Miksu (4982) - Jyväskylä, - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle at Timo A’s. Black color. Aromas of dark bread and raisins. Roasty flavor with charcoal, raisins and licorice. Medium body, high sparkling carbonation.
swapp (219) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. clear dark brown color almost black with creamy caramelic head. taste are some kind bitter and roast malt with dark chocolate and black coffee. aroma have some kind coffee and chocolate notes. palate are pleasant taste of roast malt and coffee with sweet black chocolate finish.
McWorta (721) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour with a light tan head. Good lacings. Aromas of toast, dry coffee/espresso and chocolate entourage a dry earthyness. Softly carbonated lightly slick and balanced keeping to porter theme! Light roast a sweet-bitter flavour! Bit medium dry finish, well concipated!
Stuu666 (4136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted coffee, chocolate, taste is similar, smooth, rich.
wedgie9 (2236) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 1/22/15 from a capped 330mL bottle purchased at Frugal MacDoogal. Pours opaque nearly black with an average tan head that slowly recedes to a thick ring and thin spotty lace. The nose is toasted, some coffee, vanilla, and dark chocolate. The flavor is very dry, more dark chocolate and cocoa nibs, plenty of coffee, with just a hint of the vanilla, and a very pleasant bitterness on the back of the palate. The body is medium plus with lively carbonation and a long roasted coffee and toasted cocoa nib finish.
drowland (6288) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/21/15. 12oz (ish) bottle at World of Beer Destin. Very random rating find. Dark brown pour under a small tan head, mild lacing. Nice aroma, obviously foreign stout, if that makes sense - very toasty, minerally, a bit of soy sauce. Very toasty flavor, caramel, biscuity, lightly roasty, very balanced, slightly minerally. Tasty.
mike5326 (1037) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, short lived tan head. Tart malt aroma. Medium body with a pepper roasted malt flavor and a medium finish.
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batneil (379) - - JAN 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown that stops a shade short of black. Head disappears almost immediately. Malty aroma but the taste is a bit of a let down.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours brown/black with a thin beige head. Aroma shows chocolate, moderate roast, and green coffee. Flavor is primarily roast with a nice coffee integration. Overall body is moderate and strangely soft with a nice roast bitterness on the finish. If i’m ever in iceland, i think i know what i’ll be drinking.
gunnar (5774) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.Pours very dark ruby/brown with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts. Taste is light sweet, dark red fruits with a nice dry liquorice finish. Nice.
rangerred (971) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into a tulip.
Pours pitch black with just a thin wispy medium tan head. A touch of lacing around the sides of the glass but that’s about it.
The one thing I noticed lacking in the aroma is the coffee advertised on the bottle. There is the slightest hint but I was really expecting it to jump out at me. More caramel and dark chocolate than anything.
The flavor is also quite light on the coffee but expands on the dark chocolate found in the aroma. There is also a certain nuttiness here that reminds me of chocolate covered almonds. Subtle sweetness and prickly carbonation leads to a slightly sticky finish.
Overall, a pretty average porter. My first beer from Iceland it really isn’t bad. I would gladly have another one.