Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: American Strong Ale
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Danish: Vi forventede måske nok, at de ville ankomme med flasker fulde af Bourbon og en banjo under armen, men intet af dette skete. I stedet endte vores brygdag med de smukke fyre fra Against The Grain Brewery i Louisville, Kentucky som én stor hotdog-spisnings-konkurrence. Yep, vi tager ikke pis. Den store Kentucky-fyr, Sam, udfordrede vores egen temmeligt store fyr, Jacob, om hvem der kunne spise flest af Johns fyldige og voldsomt krydrede gourmet-hotdogs. Men det skulle Sam vist aldrig have gjort... Men midt mellem alle drillerierne og den meget snak om pølser, så blev der faktisk brygget øl. Vi håber at du vil nyde denne humlede Imperial Brown Ale - den var designet til i særlig grad at akkompagnere hotdogs og anden krydret og røget mad.

English: We expected banjos and Bourbon but received nothing of that sort. Instead our brew day with the handsome fellers of Against The Grain Brewery from Louisville, Kentucky turned into a hotdog eating contest. Yep, no kiddin’. Big Kentuckian feller, Sam, challenged our own big feller, Jacob, as to who could down the most gourmet hotdogs, big and spicy as they were with specialty toppings. Well, Sam should never have done that….should you Sam? However, a beer was indeed brewed in between all the trash talk and wieners. We hope you’ll enjoy this hoppy Imperial Brown Ale - it was designed to go with hotdogs in particular and other spicy and smoked foods.

Ingredients: Water. Malts: Pale, Brown, Melanoidin, Biscuit, Chocolate. Hops: Herkules, Tomahawk, East Kent Goldings, Cascade, Simcoe. Yeast: US-ale.

smmadge's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
smmadge (87) - - AUG 13, 2013
Smell of sesame oil. Taste a bit as well but with roasty malts. Nice but not exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy deep brown with a frothy and creaym bornwish beige gead that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, herbal and earthy with dark bread, caramel, grapefruit juice, resinous wood, moist grass, pine needles, dry tobacco, orang zest and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, malty, herbal and easrthy with dark bread, caramel, grapefruit, moist grass, pine needles, resin, liquorice, tobacco, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, round, astringent, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with caramel, toffee, grapefruit, moist grass, pine needles, resin, orange zest and lemon zest. Very hoppy and bitter ASA. Enjoyable kick in the teeth...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 8, 2015
500ml bottle - thanks Kairi!
Very weird aroma, dirty, stodgy, a bit grainy, caramel, husks, but messy and dirty. Anna gets stale coffee. Slightly soapy taste, plenty of caramel and husky grains. Rabbit food. Nice brown, large tight orangy tan persistent head. Palate again a bit stodgy, probably melanoidin malts. Husk brown ale taste, a little bitter. Later there’s some chocolate in the finish too. Kinda passable brown ale, but very messy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Thanks, John Mays, for the gift --- Hazy brown with a solid 2" beige head, sheet of lace. Taste is strong malt with a heavy shot of chocolate, followed by noticeable hops that move to a finish that has overtones of grass and hay, with perhaps a bit of smoke. Not well-balanced or connected, leaving it short of expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11918) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours really dark copper with a yellowish tan head. Smells like a nutty amber. Med body or so. Flavor is nutty, somewhat roasty malt, and notes of chocolate. Apparently a strong nutty brown ale. Not my favorite sort of drink, but the ABV seems helpful, and the nuttiness isn’t very greasy. Certainly drinkable. There seems to be enough hop to render it towards bitter, and it even moves towards dry. Bacon would have been a good touch. :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jxuriachv (5) - - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
L’escuma es densa. Persistent. De color marró clar. Es veu sedosa. La cervesa és transparet, però té unes petites partícules que li impedeixen de ser cristal·lina. En destapar m’han vingut records de barrica, acètic i fumat. Totalment infundats al desaparéixer al cap de poc. Els aromes són de crosta torrada de pa, caramels mitjanament caramelitzats, panses... També aromes més frescos, però molt al fons i ben integrats. En boca es noten aquests caramels i la crosta de pa, xocolata, potser una lleugeríssima nota citrica. No és dolça. Té l’amargor present però sense molestar. El cos és mitjà/alt i té un pas de boca espectacular. No em sap cap greu que l’ampolla sigui de mig litre. Per les sensacions que he tinguit al destapar, m’agradaria envellir-la en una bota.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sokuzs1 (119) - - JAN 26, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Aroma: sweets, caramel, cocoa, smoke, herbal, malty Taste: sweet, high bitterness, cocoa, caramel, malty, a bit roasty, too long bitterness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
This is absolute perfection, or at least pretty close. I drank this alongside norwegian christmas rib, but I guess it will perfectly match the sausage fest. Lots of chocolate in the taste, but in general well balanced, great and complex aroma, and dry and everlasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Such a solid, complex, and delicious beer! Hint of smoke, cocoa, brown sugar, and just enough hops to make it interesting. Love the complexity and depth here...might have to make something that would compliment this to share with the family!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobs_ols (276) - LATVIA - JAN 10, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Opaque crimson, strong white head. Roast, maybe some cocoa and caramel on the nose. Some light hop notes. Thick body, balanced taste - smooth, finishes bitter and warming. Overall - super smooth, lovely. In the taste - roastiness, caramel and all good things. Very very good.

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