Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 140   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10.01%
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Danish: Det er næppe nogen hemmelighed, at vi her på Amager Bryghus har en helt særlig forkærlighed for Imperial Stouts - den ædleste og mest noble af alle øltyper. Faktisk er vi her i bryghuset hele tiden i gang med at udvikle nye varianter af denne ædle drik. Som altid skruer vi godt op for det hele, og sådan er det naturligvis osse i denne øl: hele 8 maltvarianter skulle der til og tre humletyper, hvor vi er særligt stolte over at præsentere kongen over dem alle – han hedder Zeus. Amager Imperial Stout er en øl så sort som selveste arvesynden, dækket af det tætteste og mest cremede lysebrune skum. Kaffe- og chokoladetonerne er meget tydelige, men de kommer udelukkende fra malten, mens duften er fuld af vanille. Amager Imperial Stout er en i alle henseender voldsom øl for den krævende og erfarne øldrikker, der ikke er bange for at udfordre alle sanser.

English: It is hardly a secret that we at the Amager Brewery have a deep rooted love for Imperial Stouts - the noblest of all beers. In fact, we are constantly in the process of developing new variations of this fine beverage, this variation has eight malts and three hops. We are particularly proud to present what we feel is the king of hops: Zeus.
Amager Imperial Stout is a beer as black as mortal sin , crowned with the densest and most creamy light brown head. The coffee and chocolate accents are very distinct, but they come exclusively from the malt, while the aroma is rich with vanilla.
Amager Imperial Stout is in all respects a fierce beer for the more demanding and experienced beer drinkers who are not afraid to challenge their senses.
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, wheat malt, oats, brown sugar, hops and yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2725) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that disapated with some lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and some alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a rich smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet chocolate flavor with a medium sweet smooth finish of moderate duration. Was this to be a victory beer or to drown my sorrows? That was in doubt to the last second of the game. Drown my sorrows it did.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
freeofthoughts (674) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours black with very small beige head. Smells sweet and well roasted. The taste is rich and has depth even with a strong roasted grain. There is a soft fruit under the grain, sort of a cherry like sweetness. Nice smooth chocolaty taste with the -almost near burnt but not- grain leaves a slightly dry rich grainy taste with a slight boozy warmth. Very tasty, and well worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (3174) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
Black, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, candy sugar and sweets. Bitter flavour, roasted malts and some caramel. Finish roasted malts and mocha.
(From 66cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Thanks to who brought this!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2012
11/VIII/2012 50cl bottle @ RBBSG - BB: VI/13 - batch 150 (2012-922) Thanks to secretsanta for sharing the bottle!

Very dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige to brown head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, sweet touch, brown sugar, caramel, somewhat spicy. MF: quite some carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of mocha, coffee, very bitter hops, bit of caramel, sugary. Aftertaste: bitter hops, lots of coffee, pretty bitter. Not my style of stout, but ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (4405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
Left-over from RBBSG 2012 // 50 cl. bottle sampled // thx to whoever brought this // dark brown with a mocha head // taste is this serious roast, going to peated, some milk chocolate sweetness underneath, lingering ashy, peated finish, burned flavours. grounded coffee beans. deff more than usual bitter hops in the back // oddly light bit thin despite the too roasted, too peated flavours for me // not crazy about this one, not terrible really but not really my thing either

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle sample @ 2nd RBBSG, August 11th 2012. Brune foncée, col épais café au lait. Arôme malté grillé, note de tourbe et cendre voire un léger bouquet de malt fumé. Palais, malt caramel/toffee restant assez sec accompagné d’un beau pétillant, garde ce côté malt fumé qui est discret. Le houblon reste en retrait laissant peu de place à l’amertume, fine douceur de vanille et sucre brun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4280) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
The aroma is burnt and toasted with coffee and chocolate as well as cardboard and grass. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma but slightly medicinal. The palate is thin for the style. Overall I expected more from this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
500ml bottle courtesy of summer secret santa 2012. thanks, mike! pours a rich, silky, black capped by a thick, rocky, dark kahki head that leaves oily sheets of lace. aroma is great with heavy belgian chocolate, roasted coffee, malted milk balls, and vanilla backed by earthy hops, brown sugar, and dusty oats. flavor is delicious as well with rich, smooth roasted malts, fresh coffee beans, dark chocolate, and twix bars backed by vanilla pudding, grassy hops, belgian yeast, and a hint of rye on the back end. palate is smooth and medium bodied with fine carbonation and a dry, very bitter, roasted, chocolatey finish. overall, a damn fine imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (515) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Black with just a bit of tan head. Malty aroma of raisins and vanilla. Rich chewy palate with notes of tobacco, leather, kola nut and toffee. Strong kick but not overwhelming. Fresh hoppy finish coats under the tongue. .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2298) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Oh man, this is good. Poured a touch cold, with a smallish tan head that soon settles to a few foamy islands and a rign wiht plenty of lace. Color in even the narrow part of the glass is an absolutely opaque, pitch brown black. Aroma is roast, malt, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and heady. Flavor’s like nose, a rich blend of a balanced sweet, bitter and slight tang. Body is full, a little soft, but not too, and for such a big beer, easy driiniking. Finish is like flavor, sweet giving way to bitter, long, and very satisfying. Alcohol is fairly hidden. Really good beer.

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