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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Danish: Allerede når den hældes op i glasset, fornemmes det med det samme, at Hr. Frederiksen er en herre med både potens og stor personlighed. Begsort som Hr. Frederiksens humor er denne ”Imperial Stout” efter amerikansk forbillede med et tæt og cremet, lysebrunt skum, som efterlader pikante blonder i glasset, efterhånden som det modstræbende lægger sig. Vi indrømmer det gerne – vi er gået amok med maltene i denne øl, hele 8 forskellige har vi brugt, og det er de sorte og brændte, der giver øllet både dets farve og den nærmest ekstreme fylde – dette er nærmest et fudbyrdet måltid på flaske. Også bitterhed leverer de brændte malte sekunderet af amerikansk Centennial humle. Åh jo, Hr. Frederiksen er en oplevelse at byde op til dans, han bør dog nydes langsomt, men så kan han til gengæld også holde en hel aften, hvor man kan varme sig ved hans alkohol og udfordrende charme.
Vi har opkaldt denne øl efter en god ven uden hvis fantastiske støtte og assistance Amager Bryghus ikke var, hvor det er i dag.

English: Even when just poured into the glass, you feel straight away that Mr. Frederiksen is a master of potency and great personality. Pitch-black as Mr. Frederiksen’s humor, this American style Imperial Stout has a dense and creamy, light brown head that leaves an abundance of lacing on the glass as it reluctantly settles.
We are happy to admit that we have gone slightly berserk with malt in this beer, eight different varieties were used including black and roasted malts that give this beer its color and almost extreme density - this is almost a meal in a bottle. The bitterness is also supplied by the roasted malts backed by the American Centennial hops.
Mr. Frederiksen is an experience to be savoured he should be enjoyed slowly throughout the course of an entire evening where you can warm yourselves by his alcohol and provocative charms.
We have named this beer after a good friend without whose wonderful support and assistance Amager Brewery would not be where it is today.
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, wheat malt, oats, hops and yeast


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2007 tap. pours a nice pitch black color. it has a large brown head. aroma is very roasty. taste is very nice stoutish. roasty, chokolaty, malty and also some hops. some liqerice and coffee. nice stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2007
Draught at Ølbaren. Very black colour and very small head. The first thing I notice about the flavour is a biting hoppiness. Other than that there is a good roast malt bitterness and some coffee. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2007
Black colour with a small dense light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with coffee bitter and chocolate sweet notes and vague hints of fruit. Roasted, coffee bitter flavor with some cocoa sweetness and a light alcohol sweet finish. Great beer from this new danish brewery.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2007 On tap at Ølbaren. Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown head. Roasted and malty with notes of coffee, chocolate, dark and dried fruits, cocoa and hops. Very well balanced. Had this at a blindtasting where I rated it somewhat higher - so I’m gonna change my ratings from: 8-4-8-4-17=4.1

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skinnyviking (7000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle. High creamy brown and long lasting head. Getting exited now. Body: Absolutely no light through this pitch black body. Even more exited. Powerful coffee cocoa liqorice aroma. Pretty bitter coffee hops flavor with a nice strong bitterness that lasts for a while. Alcohol well hidden by the powerful coffee hops bitterness. On top of it this beer has an unexpected freshness. I don’t know why but I definately like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
charlotte (4181) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Total black with the most brown head i have saw.Strong taste of rosted malt and aroma of coffee and laquorice but still in a mild way.One of the best beers in Dk i guess.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Courtesy of Papsoe. Thank you, Henrik. The aroma is literally so thick and concentrated with cocoa, chocolate, fudge, esspresso and dark fruits that I wonder how it climbed out of the glass under it’s sheer weight. The body is deep black with a beautiful, craggy, creme brulee looking mocha head that is quite lasting. The fore is quality esspressow ith a healthy dose of cream. Dark chocolate, burnt fudge, black cherry, roasted/burnt malts, plum, prune and lots of hop bitterness make up the middle to the finish. Hints of licorice and vanilla appear here and there through all flavor ranges.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2007
Deep black of color with nice huge cloudy brown head. A great aroma of liqurice, coffee, dark chocolate and prunes. A nice flavor of raw liqurice, citrus and chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Beautiful body, tarry black with a deep brown perimeter. The thick and creamy dark brown head looks just like melting cappuccino ice cream. Eventually, repeated sips and tilts reveal a sparkling, glistening lace coating that is evenly dispersed. Heavy roasted grains that usher in the full-bodied aroma are supremely complex. Coffee and looming sweetness are adequately melded together. Marshmallow, chocolate and a hint of black vanilla follow. The nose has a huge bourbon and oak character that is amazingly dwarfed by a hoppy and fruity brandy barreled explosion. Fruit notes include melons, oranges and lemons. Alcohol is apparent but never a dominant feature, never a distraction from the quest to pick this apart. The most similar Danish beer I can compare the aromatic trait structure to is Olfabrikken Winter Stout; both are very wholesome and seem well-suited for a prelude to a long nap in front of a warming fireplace. The flavor is simpler and very full: roastiness leads, hops, coffee and chocolate equally share the remainder. Moderate sweetness stands no chance when pitted against such boisterous roast and dryness. Light anise and smoke that went unnoticed in the aroma reveal themselves in a sleek and smooth taste, further into the finish as well. The finish is very dry and moderate in length. Mouthfeel is very smooth, mildly carbonated and robust and vibrant. Palate is full-bodied and showcases excellent balance within the realms of the style.

I know not where inspiration comes from for this beer. In appearance, then in taste, Speedway Stout comes to mind. The aroma and finish remind me of the aforementioned Olfabrikken. All of this is inconsequential. The beer is a great success. That’s all that really matters.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle (courtesy Jacob) at Papsoe pre-KO tasting. A beautifully balanced imperial stout. Powerful but smooth. The alcohol is evident, but well integrated rather than intrusive. Lots of roast malt and chocolate. Hops provide a firm bitterness but that’s tempered by the rich malt. Finishes distinctly dry so it doesn’t feel too fat. Pitch black colour. A very nicely judged brew.


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