AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Three Floyds from my birthday weekend - thanks whomever picked up THAT tab (Zombie too!!!), shared with ck1 & my other bro. Pours charcoal black with a bit of an off-brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma has grassy hops, chocolate, coffee. Really nice! Taste brings chocolate, coffee, soy. Some stickiness. That imperial baltic flavor kicks in. Finishes medium length and mostly sweet. Not Alpha Klaus, but very nice and enjoyable!
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle that has been in my cupboard for over a year. I had fresh and thought it was very hoppy, almost black IPA like. Tried this bottle aged. Completly black pour. The hops are gone. Left behind a dark stale malt with a bit of licorice and tar. Tastes like an english style porter. Not a fan of these porters without any sweetness. Fairly thick
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a small brown head. Nose is coffee, almonds, anisette, bready cereal and alcohol notes. It’s very complex with the alcohol esters, but it doesn’t take away from it. Taste is a good balance of bittersweet, however it weighs in a little more on the bitter side. Mouthfeel is medium body, super sharp and crisp on the palate.
wchesser (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from FlandersNed-thanks, Steve! Pours dark brown with fairly thick but fading head. Nice dark roast malts and a touch of light roast coffee on nose. Some subtle smoke aroma on nose as it warmed. Straight forward, but very solid porter flavors. That Signature 3Floyd’s taste.
Slightly metallic after taste after it warmed. Reminiscent of a drier Alpha Klaus. Liked it and it’s held up well, but I’d say smoke ’em if ya got ’em.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits like raisins, cocoa, coconut, subtle smoke. Flavor is sweet with roasted malt, coca nibs, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, lactose like notes and some earthy notes. The body is medium to full with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty Imperial Porter, well done Amon Amarth! (and TFF...).
kevinsenn (977) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with toffsbury. Pours jet-black with little head and a lot of particles. Gorgeous hoppy aroma. Really nice hoppy taste, with some roasted malt. Nice clean finish.. Medium-bodied with low carbonation. I’ve never had such a hoppy porter; great!
flemmingwillum (942) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #777, bottle from Toft Vin. Black beer with greenish-brown hue and a very dense, stable, beige coloured head - and probably the only beer I have expierienced, having a higher head three minutes from the pouring moment, than it had one minute from the pouring moment. Furthermore, is leaves beautiful lacings at the glass when drinked. Very fruity aroma that definately underlines that this is a porter, not a stout. Hop aromas are most of all peach and raspberries, mixed with mildly roasted malts. At some moments the aroma turns almost IIPA-like, but of course with a bunch of dark malts. Honey is traceable in the aroma, but not dominating. Flavor has honey, lots of chocolate, raspberries, a fair amount of oranges, grapefruit, mild coffee and a bit alcohol, all ending in a rather bitter finish with just a notch of smoke and ashes in the final aftermath. The honey is more obvious in the taste than in the aroma, but still not the dominating factor. This job it leaves to the delicious chocolaty nuances and the still-present flowery and orangey hops. Palate is close to perfect; round, soft, creamy and smooth - almost silky at some points - but still strong and thick enough to make the manifest that this is an imperial porter. 8,2 % ABV is not traceable in the classic alcoholic manner, but is underlined by the warming feel and just a bit in the aftertaste. This is mastering of the art of brewing!
HighWine (940) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at the brewery poured in a snifter. Pours a dark chocolate brown with a minimal foamy tan head. The aroma is hoppier than I expected. It’s full fragrance of hops and smoke. The taste is bacon and pine hops. It’s a weird combination that doesn’t complement well to me. (I don’t like Black IPAs either.). I was expecting more malt or maple sweetness. There is a decent malt body but it’s not the feature. Well made but not my flavor.
ccex (891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a 22 oz bottle at the FFF brewpub last week when there were lots of folks waiting to get in. I hadn’t heard of this one before, but it lives up the the Three Floyds legend and does not disappoint. It pours very dark - I can’t see through it when I hold it up to my lamp. Considerable head remains for a while and laces the glass afterwards. The aroma is legendary 3 Floyds: citrus and hops with with some floral scents but with a hint of chocolate. Flavor is the same but bit with more roasted/smoky malts than any other FFF beer I’ve tried. I agree with the reviewers who call this "Dark Lord’s little cousin" or "my kind of beer". It’s subantial in body & complex taste. I’d rather have one of these $12 beers than 12 of any $1 beers I can think of.
dogfish120love (880) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma consists of milk chocolate, pine, citrus and smoked malt. Pours dark brown with thick brownish off white lacing. Flavor consists of slight bitter or metallic notes which I’m assuming stem from fermentation of the honey. Consists of some qualities indicative of a black ipa