Hr. Frederiksen
Amager Bryghus

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Amager Bryghus
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,505
Ranked #6,344
4.1 | pDev: 7.56%
May 09, 2022
Mar 08, 2008
Hr. FrederiksenHr. Frederiksen
Notes: When poured into the glass you will instantly sense that Hr. Frederiksen is a gentleman with both potency and a huge personality. Dark as Hr. Frederiksen's humor, this imperial stout is inspired by the American imperial stouts with it's dense and creamy light brown head that leaves nice lacings in the glass while the head reluctantly dissipates. We are willing to admit that we went crazy with the malts in this beer. A massive 8 different types of malts were used, and it is the dark and heavily roasted ones that give the beer it's color and almost extreme full body - this is almost a meal in a bottle. The bitterness is also delivered by the heavily roasted malts backed up by the American Centennial hops. Oh yes, Hr. Frederiksen is an experience which should be enjoyed slowly, but in return he will last all night warming you with his alcohol and challenging charm. We have named this beer after a good friend, without whom, Amager Bryghus would not be what it is today.
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
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500ml bottle poured into a snifter.

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In a nose, it is led by roasted malt together with coffee, cocoa, and chocolate. Then it is caramel, vanilla, licorice, burnt bread, oat smoothness, charred, and candy. Hop is significant with its spice, pine, and citrus.

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Pours jet black, with half a finger of brown head. The foam quickly disappears, leaving a lot of lacing.

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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
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500ml bottle - a nice ode to a friend who helped them build their brewery, if I'm to believe the marketing screed on the label.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with scant red-cola basal edges, and one zaftig finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly light brown head, which leaves some dense distant tree copse lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of bittersweet chocolate, caramel/toffee malt, some further exotic treacle-like sweetness, weak cafe-au-lait, Scandihoovian licorice candies, an indistinct dark orchard fruitiness, and some plain leafy, musty, and herbal green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, brown sugar syrup, a faint damp ashiness, dry cocoa powder, acrid coffee beans, stale cream, still muddled raisin and plum fruity notes, spicy anise, and more earthy, weedy, and slightly perfumed floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly benign in its simplistic frothiness, the body a solid medium-heavy weight, and sort of smooth, as the char takes a toll here, as well as a simmering, yet not quite exploding alcohol astringency. It finishes off-dry, just, as the malt falters, and the hops, coffee, and boozy essences swarm.

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Rated by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Alweer een topper van Amager, lekker zoete stout!
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L - Black with almost no head

S - Quite off on the smell, a bit of coffee

T - wow, I wasn't expecting that complex and intense taste after the low profile smell. This is a lot about coffee, a bit about cocoa powder. There is a good hop balance (earthy notes plus some pine). It's not boozy even if the alcohol wraps up the entire thing. Some vinous notes are there with some red berries
M - Quite thick with a lower carbonation

O - A great RIS. One of the best I've had
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Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
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