Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 10.5 IBU: 85
Amager Bryghus Hr. Frederiksen
What the brewers say
“A dense, creamy, light brown head leaves an abundance of lacing on the glass. Eight varieties of malt were used, including black and roasted malts. The bitterness comes from roasted malts backed by Centennial hops.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Vinous alcohol some smoky phenols. The required roast barley and coffee notes are present, but they take a background place to complex aged character. Sweet fruity notes up front. Light alcohol but not overpowering. No hops. Nutty, with coconut and chocolate support. Reminds me of chocolate macaroons. Plenty of old ale elements of dried fruit and caramel toast. Smells quite yummy.”
Flavor: “Sweet chocolate and roast up front with a medium alcohol note. Roast toward the end of the sip with a slight cocoa nip popping out at the very end. Some tartness in the finish. Medium sweetness that lingers throughout. Flavor has the cocoa and coconut, but the proportions are different now. The alcohol that seemed friendly on the nose is a bit boozy now that it’s in my mouth.”
Overall: “This seems to be aged, mostly in a good way. Some oxidized sherry notes in the aroma and flavor. Rich sweetness, chocolate, and a light roast. The alcohol is mellow and some of the nice roast character lingers on. Warming afterglow. Medium warming alcohol levels are nicely balanced. Good sipping imperial stout.”
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