Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Foreign Stout
Kastrup, Denmark


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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Danish: Tilbage i maj 2010 havde vi her på Amager Bryghus besøg af en mand, som ved første øjekast kunne ligne Frank Zappas barnebarn - eller måske en ukendt lillebror til Snoop Dogg. Men navnet var dog ikke hverken Zappa eller Snoop men derimod Laffler, Mr. John Laffler fra Chicago, Illinois. John er til daglig brygger på byens førende bryggeri Goose Island, og kontakten til ham opstod, da vi tidligere på året deltog i World Beer Cup i netop Chicago. Dengang spurgte vi John, om ikke han havde lyst til at brygge øl på Amager, som jo sådan lidt er Danmarks svar på Chicago – oh well, næsten… John fik helt frie hænder og kom op med noget så sjældent som en letrøget Rugstout – derved var Amager RyeKing født.
I glasset står Amager RyeKing sort som beg med et lysebrunt skum. Hele 22% af malten stammer fra rug, og vi vil godt garantere, at det kan smages. RyeKing har en fantastisk robusthed uden nogensinde at være tung, mens røgen aldrig bliver overdøvende, men i stedet tilføjer et lille pikant strejf. Bitterheden er tør og kontant og kommer fra både de ristede malte og fra Northern Brewer humlen. Vi er ret godt tilfredse med dette transatlantiske samarbejde, og er ikke et sekund i tvivl om, at du vil være ligeså, når du har smagt Amager RyeKing!
Brygget af: 8 malte, havregryn, 2 humler, amerikansk overgær og det gode Amar-vand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
Dark brown, almost black. Has a light brown head. Roasted, fruity notes, sweet notes too in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and roasted, some odd medicine notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - JAN 29, 2015
500ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige brown creamy frothy head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, bready. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma, milk - dark chocolate. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3347) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2015
Sample from 50 cl. bottle. Batch # 924. Pitch black with a creamy, tanned head. Roasted aroma with dark malts, fruits, liquorice, herbal rye notes, coffee and subtle, smoked notes. Taste is bitter. Full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Long lasting dry, bitter and roasted finish with herbal notes and rye malts. Excellent Stout, really well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobs_ols (452) - LATVIA - DEC 31, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Completely black, dark brown head. Roasty rye aroma. Full bodied, sweet and slight bitterness. Finishes smooth, bitter, and overall lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humlelala (1310) - DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
(50 cl bottle freshly bought at the brewery; Batch #924; BBD: November 2016) Pours black with very creamy, three finger toffee head that seems to stay around for quite a while and leaves lace when it departs. Aroma is robust rye with notes of smoke. Also some herbal hoppy hints. Oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, medium to full body and a bitter, roasted and smoky finish. Well balanced flavour with interesting malt character due to the herbal rye malt and the subtle smokiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1950) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle, thanks Rasmusott! Pours pitch black with a thick nice dark brown head. Aromas of lots of rye, some smoke, salmiak licorice, some dark fruits. Taste is lots of coffee up front, pretty roasted, some smoke, salmiak slightly salty licorice, some rye and dates and pretty hoppy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lawger (273) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Pours thick black. Huge aroma of coarse dark bread, dark toffee, raisins and heavily roasted malts. Palate is massive, flavours of dark bread and caramel. The finish lingers for minutes with a profound bitterness. The best overall beer I’ve tasted to date, a shame they don’t make it any more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4176) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
0.5l bottle from #426 shared with The Tasting Crew. Smells lovely dark and rich with roasted coffee, chocolate ice cream, fudge, sweet brownies, cocoa dryness and burned rye bread. A little oxidized hint that suits it perfectly. Smells absolutely lovely, and it’s been a while since I’ve nosed a beer as good as this from the Danes. It has a deep and dark brown body and a ashy brown medium sized islandy and sidesticking head. Super roasty flavors. Bitter burned both wood, coffee and chocolate. There is a little bit of ashtray also found in here. Burned rye bread with a really lingering bitter-burned espresso aftertaste. Perhaps a tad to much of everything for someone, but as a non balanced extreme beer at only 7.something percent this is really really good! Impressive indeed. 19.02.2014

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2014
If you like Rye Stouts as much as me, then this is the beer for your. Strong, bitter flavours, great mouth feel, no watery flavors and a good hop character. Another fine co-operation between Danish Amager and an American brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
> Well put together stout fails to deliver on rye body and comes across as too sweet

[ Bottle ][ rlgk/_angst_ ][ 50cl ][ Trade ][ Pizza Boy Snifter ][ 4/15/14 ]
>> Thank you rlgk for couriering this all the way from Sweden. Thanks _angst_ for the trade. Pours fairly inky with very tight, dense mocha foam. Moderate lacing. Nose is chocolate mousse, buttery chocolate cake, savory sweet caramelized shallot, waxy chocolate. Taste is a tad sweet, nice buttery mousse flavor, body is low given the rye addition which I expected would make this super silky/dense. Sweetness is surprising high given this brewery’s knack for robust, bitter stouts. Still, very grateful to have tried this one. Thanks!

>!< sweet, lacks body, rye character low, bitterness lower

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