Rugporter - Amager Bryghus

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
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: 93 | Reviews: 46
Photo of BGDrock
3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
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 TerryW
3.39/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark walnut brew under a moderate head. Head settles to a heavy, long-lived film. Gives u lots and lots of spotty, patchy lace on the way down. A good looking beer.

Lots of sugar and alcohol in the nose. Alongside chocolate, licorice, treacle. Primarily chocolate syrup.

Sweet and syrupy to taste. Some dark sweet fruit to start. Biting cocoa, very bitter underneath the sweetness. Less licorice on the palate than the nose.

Decent enough, but too much lingering bitterness for my taste. Headed towards the extreme edge of things.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
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 polloenfuego
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
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 glid02
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
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 Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
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 tbeckett
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Black pour with a creamy mocha head at one finger. Nice alcoholic film of lace and a film of retention.

S - Some rye. Roast, chocolate, grain.

T - You can definitely pick up on the rye, and it's especially present in the finish. Lot's of chocolate.

M - Mild carbonation. Full body and a rye/roasty finish.

O/D - Not a big rye presence, which is good b/c I don't typically enjoy the harsh spiciness of it. Good complexity and depth on this though. Another good one from the Danes.

Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
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 AlexFields
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark brown, not much of a head but some islands of coffee brown foam.

Smells of very rich, sweet malt, dark chocolate, booze, whiskey, some spicy rye...lots of booze and chocolate and whiskey.

Taste of rye spice, bitter chocolate, some roasty coffee maybe, whiskey character again. Very rich, not as sweet as the nose though.

Mouthfeel is very rich, syrupy, very sweet but also very bitter roasty, hard to drink fast but very nice.

A very rich and very nice imperial porter.

8.0/10

Photo of Brad007
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've never heard of this brewery and naturally, I had to check out this offering.

Amager Rugporter pours pitch black with a nice brown head.

Sweet, fruity dark malt greet the nose with just a bit of coffee/cocoa.

The addition of rye malt to this porter adds a slight spicy feel to compliment the chocolate-like malt flavors. its also creamy.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering spiciness from the rye, followed by chocolate/cocoa.

Very enjoyable with a dimension not usually seen in a porter. For those who say that Rye malt is not versatile enough, I challenge you to drink this!

Photo of vince4953529
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have been eyeballing this one for awhile due to the high price, finally let myself go and got this to try.

The color is a very dark brown to black, healthy tiny brown bubbles surfaced.

Smell is a bit muted, whiff of malt.

Taste was creamy. The initial taste was sweet malt, I could feel the alcohol presence in my mouth. The taste finished with a kick of hoppiness.

Amager Rugporter is an enjoyable porter, good drinkability.

Photo of spinrsx
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
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 Cresant
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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 dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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 Cyberkedi
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark-chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Aroma is strong and smoky and has an odd but not repulsive waxy component. Taste fills the mouth with malty and smoky flavors and a decidedly rye undertone, as well as a hoppy hint. Texture is restless and fizzy, not at all smooth, a bit thick and oily. Whether it's Rye Porter or Rugporter, it's worth seeking.

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
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 hopsolutely
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an oily dark burgundy colour, nearly black in the glass with a thin but dense chocolate coloured head. An impressive amount of lacing for such a limited amount! Creamy and fulsome mouthfeel is befitting the high ABV. Rye and roasted grains are the focus of the aroma, with coffee and dark chocolate tones as well as a real smokiness that's more apparent as it warms. These elements combine nicely in the taste, from an initial chocolaty sweetness to a decent bitterness in the finish. The rye and roasted dark malts give the body a nice depth. And the alcohol burn in the finish is scarily well hidden by the bittering hops. I had hoped this would be a "sipping beer", but it is going down far more quickly than I'd planned...

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -1%
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 wordemupg
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into tulip 14/10/13, cheers Liam for the bottle

A as dark as brown gets and I can see about a third of the way to the other side of the glass under a long lasting thumbs width of mocha foam that leaves a couple random patches of lace

S rye malts there but could be missed if I wasn't looking for it, lots of chocolate, a little smoke and licorice, just a hint of raisins, booze and cherry

T slightly more spicy rye in the mouth, a little coffee I didn't really smell, not too far off the nose, roast is a little darker I suppose

M leaning towards full, mellow carbonation but not flat, a little sticky on the lips, dark roast with a spicy kick and a little char lingers

O I could drink another, nice blend dark malts with a hint of the rye malt, plenty of flavor and hits the mark in all areas

well suited for this frosty evening and the booze is a little sneaky but that doesn't bother me as I need to go to bed, I think I've been drinking way to much black beer lately I may be stouted out and perhaps this one deserves more credit.

Photo of dgilks
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely dark black colour with a moderate sizes creamy, tan head. Decent head retention.

Bright spicy rye with some mild fruit and spritzy alcohol. Good.

Spicy malt with moderate roast. The rye and roasty coffee combination is interesting and works reasonably well.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A neat beer with a nice dose of rye which is unusual. Good.

Photo of liamt07
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
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 baggio
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle@Omhpers place.

A: Dark brownish with a very generous and creamy head.

S: Roasted malts, Rye, Soy sauce, and a hint of alcohol.

T: Roasted malt, Rye, Chocolate, Alcohol, Hint of vanilla.

M: Very filling and creamy. Starts out sweet but end with a nice kick of hops. Medium carbonation.

A very good ryeporter indeed. Filling and smooth and properly balanced with hops. Perfect bitterness for a porter!

Photo of drpimento
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer, if perhaps a little overdone; could have been great. I let it warm a bit out of the fridge. Poured with a beautiful, thick, creamy huge, fluffy, tan head with brown highlights. Color is an opaque very dark brown. Aroma is dark roasty malts, overripe dark fruit, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is about the same as nose but with sharp edges. Alcohol stands out. Finish is like flavor and long. Not a session.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to @laituegonflable for the bottle.

Pours a pretty pleasantly dark and rich borwn colour, leavened at the edges, but otherwise pretty heavy and opaque. Head is foamy and crispy, but formed of very large bubbles, giving a honeycomb effect the the top of the beer. Decent sheeting lace, and there's obviously some heft to the body. Not a bad look, all up.

Nose is roast and dark, with a very decent smoke character and a touch of something quintessentially Scandinavian. It's the darkness, the bleakness or the rusticity. It's thin and crisp, but also dark and redolent. Very nice.

Taste is dark and chalky, with a big bitterness that comes across like a fine powder of espresso. I like the roastiness that comes across in a really big porter, combined with the lightness of body, which lulls you into the sense that you could drink quite a lot of it. It's really dark and very roasted, but the lightness in the body pleasantly brings it back.

Very decent brew. All the elements come together very pleasantly, to give a really robusty flavoured but surprisingly drinkable 8.5% ABV brew. The rye probably adds its own subtle complexities, but by the end you don't care—it's a well-integrated and very tasty porter on its own.

Photo of Floppydu
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Rugporter from Amager Bryghus
90 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.