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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
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-07-2014 01:03:27 | More by Sammy
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-05-2014 20:19:39 | More by acurtis
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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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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-02-2014 18:03:47 | More by mendvicdog
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes...
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this beer received from grassrootsVT, who was partially responsible for the beer.
Appears a hazy dark mahogany with a small tan head that never really fades away. Tons of scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of cocoa, caramel, raisins, grapes, toasted nuts, bitter chocolate, and cream.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with mildly tart cherries, and gooseberries found in the background.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, creamy, biter, and lip smacking.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 00:35:53 | More by weeare138
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-23-2014 01:35:31 | More by Kelp
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Brad007

Vermont

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a sexy brownish-black with a huge brown head into my glass. Black Nitro...hell yeah!

Lots of different hop notes in the nose, especially of citrus and pine/cut grass. The malt stays in the background for this example.

Surprisingly balanced upfront with the mix of various hops. Beats out some other examples I've had recently.

You will love the mouthfeel. The hops drop off of your mouth, warming the throat. The finish? Think of a hazelnut spread on toasted bread. Very "nutty".

Highly recommended for this style.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 02:16:07 | More by Brad007
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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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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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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-27-2014 02:02:56 | More by chippo33
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-02-2014 01:15:15 | More by wrightst
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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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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well this label definately looks appealing and when the brew is poured it looks as good as the label looks it is dark black cola hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a two finger head that slowly recedes to a layer of smoggy froth across the top with an outer rim of lacing,it smells as good as it looks to with aromas of strong piney hops,mandarin,grapefruit and a tinge of liquorice,it has a nice medium bodied mouthfeel which is lively carbonated and has tastes of piney hops first up followed by some citrus zest,a tinge of toffee,black liquorice and finishes with a passionfruit,piney hop bitterness and to be quite honest i could easily drink more than one of these and will buy again without doubt.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 10:28:57 | More by ADZA
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

04-07-2014 16:43:34 | More by kscaldef
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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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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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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-23-2014 17:14:06 | More by stereosforgeeks
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rarbring

Sweden

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

The smell is dark roasted bread, dried fruits, raisins and dates.

Not much sweetness in this, burnt caramel and bread crust, many bitter notes, roasted beans.

Rather high carbonation, a smooth body and a good dry finish.

A bit heavy on the bitter hops, could be balanced with some sweetness. Storing or an accompanying sweetness could and did improve this.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 16:56:55 | More by rarbring
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-05-2014 21:45:25 | More by LoveStout
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-06-2014 18:09:08 | More by jrenihan
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-dark brown color with a light tan head and some lacing

S-dark malt,earthy, light citrus, pine, hint of orange

T-dark roasted malt, citrus, pine, light caramel, earthy, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-decent black IPA, lacks burst of flavor in the better examples

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 19:31:40 | More by MDDMD
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-27-2014 16:00:27 | More by bobv
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Black Nitro from Amager Bryghus
86 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.