Double Black Mash
Amager Bryghus

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #532
Ranked #4,310
4.34 | pDev: 8.06%
Amager Bryghus
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Notes: Take a good thing and make it even better - that's the philosophy behind Double Black Mash. This hue Imperial Stout was easily big and rich enough after the first mashing, but we thought what the heck let's give it another spin. So we mashed it in a second time doubling everything that was already good while aiming for great. All grain, heavy duty, no nonsense. Did we hit what we aimed at? Well, that's really up to you to decide. If you like it big a black this is your kinda beer for sure.
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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
3.82/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Darkest shade of brown before black with a brief half finger head, dissapearing to a dark tan ring with spotty lacing.

S: Immediate soy sauce, roast/char, and toasted raw sugar, a bit of dark fruit like overripe cherries.

T: Wildly bitter for hows sweet it smells, sweet strong soy sauce umami (almost mushroomy), and a coffee like bitterness.
I expect to find cocoa, but it's just caramelized sugars.

F: Reasonably viscous with a bitter bite and sweet syrup. The right level of carbonation for weight.

O: This is a well thought out brew, but falls behind many more balanced stouts. In the end the one-two punch of soy sauce and the bitter aftertaste could not be rounded out by it's cloying sweetness.

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Photo of Dr_C
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Found this beauty on Tavour. Oh my, this one was special.

Pour: Thick and black. Looked and poured like motor oil until a deep brown head with hints of red (burnt caramel perhaps) formed. The head had the consistency of shaving cream was tall and never fully faded. Beautiful lacing on the glass. This may be the prettiest pour I have ever seen.

Aroma: Caramel notes with a sweetness that was hard to describe but incredibly pleasing.

Taste: Wonderfully thick mouthfeel that matched the pour. Flavor had notes of chocolate and caramel and again with that pleasant sweet note that I noticed in the smell that I couldn't quite define. Slight bitterness on the back end. Alcohol was lost in everything else which was incredible given that this one is 12%.

Overall: I would drink this any day. This bottle happened to go down my hatch amidst an incredible blizzard which gave a nice ambiance for this brew.

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Photo of beergoot
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jet black body; thick, creamy tan head; incredible sheets of foam coating the glass. Deep blended aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted and charred grain. Semi-sweet chocolate flavor powerhouse; chocolate fudge; sweet but with a hint of well-hidden alcohol. Extremely heavy body; viscous and chewy; warm on the palate.

What an incredible beer. The mouthfeel delivers some fantastic density and richness to the palate. The flavor is nearly as intense and satisfying. Just what one would expect for a hardcore northern European / Nordic imperial stout.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is really nice - pitch black beer with lots of molasses and char, and undercurrents of chocolate and espresso - mostly sweet, with some bitterness on the finish; full-bodied and smooth, a little sticky - a solid imperial stout...

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black color with brownish head. Aroma is mostly malty with some savory umami notes and burnt sugar. Taste follows with intense malt flavor, astringent notes, even a bit tart and savory. Finish is more roasty and bitter. Not really full bodied as expected but it feels sticky. Nothing fancy but it's a proper imperial stout.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2018 bottle.

It pours pitch black with a tiny head of tan foam. Better lacing than I expected.

Roasted malt, dark and milk(sweet) chocolate, coffee smells. Delightful and strong.

Roasted malt, dark chocolate bitterness, milk chocolate sweetness, coffee, more sweetness in this than bitterness but really close to balanced.

Full bodied with the carbonation being fit for the beer.

Truly satisfying!!

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Photo of josanguapo
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

4 Nov 2017. From Boxbeers. 2017 edition. In Teku glass. Watching Broken mirror 3x05-06. With cured pork loin. Very dark, thick, sticky and sweet, with lots of chocolate and comforting warmth from the abv that doesnt translate to an alcoholic taste. Avg 5.

20 Agosto 2019. De tercertiempocervezas. En copa Teku. Viendo La Casa de Papel 1x05. Tan buena como la recordaba. Lastima haberme perdido la de 2018. Espero que no vuelva a pasar

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Photo of rex_4539
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Jet black color, one finger brown head, superb lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Sweet, coffee, dark chocolate, raisins.

T: Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, raisins. Malty. Excellent!

F: Thick, full bodied. Great :)

O: Amazing imperial stout. World-class beer.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, motor oil, almost no head
Aroma: chocolate, roasted malt, tart
Taste: thick, smooth, roasted malts, coffee, molasses, peppers, long sweet aftertaste, little boozy

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Photo of darktronica
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 999, 2015 vintage. Pours pitch black with a finger of gorgeous, creamy head the color of cocoa powder. Smells of baker's chocolate, darkly roasted malts, barley, fennel seed, and raisin, with hints of nutmeg and other winter spices. Quite a tongue-coater, with a rich complexity of flavors; this is fairly sweet, with a lot of chocolate and also prominent anise/licorice notes. As the beer warms, it presents more depth to the malt bill, but the sweetness is balanced by dark chocolate bitterness and the Cascade and Chinook hops.

For a self-proclaimed "no nonsense" beer, this is an impressive accomplishment. It holds its own against most of the barrel-aged stouts with flavoring agents; it also carries a similar price tag, but I think it is well worth seeking out.

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Photo of bobv
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 Vintage

Appearance: Whoa, I love the dark head and black body.

Smell: Cocoa up front, coffee next, and then Ovaltine? So frickin' nice.

Taste: Milk chocolate mostly, but alternating with a bit of bitter chocolate, a hint of espresso, too.

Mouthfeel: Velvet, velvet, velvet.

Overall: I never tried this before it was "RETIRED!" So glad it was brought back!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a huge dark brown foamy head with excellent retention and some good amount of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some sweet notes and loads of black chocolate notes is very enticing. Taste is also dominated by loads of sweet residual sugar notes with some really nice black chocolate notes and quite a bit of residual sugar notes. Body is extremely full with good creamy texture and with good carbonation and almost no alcohol was apparent. Huge imperial stout with loads of flavours while retaining some good drinkability feature.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at the De Molen shop in Bodegraven.

From a 50cl bottle into a snifter
Batch 601
Best Before May 2018

APPEARANCE: A dark black pour yields a two finger, medium looking, fluffy, mocha colored head with great retention. Black body with higher levels of carbonation for the style. Head slowly fades to a full foam cap and sticks to the sides of the glass. Lots of carbonation pushes its way to the top of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains and leaves some decent lacing down the glass. Carbonation is a little high, but it results in a nice looking head over a very black body.

SMELL: Big nose of roasted grain and lots of cocoa powder, chocolate, sweet cream and caramel aromas. Good stuff.

TASTE: Follows the nose nicely with a roasted grain and chocolate beginning, some milk chocolate and lots of cocoa powder again. Sweet cream and vanilla at the swallow with a big aftertaste of roasted and burnt grains, caramel and vanilla cream sweetness, cocoa powder, bitter dark chocolate and coffee. A touch of alcohol lends some dark fruit flavors as well. Really flavorful and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body and medium levels of carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly stick with a bit of a burn at the swallow. A touch of heat lingers.

OVERALL: This was really nice. Lots of roasted and charred flavors with chocolate and sweet notes all over the place. Very flavorful. Lots of the typical Danish qualities in this one with a much fuller and heavier feel. The alcohol presence is well measured as well. Solid and enjoyable; probably my favorite from Amager up to this point. Recommended.

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Photo of beerpirates
3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

50 cl bottle poured into a tastingglass

Pours pitch black with nearly no head .
Good retention and beautiful lace.
aroma is dark, roasted malt with potent notes of coffee and licorice.
Creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation and a dark, roasted finish.
Flavour has notes of confectionary licorice. The ABV is impressively wel hidden
Nice beer .

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Double Black Mash from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 31 ratings