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Borg Garún Icelandic Stout Nr. 19

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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!"


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (643) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Smooth creamy roasted aromas. Solid black with a caramelized brown head. Big roasted notes in a perfect medium body with a nice creaminess that blends right to the smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2216) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
12oz bottle from Ferris via CANBIF 2015. Dark chocolate brown pour with a creamy tan head. Somewhat boozy, warming, anise, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, full body and moderate carbonation, sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubbleflubber (1939) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Pours an opaque black with a one-finger choco-tan head that reduces to thin ring lacing. The nose is of sweet malt, heavy chocolates and barley. Sweet flavors of caramel, milk chocolate, alcohol astringency, semi-sweet chocolates, extremely light espresso, lactose sugars and finishes with a licorice/Kahlua close. The flavors are absolutely beautiful, well-integrated, complex for days, and sweet, like pipe tobacco integrated with Dove chocolates. The mouthfeel is luscious and velvety, thick with a full body and milky silk palate. Great, great Impy Stout here, and will definitely stock up when I find more of these. Just gorgeous. Absolutely luscious. Extremely tasty. Superbly put together. What more can I say? Perfect!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1430) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
Une noire ŕ gros col mousseux se résorbant en un mince voile persistant. Ça sent l’espresso allongé, la mélasse et certains fruits imprécis. Ce qui surprend ŕ la premičre gorgée, c’est sa minceur. Le liquide glisse en bouche sans peine. Ensuite, c’est amer, chocolat et herbacé, de façon assez plaisante. Les joues se réchauffent ŕ mesure qu’on la déguste et l’alcool, quoique discret au goűt, fait sentir sa présence ŕ la longue. (LOT 012027) (1425-250415)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Intsr (58) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2015
Aroma : caramel, chocolate, roasty, smoke, bread, Appearance : black, clear, brown foam, Taste : medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate : medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (267) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Un cran au dessous du porter par sa puissance et sa complexité, un stout qui reste digeste et équilibré.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2090) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Cola spices, chocolate, and mild roasted malts on the nose. Flavors are of chocolate cake batter, vanilla, smoke, and a bit of espresso. Medium bodied. Lacking in hop presence, but there is enough roast to provide balance. Solid overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (359) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2015
33 cl frĺn Island. Smakar helt klart som en Stout skall göra ingen glömd ingen besviken!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (646) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Okay wow, the aroma on this beer is STRONG, and I’m loving it. I actually feel like I could get drunk off the aroma, it’s like deep molasses and dried fruits. It’s a little thick on the palate. Taste is like toasty, maybe a little burnt fruit and molasses -- rich and deep.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2518) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Dark black some brown head. Rich cocoa bourbon dry fruit bready aroma. Tomatoes. Taste is fruity, dark roast coffee and cocoa bourbon even though I don’t think it’s actually barrel aged. Anise. Not too boozy for the high abv. Sampled on the first Winnipeg Jets playoff game since 1996. Game one. The score is 1-1 right now.


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