fdomig (566) - München, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle in Reykjavķk. Aroma is light coffee, toffee. Appearance is black with a small, brown-ish head. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Light carbonation. Very good.
TXBadger (1971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, a little thin, but nice brown color and good khaki colored head. Roasted malt, coconut, and coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with roasted and toasty flavors.
undercurrent25 (1601) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark colour, Taste is of roasted malts and coffee, a good example of the style
Arve_Christian (3989) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Pitch black color, brownish foam. Roasted aromas, coffee, malt, leather ; medium high intensity. Medium / full body & complexity. Solid bitterness, quite dry- balances good. Enjoyable
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eduardovl (1105) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle served in a English pint.
A: Pours a dark brown color forming a medium and low persistent beige head. Some thin lingering lacings formed and left in the glass and a persistent thin layer on the top.
S: Strong notes of roasted malts and chocolate. Very earthy notes too. Flowery and a bit grassy hops in the end.
T: Strong notes of roasted and chocolate malts. Very biscuity. Notes of Oreo :). Balanced bitterness. Earthy notes. Grassy hops bitterness.
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dark chocolate in the aftertaste.
O: Good drinkability. Pleasant Porter.
Borup (8325) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and cocao.
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Borup.
Dark brown colored with a medium sized off-white head.
Roasted aroma of caramel and chocolate with notes of dried fruits.
Light roasted flavor of caramel and chocolate with notes of smoke.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled November 5, 2014.
Glass: Tired Hands pub glass.
Appearance: Deep opaque chestnut body with a tall light tan head.
Aroma: I smell big malts (Maris Otter?) slightly stale with a bit of caramel, roast and chocolate.
Taste: Bit of chocolate and caramel, no real signs of roast despite coffee, and a sort of stale malt base.
Palate: Medium bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall: This is the second beer that tastes a bit stale. I am guessing they don’t have their brewing practices fully down yet. I imagine that brewing isn’t as caught up in knowledge as in the US. This tastes like a decent homebrew, but the malts taste a bit stale and perhaps some oxidation is noted. I would love to try this in Iceland though, perhaps the journey has hurt it.
Geiserich (3740) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Aroma is malty, roasty, chocolate and cacao beans. Black color, creamy brownish head. Flavor is malty, roasty, cacao, coffee, dark chocolate, light notes of dark fruits. End with roasty malts and roasty bitterness.
Cidertron (33) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I remember back a couple years ago when no one wanted to try Einstok and every time I got this on discount, it was literally like drinking gold. It runs so smooth for a porter with a nice smokey taste that’s very rich :)