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Einstök Ölgerš
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 258   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Wow, I actually found an unrated brew in my stash (garage min-fridge) - lots of ticks in town recently and I must have gotten sidetracked. I’m not sure that a 12 oz longneck could have a better appearance - clean label and graphics, dark beer that you can’t see through, dense tan head. Maybe if the bottle was embossed or had a silver foil neck, but this is close enough to a 5 for appearance. Mellow, nutty sweet malty aroma with faint cane syrup/light molasses. Exceptionally smooth - nice roast, mild coffee - low bittering otherwise. Dry, zero fruit, no toffee or caramel Medium body, roasty/toasted soy nut finish. Quality. ABC Liquors, Bull Run.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Toasted malt, super-smooth with some chocolate in the finish. Enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2566) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
18 Aug 2013, bottle. black. nose is fresh toasted dark malt. thin body and fizzy. tastes of very dark toast and bitter chocolate. pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yiannnos (747) - , CYPRUS - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Black colour, Some roasty-coffee character, but feels a bit watered down

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is mild notes of licorice, chocolate, coffee and hints of some sour-ish yeasty tones, caramel and grains in the back. Taste is assertive coffee tones, dark chocolate, burnt toast/burnt sugar and hints of grains, yeast and dark malts lingering in the back. Some astringency, bordering on medicinal bitterness, in the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. A few flaws but otherwise a relatively OK porter (which seems quite a bit overrated IMO).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours pitch black with a thin layer of creamy tan head. Coffee/toffee aromas. Flavors of coffee and chocolate with just a hint of smokiness. Makes me want to listen to Bjork and... well, that’s the extent of my Icelandic knowledge.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass From: World Market in Las Mesa (San Diego), Calif. Price: $1.99 Purchased: Aug. 1, 2013 Consumed: Aug. 3, 2013 Misc.: N/A Poured a brownish almost black color with 2-to-3 fingers of tan frothy tan head. Sporadic, uneven foamy lacing along the sides all the way down. Great retention on the top on the way down. Smelled dark chocolate, fudge, toffee, caramel, coffee, smoky fire, toast, roasty nuts and tree bark. Tasted similar to the nose, albeit just a tad bit smokier. Got smoky fire, coffee beans, dark chocolate, toast, ashtray, toast, roasty nuts, fudge, caramel and toffee. Medium body. Creamy-to-slick texture. Average-to-light carbonation. Long finish. Just an average porter overall. Nothing too special about it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2013
330ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - very dark brown near black, no head, dark chocolate and coffee aroma, flavours as aroma, bit bitter for a porter, the first beer I’ve tried from Iceland

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3211) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2013
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Almost black colour, not much head. Milky woody malt aroma. Roasted malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not a typical porter but still a decent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Bottled 20/07/13. A black beer with a disappering off-white head. An interesting and tasty porter. Roasty and chocolatey and with coffee notes. Some sourness and some good hops. A lot going on but it all balances really well. I really liked this.


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