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Hr. Frederiksen | Amager Bryghus

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4.09/5
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297 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,759
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
297
pDev:
7.58%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Brent
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very chocolate-forward Russian Imperial Stout, with all the heft associated with the style. Dark and semi-sweet chocolate, laced with espresso notes. Some lightly charred notes lurk in the background. Alcohol is a bit warming, but no boozy notes. Overall a very well done RIS.

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Photo of donactive
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of crusian
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had this bottle last night when I was drinking... I do remember it being extremely smooth, almost like a milk stout. So creamy. The ABV on it it VERY well hidden. now that I see it is 10.5% wow. find it, buy it. totally worth a try. Sorry this is short. didnt want to gyp the review on it, as it was really good... but ended up doing it anyway.

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Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was served from the tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. The beer arrived in a 3/4 sized snifter and glowed the deepest chocolate brown. Due to the full pour there was only a half inch tall head of creamy tan bubbles. Carbonation appeared average, and no sediment was noted. The nose filled with the deepest char and smoke. There was raw dark chocolate, chalk, light honey, steely yeast and coffee, and soft lactic heavy creamer. On the back came some tart strawberry sweetness and hollow booze. Our first impression was that there was a smoky flavoring, but the feel was beautifully and surprisingly light. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with deeply smoked chocolate malts and white sugar sweetness. Soy sauce saltiness and fusel booze mixed in, both cutting and enhancing the big dark maltiness. The peak hit with booze and black cherries, lime rind bitterness, and sour lactics. The finish was all about the malts, with raw charcoal, chipped smoked hickory, metallic coffee beans, and tinny yeast bitterness. Despite all this, the finish was soft and soothing. The aftertaste breathed of that same char and smoke, coffee and raw chocolate, and general raw malt bitterness. The body was medium, yet soft and syrupy, while the carbonation was medium. The mouth was coated with wet cream and froth, but really it stayed nicely light to the touch. Ultimately the mouth was left dried, with a boozy juiciness down the tongue. The abv was appropriate, and the beer sipped rather slowly.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the contrast between the huge taste profile and the even, soft feel. There was nice sip to it, but most surprisingly it was light for the style, but appropriately so. All the smoke, booziness, and malts were there in the nose and the taste, but it was kept very drinkable by not being bogged down with heaviness. This is a must-try beer.

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Photo of kevinlater
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into my trusty brandy snifter glass. best before july 2019, enjoyed on october 19, 2014

a: black as night with about half a finger of light brown- or tan-hued head. all high-abv stouts look the same man. but i love it. so 4.5 it is

s: my face isn't anywhere near the glass but i can smell notes of chocolate. taking a proper sniff with my nose in the glass, this beer is just hugely rich. massive caramel and dark chocolate right away. slight, non-invasive hints of alcohol. burnt/roasted malts and licorice as well

t: roasted malt, cocoa/dark chocolate, and caramel in the front. licorice and prune-like dark fruits follow. piney, earthy, slightly citrus-fruity moderate hop bitterness in the middle along with some coffee notes. finishes moderately dry and woody with a bit of an alcohol bite, which all work together to help keep the decadence on a leash

m: medium-to-full body with mild carbonation. slightly sticky

o: an indulgent, rich, and delicious imperial stout

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Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Martine
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
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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Photo of Robomunky
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Don't drink too fast! It gets even better as it warms. Nice light brown head, great mouthful. A top five coffee stout for me.

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Photo of Tone
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of cherry, hint of chocolate, hint of hops, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of a Russian Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, alcohol, hint of hop, hint of coffee, hint of chocolate, and a hint of wood. Overall, good appearance, blend, body, and complexity.

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Photo of Nick3
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer is pitch black with a frothy head that lingers. Nice lacing down the glass. Smell is chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Really great nose to this one. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate with coffee bitterness in the finish. Full bodied with ample carbonation for the style. Alcohol is present but doesn't overpower the beer, however, the beer definitely fills you up and you'll be feeling it by the end.

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Photo of MBrausen
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a CSB sniffer.

A. Pours a deep black with a light caramel head, 1-2mm thick that fades to a thin ring.

S. Smells of peat, milk chocolate, toffee, and mild coffee. All reasonably blended and equal.

T. Tastes of bitter chocolate, and strong toffee overtones. Very malty and rich. Finishes with a lighter chocolate and slight vanilla.

M. Medium body, light taste. A little coarse with a smooth dry finish.

O. I really like this beer. The toffee isn't excessive, it is well balanced and packed full of flavor. It is very smooth to drink, but finishes dry making you always want another sip. This is a very good beer I would recommend anyone try.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t8dd
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Global Brew. Hefty aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt. Poured jet black with a thick tan head, some retention and good lacing. Deep, rich flavors-chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Smooth on the palate. Long finish. Really nice stout.

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Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 297 ratings
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