rustycarbon (4) - - NOV 20, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, thick, minimal head. Sweet aroma. Sweet, sour fermented fruit. Crisp finish, toasted, not dry, you'll want another sip.
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jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark pour with minimal brown head. Dark fruit coffee and chocolaty aroma. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Slightly bitter finish that lingers. Great porter, my first from Iceland.
Hermod (2718) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, bottled 03/2012? Poured almost black with a brown lacing head. Roasty, chocolaty aroma with oat smootness and coffee. Flavor is roasted malty, even more coffee and light sweetness. Finish is drier with chocolate mousse. Creamy, oily, medium body. Great porter, my first from Iceland.
kiwianer (3306) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is brown and robust, the body is black. It smells sweet, chocolate, a bit roasty, creamy. The taste is sweet, a bit roasted toasty, but more darkmalty-strange, a bit chocolate. In the aftertaste a bit roastmalty, bitter. I most like the aftertaste. Drinkable. 13/11/10/10/13/10
sic1314 (2430) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep brown with a frothy tan head. An aroma of roasted sweet coffee malt. Medium body with flavour of milk chocolate and slightly roasted malt. Very impressive.
joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is nice with notes of milk chocolate, coffee and hints of vanilla. Smells pretty sweet. The flavor has roasted malt and coffee with more burnt toast and dark chocolate. Finish is slightly bitter, ashy and roasted. The body is medium with good carbonation. Really good porter.
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First off, the horns on the helmet. If you’re going to go with a Viking theme, get it right. What would Neil Oliver say? Incidentally I saw him getting clattered on Viking brew recently, quite amusing. Anyhow, my next thoughts drifted to toasting porters. How do you catch them? They clearly won’t fit in a toaster or under the grill so how do you go about the toasting? Clearly I’m joking, I’m not an imbecile. Anyone want to go Viking sometime?
jfb (3441) - GERMANY - OCT 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a pitch black colour with a frothy mahogany head. aroma of roasted malts, cardboard and yeast, with a hint of blueberries, shrimp and old coffee. flavour is mostly the same, stale roasted malts are dominant, with a light meatiness and a hint of dark chocolate, coffee and earth. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beige on black. Tasty malt. By style I’m rather impressed. Def. Worth Importing, though I don’t know what the beer scene is in Iceland. A very solid porter.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, espresso and dark chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, metallic off-flavours, dark chocolate and some grassy hops. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a rich malty finish with coffee notes. Good, but the off-flavours disturb me too much.