The Sinner Series-Pride | Amager Bryghus

The Sinner Series-PrideThe Sinner Series-Pride
BA SCORE
89.5%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 57 ratings
The Sinner Series-PrideThe Sinner Series-Pride
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADZA on 06-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
57
Liked:
51
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
12.75%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Opaque, chocolately, very dark brown color, with a fine, creamy, dark tan head and heavy lacing.

Aroma: Meaty smoke mixed with dark roasted coffee, milk chocolate, and bitter cocoa.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The full body and creamy texture carry sweeter-than-expected flavors of vanilla, maple syrup, and steamed milk. The earthy, intense, bitterness in the finish counters the sweet flavors on the tongue, and tastes like coffee grounds. That meaty, smoky aroma comes through in the flavor profile as well, adding a savory character to the entire drink that helps to mesh the sweet and bitter.

Final Word: Highly recommended! This was a very complex and interesting brew, with an entertaining variety of flavors that, when taken together, feel distinctly like a breakfast meal (a carnivorous one) wrapped up in a beer. The meaty smoke, sweet, steamed milk and maple syrup, earthy, bitter coffee grounds, and cocoa all seem to have places on your breakfast table, right down to the vanilla flavored coffee creamer! The only reason anyone should approach this beer with caution is if you don’t have much of a tolerance for the bitterness in the finish. It is a particularly intense bitterness, as it feels like raw coffee grounds, so it has the potential of turning some drinkers away, or confusing them as the beer flip-flops between pancakes with syrup, and slugs of espresso. Anyone and everyone else, however, should jump at the chance to try this one!

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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured form a bottle into a modified tulip glass.
A - Deep darkness, beautiful dance of carbonation is present but not overactive.
Crowned with a light cocoa creamy head. Lacing trail shows no sign of quitting.
S - Dark fruits, fig, medium chocolate not to dark, a slight hint of toffee. Malt bill
is not weighted to any one area. The nose opens up with time, leading to hints of
alcohol and mint.
T - Danish stout for sure. As big as it is still a tight flavor, chocolate malt, lingers only slightly,
the hop bite has a touch of pine, maybe juniper.
F - The initial pass is rich bodied, the middle has a quickness and feels like it wants to run away,
Finally the end has an intriguing desire to stay, the linger is quite delightful. Not to sharp on the tongue.
Definitely that Danish approach, slightly whimsical and refined.

O - A fine example, not to far a field from Stanby of the Dr. each a fine example.

A nice treat on this cool autumn morning

Cheers

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of boogerisu
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - I do appreciate the clear and lucid English marketing babble on the label from this particular Danish brewery.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with scant red-cola basal edges, and two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy light brown head, which leaves some rocky promontory lace around the glass as it eventually subsides.

It smells of roasted caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, a prominent grapey and plummy dark orchard fruitiness, some further free-range ashiness, stale cafe-au-lait, Scandinavian black licorice candies, and weak earthy, leafy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, biscuity toffee, boozed-up black stone fruit, medium chocolate syrup, wet char, zingy anise spice, and more edgy piney, leafy, and perfumed floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly tame in its workaday frothiness, the body a solid heavyweight, and generally smooth, with maybe a bit of the big wowee sauce contingent perhaps marring the surface luster here. It finishes well off-dry, the toasty caramel and chocolate esters ruling the lingering day.

Overall, this is a bang-on Nordic Imperial Stout, the booze pretty much kept in check, with lots of balanced fruity and roasted flavours abounding. Tasty, but a slow sipper, as that 20-proof alcohol, is, in fact still alcohol, yaknowwhutimean, Olav?

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Photo of cjgator3
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Hallu
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very solid stout. It is halfway between the strong unsweet stouts with sometimes tobacco aromas and the chocolate/coffee classic sweet stouts. There is chocolate in the beer, but you feel mostly the coffee/roasted aromas, with a hint of liquorish. It is not as drinkable as other classic stouts as say, from Omnipollo, Samuel Smith, or Lost Abbey for example, but it is quite good. However it's so rare I'm not sure it's worth seeking it out for outrageous prices.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluejacket74
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing chalice, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. The head retention is pretty good, and there's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, dark fruit, and some coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some molasses, vanilla, and a bit of licorice flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's smooth, creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a pretty good imperial stout. Definitely worth picking up if you come across some. $9.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black carol stout with a nice large foamy brown color head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some black chocolates notes and light dry notes are quite enticing. Taste is also a very solid mxi between some dry roasted malt with light smooth black chocolates with alight dry hoppy finish. Body is full with somewhat of a creamy texture with no apparent alcohol. Solid interpretation of the style but I still prefer some of the other imperial stout brewed by the same brewer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. Snifter glass. Intense chocolate & underneath alcohol aromas as cap is removed. Pure black color. Brownish tan is creamy, slowly dissipated & leaves some lacing. Fresh aroma shows dark bitter cocoa & milk chocolate, rounded by herbal notes & ripe citric on the back. Slight dark fruits are also displayed to the nose. Creamy upfront with roasted & caramel notes as well as toffee & gentle alcohol. Full body. Soft carbonation. Viscous & creamy mouthfeel. Subtle notes of licorice & herbal bitterness with a point of cumin in the middle are joined by dark cocoa flavor linger into a sweet/bitter finish where resinous hop arises & leaves a dried sensation. Heat through the throat, some fruity & caramel hues on the aftertaste. Flavorful & gentle drinkability. Amazing balance at this masterpiece !! A great all-terrain beer that could be perfectly paired with Mexican fajitas – chili, chicken, onion & beans- or Panetone cake as well. Or simply alone for a long & paused drink, naturally. (Batch 512. BF10/2017).

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Photo of killcore
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jholcomb
1/5  rDev -75%

Photo of rex_4539
4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Jet black color, 2-3 finger light brown head, good head retention, minimal carbonation.

S: Chocolate and booze.

T: Sweet chocolate, slightly bitter on the back end.

F: Quite smooth for a 10% ABV imperial stout, very drinkable.

O: Another great beer from Amager Bryghus :)

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of byronic
4.2/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep rich black - though not exactly thick, light beige colored head.

Aromas of dark licorice, anise, smoke, roast, vodka soaked dark chocolate... kind of an Old Rasputin like smell.

Flavors come alive with a smoked flavor, soy sauce, black olive, chocolate syrup diluted in half by vodka, caramel, tons of alcohol burn and some light peat. Burnt popcorn on the finish.

Feel is thick but not destructive, a moderate carbonation, nice dry alcohol finish.

For sure a bathtub beer you sit and think about. It's not an easy drinker but that's the point.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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The Sinner Series-Pride from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 89.5% out of 100 with 57 ratings
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