Hr. Frederiksen | Amager Bryghus

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4.09/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,956
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
300
pDev:
7.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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500 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before July 2019. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours inky black, producing just under an inch of frothy, beige-coloured head. Average retention, with most of the head having wilted away within a few minutes' time; a few rings of messy lacing are deposited, but a bubbly cap is the sole eventual remnant. Treacle, cocoa, licorice root/anise and milk chocolate on the nose, with just a hint of coffee beans and marshmallow. Enticing aroma, but nothing out of the ordinary for this style.

This stout throws you right into the deep end from the get-go, with molasses and burnt sugar sweetness that is soon joined by robust roasted malt character. Cocoa and black coffee both come to mind - emphasis on the former, as this one almost has a bit of a chocolate pudding/mousse feel to the flavour, along with just a hint of raisin. Bitter tones dominate the back-end - more herbal anise/licorice root, with roasty astringency and some ethanol warmth carried into the aftertaste. Medium-full in body, with gentle carbonation levels and a velvety-smooth mouthfeel that leaves the lips feeling sticky. It's definitely very good - not perfect, but this is the sort of beer where everything comes together so well that I feel no compelling urge to go digging for nits to pick.

Final Grade: 4.2, a worthwhile A-. Hr. Frederiksen is a fabulous imperial stout that really hits the spot. As I said before, it's not flawless - the mouthfeel, though fairly generous, could stand to be a bit more viscous. But other than that, this is a seriously good stout that I would not hesitate to recommend to others. It is rich-flavoured, yet outstandingly well-balanced. Hopefully I'll run across a few more bottles in the future, because Hr. Frederiksen has an appointment with my cellar.

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Bottle from Santa, thanks for the opportunity!
Solid black with a frothy tan head that persists forever. Creamed coffee roastiness with bits of bitter chocolate and some smoke and warming alcohol. Very nicely made stout!

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Hr. Frederiksen from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 300 ratings