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Borg Garún Icelandic Stout Nr. 19

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Garún is named for the strong and brave heroine of one of Iceland’s most popular folktales "The deacon of Dark River (Myrká)." A tale of ghosts, undying love, and life triumphing over death told against the backdrop of elements essential to Iceland’s character: ice, snow, and flooding waters whirling dark and mysterious. The same elements that inspire this rich, intense, bold and swirlingly varied Icelandic stout. Garún is a dark aura of intense richness and haunting aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice and coffee. Skál!"


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
indrekr (376) - ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2016
Appearance: black, clear, brown foam, disappears fast. Aroma: raisins, alcohol, toast. Taste: medium sweetness, medium sourness, lightly bitter, strong alcoholic taste. Palate: full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, medium bitter, long aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (1707) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with beige head. Classic aroma of imperial stout with coffee, chocolate, molases and some dried fruits. In flavour medium sweet with chocolate, caramel and candi sugar notes. Full body, light alcoholic note in the finish, soft carbonation. Solid brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1406) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle, black beer, small head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate. Taste is the same, not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7351) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2016
On tap at Skuli pours a murky black with a ring of beige head. Nose is big with molasses, licorice too, heavy date and raisin as well. Flavor is sweet and chewy with molasses and caramel, burnt brown sugar, some bakers chocolate, figs, pencil lead. Finishes thick and sticky.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (607) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Shared bottle. Almost black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, alcohol, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, hints of dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, and coffee notes. Finish is alcoholic and harsh. Quite warming.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3980) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Black oily pour. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice and coffee. Thick taste of roasted malt, cream, licorice, booze and chocolate. Good thick ris.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4438) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, drop, dark fruits and raisins. Sweet flavour, roasted malts and cacao. Light bitter finish, cacao. Nice.
(from 33cL bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Thanks for sharing, MarcoDL!)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (1737) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Very dark charcoal with a big charcoal coloured head. Aroma is raisins, charcoal, and plums. Taste is really roasted malts, some chocolate, and a lingering fruity sweetness. The booze is extremely well-hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (13641) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Opaque black color, small light brown head. Smell and taste malts, roast, sweetish liquorice, lightly dark fruits, raisins. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
2 bouteilles de 330 ml partagées lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de petits fruits. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de caramel fruité et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #7011)


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