Brewed by Bruggsmidjan Kaldi
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Dalvík Árskógssandur, Iceland


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Heavy carbonation. Large pssht when I crack open the cap, and the beer booms into a big foam when it hits the glass. Head is slow to die and easily revived with a light swirl. There’s not a lot of flavor going on, but in the back there is a bit of toasted almost-hazlenut. This really isn’t a bad beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (2731) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
33cl bottle from Vinbu?in, Borganes. Pours dark caramel coloured with an off-white head. Malty aroma with caramel, notes of bread and just a hint of herbs. Fairly sweet with caramel flavour and a light bitterness. A bit light and watery, but fair enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Pours a three finger cream head that stays leaving a good lace. Deep mahogany color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Piney, malty nose. Flavor is roasted/burnt caramel, slight bitter finish. 330ml bottle 246 ISK ~ $2.95 Vínbúőin Hvolsvelli, Iceland. From my notes - 7/22/2008.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2007
Amber, brown colored brew. Bit fruity and malty. Sweet flavor and a bit bitterness in the end. Not too bad, not too interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1771) - Tjele, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Clear brown colour with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of caramel. Sweet flavor. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Nose is decent roasted malt, some cake, rotten fruit whiff, sweet caramel throughout, feel is mediumbroad, taste is weak leaves, decent cola, caramel, old filter coffee,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 The second beer from the first microbrewery in Iceland, this time a czech dunkel. The ingridients list is the same is in the pilsner version; Saaz hops, imported malt from the Czech Republic, water and yeast. Anyway ... Pours a dark red colour, very firm but thin head. Whole lot of lacing! More aromatic than the traditional Kaldi, small hints of hops, grass and malt. Taste is a bit dry, hints of dried fruits, malt, those distinguished saaz hops, small hints of nuts and biscuits. Very pleasant and smooth palate, nicely balanced carbonation. .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1268) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 draft at 73 Restaurant and Cafe This was called Kaldi dark by Johanna the bartender. The beer poured a deep dark amber but not opaque with a nice beige head. This is a very balanced beer with a sweet aroma of caramel malts and so is the flavor. The beer also had an acidic side almost like cider mash. The carbonation was average for the medium body beer. The finish was sweet but smooth. No bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Poured this beer from a bottle into a pint glass to drink. It had a dark, clear amber-brown color with a good-sized creamy tan head that had good retention and slight cling. The beer had a malty aroma with scents of caramel and coffee, and a bit of grainy hops. The taste was fairly sweet with a good coffee taste with touches of chocolate and caramel and a very slight bitterness. It had a fairly creamy, smooth body with light carbonation and a low amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Pours brown, red under light, with a two finger off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is muted, some caramel, sweetness, bread. Sweet flavor, caramel malts, some dark fruit, light bitterness, bread. Semi-dry, refreshing finish. Definitely sweet, though. Medium carbonation. Didn’t know what to expect with this one and was pleasantly surprised.

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