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Hr. Frederiksen (Portvinslagret) | Amager Bryghus

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Hr. Frederiksen (Portvinslagret)Hr. Frederiksen (Portvinslagret)

Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 9
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of MasterSki
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle generously shared by Kristina at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a Nolet's taster tulip. Aged 12 months in port barrels.

A - Pours with a finger of tan foam that settles to a thick ring and a few spots of wispy haze on top, but minimal lace. The body is pitch black.

S - Intensely roasty, just like the base beer, with plenty of burnt malt, sweet port, smokey red wine, and more vinous character as it warms up. The alcohol esters and barrel impart a spicy, slightly fruity note as well.

T - Taste is harsh ash and astringent bitterness. Heavily overdone char and burnt malts mingle with barrel tannins and some peripheral smokey red wine character. Where did the sweetness go?

M - Medium bodied, with a lower carbnation, a dry woody and tannic finish, and well-hidden alcohol. Quite pleasant on the palate in this regard.

D - It'd be a challenge to drink a bottle of this on my own. The intensity of the char and burnt malt flavors is too much for me and isn't balanced by anything (port, hops, chocolate, etc.). I can see this being a big hit for other palates, but not mine.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ditmier got this gem as part of his Secret Santa box... Thanks goes out to Eric and Santa!!

Small 375 was more than enough for us.

Pours with an impressive deep brown head.. good retention and lacing... The brew isn't exactly black, instead a very clear deeeep dark brown.

Nose is full of dark chocolate with a pretty pronounced hop aroma... a bit of citrus... the port and the wood is nicely present.. soft and encompassing yet never overpowering or out of balance.

Flavor mirrors the nose with waves of bittersweet chocolate and a velvety port quality... the barrel presence is quite a bit bigger than the aroma, but again, it is nicely balanced... more cocoa and vinous woody character on the finish.

The body is plush medium with a lite everpresent small bubble carbonation.

Overall very well done... I thought the citrus hops may be a tad too much and even out of place.... but what do I know?

Thanks again Eric.. This beer was way far off the radar.


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Photo of dgilks
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black with a small tan head. Fair head retention.

Oak, bitter coffee and alcohol are pretty much everything there is in the aroma.

Dry, bitter roast flavour with some acrid roast and oak. Mildly fruity (port?).

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Too thin.

The flavours here are a bit straightforward and thin. The dryness doesn't help either.

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3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the best beers we had at our (Godihopeitsnot) Annual Malt Liquor tasting. Why? Because it's not a $#&#ing malt liquor.

A - Black beer, little bit of a tan head with decent retention. Slight cap and some moderate spots left on the sides.

S - Lots of char, roast, and burnt malts. There is some caramel and chocolate sweetness, as well as some barrel on the nose, but the char is the dominating smell.

T - Taste is about in line with the nose. Tons of char, sludge, roast and a little bit of chocolate. Some barrel and vanilla is mixed in. It's good initially, but becomes progressively harder to drink as you go. I liked it probably more than normal, given what I had been drinking.

M - Heavier side of medium bodied, slightly high on the carbonation.

O - I liked this one, although I was barely able to detect the port, or maybe not able to, due to the amount of roast and char. Kind of hard to drink tons of, but not a bad beer.

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Photo of Jeffo
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Gpt this bottle at De Molen's shop in Bodegraven.

From a 37,5cl corked and caged bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours black out of the bottle, making a 2+ finger, medium-thick, deep tan head with very good retention. Jet black body with lower levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a full foam cap, but only a splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving some dots of lacing down the sides. Pretty good looking.

SMELL: Good nose of roasted and burnt malts, dark baker’s chocolate and cocoa powder. Notes of sweet mild chocolate and vanilla from the barrels, but very well integrated. Medium strength nose and quite nice.

TASTE: Goes south, unfortunately. Some roasted malts and dark baker’s chocolate at the beginning, but then get too wine like and very boozy. Red wine, port and grapes dominate too much. A touch of milk chocolate and vanilla at the swallow, but too much port and booze bully the finish on this one. A big and persistent aftertaste is full or port, booze, and some hints of charred malts trying to fight though the barrel. Not nearly as well integrated as the nose, and a little tough to enjoy.

PALATE: Medium body and medium-higher levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes with lots of heat after the swallow. Somewhat sticky finish.

OVERALL: Was a little hard to enjoy this one. The nose was great, making me expect a well integrated port barrel on this one, but the flavor was just too dominant. The port barrel was all over everything and the base beer, which is a very good brew itself, had a tough time competing. Too boozy and hot as well. Not worth the hefty price tag.

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2.34/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap poured into a wine glass.

Pours a very dark oily black with a very small thin dark brown head. nose is very tame, light roast coffee and burnt barley.

I just can't get into this taste, I like cigars but this is like nasty cigar ash and dry roasty coffee but in a bad way. Mouthfeel is light and sharp with a dry bitter finish. Skip this.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mac for sharing this bottle alongside of the regular version and the weasel barrel aged as well.

The beer pours a very nice blackish color with no head or lacing to speak of.

The smell is very interesting next to the variants, has a definite grapey sweetness that is very interesting mixed with the roasty notes. Very round with no alcohol at all.

The taste is interesting, again very round and balanced, roast and sweet, some sake like sweetness and dryness in the finish. nice layers of flavor but it isn't really subliminal at all.

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3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A HUGE thanks to freud for this hook up! 375mL green glass cork and cage bottle. Best before Feb. 2020.

Pours a thick gloopy black with some creamy dark tan head. Nose is full of thick roasty black coffee, toffee and dark treacle.

Palate is rich and thick, very viscous with coffee extract, tar, tobacco, and a suggestion of red berries is drowning somewhere in there too. Long roasty finish.

Notes: Well, I wish the port barrel showed through more on this one. A nice stout, albeit expensive.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Kornoms
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this bottled at a local bar in the heart of downtown Melbourne. At first pour it is very dark with a tan, dense, two finger head. Looks like what any good Russian Imperial Stout should. The fruitiness from being aged in the port wine barrels comes through very strongly. The fruity smell is overpowering, but you can get a hint of roasted malt... but really it just straight up smells like a port wine. Again the taste is heavy on the port wine, but instead in the finishing taste you get these awesome complex notes of burnt, roasted malts, an interesting wood flavor, and a strong but not overpowering bite from the abv level. As the mouthfeel goes it starts out smooth and turns into a sort of oily and carbonated feel. It's not unpleasant, just relatively unexpected for the style. Overall a good beer we enjoy but not a classic example of an imperial stout. This is a beer to definitely take your time will drinking. It would also be a very interesting beer to do on a nitro-tap.

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Hr. Frederiksen (Portvinslagret) from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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