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Borg Surtur Nr. 8

Borg Surtur Nr. 8
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Borg Brugghús
Formerly brewed at Ölgerđin Egill Skallagrímsson

Style: Imperial Stout
Reykjavík, Iceland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 4.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Surtur er ţykkt og ţolgott öl, dekkri en sjálft Ginnungagap. Undir ţykkri frođunni kraumar bragđiđ af eld-ristuđu korni og brenndum sykri í anda Eddukvćđanna, í bland viđ dökkt súkkulađi, rammsterkt kaffi og lakkrístóna.

Nafn bjórsins er sótt í Völuspá, en ţar er sagt frá Surti, hinum illa ţursi, sem fer međ brugnum brandi um heiminn viđ Ragnarök.

Surtur fer sunnan
međ sviga lćvi,
skín af sverđi
sól valtíva.
Grjótbjörg gnata,
en gífur rata,
trođa halir helveg
en himinn klofnar
- úr Völuspá

BBF JAN 2022

gbe75's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbe75 (99) - - MAR 25, 2012
Made by the same brewer who made Ölvisholt Lava. Surtur is more lighter and with probably higher drink-ability. Sound a bit strange. Good foamy head which lasts and the taste is a bit creamy with the oil and burnt tire one recognizes!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (14210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Draft at Kex. Almost completely black color, brown head with good retention. Aroma of prunes, fruity coffee. Taste has espresso, figs, dates, plums. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10393) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Tap at Kex. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, figs and prunes, light smoke and earthy hops with licorice notes. Flavor is sweet dark malt, alcohol, dates and figs with light hops and bitterness, and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hag14 (113) - Hafnarfjörđur, ICELAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle.2015. Licorice, coffee and a hint of smoke. Medium body and extra smooth texture. Overall: 19/20

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14209) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle via trade with Gunnarolis. Thanks. Pours black with a off white head. Thick and syrupy with some woody notes. Lots of licorice and coffee. Vinous. Low carbonation. Really slick. A tasty one for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 Black with brown head. Oily texture, roasted malt, hint of coffee, dark chocolate, little smoke, very complex but very very good. By far the best one ever brewed in Iceland.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Eirikur (374) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - JAN 24, 2012
The very best Icelandic beer manufactured since time begun. This brew is a work of art. Head: About 1 cm caramel colour head, fainting quickly (head size depends on how you pourit). Appearance: Pitch black .. looking at it from angles I can see some deep red amber colour in there somewhere .. Swirls very thick. Nose: Bonfire (soft smoke), burnt wood, fresh, medium sweet malt, white and dark chocolate .. very pleasant, no alcohol present. Taste: I dont know where to begin .. this is so complex, and changes alot when temperature goes up, this is a fireworks show. Full body, carbonation is just perfect (soft), Oak, smoke .. When I think of it, this is like a robust and unrefined version of Westvleteren 12, that is .. lacking the initial finess without the negativities. The lasting is very long giving burnt malt, anis, some wood, and a tingling medium sweetness .. very satisfying. This Imperial Stout was brewed in a very low quantity (unfortunatly) .. and it sold out in a matter of 1-2 days here in our small country of 300k people. If this brew would be available all year round, I would get at least 2-4 bottles a week. This brew is a perfect mate with a peated Islay whisky. Hats off for this wonderful brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JAN 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 how do you honestly rate something as good as this? Very complex aroma, some liquorice, tiny hints of smoke, wood, oak, annis. Pitch motor oil black. Nothing over the top, but very delicate and complex. Some bitterness, very woody, some hops. Some dried fruits, I just cant stop, this is an artform. The brewers have done a masterpiece of an imperial stout here.

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