Hr. Frederiksen | Amager Bryghus

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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
Ratings:
289
Reviews:
126
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
7.56%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Everydayoff
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Very deep brown to almost tar black as a showcase, the pour builds up thick creamy tan head that withstands with good retention before slowly collapsing to a long-lasting frothy layer on the surface and leaving lots of sticky lacing. There are lots of small and big sediment upon the pour.

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.

The taste is of course dominated by all those malt flavors of coffee, cocoa, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, candy, smoothness from oat, charred, burnt bread, and roasted together with licorice and hop profile with its crisp citrus, pine, and big grassy bitterness. Hop character here is big and bold in order to balance the intensity of malt.

The body is rather full with slight stickiness and moderate carbonation that generates smooth mouthfeel through the palate. The overall feeling is not too thin or too hefty but quite balance to carry all the things well. Finish is pleasantly dry.

This big Stout has vast array of malty goodness extensively ranging from burnt bread, roasted, charred, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel, also with rich and intense Centennial hop profile. Alcohol is well hidden making it good for sipping.

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Photo of JavierGC
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.19/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one was just too earthy and roasty for me. It pours a black color with a firm 1 finger head. The aromas are of chalk, roasted malts, and smoked ash. The flavors are practically earth, blood, and roast. Feel is pretty dry and moderately carbonated. I didn't care much for it, I'd gladly pass next time.

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Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
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 biboergosum
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
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 Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
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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Photo of Bruno74200
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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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chico1985
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Daniellobo
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ikidunot
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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