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Rugporter - Amager Bryghus

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90
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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: illidurit on 05-25-2009

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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 46
Reviews by yemenmocha:
Photo of yemenmocha
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a glorious appearance with jet black body, dark tan creamy head that is very thick, and gobs of lace as the beer goes down in my dimpled mug. Nose has a thick nougatey-roasty aroma to it, like a liquified Three Muskateers bar. Palate offers a nice dark chocolately sweetness up front with good body, earthy/hearty rye grain influence, followed by roasty flavors and bitterness from the hops to round it out somewhat nicely. Finishes with licorice and dark butterscotch. Pleasure to drink.

More User Reviews:
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle, part of the LCBO Fall 2013 release. Best before June 2016.

Poured into a short tulip. Espresso brown-black, with a lovely mocha head that has remarkable staying power. Nice streaks and icicles of lace. When swirled, the brew certainly looks like it has some heft. Can't wait.

Rich sweet malt, a touch of smoke, marshmallow, chocolate and coffee. Smells very tasty.

The rye nicely accentuates the very sweet malty character to the brew, giving it a spicy woodyness. Smoky, very rich brew - tastes its weight. Caramel, coffee, chocolate, and other tasty American porter notes.

Thicker bodied, lovely carbonation. Great feel.

Damned tasty brew, really enjoyed this. Rye was advertised, and rye delivered. Will certainly buy again before this release is done.

Photo of BGDrock
3.28/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: black body; frothy, milk chocolate head with pretty good staying power

Aroma: chocolate takes the lead of the roasted malt aromas, with some nuttiness and a little espresso

Taste & Mouthfeel: bitter chocolate is intense, with the same oily texture; solid boozy burn throughout; some coffee essence in that bitter roast, particularly in the lingering finish; hint of orange liquer; lacks balance and variety; medium body, appropriate carbonation

Overall: this feels like it's heading into stout territory, with a stronger roast than I'd expect; needs to be toned down a bit, and the roast lightened up to make it really enjoyable

Photo of glid02
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Hop City in Atlanta, labeled as Rye Porter.

Pours black with a light tan head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of robust roasted malts with hints of semi-sweet chocolate and lighter hints of spicy rye. Also present are mild amounts of char in the background.

Tastes heavier than it smells. Heavily roasted malts up front are joined by slight unsweetened chocolate flavors shortly thereafter. Midway through the flavor profile dries out substantially with the addition of large amounts of char and slight amounts of earthy rye that carry through to a solidly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall I think it was the heavy roasted malts that contributed to the harsh flavor profile more than the rye, I’d like to see more nuance. A rare letdown from Amager.

Photo of nickd717
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Nanoslug for this. Mmm rug. I love rug. Rug bread...mmm...I’m a real rug muncher, that’s for sure. It’s one of the few Danish words I know.

Dark brown pour with a small yellowish tan head and good lacing.

Rich roasty aroma with spicy rye, anise, espresso, piney hops, and smoke.

Complex flavor as well. Huge roast and hops - piney mainly - on the flavor with some rye and anise. Some bitter espresso. Really tasty.

Medium-bodied with big hop resins and good dryness with soft carbonation.

Very impressive brew overall.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.42/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows chocolate, cocoa, liquorice, roasted malt and soft coffee. Sweet smelling.
Big roaster flavours, some coffee but no where near as interesting as the aroma. Too much booze. Finishes with a big roasty finish.
Could use more carbonation, very syrupy.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a dark black color porter with a large light brown foamy head with good retention with some lacing. Aroma of rich black chocolate malt notes with light spicy notes. Taste is also dominated by rich chocolatey malt notes with light dry roasted malt notes and light peppery notes in the finish. Body is quite full with some creamy notes with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Light green hoppy notes are also detectable but very subtle. Enjoyable porter with nice level of drinkability but falling a bit short on the complexity side.

Photo of Floppydu
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I love the Rye in this, it really compliments the porter style!!
Pours dark brown with a slight cappuccino head.
Chocolate and sweet malt aroma with a little booze on the back end.
Dark chocolate taste that turns to spicy rye and a nice bitter finish.

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color; hints of amber are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a thin ring of off white bubbles around the edge of the glass and a bit of lacing in the center.
S: There are aromas of burnt and roasted malts in the nose along with notes of spices.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of dark roasted malts along with some spiciness from the rye. There are notes of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very flavorful and has just enough of an interesting taste that it can be sipped. It is very easy to drink considering the strength of the beer.

Photo of megahurts4
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amager Bryghus Rye Porter (Rugporter)

Appearance: dark brown, medium-large head, and good lacing.

Smell: rye, grains, dark chocolate, cocoa, and a slight toffee.

Taste: dark chocolate, slight cocoa, grain, and a hint of toffee.

Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.

Overall:
This is a very nice smooth porter. The flavors are well balanced and not weak in the slightest.

Photo of Cresant
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured this 1 pt .9 oz bottle into a Sierra Nevada hops glass. No date. The body was a deep brown and the creamy head was medium tan.

The smell was smokey. Fruit and grain. Not the strongest.

The taste was also faintly smokey. This one puts me in mind of a chocolatey granola bar. Spicy and rich. There is almost an oily texture (in a pleasant way). Very drinkable.

The mouthfeel was medium to full with an understated carbonation. Very smooth and rich.

Photo of spinrsx
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $6.25

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, rye and coffee. There is also a rustiness and some grains and a touch of vanilla. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with some bitterness that lingers.

Overall - Definitley a beer that got a lot better as it approached room temperature. The rye adds a nice twist to keep the flavour very interesting throughout. Well crafted and a great sipper.

Photo of liamt07
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Premier Gourmet, 500ml bottle into a tulip.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a light brown head. Head is big, thick and creamy with moderate retention and some spotty lace. Nose has some deep dark fruity notes, milk chocolate, roasted notes and a bit of rye. Flavour is heavy on roasted coffee and espresso notes, rye, and dark chocolate. Some mild creamy qualities, but I can't figure out if this is in the flavour or a product of the mouthfeel. Super creamy feel, not too heavy but has a good thickness to it - long roasty finish. A solid beer with a superb mouthfeel, but just a touch too roasty for my liking.

Photo of ludachris
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a deep, deep chestnut brown; opaque everywhere but its edges. It looks like a thick Porter when it poured and its viscosity is confirmed by how slowly the carbonation cascades up the glass. At the top rests over a finger's worth of frothy light tan head. The lace sticks in sheets as the head recedes.

Big chocolate immediately comes off the nose. It's dark and sweet. There's a soft earthy roastiness with a touch of smoke. Everything is heightened with a sweet boozy tone. I'm not getting much of the spicy rye character but I'm guessing that's because of the greater ratio of dark malts used in this.

It's big, it's sweet, it's roasty, it's dry. It's everything I love about a Porter. I get the influence of the rye a lot more in the taste. It comes in the back and is matched with the alcohol. It helps to dry everything out while giving off a spicy earthiness that extends into the finish. It's booziness again only amplifies the flavors rather than blowing you back. It comes across as sweet with some fruity esters jumbled up in it. Dark, roasty coffee runs with the booze past the finish.

A bit of slickness comes with its medium/full body. You feel the weight of it most in the back of the palate where the kick of alcohol hits you. The lower level of carbonation makes the body seem bigger as well. Its drinkability is through the roof for me. Most of the credit can be given to how flavorful it is but the body helps as well.

What a Porter. I drank this way too fast for how big it is. I'd gladly take another.

Photo of DaveHS
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours dark brown/black, with an inch or so of sticky brown head that leaves sheets of lacing down the glass.

S- Very roasty. Rye bread, hot chocolate mix, vanilla bean and a touch of anise.

T/M-Flavors of spicy rye push against soft, lush
chocolate sweetness. Secondary flavors of candi sugar, maple syrup, dark roasted malts and licorice create a satisfying push and pull of sweet and roasty/spicy flavors. I like when a beer is complex enough to challenge your attention span. Thick and viscous, with a dry bitter chocolate finish.

D-A very good rendition of the style, and one I will probably revisit in the future.

Photo of thehyperduck
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; best before June 2016. While I've had plenty of macro crap from Denmark over the years, I think this is the first true Danish craft beer I've had the pleasure of trying. Served slightly chilled, and poured into a mug.

Pours black as night, topped with two fingers of frothy, bubbly, extremely resilient beige-coloured head. It seeps away in an excruciatingly slow fashion, coating the glass with a honeycomb pattern of lacing as it does so. This is one of the finest-looking beers I've had in weeks. Nice aroma, too - a tempting blend of roasted malts, rye, dark cherries and chocolate, with lesser notes of coffee, licorice, alcohol and smoke. Alright, I gotta taste this stuff.

This is a delicious porter. Roasted malts, molasses and rye bread get things started, with a big wave of dark chocolate and espresso flavour. This is followed by hints of dark cherry, raspberry syrup and char, with a nice, long roasted malt and dark chocolate finish that has a touch of spicy rye. The alcohol content is noticeable, but works nicely alongside the prolonged aftertaste and roasty flavour profile. Full-bodied, with low carbonation for a luxurious, creamy mouthfeel that coats the palate with each sip; a little sticky on the lips.

Final Grade: 4.2, an A-. Amager Rye Porter is an outstanding winter sipper that I encourage all readers to seek out and try. The flavours are bold and fairly complex, with just the right amount of warmth from the alcohol to make this an ideal night capper for the cooler months. Great stuff - too bad this one isn't available locally (and I only opted to take one bottle), as this is the sort of strong porter that I could make a habit of indulging in frequently.

Photo of rarbring
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is very dark brown, borderline black, a high tan head that settles slowly, leaving tons of lacing.

The smell is vanilla, sugar, plum, Madeira, sherry, nuts, almonds, and a whiff of chocolate.

First we feel an intense sweetness, syrup, candy sugar, raisins, then dark dried fruits, figs, dates, then bitter aromas, coffee beans, flour and cherry seeds. A lot of taste in this one.

The carbonation is high medium, a lot of small, foamy, bubbles, the liquid is soft, a big body, slightly oily and thick. A coarse dryness remains.

A very complex and intense beer, almost RIS-like to me.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours a very dark brown in color with some red highlights. There is a very thin beige head that reduces to a ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Dark roasted malts with some hint of juniper, coffee, and dark chocolate. There are some more subtle hints of anise and possibly rye (spiciness).

T: Very complex, lots of flavor of dark roasted malts with hints of espresso/coffee, dark chocolate, and a pine hop bite. I also get more subtle flavors of char and earthiness.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Some dryness in the finish.

O: Very interesting flavor profile - the hints of the more savory herbs/spices in the smell and flavor were a pleasant surprise. Definitely a sipping beer and an enjoyable one at that.

Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with good head retention and lacing. The is attractive, showing considerable dark chocolate and licorise. Flavors replicate the nose in this full flavor porter. Also, I pick up some leather and hoppy bitterness in the finish that is attractive. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full in this fairly sweet porter. Drinkability is OK in this beer, though the sweetness and licorise wear on me after a while. Still, this is a pretty nice beer from Amager

Photo of TheBrewo
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a snifter, showing a deep black coloring, with mahogany browns and maroons when held to bright light. It held a one and a half finger tall head of medium brown bubbles, showing nice retention. This left sheets of lacing, and eventually situated into a creamy film across the top, and a crown of bubbles around the edges. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be light. The aroma sang of sweet rye off the bat, met by thickly roasted malts of coffee and dark chocolate, each of which showed a significant raw and chalky character. Additional notes of hazelnut, bittered cocoa, baked white sugar, phenolic clove and mild Band-Aids, black pepper booziness, and vanilla giving freshness, sweetness, and acidic creaminess were also apparent in the mix. Our first impression was that the flavoring showed nice malty sweetness to it, but the real star was the massively roasted coffee malts. As we sipped, coffee malts, wet yeast, and grassy hops were met by big rye bite, adding a certain sweetness savory freshness not typical for a hearty porter. The middle peaked with more bittered grassiness, heavy char, bittered chocolates, and medicinal phenols. Cutting through this bittered core were sweeter notes of cherry syrups, milk chocolate sugars, and creamy lactics. The end came through with a cleaner wash of chocolate malt, milk chocolate sweetness, a revival of that rye freshness, light grassiness, buttery diacetyls, and drying chalkiness. The aftertaste breathed of roasty and chalky coffee malts, light caramels, raw espresso beans, and toasted rye graininess. The body was full, and the carbonation was medium but foamy. Each sip was very smooth, with gloriously soft slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop. The mouth was thoroughly coated, and a bit sticky, but with eventual astringency and chalk on the back. The abv was fine, and the beer drank pleasantly.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the greatly roasted full flavoring of the malts, and the equal punch of coffee and chocolate maltiness in the aroma. This beer is actually pretty exceptional in the fact that they start with a nice base beer and add to it. A lot of breweries tend to try something off kilter on top of trying to make a new style of beer for them, but fall short on both accounts. Here we have an excellent porter base, with rye inclusions that add something truly unique and new for a twist on an already classic beer. This beer is rich, sweet, and savory, and something you should definitely try if you can.

Photo of crnipeter
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours well formed, persistent thick tan head with good stickage, atop of nearly opaque dark reddish coppery to dark brown body. The intense nose spreads enthusiasm with multi-layered complexity of rich malty sweetness enhanced by brown sugar, deep chocolate, esters of plum, raisins and currant, well-baked rye bread and red wine, almost port-like qualities. A careful sniffing reveals mild spicy, piney hops. Thick viscous body with soft carbonation and velvet smoothness starts sweet on the palate, but the initial sweetness soon vanishes being replaced by pronounced roasted flavor of dark malts that combine with hops to provide bitterness that paves the way into relatively dry finish with roast coffee notes and pleasant alcohol warmth that helps to balance the malts. There’s a certain spicy edge to the beer that I couldn’t tell whether provided by hops or rye. (500 ml, BB date August 2013, into tulip).
In short: an intense rye-based Imperial Porter at its best that could be easily mistaken for Imperial Stout.

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle purchased from LCBO. Served cool.

Appearance - Very dark brown in color and opaque,3 fingers of dark tan head poured and is foaming and frothy. Head lasts for a few minutes leaving spidery lacing all over the glass. Glorious.

Smell - Light coffee aroma with some grainy rye scents. Also a floral component in there. Nice blend of smells that is welcoming.

Taste - Coffee up front, transitioning to a rye grainy bitterness with some mild hop presence. A roasted quality in here as well and a slight bit of heat in the back of the throat presumably from the rye. There is also the faintest trace of smokiness in this liquid adventure.

Mouthfeel - Slick and smooth. Low carbonation levels but still slides down the throats without a second thought. Full flavored and a moderate finish.

Overall - Excellent beer that i look forward to purchasing again when the need for a rye porter strikes me. Highly recommended.

Photo of jrenihan
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is black with a large tan head. Good retention, head slowly fades, leaves some lace.

Nose is very rich. Dark fruits, dark chocolate and spicy rye notes. The chocolate scent is very strong.

Taste is also rich. Rye is quite strong, with a generous spicy flavour. Pepper. Chocolate is still there, as well as a woody flavour. Generously hopped and fairly bitter, particularly in the finish.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation level. A bit oily.

Overall, quite good. A really nice nose, quite a good flavour.

Photo of polloenfuego
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: pours a deep dark brown with a three finger head that lingers for quite a while.

S: malts, coffee, chocolate, leather.

T: Sweet and molasses taste, malts, coffee, and rye.

M: low carbonation and full body.

O: this beer was great on most points, but I found the taste a little too sweet and treacle like. Not a bad beer overall, but because of the taste, I would have to pass on another if offered.

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is an opaque dark, reddish brown with a tan head that forms easily. Good retention, leaves lots of lacing.

Smells of rye and fresh leather, with a bit of sugar sweetness.

Tastes sweet at first, complemented by dark cherry fruit, then a blast of dark chocolate, concentrated figs, and a porter-like tartness. I taste a little mint in this too. Ends with a long bitter dry finish like that of baker's chocolate.

Body is medium and carbonation level gives this a creamy mouthfeel.

This is a great porter, one of my favorites. Very complex and interesting.

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Rugporter from Amager Bryghus
90 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.