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Borg Garún Nr. 19

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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"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!"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle 330ml (PBF IX)
Dark brown, almost opaque color, small beige head. Licorice, cardboard, alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Licorice, sweetness, some alcohol. Gives somewhat industrial feeling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20252) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottled@PBF IX. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some mild toffee and a bit herbal notes. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, some mild sweet fruits and dark malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6049) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
330 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small head. Aroma of roastiness, cream and some biscuit. Flavour of strong salty licorice notes, biscuit, cacao powder and bready malts. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Intense saltiness and rich roastiness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5953) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
33 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Sweet chocolaty aroma, some roasted malts, some hops, syrup and oat. Sweet syrupy flavor, dark chocolate, cocoa powder and roasted malts, faint coffee and oat. Nice grainy twist here, otherwise a bit too sweet and sticky. Alcohol warms a bit too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5570) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
33 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ, BBE 18.05.2014
Aroma has soy sauce, licorice, roasted malt and cocoa typical to massive American ISs. Flavour has alcohol, soy sauce, licorice and some cocoa. A licorice-IS that could use a stronger body - that would also hide the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3682) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
330ml bottle @ PBF IX

Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee and mocha. Taste is sweet, roasty and salty with notes of licorice, cocoa, dark chocolate and coffee. Finish is sticky, sweetish and roasty with loads of salty licorice and dark chocolate. Quite heavy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaroonOrange (128) - - JUN 22, 2014
Opaque black. Rich, sweet, smoky aroma. Raisins, prunes, and molasses up front. Smoky peat and cocoa balance out the sweetness at the end. A big well-balanced beer with a lot of flavor. Very rich - excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (302) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours very dark, full bodied and creamy. Well balanced stout... chocolate, coffee, some sweet, dark malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hag14 (99) - Hafnarfjörđur, ICELAND - JUN 8, 2014
Smoky aroma with some coffee and vanilla. Smoky finish.Just a really full body,. Overall:

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg AR:caramel, buttery fudgy AP: dark brown body, wee caramel colored head F: fizzy, heavy warming, peppery, brown sugar, coffey/chocolate

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