spittle8 (102) - - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Classic porter aroma, a rich, deep, malty coffee with a hint of alcoholic bite. All told, a rather meek and mild olfactory report - not the brash, screaming, crashing, uncontrolled rage of a viking berserker. The beer is positively black, like a pool of conquered souls, slain by viking raiders. Very little head - this beer doesn’t have time to fuck around with such frivolities. A fair bit of malt sweetness, with a sour bite that is pronounced albeit not too offensive. This porter does not taste especially porter like, while not being difficult to drink or offensive, it is harsh, cruel, uncaring, like fierce norsemen coursing the cold north seas. There is not a great deal of coffee flavor, nor of chocolate. This is a rather unique porter in regards to flavor, at least in my experiences. Goes down cold and smooth, with no significant aftershock other than some mild sour notes that kick in a bit late. Not a great beer, but a perfectly good one that is quite drinkable and honestly refreshing!
rayOfBeer (646) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: black pour with thin off-white head. Aroma is of slightly charred toast, a little sesame seed, coffee roast and somewhat oystery. Flavor is charred roast grain, coffee, toastd bread, and ends with a grainy coffee bitterness. Great aroma, nice flavors, good with food.
edmark_daniel (1) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl flaska inköpt på Island. Bäst före 7 jan 2015. Väldigt mörk öl som inte går att se igenom. Ljus och riklig skumkrona som snabbt försvinner. Söt lite bränd smak och smak av mörkt bröd. Mild men tydlig efterbeska.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first Icelandic beer. Very good. Amazing taste and nice fine looks. Totally black and crafty.
Dashimus (207) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Myvatn Nature Baths, Iceland. Pours black with a thin tan head that fades extremely quickly. Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate and strong coffee. Flavour is moderate sweetness but a low bitterness. Surprisingly carbonated and thin bodied. Most of the darker beers in Iceland seem to over load on the malt. This on manages to balance it nicely.
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle. Dark pour, off white head. Roasty, toasted malt notes. Beautiful caramel nose. Fantastiche.
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of wet barnyard hay and coffee, chocolate. Taste is nice and bitter like a German Schwarz bier, not sweet like some of the porters. Nice roasted grain flavor with elements of dark chocolate and pilsner malt and smoke. Finishing with a light sweetness. Barnyard kills it.
coreyc1221 (239) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla nut aroma. Creamy almost. Tan head and black color. God damn, This tastes amazing. Tastes like it smells. Creamy vanilla and nut but very balanced. I wanna have this after dinner. This is a dessert in its self. Love it.
ration (1840) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
100513. Bottle at home. Pours black with a high head. Aroma roasted malts, coffee, nuts. chocolate, vanilla. Slight burnt dry palate. Medium full bodied. Not Bad.
haukur (1127) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 28, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice roasty aroma, faint black with a small head. Incredibly thin bodied with a watery metal finish. Very overrated