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Borg Garún Icelandic Stout Nr. 19

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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!"


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (143) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
Tap@Taphouse. Pours black with smalltan head. Aroma is roasted, fruity with dried fruit, coffee and notes of liquorice. Taste is complex with roasted malt, liquorice, dried fruit and has a dry, alcoholic warm finish. Great one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7364) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malty with some caramel, cocoa, treacle, brown sugar, sweet and roasty finish. Lovely stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (10756) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, dried fruit, coffee, berries, caramel and alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33805) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
Draft. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, roasted malt, and cark chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruit, alcohol, roasted malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2966) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2016
From the 330 ml. bottle Lot no. 012027. Pitch black pour with nearly no head. Big aroma of roasted dark caramel malts, black licorice, dark fruit, and a little booze. It almost smells barrel-aged. Full body. The alcohol is a little less noticeable in the taste but it is within the dark sweet malt flavors. Finishes semi-dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (715) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a medium, short lived, dark brown head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate and light coffee. Sweet flavour of chocolate malt, light roast, licorice and coffee with a dry, warming alcohol finish. Full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This intensely roasty Imperial Stout also shares peat smoke and blackberry fruitiness in a rich body licked by alcohol warmth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam laces atop the brown-hued blackness.
-Raisins also appear in the aroma.
-The mouthfeel is well carbonated and thus doesn’t feel too heavy.
-The stark roastiness lingers till the very end.

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (4217) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2016
15.06.2016, tap @ Royal GourmetBurger & Gin:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sweet boozy, licorice, dark malts, grass, dark sugar, alcohol, bark, minerals, weeds, caramel, coffee. Taste is sweet mineraly, licorice, grass, dark malts, alcohol, weeds, dark sugar, coffee, minerals, hints of citrus and roasted coffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (2362) - Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle, 04/06/16. Pours dark brown, black with a classy, dark latte-colored head. Aroma is dark roast, earthy, slightly sweet, some liquorice, slight chocolate. Taste is earthy, roasty, somewhat sweet, slight hoppy citrus. Liquorice. Fairly light.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle, The Offie, Leicester. Black with a thin beige head. Coffee with gritty, bitter dark chocolate. Vanilla and oak barrel with peppery alcohol. Earthy with meaty soy. Spicy finish. Lacks a bit of complexity. Very good, though.


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