on the "dark side", which is a rather pleasant change. If I were to see this beer in the stores when I am traveling again, I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up. I am not going to make a special trip for it, but I would drink it again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 04:34:57 | More by SkeeterHawk
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-29-2014 03:30:24 | More by sd123
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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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Damian

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank on-tap at The Publick House & Monk's Cell, Brookline, MA
Served in a stemmed glass

Oily, shiny and completely pitch black in appearance. A small cap of saddle brown froth topped the liquid. Cascading streaks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was intense. Quite sweet overall. Chocolate notes dominated. A nice mix of dark chocolate and powdered cocoa. Lots of vanilla and brown sugar as well. Somewhat bourbony and boozy.

Up front, the taste was similar to the aroma. Sweet and chocolatey with notes of vanilla and brown sugar. Dark roast coffee (espresso) appeared in the center. The lingering finish was very roasty and hoppy, with the hops being leafy, piney and sharp. Slightly bourbony (boozy and woody) as well. Overall, the beer was rather pithy, dry and bitter on the back end.

The mouthfeel was creamy and smooth yet noticeably thin for the style. A fine, moderate effervescence blanketed my tongue.

Drinkability was moderate. The beer was smooth and flavorful up front and it hid its alcohol quite well. The finish, however, was a bit astringent. I think it could definitely benefit from a year or so of aging.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2010 13:39:16 | More by Damian
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-17-2012 18:48:37 | More by polishkaz
Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
91 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.