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Einstök Ölgerđ
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Doppelbock
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
staurinn (4) - - NOV 25, 2012 does not count
Beautiful appareance in the glass, smell of caramel, hay and hops. Smooth taste with a long and complex aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SRG (16) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle 20 nov 2011 Iceland Appearance: red/brown,clear, small white head. Aroma: caramel, herbs, woody, dry lemon, cheese, roasty, barley, spruce, barnyard, hints of dark chocolate. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, complex, lightly sour, Palate: medium dry, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, medium body, long finish, Overall: good doppelbock, great xmas beer, would like to try this one with a steak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, red-brown with a staunch, off-white foam head. Some dark, slightly fermented grapes and other fruits in the nose, hints of chocolate and caramel. Big sweet flavor (unsurprisingly) with a strong punch of toffee, candied fruits, caramel, rich and toasty bread, raisins. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Mild warmth to finish with lots of toasty sugar, jammy fruits, raisins, prunes, caramel and toffee, bread, touches of booze, cake, light earthy hops, faint cocoa and light orange. Very solid doppelbock. Drinks quite well for the ABV with a very nice complexity of character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4064) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle. Who would have thought that this imressive example of one of my favourite styles would come from Iceland? Slightly sweet with a lingering quite sharp aftertaste. Left no lacing but certainly impressed me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5656) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine and Spirits - 11.2 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, medium thick off-white pour with a fair bit of lacing. Aroma has some toffee accents, some molasses, a hint of caramel. Flavor is full bodied and bold with some caramel. some hints of chocolate, a touch of molasses, and a back end of nuttiness. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Nice belly-warmer - even though it is early summer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cokemonkey11 (48) - - FEB 25, 2014
Worth trying if the price isn’t ridiculous. I enjoyed it but I probably would try a different einstok before I bought the doppel again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (462) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Stockmann, Tallinn. Reddish brown with medium head. Chocolate and some coffee aroma. Bitterness. Some fizzy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4042) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
31st August 2012: Icelandic or should I say ‘Einstok’ tasting evening at a mates house. He’d bought two bottles of four different Einstok brews. All poured carefully into a ‘Straffe Hendrik’ badged chalice. Last beer of the four was a 33cl Bottle of this (best before 10/2012). Dark brown, deep, deep amber coloured body with a thin almost white head on top. The malty nose had chocolate and toffee esters to the fore with caramel arriving later. The taste was also malty sweet, with the same flavours as the aromas except there was a distinct burnt bitterness towards the end of each gulp. Not sure whether it came from hops or the dark chocolate malts? Most enjoyable and the best of the four Icelandic beers I had that night.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (509) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Clear dark copper color with thin white head. Malty roasted hazelnut aroma. Sweet caramel and honyy flavors with a bit of smoky peat Has a somewhat tinny after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Pours dark amber, big spice and yeast on the nose. Fruity and malty on the palate. Quite subtle flavours of plum and dates. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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