hopscotch (9996) - 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!
Beerhunter111 (9939) - 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.
Benzai (9773) - 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.
hopdog (9588) - 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.
GT2 (9241) - 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.
Meilby (8948) - 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.
mcberko (8691) - 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.
MartinT (8396) - 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!
JorisPPattyn (8328) - Ursel, 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.
gnoff (8203) - 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.