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Einstök Ölgerđ
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.


Russo's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (2006) - Hemhofen, - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle Dark brown color with a nice beige head that keeps a lacing til the end. Aroma is roasted malt, some hints of coffee. Flavor is bitter toasted malt, some chocolate hint. Mouthfeel is dry rosted malt. Nice porter!


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nilz (500) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2016 Black with minimal head. Aroma, malty roast notes, herby. Taste, roasted grain, some coffee, looked for some bitterness but someway hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (143) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
Tap@Taphouse. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark bread, liquorice and notes of blueberry. Taste is semi-sweet, liquorice, blueberry, winegum and has a dry, semi-bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2077) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle: Black colour, nice creamy head. Aroma had a coffee,,dark choclate, caramelly, some burned popcorn. Flavor had a smokey,coffee, dark chcolate mixed mouthfeeling, medium bod, dry bitter coffee,caramelly finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4406) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2016
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/1/2016. Pours lightly hazy very dark brown color, with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, brown sugar, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, brown sugar, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, brown sugar, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a great American porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5800) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle: Nearly black with a thick tan head. Chocolate, roasted coffee, dark bread aroma. Taste is mild, dusty chocolate, coffee.....fairly sweet. A bit thin in the body, but a pretty solid flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
remALUS (170) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle 330 price: 0,69€. Juoda spalva, nedidelė puta. Skonis: deginto salyklo..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Brown malt toastiness delivers earthiness and bitterness amongst an otherwise effervescent, bread lovers’ brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam covers the darkness.
-That toast character is unmistakable.
-The softness of the bubbles feels natural (not forced).
-Drinkability remains high (if you like toast, obviously).

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4897) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Pours dark chocolate brown that lets in just a little daylight at the bottom, and features a fairly thick tan head. Aroma is not strong, but promises with roast malt and coffee tones. Flavor features roast malt, coffee and subtle chocolaty tones. Mouthfeel offers thin body but good fizz. Summon your inner Viking! Not hard for me, what with I’m 1/4 Norse thanks to my dad.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (836) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2016
Heel donkerbruine kleur met een beige kraag. Ruikt naar koffie, mokka, vanille. Mondgevoel is wat dunnetjes helaas. Smaakt redelijk zoet met koffietonen, mokka, caramel. Wordt minder goed naarmate het glas leger raakt. Ben niet onder de indruk.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (1157) - CROATIA - JUN 8, 2016
Dark brown color, average sized brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, but not very strong. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts. Very tasty but thin.

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