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Black Nitro - Amager Bryghus

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very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: baggio on 12-27-2009

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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 25
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3.08/5  rDev -20%
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.

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3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really just a ton of hops in the aroma. Piney, citrus, little marijuana, peach/mango, little pineapple. Tastes very hoppy as well. A lot of pine-citrus, hints of peach and mango. Good amount of bitterness. I just noticed a very slight hint of caramel that snuck in mid-way through. I'm really only noticing a light roasty quality in the aftertaste; really the only appearance of the "black" half of this other than the color. Maybe I need to let it warm more. I never know how to drink a black IPA, as I prefer IPA's colder and dark beers a fair amount warmer. Anyway, this easily falls way more on the IPA side flavor and aroma-wise.

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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured vigorously into a lost abbey teku.

A: Pitch black body with a large light brown head that recedes quickly.

S: Citrus and pine followed by potent cocoa. Less hop forward than I would have expected but inviting nonetheless.

T: Light citrusy hops upfront, with bitter chocolate and coffee notes dominating. Assertive bitterness.

M: Light/medium body with an oily, mouth coating texture. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

O: Decent example of a black ipa. Dark malt flavors are definitely more prevalent than other examples of the style with hops taking a back seat. Bitterness was a tick high for the amount of hop flavor present.

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Black Nitro from Amager Bryghus
86 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.