Hr. Frederiksen | Amager Bryghus

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Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2008

BEER STATS
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289
Reviews:
126
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
7.56%
 
 
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Photo of SLeffler27
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A black stout with half inch, dark chestnut, creamy head. There is some carbonation and some sediment. Surprisingly little lace is left, especially given the long duration of the head.

Roasted malt followed by chocolate syrup and a background of coffee. There are also suggestions of molasses and light lime.

Hr. Frederiksen has a sharp hop bitterness which is quite unexpected: bold and upfront. There are notes of sherry with lots of dark grain, perhaps pumpernickel. The finish is long and bitter, like chocolate tar. Warmth serves this one well by mellowing its edges.

A full body with a velvety texture and soft carbonation. Astringency is quite high, especially in the long dry finish. Additionally there are some metallic notes.

There is a lot going on here, unfortunately, not all harmoniously. Still, this would be enjoyable with a cigar or beef stew.

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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 JMBSH
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of deac83
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of byronic
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of facesnorth
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AaronBurr
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of SilentSabre
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours up absolutely black with no light passing though. Two finger thick head subsides to one finger thick head in about 30 seconds, but holds that thickness for quite a while. This looks very nice indeed.
Smell is oatmeal cookie dough, chocolate, and a little bit of whiskey; very tempting.
While there certainly is a nice little collection of nuances in the flavour, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and such, there is quite alot of booze in the mouth on this one. This drinks every bit the advertised 10,5%. This is also hopped with Centennial, which I really do not care for in big stouts such as this. Still, a very good stout nevertheless.
Mouthfeel is solid, thick, and heavy, just as it should be in a big Russian Imperial. Not quite as chewy and assertive as I'd hoped and given the strength of the alcohol in this one, but nearly.
Given the abv on this one, plus the fact that is contains Centennial, I personally give the drinkability of this "average" at best.
Still a hell of a stout and well crafted, indeed, just not exactly my ideal stout.

*Note* It is also worth mentioning that this stout has much more sediment and debris in it than I have ever seen in any other stout. Interesting.

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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 devilfluff
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of KFBR392
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours with a light to medium body. Finger of head on the pour and had a thin layer of lacing on the edges of the glass while drinking. Low active carbonation in the glass while drinking.

Smell: Coffee and big potent hops jump out right away. Definitely a sweet malt character with a light roasted character to it. So hop forward though, reminds me a lot of Founders Imperial Stout.

Taste: Mossy, oaky, hop front attacks the palate immediately. Slight medicinal, synthetic malt character. Earthy hops continue to tingle throughout drinking. Light roasted coffee malt flavor. Palate is saturated and exhausted by this brew.

Mouthfeel: heavy and challenging for the palate. Strong hop character rides throughout.

Overall: Definitely hit it with trying to create an American stout. Huge hop profile with medium to light malt character. Mossy earthiness rides throughout..

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
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 JDV
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle generously shared by miketd. Thanks dude!
Pours black with a light, thin tan head. Smell is rich roasty and hoppy. Very nice and balanced. Very hoppy, roasty and sharp flavor. Somewhat medium to rich bodied with soft carbonation. Very solid beer.

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Photo of illidurit
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark black with slightly brown corners and a small but dense tan head. Roasty chocolate/coffee aroma, typical. Flavor is extremely roasted, tending toward burnt, with ashes and coffee and dark chocolate galore. Once the palate acclimates to the crushing roasted bitterness, some complex caramel, chocolate and alcohol notes come through. Big and bruising on the tongue, slick at times.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of Crosling
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I don't know what it is about Danish dark beers, but many seem to have really impressive viscosity. Black color, with a full dark brown head. Very nice nose, which hints of coffee bean, brown sugar and roast. Chew on it quite a bit and some marvelous flavors are revealed, but overall, it's just not as characterful as some of my favorite Danish Imperials. Very nice on the mid-palate with chocolate-like flavors but the finish is short, overly roasty and bitter.

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Photo of SFLpunk
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to freud for this one! 500mL brown glass pry-top bottle imported into Quebec. Batch #300, best before 09.2015

Pours super black and super thick with some moderate tan head. Aroma is full of dense, black coffee, some earthy bark notes, and some dark/unsweetened chocolate notes. Palate is a little prickly with alcohol, sticky sweet but then the bitterness comes in and straightens everything out. Lacking in carbonation but not completely devoid of it. Long finish.

Notes: It's a tasty Impy stout. Not the best, but pretty good.

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Photo of 05Harley
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
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 mdagnew
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle bought online from the Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam...

Poured pretty much pitch black even when held up to the light... Dirty burnt brown head poured thick and foamy then faded fairly quickly to decent thickish covering.. lots of patchy sticky lacing...

Aroma - Roasted chocolate maltiness, strong charred coffee beans, leathery and slightly sooty, toasted bread, burnt toffee, treacle, earthy / cardboard hints, roasted nuts, some sticky plum fruitiness, black cherries, some alcohol just noticeable...

Taste - Lots of charred roasted dark chocolate malt bitterness, sooty, some piney hops, very earthy, strong espresso coffee, dried coffee grains, toasted nutty sweetness, some treacle, faint anise...

Feel - Smooth initially then a spritzy sharpness come through... full bodied... fairly drinkable for a 10.5% brew...

Overall - A pretty good Impy stout... definitely worth a try...

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Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
4.1 out of 5 based on 289 ratings.
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