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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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A beer for the end of ages brewed with our friends in the band Amon Amarth. This Aesir Porter is a robust and hearty beer brewed with local honey and a small portion of smoked malt. When Heimdall sounds the Giallar-horn this is the beer to be hoisted by the gods in anticipation of the coming battle.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2011
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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9928) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roast, some chocolate, smoke, licorice, and some ashiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (9214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
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!

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (8396) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
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.
8/5/8/4/17=4.2

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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.
8/4/8/4/17=4.1

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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.
8/4/8/3/17=4.0

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8393) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2012
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.


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