Dashimus (213) - London, Greater London, - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinbud in Reykjavik. Pours dark brown with a thick, firm caramel tan head which fades quickly and leaves a small amount of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and some coffee and wood. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitterness and lively carbonation which ends in a long finish.
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Laundromat Cafe, Reykjavik. Very drak brown body with mahogany highlights. Rich aroma of dark malts and a touch of smoke. Hard roast and chocolate liqueur flavours, light ash. Very rich and full-bodied for the ABV. Excellent.
hobsch (366) - Cologne, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33l. Pours black with medium beige head. Medium carbonation. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, slightly sour, dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, milk chocolate, roasted coffee, slightly smokey, dried fruits. Good porter.
ajofena (45) - SPAIN - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
En botella 33 cl. Islandesa. Color muy oscuro, espuma media, beige. Olor a frutas, malta, chocolate y algo de vainilla. En boca deja malta algo tostada, chocolate, algo de café, y letras notas dulces. Regusto largo, trago cremoso y más bebible de lo que parece, por su cuerpo medio. Muy agradable.
gugguson (7) - - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dry cocoa smell. Caramell colored head. Very dry finish with good month feel. Fine beer.
bjakk (241) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, large brownish head. Dry cocoa, coffe vanilla in the aroma. burned chockolate, vanilla nice hoppiness mixes with the burned in the aftertaste
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ölstofa in Reykjavik. A lot of chocolate malt with some roast and black patent char / inkiness. Smooth carbonation with creamy, milky, soft malt. Dark chocolate syrup character, medium to low sweetness, decadent and savory, well balanced, lacks flaws. One of the few Icelandic beers I would drink regularly.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain), with notes of vanilla and charcoal. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A very solid, no-frills stout/porter. Roasty, chocolatey, well-balanced.
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown black colour, beige head. Aroma of red fruits, coffee, pear, sweet caramel, quite fruity. Coffee flavour, malts, roasted malts, caramel and cacao. Hefty carbonation. Finish coffee, roasted malts, lingering sweet notes. Nice, but not the best beer I’ve had from Borg.
(From 33cL bottle shared @ weekly tasting, Benzai’s place. From trade with haukur, thanks!)
DutchDrebus (3430) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Benzai thx to Martinus. Black colour with a medium sized beige head. Smells wood, porto wine, red fruits, pear and sweet. Tastes coffee, roasty, chocolate, sweet and again some pear. I don’t like pear. Medium body, medium carbo.
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Martinus @ weekly tasting. Black color, medium sized beige to light brown head. Smell malts, something weird that reminds me of wood. Taste malts, pear, slightly roasty, moderately bitter. Quite nice.