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Einstök Ölgerđ
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With clear notes of espresso, dark chocolate and a hint of authentic Icelandic coffee, this Porter is dark and rich, offering a medium body that is robust, yet smooth on the palate and easy to drink. There’s no need to be afraid of the dark anymore.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Aroma is slightly malty and toasty with some coffee notes, but doesn’t have a great carry. Appearance is watery but dark with a small off white head. The taste was a bit toasty and malty, but also a little stale and bitter. Coffee taste was present but not overly robust. Palate was thin, but carbonation carries the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8333) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle on the train from Inverness to Wick, from the Highland Bottle shop, 20/10/13. Mid black with a good sized light tan head. Nose is dark malts, brown bread dough, brown sugars, light roast. Taste comprises dark toffee, light cocoa, brown sugar, toasty ,alts, light roast. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, fruity tang in the closure. Ok porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
6.0% almost black with a good head, roast malt aroma, mild roast malt taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3022) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Bittersweet chocolate flavor with roasted malt and a hint of ash. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (372) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
This is the best of the output from the brewer and he should give himself a pat on the back, Chocolate coffee aroma delivers in the taste, but there is something missing in the middle, for me, perhaps it could either be sweeter or more aggressively bitter to round it out. For me. I like this though has a decent flavour up front and a decent length of taste and carry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1330) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Color dark brown with big head. Aroma roasted, chocolate, caramel. Taste roasted, chocolate, wood, some smoke.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle from total wine Stuart. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Has a bit of roasted malt on the nose. I can’t say I’m getting much coffee on the tongue. Has a bit of sweetness on the finish. Eh!

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
toml219 (209) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
poured into a shaker. Very dark brown almost black with tan head the goes to a tan ring quickly. smell of toasted malt and chocolate. Taste is similare to the aroma with a nice smoky flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackmetal (112) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
Has smoky and nutty aspects while retaining an easy to drink porter base. Wins out with right balance of flavour

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertjm (772) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
A bit of toastiness in the aroma, but not huge. Fluffy tan head, which fell in the time between the kitchen and living room. Flavors of cocoa black licorice. Coffee bitterness lingering on the palate. Light body for a porter. Not a bad brew, and not overly expensive for an "exotic" beer.


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