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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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!"


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle and served in snifter: Near pitch black with a small head, spotty lace and oily tears. Anise, tobacco, earthy Icelandic ash, prune, dark cherry, rye bread and piney bitterness over a winter warming alcohol. Faint touch of chocolate covered espresso bean as well. Slick and silky mouth feel. You are assimilated...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2014
Cervesa molt alcohňlica, s’ha de prendre amb calma per poder notar com evoluciona, predominen els torrats que recorden a cafč. Cerveza muy alcohólica, se tiene que tomar con calma para poder notar como evoluciona, predominan los tostados que recuerdan a café.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3422) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy nearly black with airy tan head. Clear aroma of grain, with notes of yeast and touches of coffee. Sweet flavour of malt, caramel and chocolate, with notes of coffee and roast. Strong alcohol presence, especially towards the finish. Roasty and alco-bitter aftertaste. Okay, nice but not top notch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13798) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle, 11.5%. Bread and smoke aroma. Black colour. Small stable frothy brown head. Sweet and bitter, bready flavour. Sticky sweetness partly balanced by a rough but nice enough bitterness. Good warming alcohol presence.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1578) - FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head. Aroma of oak, smoke, peat and coffee. Medium sweet and bitter taste. Very well balanced.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1342) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a big bubbly brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and alcohol all in a pleasant balance. Taste is roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate and a nice bitter coffee on the finish Thays a touch astringent with a nice alcohol warming on the finish. Impressed with my first Icelandic beer and fairly smooth for being 11.5 percent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (496) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
bottle. Pours jet-black with an almost ruby head. Strong sweet licorice, roasted malts, some dark fruits, syrup. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbe75 (99) - ICELAND - OCT 8, 2014
The best thing about Garún is how lightly bodied it is. Very nice dark beige head when poured into a glass. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, the taste as well + some licorice. Thumbs up to Borg for a great Imperial Icelandic Stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle, muled back from our Iceland adventure. Heart dark brown with mahogany highlights, lasting tan head. Chocolate, soy sauce, birch syrup, stewed cherries. Rich and satisfying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2983) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2014
33cl bottle from Drink shop, Tallinn. Pours black with a beige head. Dark, roasty aroma with notes of bitter chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Fairly sweet, but well balanced and flavourful. Delicious stuff!


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