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Style:
American Imperial Porter
Ranked #125
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,963
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 10.05%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
97
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Reviews by bylerteck:
Photo of bylerteck
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Black pour with a creamy mocha head at one finger. Nice alcoholic film of lace and a film of retention.

S - Some rye. Roast, chocolate, grain.

T - You can definitely pick up on the rye, and it's especially present in the finish. Lot's of chocolate.

M - Mild carbonation. Full body and a rye/roasty finish.

O/D - Not a big rye presence, which is good b/c I don't typically enjoy the harsh spiciness of it. Good complexity and depth on this though. Another good one from the Danes.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a glorious appearance with jet black body, dark tan creamy head that is very thick, and gobs of lace as the beer goes down in my dimpled mug. Nose has a thick nougatey-roasty aroma to it, like a liquified Three Muskateers bar. Palate offers a nice dark chocolately sweetness up front with good body, earthy/hearty rye grain influence, followed by roasty flavors and bitterness from the hops to round it out somewhat nicely. Finishes with licorice and dark butterscotch. Pleasure to drink.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a dark black color porter with a large light brown foamy head with good retention with some lacing. Aroma of rich black chocolate malt notes with light spicy notes. Taste is also dominated by rich chocolatey malt notes with light dry roasted malt notes and light peppery notes in the finish. Body is quite full with some creamy notes with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Light green hoppy notes are also detectable but very subtle. Enjoyable porter with nice level of drinkability but falling a bit short on the complexity side.

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Photo of TerryW
3.39/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark walnut brew under a moderate head. Head settles to a heavy, long-lived film. Gives u lots and lots of spotty, patchy lace on the way down. A good looking beer.

Lots of sugar and alcohol in the nose. Alongside chocolate, licorice, treacle. Primarily chocolate syrup.

Sweet and syrupy to taste. Some dark sweet fruit to start. Biting cocoa, very bitter underneath the sweetness. Less licorice on the palate than the nose.

Decent enough, but too much lingering bitterness for my taste. Headed towards the extreme edge of things.

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Photo of ubufan2112
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with good head retention and lacing. The is attractive, showing considerable dark chocolate and licorise. Flavors replicate the nose in this full flavor porter. Also, I pick up some leather and hoppy bitterness in the finish that is attractive. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full in this fairly sweet porter. Drinkability is OK in this beer, though the sweetness and licorise wear on me after a while. Still, this is a pretty nice beer from Amager

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to @laituegonflable for the bottle.

Pours a pretty pleasantly dark and rich borwn colour, leavened at the edges, but otherwise pretty heavy and opaque. Head is foamy and crispy, but formed of very large bubbles, giving a honeycomb effect the the top of the beer. Decent sheeting lace, and there's obviously some heft to the body. Not a bad look, all up.

Nose is roast and dark, with a very decent smoke character and a touch of something quintessentially Scandinavian. It's the darkness, the bleakness or the rusticity. It's thin and crisp, but also dark and redolent. Very nice.

Taste is dark and chalky, with a big bitterness that comes across like a fine powder of espresso. I like the roastiness that comes across in a really big porter, combined with the lightness of body, which lulls you into the sense that you could drink quite a lot of it. It's really dark and very roasted, but the lightness in the body pleasantly brings it back.

Very decent brew. All the elements come together very pleasantly, to give a really robusty flavoured but surprisingly drinkable 8.5% ABV brew. The rye probably adds its own subtle complexities, but by the end you don't care—it's a well-integrated and very tasty porter on its own.

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Photo of drpimento
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer, if perhaps a little overdone; could have been great. I let it warm a bit out of the fridge. Poured with a beautiful, thick, creamy huge, fluffy, tan head with brown highlights. Color is an opaque very dark brown. Aroma is dark roasty malts, overripe dark fruit, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is about the same as nose but with sharp edges. Alcohol stands out. Finish is like flavor and long. Not a session.

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Photo of jspruit
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of biegaman
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amager Rye Porter pours an opaque, deep brown with sticky, shotgun spray foam. The last few ounces were thick as mud and made the complexion correspondingly murky; there's such an abundance of sediment that the bottom of the bottle looks like a solar eclipse.

Amager is Danish but this porter, for all intents and purposes, is American. It has a hoppiness prominent enough to smell of pine bark and minty greens; if I didn't know any better I'd guess this was brewed in the Pacific Northwest. It smells like a milk chocolate peppermint paddy.

The palate, like the aroma, has an abundance of coffee-and-cream flavour, firm notes of spiced chocolate and roasted hazelnut, but what's most appreciated (by my taste buds at least) is the leafy, herbal, pine-accented hoppiness. Rye also adds a distinctive peppercorn-like spice to an otherwise dark, roasty, cocoa-accented brew.

The hops have a rosemary-like savoriness and the malts flavours of custard, chocolate and vanilla reminiscent of crème brûlée as well a coffee-like roast; it's one part sweet, one part savory and entirely rich. A classic dessert beer candidate but might also suit a juicy grilled steak.

Amager Rye Porter reminds me of some of my favourite American porters (and a couple stouts even) plus offers a little spicy something extra - there's not too many guys in the business that make dark beers so simultaneously hoppy and roasty, gratifyingly rich and easily approachable.

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Photo of baggio
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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A: Dark brownish with a very generous and creamy head.

S: Roasted malts, Rye, Soy sauce, and a hint of alcohol.

T: Roasted malt, Rye, Chocolate, Alcohol, Hint of vanilla.

M: Very filling and creamy. Starts out sweet but end with a nice kick of hops. Medium carbonation.

A very good ryeporter indeed. Filling and smooth and properly balanced with hops. Perfect bitterness for a porter!

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; best before June 2016. While I've had plenty of macro crap from Denmark over the years, I think this is the first true Danish craft beer I've had the pleasure of trying. Served slightly chilled, and poured into a mug.

Pours black as night, topped with two fingers of frothy, bubbly, extremely resilient beige-coloured head. It seeps away in an excruciatingly slow fashion, coating the glass with a honeycomb pattern of lacing as it does so. This is one of the finest-looking beers I've had in weeks. Nice aroma, too - a tempting blend of roasted malts, rye, dark cherries and chocolate, with lesser notes of coffee, licorice, alcohol and smoke. Alright, I gotta taste this stuff.

This is a delicious porter. Roasted malts, molasses and rye bread get things started, with a big wave of dark chocolate and espresso flavour. This is followed by hints of dark cherry, raspberry syrup and char, with a nice, long roasted malt and dark chocolate finish that has a touch of spicy rye. The alcohol content is noticeable, but works nicely alongside the prolonged aftertaste and roasty flavour profile. Full-bodied, with low carbonation for a luxurious, creamy mouthfeel that coats the palate with each sip; a little sticky on the lips.

Final Grade: 4.2, an A-. Amager Rye Porter is an outstanding winter sipper that I encourage all readers to seek out and try. The flavours are bold and fairly complex, with just the right amount of warmth from the alcohol to make this an ideal night capper for the cooler months. Great stuff - too bad this one isn't available locally (and I only opted to take one bottle), as this is the sort of strong porter that I could make a habit of indulging in frequently.

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Photo of Cresant
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured this 1 pt .9 oz bottle into a Sierra Nevada hops glass. No date. The body was a deep brown and the creamy head was medium tan.

The smell was smokey. Fruit and grain. Not the strongest.

The taste was also faintly smokey. This one puts me in mind of a chocolatey granola bar. Spicy and rich. There is almost an oily texture (in a pleasant way). Very drinkable.

The mouthfeel was medium to full with an understated carbonation. Very smooth and rich.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is an opaque dark, reddish brown with a tan head that forms easily. Good retention, leaves lots of lacing.

Smells of rye and fresh leather, with a bit of sugar sweetness.

Tastes sweet at first, complemented by dark cherry fruit, then a blast of dark chocolate, concentrated figs, and a porter-like tartness. I taste a little mint in this too. Ends with a long bitter dry finish like that of baker's chocolate.

Body is medium and carbonation level gives this a creamy mouthfeel.

This is a great porter, one of my favorites. Very complex and interesting.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color; hints of amber are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a thin ring of off white bubbles around the edge of the glass and a bit of lacing in the center.
S: There are aromas of burnt and roasted malts in the nose along with notes of spices.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of dark roasted malts along with some spiciness from the rye. There are notes of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very flavorful and has just enough of an interesting taste that it can be sipped. It is very easy to drink considering the strength of the beer.

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Photo of vince4953529
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have been eyeballing this one for awhile due to the high price, finally let myself go and got this to try.

The color is a very dark brown to black, healthy tiny brown bubbles surfaced.

Smell is a bit muted, whiff of malt.

Taste was creamy. The initial taste was sweet malt, I could feel the alcohol presence in my mouth. The taste finished with a kick of hoppiness.

Amager Rugporter is an enjoyable porter, good drinkability.

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Photo of crnipeter
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours well formed, persistent thick tan head with good stickage, atop of nearly opaque dark reddish coppery to dark brown body. The intense nose spreads enthusiasm with multi-layered complexity of rich malty sweetness enhanced by brown sugar, deep chocolate, esters of plum, raisins and currant, well-baked rye bread and red wine, almost port-like qualities. A careful sniffing reveals mild spicy, piney hops. Thick viscous body with soft carbonation and velvet smoothness starts sweet on the palate, but the initial sweetness soon vanishes being replaced by pronounced roasted flavor of dark malts that combine with hops to provide bitterness that paves the way into relatively dry finish with roast coffee notes and pleasant alcohol warmth that helps to balance the malts. There’s a certain spicy edge to the beer that I couldn’t tell whether provided by hops or rye. (500 ml, BB date August 2013, into tulip).
In short: an intense rye-based Imperial Porter at its best that could be easily mistaken for Imperial Stout.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark-chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Aroma is strong and smoky and has an odd but not repulsive waxy component. Taste fills the mouth with malty and smoky flavors and a decidedly rye undertone, as well as a hoppy hint. Texture is restless and fizzy, not at all smooth, a bit thick and oily. Whether it's Rye Porter or Rugporter, it's worth seeking.

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Photo of Brad007
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've never heard of this brewery and naturally, I had to check out this offering.

Amager Rugporter pours pitch black with a nice brown head.

Sweet, fruity dark malt greet the nose with just a bit of coffee/cocoa.

The addition of rye malt to this porter adds a slight spicy feel to compliment the chocolate-like malt flavors. its also creamy.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering spiciness from the rye, followed by chocolate/cocoa.

Very enjoyable with a dimension not usually seen in a porter. For those who say that Rye malt is not versatile enough, I challenge you to drink this!

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Photo of gford217
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle labeled "Rye Porter".

Pours dark, dark brown and settles in close to black in the glass with an enormous tan head that sticks to the sides stubbornly, receding to a thick collar.

Aroma is seriously roasted with black malts and spicy rye. Some heavily roasted espresso and cocoa powder with sweet vanilla and licorice.

The taste is thick due to the rye and leaves the palate bathed in roasted black malts, coffee and licorice. The knish is bitter but it's a combination of the roasted malts and a hoppy presence that I didn't get in the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth with soft carbonation and just big and roasty and bitter.

I really enjoyed this beer. The rye lends both a spicy character but also a thickness to the feel that really takes this one to the next level. Big, big fan.

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Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of cyrenaica
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle
8.5% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
October 3, 2013
The beer pours a very dark brown with a creamy brown head. The aroma is rye, cocoa, and licorice. The mouthfeel is creamy, fuill bodied, with average carbonation. The flavour is cocoa, rye, spices, and a hint of licorice.

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Photo of kornkid8600
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rugporter from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 97 ratings