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Einstök Ölgerđ
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 377   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2951) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Pours cola brown with aroma of toasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Coffee and chocolate flavor with some toasted malt. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (609) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
0.33 bottle. Black with a small, brownish head. Sweet, malty aroma of toast, hot bread, caramel, smoke-cured meat, wood, and a touch of salt. Taste is also malty although not as strong; again hints of well-cured, tender meat and salt. Medium body, smooth texture, and flat carbonation. Finish is a better version of the taste itself. Overall the brew is pretty good, not intrusive but nicely balanced and delicate for its style. Points for originality.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3790) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at Cherry Reds; dark brown pour with a thin beige head, smoked hickory wood aroma taste had some chocolate alone with toasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1267) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
Couleur noire, mousse beige qui disparait. Super nez malt grillé, chocolat. Super gout chocolat, céréales, notes café et réglisse. Corps bien cremeux. Fin douce et grillée. Superbe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4302) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle 33cl kindly given by Calisky. A dark beer with medium off white head. Nose is on toasted grain, caramel, brown bread. Aroma is on chocolate, toasted cereals, creamy body, smooth chocolate, subtle dark coffee notes, light licorice. Body is pleasant and easy drinkable, finish is on toasted grain.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Close to black. Some tan head. Sweet, but mostly bitter. Quite dry. Some warmth. Medium body. Medium to low carbonation. Coffee, smoke, roasted malt, bread flavour. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
20.11.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and roasted, roasted grain, coffee, salty licorice, dark malts, hay, burnt cereal, chocolate. Taste is slightly dry roasted, dark malts, roasted grain, grass, coffee, burnt caramel, hay, chocolate, licorice. Medium bitterness, slightly burnt mouthfeel. Fair enough.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2014
330 ml. bf 19-Mar-2016. Pours opaque ebony with a lasting disc of creamy espresso-colored foam. Big nose of chocolate toffee, espresso with cream and lightly tart blackberry. Tastes of dark toasted bread, semi-sweet chocolate, dark berry, apple, caramel and coffee. Finish has some green herb, ash and graham cracker. Near-medium body is smooth and well balanced. I like how the coffee doesn’t dominate, but just complements this (mostly) traditional English-style porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (890) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 16, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and light coffee notes. Taste is also roasty but sweet, coffee notes, chocolate and caramel hints, clean dry finish. Medium body; easy to drink and very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2610) - GERMANY - NOV 15, 2014
Toasted is a really good word for this beer. Nice roasted malt taste. Decent palate for a porter. Great balance. Nice all around.


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