Rugporter - Amager Bryghus

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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 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 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 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 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 biegaman
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
3.96/5  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 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 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 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 maximum12
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle poured mid-poker night, right after a lovely can of Furious. Given to me by my lovely wife for Christmas. You're a keeper!

Poured into my imperial pint glass, this is very dark brown with competent, middle-management carbonation. Nose strikes like a rattlesnake, lovely dark malts, hint of smoke from a distant fire, raw earth. Very nice.

Rugporter is one of the best mash-ups of rye & porter I've tasted. Surprisingly, the dominant flavor is burnt roast that tips over into smoky territory, but in a lovey, restrained manner. Tastes just like the wood-burning oven we used to cook on at the Renaissance Festival in the autumn (when I was young & foolish enough to do such things). Dark maltiness tugs at its forelock, sweet but melded tightly with the roast. Light spiciness & a fingernail full of earthiness rounds out the experience. I had to make this last an entire game of Texas Hold 'Em, otherwise it would have gone rapidly.

Pitch perfect marriage of rye & malt. I'd like to see this one in the fridge more often. This is a unique & excellent beer.

Photo of gford217
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle labeled "Rye Porter".

Pours dark, dark brown and settles in close to black in the glass with an enormous tan head that sticks to the sides stubbornly, receding to a thick collar.

Aroma is seriously roasted with black malts and spicy rye. Some heavily roasted espresso and cocoa powder with sweet vanilla and licorice.

The taste is thick due to the rye and leaves the palate bathed in roasted black malts, coffee and licorice. The knish is bitter but it's a combination of the roasted malts and a hoppy presence that I didn't get in the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth with soft carbonation and just big and roasty and bitter.

I really enjoyed this beer. The rye lends both a spicy character but also a thickness to the feel that really takes this one to the next level. Big, big fan.

Photo of jrenihan
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
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 yemenmocha
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of nickd717
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
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 rarbring
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
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 TheBrewo
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
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 mick303
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a tulip gave a strong medium brown head over a quite dark brown beer, head dense and creamy with good retention and lacing.4

S – something reminiscent of blueberry pie here, a crisp biscuitiness, with some berry sourness and a (somewhat lactic) sharpness to it. Some mild roasty character but the real element is a dark fruit note with some spices, rhubarb, raspberry, a definite pie character with the pronounced rye malt.4.25

T – dark fruits, cherry, raspberry with more dark chocolate and dark malts than the smell. Coating molasses, and a slightly oily bitterness. Some biscuit, edge of a warm rye sourness creeps in with some rhubarb, plummy and sort-of bitter licorice preserve character. Leading to a full finish with hot licorice and a sour spicey kick to it. As it warms it shows more depth. 4.25

M – thick and light carbonation. A big coating feel that really dries out on the end with some residual spiciness. An oily and molasses character. Yet the balance is fairly good with a solid fruit profile.4

A solid and tasty strong porter. Definitely quite aggressive, with a thick dark roasty malt character and fairly high bitterness, the rye played a noticeable part but sometime struggled to come through, it added a nice complex toasty spice. This was interesting but didn’t really all come together, theres definite potential here and it does make quite a tasty porter and is worth trying. 4

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