jtclockwork (8630) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to secret santa. Awesome beer! Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of roast cocoa, toasted black malt, light smoked malt and vanilla. Dry lightly smoked ash bitter finish. Medium body.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the brewery and shared at the 16th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 11/5/11. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke and a sweet malt finish. The taste is bitter roast, bitter hops, chocolate, nuts, faint smoke and sweet malts. Medium bodied. Nice.
Benzai (8588) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Opaque dark brown to black colored beer with a decent sized beige head on top. Aroma has malts, roasted malts, coffee, ash, slightly smoke. Taste malts, roasted malts, smoked malts, coffee, ash and some bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation.
GT2 (8562) - 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.
JorisPPattyn (7983) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge tan head, very stable over black beer, leaving shards of lace. Wood, chocolate and overwhelming but very aromatic C-hops; very dry, severe. Very bitter-woody flavour; slighlty smoked, lots of bitter chocolate. Quite burnt, stoutlike flavours and - acidity; long-lasting. Very well-bodied & slick, alcoholwarming; feels quite well-balanced. Yes, another one. It’s very good of course, but I’m slowly tiring of these in-your-face monsters.
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Coniferous hops pierce this Imperial Porter’s roasted and toasted malts, lending pine-y aromatics and peppery bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the dark brown.
-A touch of eucalyptus/menthol-like aromatics create complexity in the bouquet.
-The mouthfeel is very comfortable; not too heavy, and far from anemic.
-Mild smokiness is hallucinated.
-The flavor profile is entirely harmonious. This is yet another very nice strong ale from 3Floyd’s!
gnoff (7944) - 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.
Meilby (7939) - 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.
Beerhunter111 (7911) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle überreife Früchte, minimal säuerlich.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by BA teamizm. Pours with a near black body that coats the glass a bit. Tan head that slowly fades. Aromas are huge with citrus hops, german pumpernickel bread, rye, roast, slightly smokey, coffee, chocolate cake and brown sugar. Flavors are roasty, spicy, hoppy, citrus, bready. Medium bitter, dry with a long duration. Chocolate. Medium bubbles. Smokey finish.