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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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!"


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (5503) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4 ounces on draft at ChurchKey during the SAVOR Surly event. Pours a dark amber color with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, pine, roast, light smoke. Tasting notes of floral notes, toast, biscuit, light roast, pine, citrus, light smoke. Medium body with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Tap. Dark black pour, a little lasting head and frothy lacing with an aroma of roasty dark malt & spicy hops. Flavor is also nice roasty malt, very hoppy & oaky and a liitle dry on the finish. I dig it, hope this becomes a regular offering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (5318) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Amber color with beige head. Aroma has grapefruit, grapefruit peel, chocolate, apples and caramel. Taste is sweet and adds pine, resin and hay notes with a malty base and sweet caramel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (955) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Tap at Happy Gnome. Deep red brown with no head. Strong malty aroma with a little caramel, fruity hops, strawberry, and leather. Taste is mostly sweet with a subtle bitter finish. Body is lighter with a watery feel. Excited to have found this beer since the Amon Amarth show sold out. Mellower than Furious, another good beer from Surly.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5283) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On tap at Red Cow’s birthday. This is a hybrid of hybrid styles. Darker than expected color, but great beer. I have visions of this turning into Blakkr soon. Bright hops aroma and taste. Brown airy foam. Some Cascadian Dark Ale elements on palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2014
On tap at Muddy Pig, nice black pour with a tan head. First aroma is plastic, nasty, let it sit for a while. As it warms the oak starts to shine through, bit of chocolate and nice hop presence. Taste is creamy chocolate piney bitterness, this is great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3891) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnielsen13 (260) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2014
On tap @ Surly. Pours reddish brown with a light tan head. Aroma is peat, malt, piney hops. Flavor is smokey and maltyc with some nice hops. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Draught CBC 2014. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma. Herbs, flowers, spice, caramel, some citrus. Flavour. Flowers, caramel, herbs, some peated smoke, leather and barn. Medium to full bodied. Ends vaguely smoked and bitter.


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