Einstök Ölgerđ
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland


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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.

BBB63's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12 oz bottle and served in my Bells tulip: Pours a near opaque hue with a small fading head. The aroma has notes of heavy roast, coffee, pipe tobacco, tar, minerals, cashews, earthy hops and a bit of pine too. The taste profile is well balanced between the coffee-ish bitterness, hops bitters, sweeter base malts and a touch of chocolate covered walnuts. It is not all that deep of a profile but still a straight shooter with much to offer. The mouth feel is ashy and a tad chalky. Overall a solid enough porter with a nod towards the more British styled porters than a Baltic which was what I was expecting honestly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
Aroma of grape and light chocolate. There is a smooth and somewhat subdued flavor of milk and dark chocolates, grapes, and light coffee. Good mix of the flavors in an easy-drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Unde (288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
Reddish brown coloured beer, with thick and quite durable head on top with some smallish lacing too. Aroma has roasted coffee, and really strong roasted malt flavors, slightly burned even. Taste has roasted malts, coffee and a hint of sweetness. Medium body with medium-to-low carbonation makes this beer easy to drink, but leaves a bit mild picture behind. Should have a bit more powerful flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (343) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours black with tall tan head. Aroma is toasted coconut, espresso, vanilla. Taste is dark roast coffee, toffee, faint dark chocolate (from the malt?). Definitely need to let this warm a bit out of the fridge. Got more and more complex as it warmed. The toasted elements are spot on. Maybe a little light for a porter but I’m used to american-style porters. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2393) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
33cl bottle from Drink Shop, Tallinn. Pours dark brown with a small, tan head. Roasty aroma with dark malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, carmel and hints of spices. Medium sweet with fruity and malty flavours and a balanced bitterness. Pleasant an quite easy to drink porter. Nice one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours mahogany with 1-finger frothy tan head. Nose is cacao, coffee, hops, roasty jalapeno oil. Tastes roasty, oaty and lactic, with cacao, mid coffee subtle hops, and a smooth finish. Velvety and metallic, with flashes of chocoff brilliance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
GL2814 (356) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours a deep molasses color, with a thin beige head, there are clear notes of chocolate and coffee. Very smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdavidh (134) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Very nutty nose. Creamy tan head that left a fair bit of lacing. Fairly simple in flavor, a bit bitter, a bit smoky, a bit sweet. Decent but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (617) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Aroma - coffee for sure, but there is also a sweet malt sort of aroma as well Appearance - black body color; liquid is opaque; the head is a light tan, the bubbles are very tight and packed the head about 2", and slowly dissipates into a nice slice of head. Taste - very nice roast and toasty brew. It’s a little nutty roast sort of thing, there is a little coffee quality about it as well. Very nice. Palate - is medium; the texture is creamy; the carbonation is soft; the finish leaves a subtle roast on your teeth and gums. Nice brew for sure

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle at Deans impromptu Monday night tasting. Poured a dark brown colour with a thin light tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. The flavour is medium bitter with a rich malt alcoholic hop liqourice bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Need to spend more time in Reykjavik!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (4666) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Sic1314. Very thin tan head. Clear black pour. Nice coffee notes. A nice brew

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