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Einstök Ölgerđ
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1597) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3568) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 16, 2015
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
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 :)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (314) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma hints at coffee. Flavor is chocolate, coffee and notes of toffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (805) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Poured opaque black with a 1-finger tan head. Mild aroma, with notes of nutty malt and coffee. Body is medium and light y oily, with a mild astringency to the finish. Coffee flavor, with some nutty malt and a light char.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlutisLt (56) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - FEB 13, 2015
Not so bad as for porter. Especially from Iceland. Tried few times and never was disappointed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2408) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle at raglan road. Maybe first from Iceland. Darn good. Rich full bodied well balanced. Starts with chocolate. Liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickFifty (611) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2015
Deep brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, burnt sugar, light smoke, hints of beef broth and chocolate. Roasted malt taste, bread, coffee, caramel, dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10597) - Sřborg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2015
Bottled. Almost Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Roast, espresso, chocolate, cocoa, some liqourice and brown sugar. Flavour. Roast, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, sweetness. Medium bodied. Ends roasted bitter with a light sweet touch.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Troll (28) - DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle @ home. Arome: Faint roasted and chocolates. Apperance: Pours dark clear brown, light brown quick head. Taste: Bland roasted, tart bitter after. Overall: Not my kind of porter - uninteresting, bland.


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