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Einstök Ölgerð
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Doppelbock
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This limited-edition winter brew will make its debut in October, but this winter celebration ale is worth the wait. Malted barley and chocolate tones define the traditional style, while the robust aroma and long, mellow finish will make this the perfect companion for your holiday adventures.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1403) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
Couleur cuivrée, mousse qui disparait. Nez caramel doux, malt toasté. Gout caramel, orge, malt toasté, notes assez douces, voir fruits noirs. Corps legerement cremeux. Fin caramel doux et fruitée;

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4382) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle 33cl kindly shared by Calisky. A clear amber rubis beer with medium head. Nose is on brown bread and grainy touch. Aroma is on caramel, barley sugar, toasted grain, very german in the style, marzipan, sweet barley, light metallic notes. Finish is on sweet caramel, raspberries notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1818) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours medium brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet with faint bitters. Medium bodied, smooth with soft carbonation. Overall this was pretty good, its perfect for a cold evening by the fire.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (316) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Pours clear dark brown/red with a decent head. Nose is caramel malts, a big dark bready malt, a bit of fruit (raspberry?). Taste matches nose, caramel, candy sugars, heavily malted, a bit fruity, a bit of chocolate, perhaps some raisin. Light and crisp for a doppelbock, thin mouthfeel. I don't generally like doppelbocks, but this one being a bit lighter makes it work well for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle @ Disney MGM Studios. Poured a deep amber, almost brown color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, nutty, malty, with some fruits.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (12348) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Clear amber beer, almost no head. Malty caramel aroma, spicy notes. Fruity vinous bready flavor, papery, some alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (453) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bronze, clear, little yellowish foam some lacing. Sour and a faint hint of skunk in the aroma. Malt, toffee, alcohol, malty with sweet malty aftertaste that grows to being burned

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
benpickens (425) - Camarillo, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany raisin and fruitcake dunked in port aromas sweet palate with a malty raisiny finish. Delicious doppelbock hard to believe it’s only 6.7 abv!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5183) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle, the only one I’ve had from them only in the States, marked 19.08.14. Nose is heavily chocolaty with some dark and burned roast, mild bg fruit, and a nice decocty maltiness. Pours a deep, slightly darker blood red, an absolutely stunning color for a Doppelbock, with basically no rising bubbles and a lacing, foamy beige head. Taste is pleasantly sweet, light-medium bitterness, lightly spicy/peppery yeast with very mild but cheerful fruit in the back. Up front is lovely, complex malt with all sorts of burned and toasted notes, light fig, and a rounded mouthfeel (again, stressing excellent decoction procedure here). Medium body, feels a little light at times, but not really any alcohol, and the caramel character flattens out/dulls only slightly. Only missing the rare DB pop to put it over the top. Great holiday treat!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (876) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
330 ml bottle. Rich dark amber color with a rocky beige head. Light toasted malt nose. Crisp toasted malt flavor with notes of caramel and cocoa. Peppery hops in mid taste. Smooth and flavorful with complex sweet malt and spicy hops. A bit understated as doppelbocks go. Quite tasty though.


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