The Sinner Series-Pride | Amager Bryghus

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ADZA on 06-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Texasfan549
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, char, and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice mix of chocolate and caramel characteristics.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a sinful flavor like this, who wants to be good? Amager's Pride is a hearty Imperial Stout with all the roasty, malty and sweet boozy flavors in tact. Its those basic attributes that keeps the beer growing, sip after sip.

Its dark appearance is nothing short of espresso- black with little to suggest anything but, even its creamy lather that amounts on top reinforce a coffee-type of pour. Its light lace is of broken rings as the gravity of the beer seems to impede better froth and cling.

Its sweet espresso scent is quite unique- toffee, caramel, roast and toast all align on the nose to give a biscotti, vanilla wafer, and chocolate scent. As the undertow of dark-roast coffee plays out underneath, it nutty weave offers an earthy counterpart to its hearty sweet scent.

Rich to taste, the milky and velvety sweetness greets the mouth with extended-cooked toffee, molasses, burnt caramel in all their decadent sweetenss. But above that are the roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and grilled nuts to give the beer's taste a complex sweetness that props up the beer's roast and fruit. A forward vinous twang of plumb and grape lurks in the background as the ale finishes warm, rummy and smooth.

"Pride" is a boastful Stout that showcases as much sweetness as it does of roast. If this is the brewer intent, then that goal was reached with uttermost pride, but without becoming prideful.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
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 Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
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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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Motor-oil-black color under a brown, thick, compact and rather tall head. Rich lacings occour after a long time of dissipation.

S: Full rich heavy smell. Hard roasted sweet malts and lots of dark dired fruits, as well as strong black coffee and mild dark chocolate.

T: Hard roasted malts, sweet. Oaky notes brings a healthy dose of vanilla. Dark dried fruits, but rather held back compared to the smell. Lots of strong black coffee and some dark chocolate.

M: Very smooth feel. Full body and low carbonation. Aftertaste isn't that long, but holds a nice sweetness. The high ABV is almost not noticable.

O: A well crafted Stout, nothing edgy but that is, when it comes to this beer a very good thing.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
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 drpimento
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Oh this stuff is so freakin good. Appropriate to Imperial Stout, Royally Tasty. Appearance has a thick long lasting light brown head. Aroma is black malt, black olives, licorice, leather. Flavor's like nose, plus some sweet and bitter, those in perfectly balanced amounts. Body is so amazingly smooth. Only slight veiled hints of power. Wahoo!

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Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of leitmotif
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ADZA
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm definitely in the mood for this its cold as could be tonight and thought I crack this by the fire and it pours a dark black as night hue with a one finger khaki head that disappears as soon as u blink and leaves a nice rim of lacing too,the smell is dark fruits,roasted malts,booze,charcoal and dark chocolate,the mouthfeel is full bodied with above moderate carbonation and the taste is something else just what I was looking for tonight it's dark chocolate,roasted malts,dark fruits,a touch of milky coffee and finished with a solid herbal bitterness that puts everything into order and overall I love it and I know they boiled it for six hours but man for a beer of high ABV it's nowhere to be found and this is such a easy drinker border lining on greatness with a few adjustments just what I was up for cheers.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
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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The Sinner Series-Pride from Amager Bryghus
4.07 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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