Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2011
22oz bottle in a pint glass - pours dark brown with light tan head with chunks of stuff. Nose is pine or spruce hops and roasted malts. Aroma is like nose but with something sweet. Starts off bitter but turns sweeter and almost tart. Body is big and texture is surprisingly watery but a little slick. Weird. Lots of character and flavor. Way out of my element. Thanks to AR for sharing. JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour, with light tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, some fruit and sweetness, & spicy piney hops. Medium mouthfeel, which seemed thin after drinking imperial stouts. emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours dark black with chestnut edges and one finger of dark tan head. Nose is dark fruit skins and molasses, some oxidation. Definitely hoppy. Flavor is similar, oxidized hops and fruit skins. Some bitter chocolate. Medium body. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2012 65cl, no mention of ABV, as Amon Amarth - Ragnarök, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with honey, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex smoked Porter, malty/roasted and slightly smoked/bitter/sweet, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, yet very expensive! KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 9/14/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into pint glass.
Ragnarok takes on a chocolate black color with a nice thick coffee-colored head. The cap is full and creamy, displaying exemplary retention and leaving a ton of lace. Three Floyds knows how to make their beers look appealing.
Earthy and pine hops control the aroma, which was a little bit different than I was expecting. Chocolate and roasted malt take the back seat but are full in depth and character. There is a spicy yeast character in the aroma that kind of throws me off.
Up front Ragnarok masquerades as a typical robust porter, with a nice molasses sweetness, chocolate and roasted malt, and some creamy espresso. Rather abruptly, however, the flavor turns bitter in a way I am not used to in a porter. Spicy pine and earthy hops impart a much different character than coffee bitterness, giving this an interesting flavor. The finish cleans up rather well, with just a little bit of the hop bitterness hanging around.
The most distinguishing characteristic of this beer is how dry it feels for a porter over 8% alcohol. The hops really cut through the flavor to create a dryness and lighten the body a little bit. The finish is bitter but still fairly clean. The carbonation is creamy, but there is prickly roughness overall. Medium bodied.
Hoppy stouts and porters usually get slammed because the flavors usually do not mesh well together for me. Compared to some other Three Floyds beers, this may not stack up, but they certainly have done a better job with the execution than other attempts to hop up a stout or porter.
SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
bottle from my pal adam B. notes of earthy milk chocolate, light roast, and pipe tabacco. some chocolately sweetness. nice. j12601 (10915) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
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. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2012
@markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-22oz bottle-pours murky dark brown with an offwhite ring. Aroma is roasty dark malt, peat. Taste is sweet roasty dark malt, peat. BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
Thx to Eugene for sharing ! jtclockwork (16436) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Head: small, beige
Smell: chocolate, dades, malts, dried fruits
Taste: soft milky, rich, coffee, malts, bitter, grassy, cocoa, bittersweet in the end , fairly nice !
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.