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Black Death Beer

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Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Baltic Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 Sigurđsson, 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1273) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a nice light brown head that leaves good lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and espresso. Taste is roasted malts, cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, light smoke and has a nice light bitterness. Surprisingly full bodied for being less than 6 percent. Wouldn’t call it a Baltic porter but definitely a robust porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CRock (57) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Awesome label but dont let the name intimadate you, this is a smooth stout and an easy drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3224) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
Draught @ Řllets Dag 2014, Kolding. Pours cloudy nearly black with small tan head. Clear aroma of roasted malt, with notes of hops. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, with notes of nuts and fruit, and hoppy touches. Bittersweet aftertaste with hints of liquorice. Warming alcohol presence. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7133) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Medium high creamy lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Mild roasted malt caramel coffee choccolate aroma. Heavily carbonated roasted malt coffee flavor with a nice bitterness. Long sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1855) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle in Reykjavik. Not a great stout by any means. The roasting leaved a bitter aftertaste that does not sit very well with me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bronzebygold (3) - - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
Very rich, flavorful stout. Complex. Not too creamy. In my opinion, this is one of the best stouts available in Iceland.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle from Vínbúđin; unappealing label (a skull with hat and guitars; apparently bad taste is shared with the Danish)
Black color with generous beige head. Nice aroma, breadcrust, oven baked. Lean body, but smooth mouthfeel; plenty of roasted malts with a bready chewiness; strong bitterness; in the final there is an impression of campfire and ashes.
Very good beer; I’m interested to see what becomes if brewed at slightly higher gravity.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frode (258) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle 33 cl.
Pours black, with diminishing tan head. Roasty malt, chocolate and caramel. Medium sweet, light bitter. Kind of short.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbudd19 (645) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Nice glug glug balck pour, pretty thick looking. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee nuts and light hops. Taste, fairly carbonated, some roasted malts, thin mouth feel, light hops, fairly dry finish. Overall, a nice porter, it groundbreaking but good overall balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3466) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a dense tan head. Aroma of roast malt, muted dark fruit and chocolate. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, but a bit bland for the style.


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