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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The weather may be brutally cold when A special strong beer, brewed specifically for an Amon Amarth, Enslaved and Skeletonwitch event at Mill City Nights. “The Surly production team is fueled by metal,” head brewer Todd Haug says, “so what better way to honor three of our favorite bands who have braved the winter to perform for Minnesota.” This brew takes its name from an Amon Amarth song title and will be poured first at the concert, and for a very limited time at the brewery’s Taproom. “Asator, Surly Viking IPA, is a beer fit for battle, fermented on oak with a ruddy brown color,” Haug says The ale was brewed with peated, brown and crystal malts to create a shield wall of malt flavors, only to be hacked apart by a swinging sword of hops!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Deep brown body with a khaki head. Slightly musty with caramel and dough. Hints of yeast and milk chocolate. The taste is cola and dark chocolate. There is a subtle roast. Well done and very smooth. Thanks CanIHave4Beers. On tap at el Bait Shop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4020) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2016
On Draught
Pours a deep brown with a big head & great lace.

Aroma is a little nutty & peaty with some fruity hops.

Plenty of minerality, some peat, a bunch of leafy hops and a bit of big bitterness..

Weird & also great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (2221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2016
8 oz. pour, on tap at Surly Beer Hall. Consumed on 5-30-16. Labeled as merely "Viking Ale," but confirmed with bartender it is Asator Viking. Medium brown with an amber hue. Hazy. Bubbles rise at moderate speed. Moderate amount of long-lasting, light tan head. Looks good. Surprising, smoky aroma. Burnt hot dogs scent. Woody; charcoal. Dry from both the smoked malts and hops. Smell is strong and overall good but a bit too strange to justify a top score. Dry, toasted, lightly roasted, lightly smoky flavor. Smoke is more subtle in flavor than aroma. Actually really quite tasty. Dark chocolate on graham cracker roasted over charcoal. Frothy. Light to medium body. Fine but ordinary palate. Tasty beer with memorable aroma. Nothing special by Surly standards but a darn good beer overall. Smokiness could stand to be stronger in the flavor but if anything is a bit excessive in the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Booga (78) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2016
On tap at Varsity Theater. This is a pretty interesting beer. Probably good for the style but not my favorite style. I would rate it the #1 Viking beer I’ve had. Deep murky ruby color with thin khaki head. Medium body with low carb. Very smoky, peaty taste. Taste is more akin to smokes porter than IPA. Good beer for a novelty but not sure O would choose it over the other great Surly offerings available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1463) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 6, 2016
I think this is the beer, describe as Viking beer. Mahogany and a bit murky, big peat and light smoke aroma. Would never describe this as an ipa, but good nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Tap at Surly. Dark brown pour. Peaty smoky aroma. Light smoky big body malt. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (2156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at surly pours a dark murky brown with a medium khaki head. Aroma of toasted toffee and peat, caramel, with light coffee , oak and hickory. Taste of bitter smoke roasted malt and peat, with mellowing oak, and a dry bitter hop finish. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3949) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
On tap at CBC 2014. Pours a clear brown with an off-white head. Sweet and bitter with malty aromas of burnt malts with caramel. Medium hops aromas. Slightly leathery. Hints of smoke. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - NOV 13, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Clear dark orange amber color with off white head. Malty ad hoppy aroma, caramel, bread, cookie, pine, fruity. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
on tap @Churchkey-tan-dk amber. A-roasty/cocoa-med malt, pine. T-pine/earthy hops, roasty/cocoa/chocolate-med malt.

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