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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1204) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Pitch black, oily pour with a nice brown lacing head. Incredibly nice aroma, molasses, some earthy notes, tiny hints of vanilla, big malts, mocha and liquorice candy. Falls a bit flat on the tongue, not too roasty and too sweet but is a bit lacking in the finish. Tasty imperial stout nonetheless. 01/04/2013 Has evelved since I last tasted this. Still that awesome molasses in the nose, body is bigger, finish is deeper. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Draft at Eulogy. Thick cloudy dark brown pour with a tight tan head. Silky smooth complex chocolate character. Fantastic stout! Major notes of cocoa, liquorice and ash. Minor notes of brown fruit, coffee and spice. Creamy on the tongue. Dark toffee caramels. Black leather. Charcoal. Burnt cinnamon. High ABV is well hidden. Very nicely balanced. Feels a bit of a mix of a Russian Imperial and a Baltic Porter. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1131) - - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle. Oily jet black with a 1 finger khaki head. Aroma is dark fruit, burnt sugar and chocolate. Taste adds charred malt, coffee and a hint of marshmallow. Thick, sticky palate that really coats the mouth. This is everything you look for in an imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to almost black. with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate and vague liquorice. Thick malty, roasted malty and chocolate. Nice roasted and liquorice note. Lingering dark malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (235) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014
Tyk sort, sort, sort... Lille lysebrunt skum. Aroma af ristet malt sřd kaffe,tjćre. Solbćr? Tyk, sticky mouthfeel. Alkohol i starten. Stor fylde, tyk og cremet. Mřrk chokolade og bitterhed. Meget harmonisk balanceret. God bitterhed i lang eftersmag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martjoobolut (363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pours black with brown head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is roast, coffee, alcohol, and chocolate. Taste is sweet and bitter, dark fruits, coffee, dark chocolate, very creamy, and raisins. Finish is long dark chocolate bitter with nice alcohol burn and hints of smoke. Overall: excellent brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (9853) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and a little alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with a little warming alcohol. Oily. 291213

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5046) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Johns, Ĺrhus newyear tasting. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, licorice, dark chocolate, little dark fruit. Flavor is malts, rich licorice, caramel, chocolate, light boozy. Medium body to full body, soft carbonation, some warming alcohol in the finish. 291213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out fruity notes, atop roasted malt and cocoa. Flavour is very fruity, roasty and quite sweet, but with everything in great balance - there are notes of dark dried fruits, roasted malt, dry cocoa, and red fruit on the finish. Wonderful mix of flavours - quite a unique impie stout. Highly enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (4540) - Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2014
11.2 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have a big roasted malt, rich chocolate, dark fruit, some alcohol heat but I wouldn’t expect any less from an Icelandic Imperial stout, not the same old imperial stout.

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