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Black Nitro - Amager Bryghus

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BA SCORE
86
very good

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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A - A beautiful black colored beer with a nice beige head that quickly disappears. If the beer is hold against the light it gives away its deep red color.

S - A nice smell of beer motor oil, heavy roasted malts, a thick sweet scent and the distant smell of piny hops, lemon and oranges.

T - The beer is quite dry in taste. The hop is prominent and gives a bitter taste what makes it also fresh. The taste is complex and it is definitely worth a compliment. Flavors of lemon and orange are pretty subtle present.

M - Thinner in body than the scent suggests. The carbonation is low and fits perfectly with the beer. The bitter aftertaste is long smoldering.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Appears a hazy dark mahogany with a small tan head that never really fades away. Tons of scattered lacing is left around the glass.
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A: Pitch black body with a large light brown head that recedes quickly.

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The beer is black, possibly with a hint of brown, the head rather light, tan. Receding slowly and leaving lots of lacing.

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Black Nitro from Amager Bryghus
86 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.