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Einstök Ölgerð
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


Nik925's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nik925 (770) - USA - OCT 27, 2012
Beige on black. Tasty malt. By style I’m rather impressed. Def. Worth Importing, though I don’t know what the beer scene is in Iceland. A very solid porter.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1181) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. Toast, caramel, toffee and coffee aroma and flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Toasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajtrupp (307) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Dark, rich, bitter chocolate and coffee. I didn’t realize it was actually from Iceland while I was building my 6 pack. I won’t send it back.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4299) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 24, 2015
Black bodied, medium head. Roasted bread, quite dry, cereal, only basic hop underpinning. Medium bitter, roasted taste, fairly smooth, medium carbonation. Perhaps a bit too medium everything... Not quite as developed or exciting as I hoped. Still, an Icelandic porter is pretty cool. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (690) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours nearly black with a beige head. ARoma of Choko, coffe, roast,sweet. Taste is choko, malts, sweet, sligth roast. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
asimeow (214) - Sandsli, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2015
0,33l bottle. Bought in Iceland by Eva. Bottled 25.6.15 BBD 25.6.2016. Black with medium caramel head. Deep licorice and yeast aromas with a hint of metallic coffee... I’m not getting as much coffee as I expected from the description, but there is clearly some. Milder than expected, but smooth and soft. Very easy to drink. A starters porter/stout. Very pleasant, but less interesting than I’d hoped.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonshaugen (40) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2015
Almost as black as a polar winter night in the glass, but a 370 lumen lightbulb reveals a stunning dark cherry colour. Aroma has hints of dark chocolate and roasted malts, but is a bit shy to show itself up. Once in the mouth, it reveals the truth. Bourbon, oak, dark fruits and coffee, medium carbonated, a bit sweet as expected of a porter but without that "thick" mouthfeel. Interesting beer, but not one of my favourites.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkos (298) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Almost black cola colored beer with a minimal brownish head. Aroma is dark bready roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Taste is a tad sweet and a bit salty, licorice, smoked roasted malts, dark bread. Palate is medium, could be fuller. Finish is smooth, leaves quite a sweet taste in your mouth. No real bitterness. Mmh, maybe too high expectations.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alexanderdahl (101) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Pours pitch black with a light head. Sweet malty toasted nose. Almost märzen sweet. Quite light, a little toasted but quite pilsner sweet. Blindfold me, and i would’ve guessed bock!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linkiewitz (60) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 11, 2015
AROMAT: Wyraźna paloność i świeżo zmielona kawa. WYGLĄD: Klarowne, czarne i nieprzejrzyste, z kożuszkiem z piany. SMAK: Piwo raczy nas głównie tym samym co możemy poczuć w aromacie - palone słody i kawa grają tu pierwsze skrzypce. W posmaku można odczuć delikatną czekoladę oraz mleczne akcenty. Co do goryczki, to jest ona przyjemnie zaznaczona, a wysycenie na poziomie średniego. Przyjemne piwo, ale niczego nie urywające.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekim (6) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Like everything on this one. Nice coffe and chocolate aroma, black color, full body and great taste dark/roasted mals.


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