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Black Death Beer

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Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Baltic Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1746) - ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2015
Black beer, medium to small head. Nose is roasty, some chocolate and ashy notes. Flavor is roasty, coffee, chocolate. Finish has a nice and hoppy overtone to it, some roast, coffee and chocolate. Lingering hops and roast. All the flavors are there, but it lacks something, maybe it would be better a bit sweeter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3842) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2015
330ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Huge size, brownish beige head, stays.Sweet, malty, touch of minerals, roast, very faint cocoa in aroma. Sweetish, stale coffee, roasted malts, smooth chocolate in taste. Mild hops mixed with roasted malts in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (1470) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Drink Shop). Pours dark brown-black with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is malts, sweetness, breadiness. Flavor is sweet, malt, some smoke, chocolate, roast, breadiness. Feels somewhat dead. Overall: ok, but a little bit too bland.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (2260) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2015
Beige head, black body, tiny dots down the glassware. Mild scents of dark fruits, dark malts, cocoa, almond, cappucino. Tastes dark caramel, malts, cocoa, creamy coffee, dark chocolate with dusty prunes. Good body, semidry, and a juicy tale. Good. [33cl btl 5.8%abv B@Vinmonopolet]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k92488 (343) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
0.33 flaske fra polet. Svart med off white skum som forsvant fort. Aroma brent malt litt sjokolade. Smak av malt. Flat og lite spennende.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at VBC. Black with a red hue. Roasty aroma with notes of especially coffee and chocolate. Sweet and a bit boring. With a Bit higher alcohol percent and more bitterness it could be fine.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3583) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Almost black of color with a small beige head. An aroma of cold coffee, dark chocolate, wet dog and weak sweets. A flavor of dark chocolate, weak sweets, coffee and no smoke.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MOLA_DK (344) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle share at VBC. Dark brown with a nice off white head. Sweet aroma, not much coffee and chocolate as the desc. claims. Medium body, not much bitterness. Slight coffee and chocolate taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9220) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
330mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a small tan head. Nose brings out cocoa, a little vanilla and a touch of roast. Flavour is quite full-bodied, with a good balance of cocoa, vanilla and roast. Finishes on notes of cocoa and vanilla. Surprisingly complex and full. Very good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1664) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
@ Havregatan 150402. Bottle (330 ml) from Skjold Burne, Helsingör. Roasted malty with notes of chocolate, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and roasted.


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