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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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!"


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5661) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3752) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaroonOrange (129) - - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (312) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours very dark, full bodied and creamy. Well balanced stout... chocolate, coffee, some sweet, dark malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hag14 (100) - Hafnarfjörđur, ICELAND - JUN 8, 2014
Smoky aroma with some coffee and vanilla. Smoky finish.Just a really full body,. Overall:

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4206) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (345) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - MAY 24, 2014
Black, with a hint of red, nice yellow brownish head. Mildly sour with hint of orange chocolate. Vanilla, chocolate with sweet liqurish. Burned coffee and vanilla in the aftertaste. Medium body medium carbon.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
panacea (73) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Pours pitch black with frothy white/brown head. Nose is sweet yet smokey and some liquorice. Taste dominated by salty yet sweet liquorice. Some black malts aswell but not at all as pronounced. Really tasty beer, world class!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6493) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
33cl bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a complex flavor that includes chocolate, anise and coffee. A very intense tasty brew that finishes dry and bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3286) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a healthy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Full body, flavour as the aroma, smooth and rich.


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