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Rugporter - Amager Bryghus

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very good

46 Reviews
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Reviews: 46
Hads: 94
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews: 46 | Hads: 94
Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of liamt07
4.05/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of nickd717
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of glid02
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
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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Photo of crnipeter
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours well formed, persistent thick tan head with good stickage, atop of nearly opaque dark reddish coppery to dark brown body. The intense nose spreads enthusiasm with multi-layered complexity of rich malty sweetness enhanced by brown sugar, deep chocolate, esters of plum, raisins and currant, well-baked rye bread and red wine, almost port-like qualities. A careful sniffing reveals mild spicy, piney hops. Thick viscous body with soft carbonation and velvet smoothness starts sweet on the palate, but the initial sweetness soon vanishes being replaced by pronounced roasted flavor of dark malts that combine with hops to provide bitterness that paves the way into relatively dry finish with roast coffee notes and pleasant alcohol warmth that helps to balance the malts. There’s a certain spicy edge to the beer that I couldn’t tell whether provided by hops or rye. (500 ml, BB date August 2013, into tulip).
In short: an intense rye-based Imperial Porter at its best that could be easily mistaken for Imperial Stout.

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Photo of drpimento
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of dgilks
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of seand
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep opaque black, with a huge amount of dense tan foam. The head retains quite a thick layer, and leaves pretty good lacing.

S: Very sweet and roasted, with some earthy nutty notes. Also a very light touch of booze.

T: Sweet and very rich, almost chocolatey, with round nuttiness through the middle and some slightly bitter coffee-like notes towards the finish.

M: Full body, medium carbonation.

Overall a very rich beer, which drinks quite nicely.

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Photo of BrewerB
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle as part of a beer of the month package from Healthy Spirits. If this is the typical quality of the HS BOTM selections, I am stoked.

Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. Forms a thick, slightly cratered medium tan head which is standing tall and retaining well. Aroma gives a peppery-spice first impression followed closely by bittersweet chocolate, bready malts, and hints of floral malts. More spice coming through in the flavor, moderately high level of bitterness lingering on into the dry finish. Dark chocolate noted, too and plenty of the rich, roasted malt character one would expect from this style. Medium-full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

This is nothing short of stellar. Rich, spicy, roasty, and one hell of a satisfying brew. Will most certainly be seeking this again.

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Photo of megahurts4
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amager Bryghus Rye Porter (Rugporter)

Appearance: dark brown, medium-large head, and good lacing.

Smell: rye, grains, dark chocolate, cocoa, and a slight toffee.

Taste: dark chocolate, slight cocoa, grain, and a hint of toffee.

Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.

This is a very nice smooth porter. The flavors are well balanced and not weak in the slightest.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is an opaque dark, reddish brown with a tan head that forms easily. Good retention, leaves lots of lacing.

Smells of rye and fresh leather, with a bit of sugar sweetness.

Tastes sweet at first, complemented by dark cherry fruit, then a blast of dark chocolate, concentrated figs, and a porter-like tartness. I taste a little mint in this too. Ends with a long bitter dry finish like that of baker's chocolate.

Body is medium and carbonation level gives this a creamy mouthfeel.

This is a great porter, one of my favorites. Very complex and interesting.

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Photo of vince4953529
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of DaveHS
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours dark brown/black, with an inch or so of sticky brown head that leaves sheets of lacing down the glass.

S- Very roasty. Rye bread, hot chocolate mix, vanilla bean and a touch of anise.

T/M-Flavors of spicy rye push against soft, lush
chocolate sweetness. Secondary flavors of candi sugar, maple syrup, dark roasted malts and licorice create a satisfying push and pull of sweet and roasty/spicy flavors. I like when a beer is complex enough to challenge your attention span. Thick and viscous, with a dry bitter chocolate finish.

D-A very good rendition of the style, and one I will probably revisit in the future.

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Photo of gford217
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of Brad007
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
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!

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Photo of rarbring
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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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Photo of baggio
4.05/5  rDev 0%
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!

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Rugporter from Amager Bryghus
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.