Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Baltic Porter
Akureyri, Iceland


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dashimus (226) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerGantzel (139) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MGantzel (70) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4597) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (367) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1393) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Seemed a bit weak for a Baltic porter, but it was still decent. Slight creamy body, lager type malts with a slight coffee blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (649) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2015
black liquid with frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, coffee. Palate: light body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nonshaugen (203) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
Black, they promise at the label, and black it is. Just as black as Slash’s hair and hat. Baltic porter, smells amazing with coffee and chocolate up front. Tastes very nice, and for once it’s not that sweet as porters tend to be. Produced at the same brewery as the Einstök Icelandic Porter, but in my opinion a better beer. A moderate ABV of 5,8 makes this a very easy drinkable porter. Enjoyed it, ended up with a top 5 score of 4,2.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1537) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark body, small beige head. Aroma has cocoa powder and some licorice. Maybe a bit of chocolate cake. Taste has faint smoked prunes and more cocoa. Quite watery mouthfeel for the style. And too low ABV - proper Baltic Porters have at least 6,5% ABV, preferably up to 9%. This one is alright, but it doesn’t give you that chewy warming kick I expect to receive when drinking a Baltic Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vili (193) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
33cl bottle. Pitch black pour with small, light brow head. Little to no lacing. Aromas of burned rye bread, coffee and raisins. Taste is sweet, malty, dark coffee. Little to no carbonation and surprisingly fresh palate. Aftertaste is short, sweetish, and balanced. Decent porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2039) - 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.

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