Rugporter | Amager Bryghus

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Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by illidurit on 05-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
96
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
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3
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2
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Photo of RedAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DaveHS
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours dark brown/black, with an inch or so of sticky brown head that leaves sheets of lacing down the glass.

S- Very roasty. Rye bread, hot chocolate mix, vanilla bean and a touch of anise.

T/M-Flavors of spicy rye push against soft, lush
chocolate sweetness. Secondary flavors of candi sugar, maple syrup, dark roasted malts and licorice create a satisfying push and pull of sweet and roasty/spicy flavors. I like when a beer is complex enough to challenge your attention span. Thick and viscous, with a dry bitter chocolate finish.

D-A very good rendition of the style, and one I will probably revisit in the future.

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Photo of yancot
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Chrily
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jzlyo
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of peensteen
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle, part of the LCBO Fall 2013 release. Best before June 2016.

Poured into a short tulip. Espresso brown-black, with a lovely mocha head that has remarkable staying power. Nice streaks and icicles of lace. When swirled, the brew certainly looks like it has some heft. Can't wait.

Rich sweet malt, a touch of smoke, marshmallow, chocolate and coffee. Smells very tasty.

The rye nicely accentuates the very sweet malty character to the brew, giving it a spicy woodyness. Smoky, very rich brew - tastes its weight. Caramel, coffee, chocolate, and other tasty American porter notes.

Thicker bodied, lovely carbonation. Great feel.

Damned tasty brew, really enjoyed this. Rye was advertised, and rye delivered. Will certainly buy again before this release is done.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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 Pro_Magnon
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mick303
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a tulip gave a strong medium brown head over a quite dark brown beer, head dense and creamy with good retention and lacing.4

S – something reminiscent of blueberry pie here, a crisp biscuitiness, with some berry sourness and a (somewhat lactic) sharpness to it. Some mild roasty character but the real element is a dark fruit note with some spices, rhubarb, raspberry, a definite pie character with the pronounced rye malt.4.25

T – dark fruits, cherry, raspberry with more dark chocolate and dark malts than the smell. Coating molasses, and a slightly oily bitterness. Some biscuit, edge of a warm rye sourness creeps in with some rhubarb, plummy and sort-of bitter licorice preserve character. Leading to a full finish with hot licorice and a sour spicey kick to it. As it warms it shows more depth. 4.25

M – thick and light carbonation. A big coating feel that really dries out on the end with some residual spiciness. An oily and molasses character. Yet the balance is fairly good with a solid fruit profile.4

A solid and tasty strong porter. Definitely quite aggressive, with a thick dark roasty malt character and fairly high bitterness, the rye played a noticeable part but sometime struggled to come through, it added a nice complex toasty spice. This was interesting but didn’t really all come together, theres definite potential here and it does make quite a tasty porter and is worth trying. 4

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Photo of Digimaika2
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(4.25) A: Reddish-black with a tall and creamy mocha head. Very good ringed lacing and long lasting retention.

(4.25) S: Burnt caramel, molasses, herbal anise, dark fruits (cherries, plums), banana, slight citrusy elements, and light cocoa powder.

(4.25) T: Rye upfront, caramel syrup, bitter molasses, quite a bold cocoa taste (in the form of creamy milk chocolate), herbal anise, and dark fruits. Similar to aroma but with more cocoa than anticipated. Fairly well balanced with bitterness countered with the roasted malt sweetness. Very good.

(3.75) M: Medium bodied with a lower carbonation. Smooth, creamy, and rich texture. However, this is almost too creamy/syrupy for my preferences.

(4.0) D: This is a very good porter with a diverse mix of appealing flavours. The cocoa powder (or chocolate milk) element and the rye presence were both great features.

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Photo of seand
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep opaque black, with a huge amount of dense tan foam. The head retains quite a thick layer, and leaves pretty good lacing.

S: Very sweet and roasted, with some earthy nutty notes. Also a very light touch of booze.

T: Sweet and very rich, almost chocolatey, with round nuttiness through the middle and some slightly bitter coffee-like notes towards the finish.

M: Full body, medium carbonation.

Overall a very rich beer, which drinks quite nicely.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is black with a large tan head. Good retention, head slowly fades, leaves some lace.

Nose is very rich. Dark fruits, dark chocolate and spicy rye notes. The chocolate scent is very strong.

Taste is also rich. Rye is quite strong, with a generous spicy flavour. Pepper. Chocolate is still there, as well as a woody flavour. Generously hopped and fairly bitter, particularly in the finish.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation level. A bit oily.

Overall, quite good. A really nice nose, quite a good flavour.

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Photo of Floppydu
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I love the Rye in this, it really compliments the porter style!!
Pours dark brown with a slight cappuccino head.
Chocolate and sweet malt aroma with a little booze on the back end.
Dark chocolate taste that turns to spicy rye and a nice bitter finish.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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 cyrenaica
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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 drpimento
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
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 liamt07
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Premier Gourmet, 500ml bottle into a tulip.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a light brown head. Head is big, thick and creamy with moderate retention and some spotty lace. Nose has some deep dark fruity notes, milk chocolate, roasted notes and a bit of rye. Flavour is heavy on roasted coffee and espresso notes, rye, and dark chocolate. Some mild creamy qualities, but I can't figure out if this is in the flavour or a product of the mouthfeel. Super creamy feel, not too heavy but has a good thickness to it - long roasty finish. A solid beer with a superb mouthfeel, but just a touch too roasty for my liking.

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Photo of baggio
4.05/5  rDev 0%
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 dgilks
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely dark black colour with a moderate sizes creamy, tan head. Decent head retention.

Bright spicy rye with some mild fruit and spritzy alcohol. Good.

Spicy malt with moderate roast. The rye and roasty coffee combination is interesting and works reasonably well.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A neat beer with a nice dose of rye which is unusual. Good.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Rugporter from Amager Bryghus
4.05 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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