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Rugporter - Amager Bryghus

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90
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: illidurit on 05-25-2009)
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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 olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -1%

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 wrightst
4/5  rDev -1%

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 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 afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of biegaman
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Brad007
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
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 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 spinrsx
3.94/5  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 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 Cyberkedi
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
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 tbeckett
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
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 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

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