Brew : Sixpoint Brewing 5Beans
Style: Imperial Baltic Porter 10.0 ABV
Appearance: pitch black with a thin tan head. Not much of a lacing.
Smell: strong aroma of espresso. Hints of chocolate and pepper.
Taste: sweet dark chocolate and espresso upfront. Finishes with an increasing bitterness that goes along very well with the pepper.
Mouthfeel: medium body. The spice can be felt as the carbonation persists and contributes to the mouthfeel.
Tumba de Tjelvar, en Suecia. Estos tipos de tumbas se conocen como "barcos de piedras" (Skipssetning) los cuales son monumentos megalíticos germánicos propio de Escandinavia (aunque podemos encontrar varios ejemplos en el Norte de Alemania y en los paises Balticos) estos estan hechos mediante el alineamiento de bloques de piedras que tienen la forma de un barco. Las excavaciones han demostrado que se construyeron en la última parte de la Edad de Bronce nórdica, entre el 1000 a. C. y el 500 a. C.
En un artículo publicado en 2012, Joseph S. Hopkins y Haukur Þorgeirsson proponen una conexión entre los barcos de piedra y el culto a la diosa nórdica Freyja, relacionado con la otra vida. Según Hopkins y Haukur, 'Es posible que se pensara que el barco como símbolo proporcionaba algún tipo de beneficio a la tierra, como buenas estaciones y paz, provocada por el entierro de Freyr en la saga de Ynglinga ". #norsk#nord#norway#denmark#germanic#escandinavia#scandinavia#myths#oldgods#ynglinga#hopkins#haukur#baltic#sweden#vikings#germany#nordicos#vikingos#saga#norse#historiadelarte#historia#history#literature#art#arqueologia#archéologie#arquitectura
Fuentes: •Hopkins, Joseph S. and Haukur Þorgeirsson (2012). "The Ship in the Field". RMN Newsletter 3, 2011:14-18. University of Helsinki. •Fotógrafo y fecha desconocidos.
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