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Imperial Stout - Amager Bryghus

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BA SCORE
88
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.01% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-14-2008)
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Reviews by suspect:
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suspect

New York

4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bomber into an Amager snifter at the Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA.

A: Dark brown. Perfect pour from the bartender filled the glass and left a 1 full finger cocoa colored head. Lacing strong and plentiful down the sides of the glass.

S: Big bouquet of cocoa, roasted coffee beans, molasses and a hoppy bitterness. Very very nice smell.

T: Such a complex mix of many of the flavors listed above with a perfect malt bill that wrapped this whole beer up in a perfectly balanced mix of stouty goodness.

M: Big thick bodied beer with a smooth finish.

O: A fantastic stout in a fantastic bar. I could not have asked for a better experience. Worth the bar price of $24.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 17:14:01 | More by suspect
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-02-2014 02:28:54 | More by KAF
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-20-2014 01:18:54 | More by Knapp85
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.9%

01-11-2014 04:11:47 | More by thegerm87
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-08-2013 06:38:37 | More by BillRoth
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stcules

Italy

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Intense black color, light brown foam, quite beautiful.
Toasty smell, chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, cocoa. Intense and pleasant.
At the taste very dusty, cocoa and liquorice, intense. The alcohol is here, but it is in control.
Relatively smooth, and drinkable, despite its 10 ABV. A hint of raisin.
Quite long aftetaste, vanilla and liquorice, some woody and dusty note.
Average body, good imperial stout, good structure.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 19:29:08 | More by stcules
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ncketchum

Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle served at cellar temp in a Tyranena snifter

A - pours jet black with a foamy mocha head

S - intense and complex - milk chocolate, coffee, black licorice, caramel, small burn of alcohol at the end

T - much more smoky than i would have anticipated from the nose, coffee follows, with bitter hops coming through strongly at the end

M - Alcohol is not well-hidden compared to other stouts i would consider similar, otherwise thick, well-carbonated

O - this started out looking and smelling like an amazing find, but the taste and mouthfeel ended up being only average. Not bad, but nothing to write home about

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 02:27:24 | More by ncketchum
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benfons

Belgium

2.69/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: impregnable dark colour, nice espresso-like head

S: roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, hint of forest fruits

T: at the start incredible roastiness, almost ash-like, quite disturbing, in the end the hops come through.

M: thick, undercarbonated, dry finish

O: a lot of promise, but I taste ash, with a hoppy finsh

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 20:47:01 | More by benfons
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into a large snifter. No bottling date present, but this bottle was purchased about a year ago and cellared until the present time.

A: Deep, muddy brown color. Very close to black. Light brown head settles very quickly. Minute spots of lacing and nothing more in that department.

S: Heavy fudge and chocolate syrup. Devil’s food cake. Touch of blackstrap molasses. Undercurrent of roasted coffee beans. Ester profile of overripe plums and hints of cherry. Slight earthy character. Gentle spicy alcohol, bit of sherry.

T: Black cocoa powder and dark fudge. Acrid roasted malts. Burnt coffee. Some astringency and bitterness coming from the roasted malts. Vanilla extract and hints of soy sauce. Blackstrap molasses. Estery tastes of concord grape, plum, and a touch of cherry. Slick, oily hop bitterness, but not much flavor coming through. Spicy alcohol comes out a bit toward the back end, along with hints of sherry and slight cardboard, suggesting that some oxidation is present. Finishes with fudgy chocolate and char.

M: Thick, large body. Heavy, sludgy texture. Filling. Velvety. Little to no carbonation. Good.

O: Just the sort of beer I’d expect to come out of Denmark. A huge, rib-sticking sipper of an imperial stout. This is the kind of beer that gets me going. This one was probably plucked from the cellar at the wrong time. I feel like a little more time might have ironed it out more, though the level of oxidation present was curious. Maybe it’s older than I thought. At any rate, still a very enjoyable drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 18:09:14 | More by ryan1788a5
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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-10-2013 23:24:23 | More by BKBassist
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into Jacks Abby snifter

A Very dark from the pour, almost opaque. 1 finger brown head forms and and moderate retention that leaves bubbles and a ring around the glass. Black in the glass with active carbonation.

S Roasted malts, dark fruit, booze. Some vanilla, rich sweet berries and almost partialys barrel aged. . Smells good and interesting

T Roast upfront along with some sweetness and finished with some slight hop. A little bit of smoke sneaks out at the end and finishes with a charred chocolate. Good amount of hops in this.

M Medium feel with moderate carbonation.

O Not a bad stout, lots going on. Id like to try some with alittle more time on it.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 01:33:59 | More by Gushue3
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-10-2013 09:00:05 | More by beernads
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-07-2013 03:10:47 | More by phingdong
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-29-2013 19:10:49 | More by rolltide8425
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 9.99. No bottling information. Served in a Terrapin snifter. 

Pours black with one and a half finger tan head. A bit of residual lace remains on the side of the glass. 

Nose is roasty, cocoa and slightly smokey. 

Well rounded flavors of  chocolate, mild coffee, bitter cherry skins, smoke and dark malts. Alcohol is almost completely masked. 

Medium full, creamy body. Adequete but not overdone carbonation.

A well rounded stout. Nothing stands out to make it spectacular but it's a smooth drinking brew. It's nice now and I suspect it will get even better over time. 

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 20:27:15 | More by ThickNStout
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-28-2012 23:43:43 | More by bluesplit63
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh man, this is good. Poured a touch cold, with a smallish tan head that soon settles to a few foamy islands and a rign wiht plenty of lace. Color in even the narrow part of the glass is an absolutely opaque, pitch brown black. Aroma is roast, malt, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and heady. Flavor's like nose, a rich blend of a balanced sweet, bitter and slight tang. Body is full, a little soft, but not too, and for such a big beer, easy driiniking. Finish is like flavor, sweet giving way to bitter, long, and very satisfying. Alcohol is fairly hidden. Really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 05:54:08 | More by drpimento
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-22-2012 02:51:04 | More by TonyTalon
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-20-2012 02:02:39 | More by Duff27
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dgilks

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black with a creamy, tan head. Fair head retention. Clearly a big beer.

Massive chocolate, coffee and alcohol on the nose. Some caramel sweetness. Luscious buttery espresso. Hints of smoke.

Really roasty with an almost phenolic note. Thin malt and alcohol. Some fruitiness. Hints of hazelnut and coffee. An interesting flavour.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Disappointingly thin.

I quite like this but the palate is a bit unbalanced and the body is lacking. This could be really nice but the thin body takes so much away from it.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 09:38:55 | More by dgilks
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA.

Pours pitch black with a one finger dark beige head that slowly settles into a thin ring.  Streaks of lacing left behind.

Slightly smokey, roasted malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate, coffee and floral, earthy hops.  A bit tamer than expected with some nice roast and dark malt but kind of pedestrian.

Slightly chewy, medium body with a decent balance of roasted malt, lactic cream and silky chooclate. There's also a nice bitter and earthy hop presence toward the end of the plate that adds complexity and balance.  Slight lactic cream presence but remains bitter throughout with hints of burnt toast, dark chocolate, oatmeal and coffee bean. Still, surprisingly not a complete malt bomb with some silky sweeter chocolate notes and peppery spice. Dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2012 04:46:49 | More by corby112
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CharlieMurphy

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Shaun

A: Looks thin yet consistent and still brandishing a high specific gravity. This was served cold right out of the fridge and I practically had to shake it like a bottle of heinz ketchup to promote any head formation. Head was khaki latte and did stay and lace for a really long time once it showed up. Off-black body with ruby brown trim.

S: Nothing very strong, probably due to serving temp. Irish dry stout, a little alcohol, a little toffee, a little chocolate.

T: This is the best example of a well-rounded stout my memory can serve me with. Dry roastiness, chocolate, vanilla, a faint suggestion of coffee, just enough carbonation to distinguish it from a porter and still keep it silky.

M: Spot on carbonation for the style which only accentuates the flavors of the malts and detracts nothing from them. However this is significantly drying, even at the introduction of this serving. Originally gave this 4.5, but docked 0.5 bc the dryness is consistent and a little too much.

O: As the bottle states, this is indeed luxurious

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 00:04:56 | More by CharlieMurphy
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Served in a snifter, pitch black color, with a modest tan head, minimal retention and lacing. Aroma of dark malts, very roasty, ash and smoke. More of the same in the taste: roast, ash, earth, notes of dark chocolate, toasted pumpernickel, and vegetal hops. Alcohol is pretty noticeable. Heavy-medium body, and quite drinkable for the style, though perhaps not quite as smooth as some of its peers.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 04:42:01 | More by Rifugium
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO, around $8 if I remember correctly. Into a Stone IRS glass.

A: Pours nearly pitch black with a khaki colored head that bubbles up to almost an inch and fades away to a cap of bubbles. A few small spots of lacing left behind as it recedes. Nice looking beer.

S: Lots of roasted malt and coffee, with a fair amount of coffee and a lot of plums and black cherries as well. Really a nice mix of coffee and burnt with dark and sweet. Fair amount of chocolate and molasses as well.

T: Heavy roasted malts that definitely have the trademark Danish borderline ashtray profile that I wish more stouts had. Under the huge coffee and roasted malt is a nice brown sugar and molasses flavor with a decent amount of dark cherries as well. Lots of hoppy bitterness to go along with charred malts. There is a really nice resinous hoppy bitterness and earthy hop flavor that is heavily in the mix. Really a robust, impressive imperial stout.

M: A little thinner and more carbonated than I would like. Seems a bit watered down for a big stout. Finish is actually pretty dry which is odd. Not quite all there.

O: Really tasty, smells, and looks good, but the feel is all wrong, just way too thin and over attenuated. If this had more body to it it would easily be one of the better stouts I've had in some time. Still a very flavorful beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 04:41:09 | More by pokesbeerdude
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by the Sergeant at a recent gathering. Beer was decent.

Beer is black and forms a thin tan head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation, and low retention.

Aroma is sweet, a little ashy, some figs.

Beer is medium in body and quite sweet with a rather bitter finish from roast / ash. Good drinking all around but not my favorite imperial stout. I might have it again.

Serving type: growler

01-10-2012 17:10:32 | More by drabmuh
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Imperial Stout from Amager Bryghus
88 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.