Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Baltic Porter
Akureyri, Iceland


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RATINGS: 159   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 (229) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Manslow (1121) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 20, 2016
Butelka 0,33l zakupiona w Vinbudin. Kolor ciemny, piana średnia ciemnobrązowa. Słodkie aromaty kawy, czekolady i karmelu, to samo w smaku. Na finiszu wytrawne, dobre piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1827) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2016
Malt herbal spice aroma. Dark brown colour poor head and lacing. Malt herbal flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2016
Dan Murphy bottle(27-Jul-16)Choc roast malt aroma.Black,cream head&suds lace.Sweet dark choc malt flavour.Roast malt finish&choc malt herbal aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phfyysik (782) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2016
Pours black with medium lasting head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, sugar, some dark bread, dried fruits, mead. Aroma is quite strong. Taste is watery, some metal, burned sugar, coffee with a lot of milk, grainy, whole-grain bread, some pie. Carbonisation disturbs a little. Light, watery but easily to drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1572) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle@deTolly, Tartu. Pours almost black with pale brown head. Aroma: roasted malts, milk coffee, chocolate. Taste: roasted malts, colled down milk cofee, weak chocolate, bitter. Medium body. Bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3284) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8081) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ippopotamo36 (1771) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (2488) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1048) - 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.

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