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Einstök Ölgerđ
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3926) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours almost black with a decent beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, wood, and smoke. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, wood, smoke, caramel, and a hint of coffee. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1116) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
0,33l fles meegebracht uit York. Zwart bier met een fijne crčme schuimkraag. Geur is geroosterde mout met iets van lactose en een stal, ruikt zeker niet fris. Is nog wel ruim een jaar houdbaar. Smaak is vol bitter met een mooie volle afdronk, aardse tonen en donker gebrande koffie. Erg jammer van die eigenaardige geur.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6519) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle at Panorama Bar in KEF airport (BB Aug 2015). Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain, coffee, Oreo cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of vanilla and blackberry. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Very very solid stout (porter, whatever)...more roasty and coffee-ish than Borg’s rendition (even some light berry character), and just as balanced and drinkable. Four good stouts from Iceland out of five rated, that’s pretty good odds.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle which wife bought me from Harvey Nicholls, Merry Hill. Dark brown beer with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with some roasted malts. Taste is chocolate and coffee, lactose, burnt malts and a little earthy. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Very good beer.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
gugguson (7) - - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
Sourcrout in the smell with hint of chokolate. Smoked or burned taste with lingering aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjakk (448) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 12, 2013
Redish with yellowish nice head. Sour hay with roasted notes, not appealing aroma. Malty, chockolate, coffee bitterness and burned in the aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6470) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Dr Katz .. . thanks to Channing for just handing me a glass of this, happy 30th to me!! .. . deep brown black .. . foam was of a respectable degree .. . mild yet solid espressso notes .. . very clean and had a good finish . .. i’d slurp this up again .. . . bad sneeze. go away sneeze. pineapples!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
A roast-heavy robust Porter with surprising expression and balance. Savory chocolate, roasted grains, German chocolate fudge cake, mild lactose / yeast, a charred campfire wood character, even a salty brine quality... all wrapped up in a savory, full body. It’s actually one of the few stout/porter at regular weight which seem strange to get so much character simply from malt. Lightly sweet with a beefy malt mouth feel, medium bitterness, a bit of roast / char astringency, medium to high carbonation. Pepper, roast heavy, a little inky, very chocolately but entirely malt-derived. Icelanders should be commended for this and the Borg porter, two of the most flavorful and well-balanced beers I had during my trip, each made without adjuncts or flavorings and at a reasonable gravity. From bottle at Keflavik Airport.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (2061) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Nick. Dark brown pour with a meek tan head. Flavour and nose was roasted malts, smoke, with a little coffee and chocolate. A bit thin. Was hoping for a bit more all round here. Overrated. Next!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
Large tan head dark pour aromas grassy liquorice rich chocolate honey the flavours grassy toffee taste rich chocolate sweet stout fudge like note creaminess milk toasted coffee very decent tasting the finish good porter richness a pleasing note mild bitter and creaminess good drinking porter


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