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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 306   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


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8850) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Black pour, brown head. Chocolate, prunes, chocolate aroma. Sweet and roasty flavor with nice vanilla undertones. Great!!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
Opaque black beer with a long lasting, light brown head. Firm lace on the glass. The nose is filled with licorice, chocolate, pine hops in a perfect blend. Dry and bitter flavour, hard roast to burnt notes, a little alcohol bite. Hops and burnt malt fight to dominate the bitter finish and hops win. No coffee, no barrel aging, no funny stories, just a perfectly crafted beer of my favourite kind.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2152) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle from Amager Bryghus, courtesy of Storm.. Huge continuously building thick dark brown head that really lasted for a very long time. Impressive at the very beginning I must say. Color was as expected dark as night with some see-through pearls inside the glass. Fat lair of film like foam was left behind. As close to perfect in appearance as can get. Aroma was explosive and extremely complex with note of berries, dried fruit, flowers, citrus, let notes of grapefruit, pine, vanilla, burned malt and of cause heavy coffee and dark chocolate notes. Initial experience gives the impression of a heavy hopped beer with underlying notes of the above described. Over the palate comes a heavy and dominating experience of bitter hops, burned malt, sweet chocolate, and sweet liquorish that almost turns into bitter English liquorish. The body is completely full with a fat almost oily texture and an average carbonation. Heavy bitter flavor with moderated sweet notes. Finish is again heavy hoppy with a lingering almost bitter liquorish like at the very end. This is a very extreme beer and not your average Imperial Stout! I thought this was a fantastic experience!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Richmond Gathering, one of my favorites from this one. Black, pepsin aroma with slight bread. Flavor matches, along with the almost requisite chocolate and light coffee notes. Really, really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (4890) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pitch black, short brown head, lasting lacing. Aroma of a big roasted imperial stout, chocolat, some coffee, biscuity malt, earthy hop. Great taste, thick body. Good balance between sweet crystal malts and hop bitterness, quite clean. Reminds me a lot of classic american impies like the yeti. Lovely stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2008
50cl bottle, hand numbered batch 66, with a giant THANK YOU to Jacob Storm for this excellent surprise! Pours a dark brown/black with a sizable creamy tan head, excellent head retention and lacing. Beautiful in the glass! Aroma starts out with glimpses of ripe dark berries - blueberry, raspberry and blackberry, drifting into espresso, chocolate, vanilla and slight licorice. A nice one to pause excessively on the aroma. Flavor brings out the hops in force, with a great (and unique) citrus profile and bitterness, along with more espresso and chocolate. Being a big fan of Amager Bryghus and their Hr. Frederiksen, I was excited to try this, and it did not disappoint. Sure hope Shelton Bros. gets their stuff stateside someday. Thanks again, Jacob!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2008
Pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma has tons of american hobs that mixes with the chocolate aroma. Also has notes of tar, giving is a smoked touch. Flavor is very bitter, both from hobs and roasted malts. Smooth chocolate and coffee bottom, with hobs playing in, and a very oily palate. Awsome

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomer (1620) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 5, 2008
0.5L bottle, thanks roei. Thick creamy lacing light brown head, opaque balck colour with some beautiful lighter brown taints on the rim of the beer. Aroma of cocoa, milk chocolate, herbal hoppiness and yeast and all encompased by a vinous scent. Taste of strong roasted coffee, extrenely dark bitter chocolate and some barnyard notes at the end. Full bodied but not overbearing, aftertaste is long with a light lingering bitterness. Only one word to discribe the experience - WOW!!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2814) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
10-OCT-2009, bottle @home. High head, pitch black. Very roasted nose. Meaty, coffee, and high high hoppy bitterness. Very rich and creamy, high carbonation. Fantastic beer.


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