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Einstök Ölgerð
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

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common

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris0r (19) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Pours in dark with little foam. Smooth espresso flavor with some dark chocolate. Not creamy, quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbonde (279) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
33 cl bottle@home in Trappist glass@approx. 10 degrees C. Pours almost black with medium tan head which quickly disappears with a little lacing. Aroma dominated by toasted bread and roasted malt. Taste also of roasted malt, spiced with espresso and a touch of bitter chocolate. Aftertaste mirrors this, but a little more bitterness kicks in. Dry and not too sweet.The first couple of sips had a metallic taste disturbance, but it seems to wear off completely after a couple of minutes in the glass. Somewhat watery texture and mouthfeel. Too one-dimensional - each mouthful is much like the one before it - to score very highly, but a decent "low" ABV porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Manslow (755) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Butelka 0,33l Kolor czarnobrązowy, nieprzejrzysty, piana średnia trzyma się solidnie. Aromat zdecydowanie kawowy, smak gorzki z kawą w tle, kwaskowe. Solidny porter zachodni ładnie ułożony.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (305) - - DEC 5, 2015
Very dark brown or black with no head to speak of. Espresso, malt and a metallic note on the nose. More coffee, vanilla, a hint of burnt malt and smoke. Sweet and slightly bitter with a long, smoky after taste mixed with some metallic taste. Medium body, creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Nice but the strange metallic taste took off some of the enjoyment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1241) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 5, 2015
Nice porter! Perfect play between roasted malts, dark choco and coffee, some toast and even smoke aspect. Moderate sweetness with moderate bitterness. Doesnt get thin despite on quite low ABV. Well balanced and enjoyable

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (1156) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Surprisingly insignificant and lacking of character. Dark porter without the power from the smoke or malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1137) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle at home, dark brown beer, small head, aroma is coffee, roasted, chcolate, Taste is the same, somewhat bitter. very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
indrekr (250) - ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2015
Aroma: toast, malt, bread. Appearance: black, clear, tan foam, vanishes immediately. Taste: medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, creamy, lively, long bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2519) - Odense SV, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle @ Bullerup Pubben’s , Re-Opening/Solar eclipse pt. 2. Brown body with a small offwhite head. Liquorice, coffee, cold coffee, hops. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7290) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle at The Bullerup Pubben reopening/Solar Eclipse pt. 2 tasting. The beer pours dark brown with an off white head. The aroma is sweet cocoa, light coffee and some sweet roast. The flavour is light coffee and chocolate. Bitter roasted malty finish.


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