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Rugporter - Amager Bryghus

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90
outstanding

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of AugustusRex
4/5  rDev -1%

AugustusRex, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of polloenfuego
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

polloenfuego, Oct 31, 2013
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.

spinrsx, Oct 26, 2013
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.

tbeckett, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of TerryW
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

TerryW, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of valianes
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

valianes, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of ludachris
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

ludachris, Oct 18, 2013
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.

wordemupg, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Boozecamel, Oct 14, 2013
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

mick303, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of svanet01
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

Poured into a tulip glass - dark chocolate in appearance and smell. Slight carbonation, bringing a little crispness to the flavor. I am impressed on how well the rye malts blend into the porter style, giving it a nice bitterness (more reminiscent of dark chocolate than hops). There is also a nice creaminess provided in the body.

Overall, an excellent beer, definitely to be tried again.

svanet01, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev -1%

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Digimaika2
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(4.25) A: Reddish-black with a tall and creamy mocha head. Very good ringed lacing and long lasting retention.

(4.25) S: Burnt caramel, molasses, herbal anise, dark fruits (cherries, plums), banana, slight citrusy elements, and light cocoa powder.

(4.25) T: Rye upfront, caramel syrup, bitter molasses, quite a bold cocoa taste (in the form of creamy milk chocolate), herbal anise, and dark fruits. Similar to aroma but with more cocoa than anticipated. Fairly well balanced with bitterness countered with the roasted malt sweetness. Very good.

(3.75) M: Medium bodied with a lower carbonation. Smooth, creamy, and rich texture. However, this is almost too creamy/syrupy for my preferences.

(4.0) D: This is a very good porter with a diverse mix of appealing flavours. The cocoa powder (or chocolate milk) element and the rye presence were both great features.

Digimaika2, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

jrenihan, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of WeissBoy
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

WeissBoy, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of RedAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

RedAleMan, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev -1%

andrenaline, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of yancot
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

yancot, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Cramshawbar
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Cramshawbar, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

JohnnyBarman, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of ubufan2112
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ubufan2112, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jzlyo, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of jspruit
4/5  rDev -1%

jspruit, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Rwalford74
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Rwalford74, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev -1%

doremite, Jul 08, 2013
Rugporter from Amager Bryghus
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.