daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown, with a beige head. Aroma of smoke, char, asphalt, cocoa, pencil shavings. Flavor of cocoa, smoke, bacon, coffee. Awesome.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barril. Pitch black colour. Roasted maltiness with pine hoppiness, citrus. Good thick mouthfeel. Lovely roasted maltiness in the flavour with pine, citrus hops, amazing the the hops is so noticeable. Roasty malty fruity long lasting bitter finish. Fantastic!
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle … Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The aroma is a menacing marriage of dark rye malt, leather, earthy burnt hops, charcoal smoke and light maple. Full-bodied and fatty with tingly carbonation. The flavor is burnt, spicy and very bitter – mostly rye, black malts and charcoal. Lengthy, charred, bitter finish. Having seen Amon Amarth perform live a couple times, I really wanted to love this beer, but only liked it a little. Bottle courtesy of KickInChalice!
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of TheAlum. Thanks again! Deep brown black appearance with a dark brown head. Dark, roasty, charred malty nose. Creamy, quite piney hoppy, roasty, chocolate malty flavor. Piney, hoppy, roasty malty aftertaste. Nice brew that I wish I had regular access to.
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roast, some chocolate, smoke, licorice, and some ashiness.
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from StFun (thanks a lot, Josh), pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma is full of roasted malt, a little smoke, a little anise and licorice. Flavour brings out some roasty notes, some metallic notes, a bit of smoke, and oxidation. Full-bodied, a bit sludgy, with some notes that don’t really blend well -- seems a bit off the mark for the Three Floyds typical quality. Only decent.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 650ml @ My 30th birthday tasting
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, coffee and a hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, citrus bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft and Twilight of the Thunder God was playing in the background.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL thanks to tastybeer. The pour is a dark brown to near black with a towering coffee brown head. Nice retention and large webby lace. Nose out of the bottle is fruity melons, kumquat, tropical fruits, with savory meat and cocoa like a very serious Black IPA. Taste is richer, bitter, fruity, melon heavy, spicy, mild pepper, lots of body. Palate is rich, clean, full. Feels like a spot on heavy Black IPA. Very nice- more like a spicier and melon heavy version of Stone Sublimely Self Righteous. Very good stuff.
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2012 First rating
Bomber thanks to Nekrobarr! (Non ratebeer) Shared with some friends at a hotel in Miami Beach on January 22, 2012
Black color, a bit brown in it, lasting brown head. Hoppy, roasted scent. Roasted, sweet, bitter taste, alcohol aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Warming. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Very smooth, very easy to drink, dangerous, wish I could get it again!
Was not sure I could be non-biased when rating this beer, since I am an unhealhty big fan of Amon Amarth, though I do think I managed to rate it "as any other beer" without too much emotions to it.
Bomber bottle thanks to Olli, guitarist from Amon Amarth! Third time I have the beer now (didn’t rate it in June when I had a bottle).
Sampled at home on July 27, 2012
Black color, smallish light brown head. Sweet, licorice, smoke, alcohol, fruity, herbal, meadow, spicy scent. Grainy, malty, chocolate, alcohol, very taty, taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Very taty brew, a shame we don’t see much of it in Sweden.
Bomber bottle thanks to Ted, bass player from Amon Amarth!
Sampled with friends on December 27, 2012
Very dark brown to black color, fluffy light brown head. Sweet, roasted, chocolate, some smoke scent. Roasted, grainy, smoke, alcohol taste. Warming alcohol. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
DrSilverworm (8703) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Dark red, dark brown color, but clear still. Good thin light brown head. Nice spread of lace. Good earthy piney tasty malt nose. Nice dark chocolate notes in the flavor. Bigger body, good smooth but crisp lighter carbonation. Some cola. Hint of herbal / tobacco notes. Light bitterness... Some sweet... and some odd tartness, as well. Not too bad alcohol for 8.2%, just that strange sourness in the finish... Still though, a great hoppy porter. Was taken aback by how hoppy Three Floyds’ Alpha Klaus was, but I can’t help but like this particular hoppy porter... More good portery malt balance, less over-the-top hoppiness, here.