Amon Amarth - Ragnarok - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
3.63/5 rDev -12.1%
Growler poured into a Darkness tulip on 4/26/11
Thanks to MbpBugeye for sharing
The appearance is a dull brown that settles a dull black. Big old two finger cap of foam, tan in color. Dissipates slowly at first then collapses halfway through. Lots of lace with some holes.
The aroma is a 50/50 split of overly hoppy and roasted dark malt. Potent citric and piney hops. Thin, earthy mid-section leads into notes of smoke and roasted malts. Hints of coffee and mild dark chocolate. Really hoppy.
Though the hops are prominent in the aroma, the roasted malts are the most appreciable on the palate. Earthy, mild, dry bitterness throughout. Subtle sweetness; apparently honey is in this - ha! Over time it takes on a characteristic that is more tangy than roasted, though said roastiness creeps back in as it warms up more. Grainy. Hints of coffee and cocoa. Seems a bit disjointed.
Reasonably full body. One downside is that carbonation is effervescent and fizzy. Grainy, earthy, musty finish. Coating.
It's a decent beer that doesn't seem to fit comfortably in any particular style. Enjoyable, but kind of over-the-top.
07-06-2011 00:48:43 | More by Ryan011235
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -4.8%
A - Pours very deep brown with at least two fingers of tan head. Head has very good retention and leaves rings of lacing.
S - Roasted malt, chocolate, significant hop presence (mostly pine)
T - I had this fresh, and the hop presence was more assertive. At a few months old, the pine hops are still presence, but nicely balanced by chocolate malts. Has a nice creaminess to it. Finish is slightly dry, with faint lingering bitterness.
M - Medium, creamy mouthfeel. Slight oily hop presence.
O - An enjoyable, more aggressively hopped than average, porter. The somewhat faded hop presence works well here.
10-10-2011 03:33:30 | More by warnerry
3.33/5 rDev -19.4%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Midnight black with thick, foamy brown head and pretty good lacing.
Smell: Pine, citrus, chocolate and molasses. Smells like a Black Ale.
Taste: Tastes more like a somewhat sweet Porter. Roasted malt, molasses, chocolate and flavored coffee form the base, but it is oddly sweet. There are some pine-like and citrusy hops but they are strangely out of place. A titch of smoke.
Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, somewhat dry finish.
Overall: Kind of a Strong Porter, kind of a Black Ale. Mostly it is just a mess. Some good flavors, but not worth having again.
11-21-2011 00:41:03 | More by bsp77
3.83/5 rDev -7.3%
Acquired via trade
Dark brown with a moderately sized brown head that leaves dots of lace down the glass, though the liquid looks a bit thin.
The aroma is unique, though not magnificent. It's a fine combination of roasted and dark malts, piney and floral hops, and a bit of honey sweetness.
The flavor is a bit more successful than the aroma, and it all comes together quite nicely. This is a bit sweet for a typical porter, along with lots of roasted malt and bitter coffee flavors.
Medium bodied with ample carbonation.
A very nice, unique, drinkable stout.
02-05-2012 19:28:55 | More by ehammond1
4/5 rDev -3.1%
(Served in a bowtie)
A- This beer pours a dense brown body with a bubbly light tan head that last for a good bit. It is to dark to see any carbonation.
S- The clean chocolate malt aroma has a softer char quality to the finish.
T- The slight roasted mellow black malt has a note of sweetness to it and a chocolate richness that grows as the beer opens. There is a pine wood hop bite in the finish and a pleasant skunk pungency to it. There is a mineral water flavor that comes through a the beer opens. The malt also takes on a light wood and smoke note as it warms.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with no real alcohol heat noticed.
O- The smooth black malt flavors give it nice character and depth and the good crisp hop bite in the finish rounds out the flavor. Easy to drink especial for a beer that big.
06-23-2011 21:05:53 | More by rhoadsrage
4.58/5 rDev +10.9%
Got this bomber on a trip to the brewery a few weeks back.
Poured almost jet black with tan foamy head with good retention.
Smoky and citrus hoppiness.
Taste was a toasty coffee, some of the smoky citrus in there.
Rich and full bodied mouthfeel all around, warming but not too boozy.
Overall, a well rounded powerful but not overpowering brew. Hope to come across it again.
10-20-2011 03:35:34 | More by Pete0714
2.1/5 rDev -49.2%
This beer is not very good. The appearance is interesting. It is jet black with tan debris floating in the brew. It smells strongly of hops. I thought this would taste like a black IPA. Instead, it tastes like burnt rubber. I know this beer is for band that named itself after a mountain in Mordor, a fictional wasteland of death and doom. It tastes like it. I would not recommend this.
10-15-2011 06:24:51 | More by mentaltraveller
4.05/5 rDev -1.9%
Pours the kind of dark brown that might as well be called black. The head is a big, thick, mocha/tan mother and hangs around long enough to be enjoyed.
Hmm...do I judge aroma as a porter, or just for how much I like it? Because even though this smells nothing like any porter I've ever had, the promise of bountiful, fragrant hops is overwhelming and tantalizing. These hops are huge, and they take over any other characteristic of the beer's smell. Even the bright herbal character is likely another facet of the hops. But wait, that familiar porter roastiness pushes through this beer with just a little bit of warming, and you're getting what seems to be, in essence, one profoundly mutated beast of a porter.
So it's no surprise that the hops awaken the tongue with their bristly, bright, super-breezy, flowery, dryer-sheet cleanliness, and no surprise either that a roasty, almost burnt malt graininess follows right behind it. Not quite burnt popcorn, but something burnt that you sort of dig, where you're thinking, "I like eating carbonized things." With a twist of lime. So, the honey this was brewed with barely shows up, which is too bad. Yeah, it's here, but you really have to concentrate to find it. And it's totally drowning in hops and char. The feel of this beer is less heavy than Amon Amarth, the band, being slick, a bit airy, and buoyant, but despite all that, certainly not weak of constitution nor body. Adequate, basically.
Huge fan of metal, although never really latched onto Amon Amarth. But I'm familiar enough with the band to feel like only the biggest, thickest, most bad-ass stout would have been worthy of carrying their name. This beer, well, I suppose it's got that dark maltiness that helps it qualify, and the label is very metal, of course. Bottom line is this: because of the high quotient of both roasty/toasty maltiness and bright, green hop presence, this drinks pretty much like those new-fangled "American black ales" or "Cascadian dark ales" or "black IPAs" or "whatever they're called this week." Which is fine, because when that kind of thing is done well, it's a treat, as is this beer.
10-25-2011 22:21:14 | More by Metalmonk
4.47/5 rDev +8.2%
Was bale to get a stinger(22oz) of Amon Amarth during a recent visit to Three Floyds. The AA is a dark rich amber almost black/opaque with tan head that laced throughout the drink. The scent was a wonderful hop (pine/citrus). The taste starts as an IPA, but finishes with a taste that I have trouble describing. Not really roasty or bitter...just different. The beer reminds me more of a black IPA than a porter. It is a very good beer and glad I rolled teh dice to try it....cuz I didnt know what it was when I bought it.
07-23-2011 12:49:07 | More by WoodBrew
3.93/5 rDev -4.8%
22 oz. A solid black with a nice frothy light tan head.
Aroma, a piney IPA. Maybe a Cascadian dark, piney citrus, some roast malt and cocoa. Just not that much of a porter to me.
More roast, malt and chocolates here. Cocoa, caramel covered citrus fruit. Dry piney resin lingers in the finish then is overcome by the roast. Standard 3F hop belches. I didn't get much smoke anywhere, maybe just me. I like a heavy smoke though.
Solid medium body, nice carbonation, not quite creamy. No abv presence.
A nice beer overall, but another hop juiced 3F that I probably would only try once.
12-29-2011 02:10:46 | More by Bung
Amon Amarth - Ragnarok from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
92 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.