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Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Baltic Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.


Dashimus' rating

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dashimus (227) - London, Greater London, - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle from Vinbud, Reykjavik. Pours black with a thick tan head that fades extremely quickly. Aroma is toasted coffee, liquorice and malt. Taste is moderately bitter with a small amount of sweetness and a short dry finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2737) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2016
Bottle from a Vínbúdin in Reykjavik. Pour mahogany with a good frothy cream head. Mild sweet molasses aroma. The taste is roasty with liquorice coming through increasingly in the lingerig finish. Pleasant, but lacks a bit of oomph.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7874) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 11.03.2015, BBE 11.03.2017
Aroma has cocoa and sweet syrupy tones. Flavour has licorice, sweet syrupy tones, molasses and mild ashy notes. Faint traces of metal in the finish with mild grapefruity hoppiness. Sweet, yet balanced. Feels slightly thin but still pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ippopotamo36 (1267) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle at the NYE tasting in Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia, 31/12/2015. Pours black color, little off-white (brownish) head. Nose: a bit smoked, dry meat, background notes of molasses and caramel. Mouth: it mirrors the nose in taste, completely. It can pair BBQ’s but not much my palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (1947) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at Beerville NYE tasting 31.12.2015.Taste with ippopotamo36 bro, Vlada ciao, Ogi and Matori.Pour it dark clear color with no head.Aroma caramel malt.Taste sweet toffee sticky, quite light watery finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (737) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2016
Robe brune dense, mousse peu abondante. Nez assez complexe entre chocolat, café, malt torréfié et notes fumées et épicées. Bouche à l’attaque tendue; assez droite et nette, rétro épicée et fumée et finale sèche. Un Porter épicé et raffraîchissant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1542) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur noire marron foncé +++. Nez fruité étonnamment, floral. Palais frais, corpulence moyenne. Faible effervescence, mousse beige. Longueur moyenne. Pas d'amertume, pas de sucre, note de fruits confits

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerGantzel (261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
Chocolate, malt, herbal, slight coffee and toasty aroma. Black with short lasting head. Medium sweetness and light bitterness. Finish of chocolate and coffee. Average carbonation, medium body, a bit oily texture. A proper icelandic dark beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MGantzel (178) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
Denne mørke islandske øl har et meget sort udseende med et tyndt, men tykt, hvidt skum. Øllen bærer præg af chokolade og lakrids smag. Desuden er den meget sød og cremet. En god mørk øl med medium karbonering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5105) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Thanks Trond for the bottle. Nice brown body with slight head. Nose is chocolate and coffee and licorice. Taste is toasty and chocolate and coffee. Slightly watery texture. Nice taste but relatively subdued.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1064) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
Øl i den tungerne ende, dog ikke helt så tung som en porter ofte er. Den har smag af kaffe og chokolade som den skal.


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