Rasmus40 (6982) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, burnt and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and bitter finish. 250511
MartinT (6934) - 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!
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured medium-deep brown with a creamy tan head.. some lacing followed it down. The aroma was on the sweet side with honey, chocolates, and vanilla leading.. ashy black patent malts and a touch of smoked malt behind that.. not bad, but too sweet and not roasty enough for my liking. The flavor found roasty black patent malts, dry smoked malt, and a hit of honey sweetener at the core.. very dry, scratchy roast, light smoke, and fresh spruce bitterness around.. finished warm and dry, with a bit more spicy hops over black malts. Medium-plus bodied with high carbonation on the palate.. the hops took a while to get going, but they really helped.. good stuff.
Drake (6491) - Ivy, 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.
gnoff (6320) - 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.
adnielsen (6187) - 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.
Plovmand (5711) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Notes of citrus, pine, roasted malt, peach and liquorice. The flavour is roasted malt, burned coffee, pine, citrus, grape fruit, peaches and liquorice. Death In Fire!!
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, 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.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by someone (maybe lushawn?) at the Hill Farmstead second anniversary party. Pours a lightly hazed ruby with a thin white head. Spicy licorice and mint, herbal caramel and cocoa on the nose. Medium bodied, spicy hops, chocolate. Long chocolate, cocoa and roast on the finish.
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A solid big porter hopped like a Black IPA. A superior American hoppy big black beer
How: Bottle 22oz. Once at a tasting. Then 1/3rd of a bottle (this rating) thanks to 1oz tickers
The look: Near black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is very hoppy (piney, tropical fruits, green leafs) over roast and mild notes of smoke. Taste is has a heavy nourishing malt backbone, plenty of creamy blackened cake-ish malts, a tiny bit chocolaty. Very light smoky notes and some dried ground black pepper. Then the assertive hopping take over blending pine-tree, fruity and green leafy hops. Bitterness intensity is medium and only a tiny bit resinous. This beer is borderline Imperial Black IPA. A beer brewed with Amon Amarth, a local Death Metal band friends of the brewery, that’s cool, and here’s a message to all those religious conservatives who despise Heavy Metal music: maybe Satan hates Heavy Metal, maybe he’s into smooth jazz, you just don’t know.