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The Sinner Series-Pride - Amager Bryghus

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BA SCORE
87
very good

32 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 16.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADZA on 06-18-2013)
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SmashPants:
Photo of SmashPants
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: a tall 500mL dark brown bottle with a fantastically artistic label.

Appearance: pours dark in the glass - absolute black. Not a hint of highlights even around the edges. An incredibly solid tan head settles to a one-finger with excellent retention and lacing. About as good as it gets.

Aroma: roasted malts dominate with coffee and chocolate, some heavy yeasts and a touch of anise. A bit subdued however.

Taste: unlike a lot of Imperial Stouts, this one has no heavy fruit or spices - it is mainly based on roast malts. Coffee, cocoa and grain with anise, and some of that 10% ABV shines through.

Aftertaste: the flavours carry through nicely - there is some oily smoothness to the aftertaste.

Mouth feel: wonderfully thick and full thanks to an intense fine sediment that lingers throughout the profile.

Overall: one of the best (albeit the most expensive) beers I have had to date. The lack of fruit and spice has not denied it complexity, but rather the intensity and focus on roast malts, molasses, anise and chocolate has produced a mouth-wateringly amazing stout.

SmashPants, Jan 08, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mverity, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

aztraz, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DCgolfpro, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing chalice, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. The head retention is pretty good, and there's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, dark fruit, and some coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some molasses, vanilla, and a bit of licorice flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's smooth, creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a pretty good imperial stout. Definitely worth picking up if you come across some. $9.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black carol stout with a nice large foamy brown color head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some black chocolates notes and light dry notes are quite enticing. Taste is also a very solid mxi between some dry roasted malt with light smooth black chocolates with alight dry hoppy finish. Body is full with somewhat of a creamy texture with no apparent alcohol. Solid interpretation of the style but I still prefer some of the other imperial stout brewed by the same brewer.

Phyl21ca, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of ZenBiscuits
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

ZenBiscuits, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.64/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. Snifter glass. Intense chocolate & underneath alcohol aromas as cap is removed. Pure black color. Brownish tan is creamy, slowly dissipated & leaves some lacing. Fresh aroma shows dark bitter cocoa & milk chocolate, rounded by herbal notes & ripe citric on the back. Slight dark fruits are also displayed to the nose. Creamy upfront with roasted & caramel notes as well as toffee & gentle alcohol. Full body. Soft carbonation. Viscous & creamy mouthfeel. Subtle notes of licorice & herbal bitterness with a point of cumin in the middle are joined by dark cocoa flavor linger into a sweet/bitter finish where resinous hop arises & leaves a dried sensation. Heat through the throat, some fruity & caramel hues on the aftertaste. Flavorful & gentle drinkability. Amazing balance at this masterpiece !! A great all-terrain beer that could be perfectly paired with Mexican fajitas – chili, chicken, onion & beans- or Panetone cake as well. Or simply alone for a long & paused drink, naturally. (Batch 512. BF10/2017).

GONZALOYANNA, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Jholcomb
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Jholcomb, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hyperionecta, May 25, 2014
Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

mklisz, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of BelgianBeerPope
4/5  rDev +1.8%

BelgianBeerPope, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of ElviraS
5/5  rDev +27.2%

ElviraS, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of leitmotif
4/5  rDev +1.8%

leitmotif, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a sinful flavor like this, who wants to be good? Amager's Pride is a hearty Imperial Stout with all the roasty, malty and sweet boozy flavors in tact. Its those basic attributes that keeps the beer growing, sip after sip.

Its dark appearance is nothing short of espresso- black with little to suggest anything but, even its creamy lather that amounts on top reinforce a coffee-type of pour. Its light lace is of broken rings as the gravity of the beer seems to impede better froth and cling.

Its sweet espresso scent is quite unique- toffee, caramel, roast and toast all align on the nose to give a biscotti, vanilla wafer, and chocolate scent. As the undertow of dark-roast coffee plays out underneath, it nutty weave offers an earthy counterpart to its hearty sweet scent.

Rich to taste, the milky and velvety sweetness greets the mouth with extended-cooked toffee, molasses, burnt caramel in all their decadent sweetenss. But above that are the roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and grilled nuts to give the beer's taste a complex sweetness that props up the beer's roast and fruit. A forward vinous twang of plumb and grape lurks in the background as the ale finishes warm, rummy and smooth.

"Pride" is a boastful Stout that showcases as much sweetness as it does of roast. If this is the brewer intent, then that goal was reached with uttermost pride, but without becoming prideful.

BEERchitect, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ajzy, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

zeff80, May 24, 2014
Photo of KyleStanton
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

KyleStanton, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Opaque, chocolately, very dark brown color, with a fine, creamy, dark tan head and heavy lacing.

Aroma: Meaty smoke mixed with dark roasted coffee, milk chocolate, and bitter cocoa.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The full body and creamy texture carry sweeter-than-expected flavors of vanilla, maple syrup, and steamed milk. The earthy, intense, bitterness in the finish counters the sweet flavors on the tongue, and tastes like coffee grounds. That meaty, smoky aroma comes through in the flavor profile as well, adding a savory character to the entire drink that helps to mesh the sweet and bitter.

Final Word: Highly recommended! This was a very complex and interesting brew, with an entertaining variety of flavors that, when taken together, feel distinctly like a breakfast meal (a carnivorous one) wrapped up in a beer. The meaty smoke, sweet, steamed milk and maple syrup, earthy, bitter coffee grounds, and cocoa all seem to have places on your breakfast table, right down to the vanilla flavored coffee creamer! The only reason anyone should approach this beer with caution is if you don’t have much of a tolerance for the bitterness in the finish. It is a particularly intense bitterness, as it feels like raw coffee grounds, so it has the potential of turning some drinkers away, or confusing them as the beer flip-flops between pancakes with syrup, and slugs of espresso. Anyone and everyone else, however, should jump at the chance to try this one!

Louisville-Beer-Reviews, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

DonFrap, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

amano_h, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of ADZA
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm definitely in the mood for this its cold as could be tonight and thought I crack this by the fire and it pours a dark black as night hue with a one finger khaki head that disappears as soon as u blink and leaves a nice rim of lacing too,the smell is dark fruits,roasted malts,booze,charcoal and dark chocolate,the mouthfeel is full bodied with above moderate carbonation and the taste is something else just what I was looking for tonight it's dark chocolate,roasted malts,dark fruits,a touch of milky coffee and finished with a solid herbal bitterness that puts everything into order and overall I love it and I know they boiled it for six hours but man for a beer of high ABV it's nowhere to be found and this is such a easy drinker border lining on greatness with a few adjustments just what I was up for cheers.

ADZA, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

PEIhop, May 05, 2014
Photo of Killoran
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Motor oil with a reddish-brown fringe in the right light.
Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, earth, bread,
Taste: Sweet, dark malt, sweet-ripened dates
Mouthfeel: midway between effervescent and foamy.
Overall: Great. Maybe a bit too sweet for what I want in my Imperials, but I really do like it a lot.

Acids and tannins are both mid-level. I feel both dryer out on my taste buds, and wet in the rest of my mouth as I salivate. Pretty sure the west coast IPA I had before this did some damage to tonights palate, so I’m getting more bitterness than is probably here.

Killoran, Apr 17, 2014
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The Sinner Series-Pride from Amager Bryghus
87 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.