Hr. Frederiksen | Amager Bryghus

Hr. FrederiksenHr. Frederiksen
BA SCORE
90.5%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 294 ratings
Hr. FrederiksenHr. Frederiksen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,676
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
294
Liked:
266
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
7.58%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
28
Trade:
1
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Reviews by CooperEllis:
Photo of CooperEllis
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In a box from GRG1313 - one of the many 'send me a label' boxes he's posted - that included Foothills Baltic Porter and vintage AleSmith Speedway Stout , this bottle more than held it's own. Thanks to GRG1313 for an amazing box of beer as well.

Rich flavor is malt-heavy with a lot of bitter chocolate. The mouthfeel is perhaps a bit watery at the end. Not 100% on the year this was bottled, but it's possible it just spent a little to long in the cellar. Doesn't impact the drinkability, but dings the overall score a shade.

Enjoyed this at just below room temp, and both the aroma and the flavor were robust enough to warrant a long, slow session with this bottle. Thoroughly enjoyed this and was reminded that finding a nice, simple, stout isn't always easy in the current market.

Also, there is zero chance you would peg this at 10.5%. I didn't believe the site and double-checked. Remarkably smooth and no trace of booze.

(203rd)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JamFuel
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

The smell is rich with roasted coffee, cocoa and a bit of tar. I feel a slight hint of figs somewhere as well.

The taste starts with lots of creamy coffee, and is a bit sweeter than I expected. There is a vinous quality to this, that I usually get from quads. Warming booze on the finish.

Medium bodied and smooth, I would have liked a bit more viscosity.

Overall, a terrific Impy, that has a pretty unique quality in the slightly vinous texture. I really enjoyed this, but a 500 ml bottle is a bit much to down in one sitting, by one self.

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Photo of Digimaika2
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(3.75) A: Pitch black with a sizeable mocha coloured head that recedes quickly to a ring.

(3.75) S: Dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, caramel, dates, figs, plums, and cherries. The chocolate is bold upfront and rich but other aromas aren’t quite as potent as I was hoping for and require a bit of digging for me. There is a nice herbal aroma to this.

(4.0) T: Similar to aroma – herbal bitterness (anise-like) with a very malty taste. Again, dark chocolate is forefront with harmonizing sticky dark fruits and dried figs and dates. There is a nice caramel quality here but this leans to the bitter and dry side. Alcohol is considerably well hidden.

(4.25) M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Incredibly rich, creamy and sticky. Excellent.

(4.0) D: This is a very good imperial stout. The dark chocolate and herbal bitterness complement each other very well.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

just more proof that we dont need a barrel or vanilla beans to make a massive and truly mellow and delicious imperial stout. this is classic, but a little different than the american ones, tons of body but not with all the sappy sugary texture. i love that, its almost dry in the end, dark chocolate and chocolate malt team up with maybe even some dark wheat for a really interesting flavor and ingredient profile that is distinct to this beer. after trying the mikkeller collaborations, i had to have this. it almost has a coffee flavor on the front end, but there is also very little bitterness. just grain done right, and i admire the seemingly simplistic nature of this beer, as well as its well hidden alcohol content and its price point. full bodied but not sticky and palate coating, different in that way. i wish for perhaps just a bit more carbonation, or at least carbonation retention, it seems flat after just a few minutes. opens up with temperature, this is a beer for a big wide snifter and a couple of lazy yet contemplative hours.

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Photo of Shemmy
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am a newbie with Imperial Stouts, but this one dispelled any doubt created by what were almost certainly some bad bottles I bought from shops in Thailand that don't know or care about storing them properly.

I was a bit nervous about this one. People say its like getting punched in the face by some big lunk from Denmark named Hr. Fredricksen or something. Not at all. A wonderful bitter chocolate coffee experience following a sweet smooth initial layer. Perhaps Hr. Fredricksen decided not punch me and give me a nice cup of coffee, a whiskey and a chocolate mousse. Usually we get the bitter flavors pretty quick with many stouts, but this the bitterness comes in later and saves you from getting queasy on the initial sweetness. The alcohol worked very nicely to add depth and facilitate the whole range of slight hints of fruits and flowers.

Given the heavy amounts of malts and such that are used to make imperials, I would guess that this beer might have a similarly heavy syrupy mouth feel. Not at all, in fact I thought it could be more interesting if it were a bit heavier, but this is not a complaint.

I am getting a bit weary of quads and this was a nice refreshing change. Wonderful beer, I would definitely reach for it again if I had the chance.

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Photo of khoff5
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -DF-
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with a medium height beige head with good retention. Roasted malts, dark cherries, cocoa, dark chocolate. Soft mouthfeel and perfectly balanced flavours.

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Photo of JeffNev
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Real fruity aromas with some sweet malt mixed in.
Pours pitch black – starts with a 1" foamy tan head and dissipates to a thick foam.
Malty palate with a big chocolate flavor accented with dark unsweetened chocolate bitterness and a touch of roast.
Low carbonation yet creamy and chewy with a little dry astringency on the finish.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of primevil2
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of kwkdmk
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of chinchill
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Looks like used motor oil with a thin nibbling head that quickly dissipates.
Full thick body with moderate warmth.
Rich aroma and rich, bold flavor. Bitter - sweet, with both tastes on display. Complex roasted malt flavor with faint spicy hops.
Overall: excellent. Improved with warming.

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Photo of navband
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours black with a small light brown head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of sweet molasses backed by good amounts of roasted malts. Also present are very slight hints of anise and sweet dark chocolate.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Equal parts roasted malts and dark molasses up front are joined quickly by hints of anise. Midway through very slight hints of dark chocolate come into play, fading out into a moderately sweet ending. Mouthfeel is very good, with grainy carbonation.

Overall this was certainly on the sweeter side of stouts I’ve had from Amager, and I have to admit I prefer the drier ones they produce. Still, this is certainly their biggest offering and it’s one that’s still worth a shot.

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Photo of 05Harley
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 235, Best before 04/15

Purchased through Kracked Kettle, Netherlands

Price - $11.01 US/bomber

Appearance: Midnight black with an impressive light tan head of creamy goodness. No light penetration here, This m_ther f_ckers a black hole!!

Smell: Strong aroma of sweet malts, bitter chocolate and coffee beans.

Taste: Coffee is prominent followed by licorice, dark chocolate and a noticeable amount of alcohol in the end.

Mouthfeel: Creamy start with a slap in the face hit of bitterness. Finishes warm.

Drinkability: Finished the bottle with no hesitation. I think with a little more age on it I would be more impressed.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Overall, this is another very well-made Nordic-style (even though they claim Yankee inspiration) big-boy stout - I can't exactly delineate the differences, but they are there, and they are subtle. Whatever, odes aside, we have a nice and warming brew, one worth sipping at while avoiding the return to sub-zero temperatures outside right now.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amager Bryghus- Hr. Frederickson

A- Deep brown with an even deeper feddish hue. Thick merangue-like head leaves heavy thick lacing.
S- Thick dried fruits, vanilla, mild roast coffee beans, and cocoa powder.
T- Sweet chocolate infused black coffee. Mild hints of vanilla and a touch of prune/ raisin.
M- Big sweet and dry feel with a chalk dry finish. Mildly boozy with a bitter coffee bean bite.

Overall- A good sipper. Slight alc. touch livens this 1 up.

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Photo of Mar02x
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on Tap at Borefts beer festival.

A - Pours a deep, deep Ebony color, with absolutely no light through the glass. Has a head that reduces to a film and laces the glass.

S - Nice sweet vanilla aromas with dark fruit, oak wood and roasted malts.

T - Vanilla, cherries, figs, chocolate flavors, coffee flavors with a bitter finish. Very, very nice.

M - Smooth but not sticky with a medium to full body, with minimal carbonation.

O - A very decent Imperial Stout, definitely worth buying.

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks so much Maria. In a word, a cup of decent coffee. Above average mouthfeel, black as coffee. Its very good as long as you realize what it is trying to do. However I am not a coffee drinker, it is a big proven stomach irritant and prefer the other qualities of an RIS as in chocolate, but I am respecting that they accomplished what they intended. It is drinkable and smooth (for a coffee beer). Had again 1.5 years later and great soapy dark colour, with spider lace. Cofee, chocolate, full mouthfeel and very drinkable.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cjgator3
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle

A- Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark black color with a tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. 

S- The aroma is fantastic. The malts are dark and roasted with a lot of chocolate in the aroma as well. 

T- The taste like the aroma starts out with the dark roasted malts. Some sweet chocolate flavors start to come in around the middle. Finally the finish features a good amount of bitter chocolate flavors. Very nice progression of flavors from beginning to end.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. The body is a little thinner than expected.

D- Overall, this is a really tasty Imperial Stout that is very drinkable considering the high ABV. Definitely worth a try!

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Beer rating: 90.5% out of 100 with 294 ratings
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