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Black Death Beer

Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Baltic Porter
Akureyri, Iceland


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Black Death Beer has a pitch black colour and light brown creamy head. Aroma is roasted malt with strong notes of coffee and chocolate. Sweet spicy flavour with smoky aftertaste. It was launched in Iceland in 2011 and has been very well received, especially among younger beer drinkers (20-30 year old). Black Death is a brand owned by Valgeir Sigurðsson, an Icelandic native who launched vodka and snaps lines under this brand in the eighties with great success in many markets. The brand became famous when Slash, the famous guitar player of Guns ‘n’ Roses became an aficionado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle, served with the dessert course at Frederik V, Reykjavik. Dark cola brown body, thin tan cap. Sweet caramel and bitter chocolate combine to form a moderately sweet dark brew, without any real roast character. Quite full bodied though, just lacking some complexity. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (820) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
Black as night with a slightly burnt taste reminiscent of fried mushrooms. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours black pretty opaque with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, vanilla and toffee, flavor of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, lightly roasted, medium bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1217) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
330ml bottle This was enjoyed at the Bistro in Reykjavik. The Baltic Porter poured a deep dark black with a full 1/2 inch tan head with lacing. Roasted malt greets with you with hints of chocolate and coffee. The medium body porter had average carbonation. This is fun drink, one of the best of the dark beers in Iceland. The finish has toasted malts and chocolate with no bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (4680) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
330ml Bottle - Black in colour. Roasted and slightly smoky aroma with hints of dark chocolate and malt. Roasted taste with some smoky hints and notes of liquorice and coffee. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (4280) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
nice light sweet smoked aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, oily feel, bitter, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6206) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
Dark brown coloured. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Odd malty aroma, hard roasted malts and sharp hops. Flavor starts sweet, then roasted, light acid, burnt coffee. Creamy, dry texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAgutten79 (357) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
Svart i fargen, lavt hvitt skum. Aromaen er kaffe, lakris og søt sjokolade. Også malt av den mørke sorten. I smaken er det mild sjokolade og milde kaffeinnslag. Mildt bitter. Medium, oljete konsistens. Lite kullsyre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Black with tan head. Coffee and oatmeal aroma, delicate bitterness and a little burnt taste. Medium-bodied, long, burnt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1529) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
At a tasting, thanks DSG, ashy dark brown colour, aroma of ashes, roots and some chocolate, flavour of dark chocolate, cola, dirt and herbs, medium to full body, medium bitterness, mellow medium bitterness. Nice and pleasant.

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