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Black Nitro - Amager Bryghus

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86
very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: baggio on 12-27-2009

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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 26
Photo of ShanePB
2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Collaboration with Grassroots Brewing. Served from the bottle

Photo of drpimento
4.53/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great looking beer, with super fresh hop aroma, and the hard to achieve clean finish in a black ipa. On the other hand, not all that much malt character. Excellent body with a little alcohol warmth. Very easy drinking.

Photo of sirsteve42
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a collaboration with grassroots, which is hill farmstead, so i really sort of thought this might have a hop profile like some of their epic beers they do up there in the green mountain state, but its not to be. still, a really tasty black ipa, but the hops just seem to be bitter, not flavorful and certainly not delicate. they seem heavily dosed, but not well enough flavored for how dense and intense the grain roast is here. maybe should have added some later kettle stuff, rather than the long boil bittering, but what do i know. i like the dry base, as big as it is, foamy and bubbly, but fuller bodied pushing porter, minus the attendant caramel malt middle. this is all dark, black as they come. the name nitro confused me a little, not that we have breweries doing nitro bottles, this might actually be suited to that format, but its standard carbon dioxide charge. i really liked this in an after dinner context, but i found the harsh bitterness a little off putting, and overly intense with the charred ashy grain base. well made beer, but not a recipe that i am particularly compelled by, and definitely coming in under expectations for the brewers involved in making it. probably still worth the ten bucks i paid for a bottle though...

Photo of thegerm87
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As the deep and dark tendencies of Amager rush over the session, they also do so with the bright and zesty aim of some Grassroots help.

Their collaborative brew is darkly translucent, showing garnet margins. As a thick blanket of foam mounts, the scent of roasted hops wash over the senses. Coffee, burnt toast and cocoa take a citrusy tone for a yin and yang attitude.

Its malty taste seem of burnt caramel, toffee and just off of molasses. Its robust roasted character trends stout-like even as the hop flavors garner attention through the middle. Pink grapefruit, lemon and sour grape link up with singed orange peel, burnt pinecone and smoky brushfire.

Its medium bodied taste seems full with the dense creamy substrate propping up the acrid roast and piquant hop bitterness. But it wavers slightly in finish to allow the hops and roast to dry the palate slightly. An after tow of cocoa and orange persist in the beer's waning moments and aftertaste.

Photo of Rick778
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scotty_J
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
3.19/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeremyScott
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Maseitz
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bought this in Burlington VT on my trip to Maine.

A- Body is a dark brown nearly black. Not uniformly translucent and when light shines through hints of ruby can be seen. Pours with a 3-4 finger foamy creme brulee head. Head slowly fades to 1/3 finger and leaves plenty of lacing behind in the glass.

S- The nose has a lot of grapefruit to offer. A lot of bitter roasted malt brings up the background. There is a nice brightness to the grapefruit tones-but the coffee ground smell is very prominent and I am on the fence about how well they blend.

T- Light notes of white grapefruit upfront with a subtle roasted malt backbone. The finish is all bitter hop resin and roasted malt bitterness with a hint of pine. The resinous and roasted malt bitterness lingers on and on.

M- Carbonation is medium and not assaulting The body is relatively smooth and oily. This is very well done and where I taste the Hill influence .

O- Black ales can really be hit or miss as the typical IPA and porter or stout don't really blend well. I have had some great ones and some bad ones. This one is pretty much a miss but I really respect the bright citrus/grapefruit tones to this as well as the great mouthfeel. I guess its worth a try but I'm really not into it. The bitterness is too much.

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BobbyDigitali
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TheBrk
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Pitch black with a three finger high, beige, head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Roasted malt, milk, sweet licorice, dark chocolate, citrus hops, very hoppy and fruity!

Taste: Grapefruit, coffee, roasted malt as in the nose, pine, bitter lemon peel and more malt.

Mouth: Medium body. A little thin but then black IPA tends to be that way.

Overall: A really good black IPA but not all the way up with the stars!

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Black Nitro from Amager Bryghus
86 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.