Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch | Amager Bryghus

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Amager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel BrunchAmager / Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Væsel Brunch

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Amager Bryghus

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Cocoa, roasted malts, earthy, and bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with bittersweet cocoa and roast.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Moderately light coffee upfront, with a light roast malt character and fair amount of oak barrel.

A: Black color, totally opaque with a light tan head that recedes to a fine ring in the glass.

T: Moderately coffee, with black licorice-like malts, there is definitely a barrel presence with some char and a very light bitterness.

M: Full bodied with light carbonation. The beer has a nice softness, but the finish is a bit hot and shows some alcoholic warmth.

O: Pretty solid blend of stouts; however the final blend seems to lean toward Amager’s and not Mikkeller’s stout. While the finished product is pretty tasty, the beer could be even better with a more pronounced coffee aroma and flavor to complement the barrel’s presence.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours black like motor oil with very little head.
S - The aroma is very weak, maybe just a bit of coffee.
T - The taste is coffee forward, quickly followed by coffee bitterness.
M - Low carbonation, medium feel.
O - Sounds good on paper but the results are just average. Thought the oatmeal side of this collab would soften up the coffee side. What really comes thru is the bitterness. Would not buy again.

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle (newer label) with my Stone RIS snifter
Notes taken on 05/24/2015

A: Black as coffee with some dark browning around the edges. Looks semi viscous with no light making it through the body. A smallish layer of fizzy mocha tan head forms for a few moments before slipping out to a small film. Very minimal stick action to this one if any at all.

S: Dark rum soaked raisin hits the nose followed by some light smoky char, leathery tobacco, and cherry notes mixed with some black strap molasses. I get a faint espresso roast to this but not quite as much as I was expecting here. more stouty roadt cereals some alcohol spice and a slight metallic tinge. All in all very dark and roasty which has me fairly excited to dive into this one.

T: Dark dark roast here. Earthy and slightly charred with a rich dark chocolate bitterness and some dark berries. The coffee flavor is just incredible. Epicurean and with such a rich roast providing some green earthy elements. I get a touch of brown sugar and molasses to this but it’s not all that sweet as a hit of bitterness cuts way. Well balanced in that manor with some warming alcohol on the finish. A tasty treat for sure.

M: A touch thinner in body for an Impy stout but with a lower carbonation it still delivers that full bodied experience. Bitter and drying in the finish without becoming to charred or acrid. Slight oily linger but fairly clean overall.

D: A solid coffee stout. I think they did a nice job of blending the two base beers into an individual brew here. Glad I picked this one up for sure. Probably not worthy of a hunt but definitely one to check out. Would have again.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased March 2015 and enjoyed October 19, 2015 in a MadTree tulip/snifter. It is time to clear out some of my stouts. I've had Brunch Weasel and Hr Frederiksen is in my fridge, let's see how this goes.

Look - Very little head. There was a ring for seconds that faded to nothing. Dark brown. No lacing. What head was there is tan.

Smell - Coffee. Char. Bitter hop. Light booze. Strawberry. Dark fruit. Tootsie roll. Chocolate. Vanilla.

Taste - Bitter. Burnt sugar. Chocolate. Coffee. Char. I expect to have sediment at the bottom of this bottle.

Feel - Creamy. Slightly watery. Not overly carbonated but not flat.

Overall - Give me Brunch Weasel by itself. Is it possible I waited too long on this? I am not looking forward to Hr by itself. Bitter.

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Photo of mschrei
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into stout glass. Dark brown, light on edges when drinking. Real thick head that doesn't last. Strong carbonation at beginning, doesn't last long either. Plenty of sediment at bottom of glass. Coffee is very forward on nose, follows through on the taste, but it's a sweeter coffee than I'm used to in a stout. I get a slight alcohol heat on back of tongue, lingering aftertaste is mild bitterness. Very well balanced, would gladly buy this again.

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Photo of pagriley
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz poured into snifter

L - dark chocolate settling to pitch black in the glass. No head to speak of even with a vigorous center pour.
S - Strong coffee with hints of burnt sugar, caramel and vanilla
T - Bitter coffee, roasted malts, caramel and a hard bite to the finish that is a bit distracting
F - thinned out more than I hoped for from an oatmeal stout. Prickly carb doesn't help the feel eithe

Overall a very well made Coffee Stout. Continuing to improve as it warms

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Photo of Domvan
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Dark viscous pour, medium head
Smell - Medium coffee aroma, roasty richness
Taste - Very similar to the BG Brunch version, but very rich and roasty
Feel - Medium bodied
This one definitely stuck out in a Beer geek tasting

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Photo of vfgccp
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A nice looking stout, but not the top-notch appearance that I've come to expect from Mikkeller stouts. Deep brown body with mahogany highlights. Light tan head with nice retention and ok lace.

S - Milk chocolate, malted milk balls, dark roasted oats, and a touch of vinegar on the backend.

T - Really nice. Burnt coffee, smooth porridge, cola, green bitters, cream, and caramel. Touch of hazelnut and vanilla through the finish.

M - Silky smooth with a medium-full body.

O - Fantastic balance with a flavor profile that holds up to expectations for a Mikkeller stout.

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Photo of aleigator
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a completely black pour, with a stable, dense light brown head, revealing small bubbles at the edge of the glass.

The aromas in this come extremely well together, ranging between soft, berry infused milk-chocolate and earthy, slightly charred coffee beans. Its sweeter undertones of caramel and pine needles get gently wrapped up by the toasted, fresh crushed coffee beans. On top of that settle sour wild berries, creating a rich nose, full of different aromas, blending well together.

Almost no carbonation left (1.5 years old at the date of drinking), resulting in a very soft mouthfeel with an almost full body.

Tastes of earthy, toasty malts, together with chocolate-caramel cookie and a good portion of smooth whipped cream. The palate then gets confronted with a pleasant mix of matured, grassy hops and bitter, slightly berry accentuated coffee beans, adding even more earth to the taste. From this, a sweeter maltiness, as well as a gentle sourness, result from the so far established taste impression, smoothed by cream. Finishes with even more earthy, slighty bitter coffee and a slightly slick, long staying bitterness.

The brews earthyness is incredibly well pronounced, directly followed by bitter, berry enhanced coffee, with lots of cream to balance the subtle sourness. All flavors come together incredibly well, highlighting the roasted, bitter earth defined coffee.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle (no apparent date):
Pours a bit thinner then I expected, color little light of black. Head was minimal on a fairly light pour. However the little head that sits along the glass does provide spotted lacing.

Nose is a mild bitter coffee on initial pour, but the beer was just out of the fridge. Warmth slowly brings out a few more scents (strength never gets too strong, though), especially the oatmeal, and brings a chocolatey nature to the coffee scents. The scent reminds me of freshly baked cookies, for some reason.

The opening feel is a little thin, but also nicely silky smooth. Bitterness strength increases slowly in the long taste. The end feel is mildly chalky, however. Overall, despite the feel, I think the depth of the beer adds some body to it, medium.

The taste starts out with a hint of black coffee, but a creamy chocolate flavor is added to the mix fairly quickly. Next to come along is an oatmeal flavor, as well as some woodiness. As the beer warms, the opening tastes gains hint of warm milk taste to it, strangely.

A nice tasting beer. Enjoyed the blend of flavors, and the smooth opening feel. If that feel could've lasted longer and there had been a bit more heft to the body, this could've been top notch.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown/black with a fast-dissolving light brown bubbly foam.

Dark stone fruits, fresh coffee grounds, roast, and some bitter chocolate.

Chocolate, freshly brewed coffee, vanilla, and tons of roasted chocolate malt.

Heavy-bodied, light carbonation, semi-sweet, bitter roastiness.

Overall, doesn't look that great, but the solid aroma and flavor make this interesting.

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Photo of Stezz420
4.93/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer bottle has a new or different label on it. Never had Hr. Frederiksens before so I'm not sure if I can really detect it really throughout the beer. The beer geek brunch definitely comes through very heavily though.

Dark black beer with a decent head that disappeared very quickly. Some lace was still left on the glass though.

Smelled very strong of dark chocolate and malt. Expected more of a coffee smell, but it kinda lacked on the coffee side.

Tasted very strong of coffee. Chocolate and dark roasted malt come through also. cant believe how smooth it is at 10.7%abv!

Perfect feel through out the whole beer. Kinda thin, but it thickens up as it warms up.

Overall I like the regular beer geek brunch by itself better, but this beer is still almost just as good!

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Photo of DanforthPewter
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: jet black w thin cream brown head. Dissipates with gorgeous lacing. S: fresh pot of coffee, roasty malts. T: toasted almond, cocoa, coffee. F: creamy, not bitter. Coats the tongue w/o being too thick or thin. Great lingering on the tongue. O: as a big fan of brunch weasel I think I would prefer this from now on. Perfect blend

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Photo of FFreak
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bomber into a small tulip glass. A very dark black with a thin brown head that dissipates but lingers to the end. Lots of coffee on the nose, with some roastiness. Taste is dominated by an excellent coffee flavor and complimented by a nearly perfect mouthfeel. The high alcohol of the beer is completely cloaked leading to the potential to easily overdo it - like I did. Overall, an excellent stout, nearly, but not quite on par with Beer Geek Brunch Weasel.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amager / Mikkeller "Hr. Frederiksen Væsel Brunch"

Brewed and bottled at Amager. Imported by the Shelton Bastards. 10.7%. 500ml brown glass bottle with Amager branded silver pry-off cap served cold into a Guinness goblet at high alitude in Castle Rock, CO, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Reviewed live as an imperial coffee oatmeal stout per the label.

Expectations are sky high; I adore Beer Geek Brunch Weasel.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 1 finger wide. Khaki-tan colour. Gorgeously creamy and thick, with a supple soft smooth consistency and a shiny complexion. Full and rolling. Retention is excellent for the high ABV - easily 8+ minutes. Admittedly, it would be more appealing if it were darker and richer, but it's a great head overall.

Leaves a light even coating of lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

BODY: Opaque solid black. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Overall, it's a good looking imperial stout, but isn't unique or special. I'm craving the first sip.

AROMA: Oatmeal, dark malts, chocolate malt, milk chocolate, cream, a luxurious roasted barley presence, and coffee - with an ideal level of bitterness. Unfortunately, the coffee isn't as intricate as I hoped for given the use of Brunch Weasel in the blend; it's not roasty or rich, and lacks any evocative java character or subtle burnt characteristics. That said, it does improve as the beer comes to temperature, releasing more interesting aromatics of Vietnamese coffee.

Overall, it's a pleasant aroma of mild strength.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable. If I experienced it blind, I'd guess this was maybe 8%.

TASTE: Luxurious mocha and coffee notes complement the exquisite roasted barley marvelously. Dark and chocolate malts fill out the body nicely, supporting the mealy oat notes, cream, and subtle milk chocolate beautifully. Slightly burnt, with some subtle dark fruit notes. Subsidiary hints of faint vanilla and caramel. Cakey. Char.

It's very well balanced, though structurally it's sweet in the first half and bitter in the second, lending it an uneven feel. Well-built, with plenty of subtlety and complexity. The Vietnamese coffee lends it some nuance, but I think the coffee's intricacy gets muddled in this blend.

As much as I like it, I do wonder if the whole is more than the sum of its parts; I think I'd enjoy the constituent beers more separate from each other. Or maybe it's just that Brunch Weasel is superior to Amager's component.

No hop profile comes through, nor do any yeast notes.

Good depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

TEXTURE: Creamy, smooth, wet, medium to full bodied, and of ideal thickness. Impossibly soft, lending it an incredible comforting feel on the palate. The smoothening leavening effects of the oats is obvious here, but isn't so extreme as to veer this too close to a porter. Presence on the palate is fantastic, though in fairness it is slightly overcarbonated.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, scratchy, or rough. I'm surprised it hides its ABV as well as it does.

OVERALL: I'm always critical of (non-lambic) blends (I'm looking at you, Firestone Walker and The Bruery), and this - while very good - does seem to be muddled and unfocused, and never quite feels like a gestalt whole. I think Amager's component just plain can't hold a candle to Mikkel's Brunch Weasel - which is one of my favourite beers. This is worth trying, sure, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again. It does hide its ABV well, and it's very drinkable, but the toned-down coffee and the surprisingly smooth mouthfeel lend the build some awkwardness. Certainly a dessert beer. Good but not great.


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Photo of 40ontarget
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

APPEARANCE- Dark dark brown with a hint of red. A thin tan head with only a bit of lacing.

SMELL- A hint of coffee, a whiff of roasted grain, a touch of brandy...a very subdued nose.

TASTE- Surprisingly bitter...burnt toast, bittersweet chocolate, coffee beans, with raisins and toasted hazelnuts on the fInish.

MOUTHFEEL- Somewhat thin but still clinging like a broth.

OVERALL- Good stuff. The bitterness was unexpected, but was a coffee like bitterness, so it was quite fitting. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a dark coffee cola with a cocoa colored foam cap.

I found light notes of raisins and plums, oddly enough, with a hint of rummy booze. It doesn't smell very coffee-like, to me. I get more booze/rum in the nose. The flavor is astringent with some harsh coffee notes come across initially, but mellowing out over time. Sharp roast and a drying finish round things out. At first I found it off-putting but over the course of the sipping session it grew on me.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours basically a black body (no dark brown in the light here) with a rather sweet aroma as I get touches of vanilla, chocolate and caramel before my nose is bombarded with roasted coffee malts. While I would say that the coffee is the dominant taste in this beer, it is subdued at times and gives way to a sugary sweetness (vanilla, chocolate, caramel). Balance is good and there is a hearty, dry finish to a rather smooth beer.

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Photo of mverity
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opaque black in color with minimal chocolate colored head that settled into wisps and a thin collar. Aroma is deeply roasted malt, vanilla and earthy wood. Taste is dark chocolate, deep malt, vanilla, with coffee running throughout all of that. Silty mouthfeel, low carbonation and rich body.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

very cool beer, one of the worst labels ever (different from the one pictured here). a blend of beer geek brunch weasel with another danish imperial stout, tons of layers to this one. the coffee, which i expected to be front and center, is way back behind a lot of the heavy roasted malts, and honestly i taste it more in the finish, after i swallow, than at any other time. it doesnt come out too strong in the nose either, i am surprised how subtle the coffee, which may well be the most interesting element here, is. tons of roast and girth to this, a little perfume in the nose coming from god knows where, floral out of place, but appetizing nonetheless. the flavor has some sweetness, caramel and dark chocolate before the coffee comes in. minimal bitterness is appreciated, and no acid at all from the coffee. not quite as complex as i was hoping it would be, nowhere near as interesting as the barrel aged brunch editions, but its a damn fine stout as it stands. i think the barrel aged version brings it to life a little more, especially in the feel, but both are excellent. easy drinking for its body and strength, this makes a fine dessert.

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Photo of guityler83
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A finger and a half of dense kahki foam was produced when poured into a snifter. Long retension, the bubbles are small at first but reveal larger as it falls. Pitch black beer with no light coming through even around the edge. Nice lacing with each sip.

S: Clean wood aroma, like walking into a wood shop not the typical oaky barrel aroma. Moderate roasty coffe aroma with a boozy punch in the background. Dark cocoa also detected at warmer temps.

T: A mellow vanilla oak flavor upfront with a solid roasty and dark coffee flavor malt taste blended with a tobacco and burnt sugar (caramelized toffee?) flavor. Chocolate flavors in the after taste are rich and plesent. sweetness is moderate and hop flavors next to zero but the bitterness is balanced.

M: A big chewy body with a cleaner finish. Carbonation is moderate with a low level of alcohol warming. A ashy roast sensation is left on the tongue.

O: I really liked the after taste in the beer with the chocolate flavor being very rich and interesting. The barrel and coffee is very light, probably from being a blend, but if I didn't know it was either I would have thought it was a solid stout.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber size poured to a tulip dark brown near black with a small brown head. Aroma is big earthy coffee, definite hop presence with some pine, chocolate, more coffee. Flavor is interesting with big coffee and pine hops, roast, finishing with silky smooth and sweet milk chocolate. Has a bit of a metallic bent to it. Lingering cocoa and coffee on the palate. Silky smooth mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation and decent heft. Some dry bitterness on the finish. Solid brew, really wasn’t expecting the large hop presence.

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Photo of Jeffo
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A collaboration between Amager and Mikkeller. Described as a Imperial Oatmeal Stout with Coffee. Cheers to motherbrother for this one!

From a 50cl bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: A black pour yields a three finger, medium looking, fluffy, creamy, dark tan head with great retention. Black body with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a tick foam cap and coats the top of the glass. A slight wisp remains leaving lots of splotchy lacing down the glass. Good looking stuff.

SMELL: Roasted grain, burnt and charred malts, oats for sure and dark chocolate on the nose. Light notes of coffee perhaps, but that takes a back seat. Bold for sure.

TASTE: Coffee comes out more in the flavor. Roasted coffee beans and roasted grain with some sweet cream and vanilla notes up front. Big finish with more roasted flavors, burnt, bitter espresso beans, bitter chocolate and some sweet vanilla cream lingers nicely on the palate. Flavorful.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body and creamy smooth on the palate. Goes down nice and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Some bitterness and a touch of heat linger. Good feel.

OVERALL: This was solid. An enjoyable effort between Amager and Mikkeller, but nothing special that makes it an obvious collaboration like Xiquic was. Good stuff all around and something I would drink again for sure. Cheers motherbrother!

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Deep, oily black color. Brown head collapses quickly. Tiny dots of lacing.

S: Dark fudge and double chocolate cake. Lots of plum and black currant darkfruit. Blackstrap molasses. Leather. Earthy coffee has a late onset. Vanilla bean. Wafts of alcohol.

T: Black cocoa powder. Dark fudge washes over the palate. Leathery. Mocha. Earthy coffee with a mild acidity fades in and out. Smokey and acrid tastes of heavily roasted malt build toward the back. Black currant. Strong spike of boozy alcohol. Acrid char and dry chocolate cake on the finish.

M: Thick, rich, chewy, and sludgy. Low carbonation. Very weighty. This is a body that means business.

O: Blending two great beers together can only result in something more awesome, right? Not so much in this case. The blend isn't a terrible one, but there's no cohesion or harmony. It feels as though each beer is trying to fight to maintain its own identity, though they have been forcibly attached to each other. The Amager Imperial Stout comes out the stronger of the two, so the blend leans in that direction more.

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