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Black Nitro - Amager Bryghus

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86
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: baggio on 12-27-2009)
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stout-like head from a turbulent pour. Tan head, tons of downward movement, huge in size. Brew is absolutely black as night and opaque to boot. Head retention is very solid. Lacing is thick and fluffy.

Aroma matches what I've come to expect from a black IPA: citrus and pine, balanced against cocoa. Strong, stale malty aroma, as well.

Flavor follows the nose, with big cocoa notes hitting first (and last), and in between, soft pine and citrus coming through. Some dry earthy hoppiness in there, as well.

Mouthfeel is medium; thickly flavorful, but on the slightly thin side. Comes in between a stout and an IPA.

This could easily pass for a hoppy stout a la Storm King or Founders Imperial Stout. In fact, I'm not sure it wouldn't be better served as such; the hoppiness is very present, but the malts are front and center.

IMO, that's the difference between a high IBU stout and a black IPA: what is front and center? In this case, I'd argue it's the malts, not the hops. Either way, it's a very tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 19:05:37 | More by Roguer
More User Reviews:
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-02-2014 18:03:47 | More by mendvicdog
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wethorseblanket

California

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Shared by Roy - thanks. Collaboration with Grassroots.

A: Pours and dark brown with reddish edges under a half-inch thick off-white head which yields spotty lace.

N: Citrusy hops and dark malts.

T: Roasty, hoppy and malty. Fairly bland.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Semi-dry and bitter roasty finish.

O: A Shawn influenced black ale. Not so much.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 05:19:42 | More by wethorseblanket
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-27-2014 12:57:42 | More by ZEB89
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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -74%

06-21-2014 11:53:54 | More by ThatsThatDude
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-21-2014 02:50:13 | More by oline73
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-17-2014 00:39:39 | More by MattGrimley
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Rizzy17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-13-2014 14:10:53 | More by Rizzy17
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-09-2014 17:32:20 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-06-2014 21:09:23 | More by Boone757
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-02-2014 01:15:15 | More by wrightst
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-26-2014 02:08:34 | More by tobelerone
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-25-2014 16:24:12 | More by BGsWo22
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-19-2014 20:28:59 | More by hopsolutely
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Nearly black. Nice khaki head. Thick collar. Leggy on the swirl.

Smell - Bright grapefruit. Roasted malt. Coffee and caramel.

Taste - Lots of grapefruit, again. Roasted malt immediately. Gets very bitter. Coffee and burnt malt bitterness. Grassy hop flavor comes back and almost overpowers the roasted malt, but not quite.

Mouthfeel - Very burnt and bitter. Medium carbonation.

Overall - If you can get past the intense roast, it's really good. But it is really burnt.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 23:44:48 | More by Alieniloquium
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 16oz bottle into a Woodcock Brothers Imperial Pint. Quick Review.

Appearnce- Pitch Black. Big mocha head. lots of lacing.

Smell- Coffee, chocolate, pine, alcohol. Stouty.

Taste- Citrus hops, pine, coffee, chocolate, licorice. No booze.

Mouthfeel- Medium, lingering bitterness, no heat.

Overall- Very nicely done black IPA. Not a hoppy stout, but an actually black IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 00:42:15 | More by Seanniek91
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-05-2014 03:21:23 | More by BARFLYB
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pkalix

California

4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

beautiful black with super nice tan topper- nice and firm!
lots of hops on the smell, a little bit of the band aid smell... but kind of sweet. some malt...
taste is band aid also, a little sweet; bitter as it goes down. each successive swallow yields a little more serious malt taste yet a little bit more bitterness. almost rye-like. and yet, a little chocolate-y. overall, a very decent brew. this brewery makes a lot of different brews and imports quite a few of them to California....

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 02:34:58 | More by pkalix
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-30-2014 02:19:43 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-29-2014 14:56:52 | More by Ieatlambfries
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2014 14:27:26 | More by doremite
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into Hill Farmstead Tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with 3 fingers of tan white head. Head has a lot of staying power and slowely drops down to an uneven cap leaving plenty of thick lacing on the glass.

Smell: pine and grapefruit rind hops. roasty malts that smell more ashen than roasty.

Taste: starts off with mild bitterness that has an increasing bitterness after each sip. The beer finishes with moderate bitterness; lots of resinous pine and grapefruit rinds. Maybe even some fruitness from the hops. The malts similiar to a liquid smoke or an ashen flavor. This beer smells simliar to how it tastes, but it tastes better than it smells.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with almost moderate carbonation levels. The beer feels a little thin and watery. I like it when a black IPA has a creamy mouthfeel. This beer doesnt quite have that going for it.

Overall: Nice black black ale or black IPA whatever you want to call it! Nothing that stands out as unique, but this style seems to be a beer style that once you have tried one the rest taste the same. This reminds me of a less complex version of New Glarus Black Top; which to this point is the best example of this beer style that I have drank so far. A creamier mouthfeel would really do alot for this beer. I guess that I expected a little bit more from this beer with the Grassroots brand attached to this collaboration beer. This is my first Amager Bryghus brew that I have had, maybe Amager Bryghus had more of an influence on this beer than Grassroots did.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 01:02:08 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-28-2014 22:30:13 | More by Sarge3130
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jrand2621

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-28-2014 11:33:12 | More by jrand2621
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-23-2014 17:14:06 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Black Nitro from Amager Bryghus
86 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.