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Einstök Ölgerš
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 289   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandbeyond (685) - ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown with a small mocha head. Dark chocolate nose, with pleasant roastiness, faint wood and earthy hops notes. Rich roasted malts flavor, dark cocoa, medium bitterness, some vanilla. Medium bodied, creamy, balanced and interesting. Cool.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown color, huge beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of huge cocoa. Taste is weak coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clarkdvm (126) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle in Florida. Pleasant soft chocolate aroma. Roasty, smokey flavors. Definite toffee/coffee as expected. Great twist on porter

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (285) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Appearance- pretty much pitch black, opaque, a beige foamy head which quickly diminishes. Aroma- chocolate, coffee hints, dark fruits- blackcurrant particularly, a bit of liquorice, some burnt toffee, roasted malt. Taste- lots of chocolate, chewy toffee, fudgy, coffee bitterness then comes through, some cherry skin and other dark fruits in the finish, roasted malt, cocoa powder. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (108) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Aroma of sweet milk chocolate. Very smooth and easy-going porter. Big up to the Hlķšarfjall mountain :)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (1368) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
12 oz bottle at the DC Local Tasting. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of toast, chocolate. Tastes of toast, chocolate, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4894) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
12oz bottle pours a watery brown with a ring of beige head. Nose is malty, oaty, mild chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, yeast. Soft, malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3857) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Mild cardboard and charcoal nose. Mahogany, thin head. Walnut and charred oak flavor. Enjoyable country tick.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (482) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Opaque black beer with a thick foamy head. The dominant smell is toasted malt. The same is true of the flavour. There’s some fruit, chocolate and a touch of bitter hop in there too but the rich, toasty malt dominates.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thmsboyd (30) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle BBE 30.10.15, bottled 10.10.13. Drunk at lower-end room temperature. Most prominent on the nose are pleasant toasted malt aromas. Dark, chocolate brown body with a surprisingly tight, creamy off-white head. Gentle sweetness on the tongue followed by a soft, dry bitterness. Typical low carbonation for a porter. Medium to light body and a fairly abrupt bitter finish. Overall an enjoyable, but slightly one-dimensional porter. Does not taste as high as 6%abv


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