Rugporter - Amager Bryghus
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3.75/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
01-27-2014 00:06:38 | More by Phyl21ca
3.96/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
01-14-2014 02:13:12 | More by DenisKolkin
3.99/5 rDev -2%
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...
01-11-2014 21:35:08 | More by hopsolutely
3.99/5 rDev -2%
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.
12-31-2013 13:59:21 | More by Cresant
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
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: 4.18, 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.
12-24-2013 07:25:04 | More by thehyperduck
3.24/5 rDev -20.4%
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
11-25-2013 00:32:34 | More by BGDrock
4.26/5 rDev +4.7%
Amager Rye Porter pours an opaque, deep brown with sticky, shotgun spray foam. The last few ounces were thick as mud and made the complexion correspondingly murky; there's such an abundance of sediment that the bottom of the bottle looks like a solar eclipse.
Amager is Danish but this porter, for all intents and purposes, is American. It has a hoppiness prominent enough to smell of pine bark and minty greens; if I didn't know any better I'd guess this was brewed in the Pacific Northwest. It smells like a milk chocolate peppermint paddy.
The palate, like the aroma, has an abundance of coffee-and-cream flavour, firm notes of spiced chocolate and roasted hazelnut, but what's most appreciated (by my taste buds at least) is the leafy, herbal, pine-accented hoppiness. Rye also adds a distinctive peppercorn-like spice to an otherwise dark, roasty, cocoa-accented brew.
The hops have a rosemary-like savoriness and the malts flavours of custard, chocolate and vanilla reminiscent of crème brûlée as well a coffee-like roast; it's one part sweet, one part savory and entirely rich. A classic dessert beer candidate but might also suit a juicy grilled steak.
Amager Rye Porter reminds me of some of my favourite American porters (and a couple stouts even) plus offers a little spicy something extra - there's not too many guys in the business that make dark beers so simultaneously hoppy and roasty, gratifyingly rich and easily approachable.
11-22-2013 02:50:41 | More by biegaman
3.65/5 rDev -10.3%
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.
10-31-2013 21:42:18 | More by polloenfuego
3.94/5 rDev -3.2%
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.
10-26-2013 01:01:57 | More by spinrsx
3.76/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
10-21-2013 22:11:43 | More by tbeckett
3.38/5 rDev -17%
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.
10-19-2013 23:39:48 | More by TerryW
Rugporter from Amager Bryghus
90 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.