Monday, December 12, 2011

Three Floyds Amon Amarth Ragnarok

The last one from the gifts that Cal brought me. You've seen three of these Indiana beers, here's the fourth, from one of my favorites, Three Floyds. Now that they're no longer available in Wisconsin, I guess I have to go to Illinois for them? Anyway, here come the notes!

Three Floyds Amon Amarth Ragnarok. Whatever that means. "A brew for the end of ages brewed with our friends in the band Amon Amarth. This aesir (???) porter is a robust and hearty brew brewed with local honey and small portion (sic) of smoked malt. When Heimdall sounds the gallar horn this is the brew to be hoisted by the Gods in anticipation of the coming battle."

Deep brown body, roasted tan head, a little lace-leaving. 

Sweet cocoa notes hit the nose first, then vanilla and honey, with minor bitter hops rolling in after. 

Taste: Full bodied, rich and robust. Roasty and bitter, with the smoked malt coming in, through and through. The hops get bigger, the malts getting fuller, the roast coming on strong, the smoke sifting along. Gets a mite creamy, while still roasty and hoppy, and remarkably easy to swallow. Mmm, mmm. good stuff.

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