fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö
Black color. Very nice aroma, roasted malt, creamy, smokey, light liquorice. Good body, caramel, chocolate and roasted malt, smooth, seducing. A touch of vanilla, liquirice, smoke. Excellent.
saxo (14348) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are coffee, roast malt, chocolate, caramel, notes of smoke and hops.
yngwie (14347) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It pours a black body under a dense, finger-thick tan head, looking really gorgeous. There’s some smoked notes in the aorma, almost like a blend of smoked fish and bacon, but in a nice way. Burnt malts, peat, some alcohol and sweetness as well. The flavor is rather sweet, with roasted, peaty malts and a faint note of vanilla. Full-bodied and pleasantly warming. Long finish with sweetness, burnt malts and a little vanilla. There’s some dms as well in the beer, but just a tiny touch of it, else it’s a quite wonderful one, sure didn’t expect this from Iceland a year ago. 090720
Dedollewaitor (14160) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33Cl. Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Ohh.. Have had my eyes on this since the first ratings ticked in years back. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Sweet and hard roasted malts with a touch of smoke, vanilla and chocolate. Smooth and full bodied. Dry roasted end. Very nice.
Theis (13902) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pitch black - big brown head. Chocolate. Sweetness. Nice smokey. High malty. Medium hoppy. Light bitterness. Very nice. Light licorice. Very nice.
MiP (13848) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 9.4%. The aroma starts out citric but turns saltily smoked. Clear dark brown colour, deep chestnut. OK brown head. The flavour is nicely smoked, a ham/bacon type of smoke, pleasantly woody. Roasted and sweetish malt base with a boozy finish, alcohol bitterness.
Travlr (13722) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, great recommendation from staff. Very dark brown, small brown head. Aroma of French roast coffee. Taste is dark cocoa with a burnt edge. Subtle and complex. Great stuff.
TBone (13123) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark opaque black color, small beige head. Smokey, bacony aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramel, sweetness, smokeyness, tar, bacon. Feels less than its ABV.
Oakes (12854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark with a thin head. The aroma is smoky...a different type of smoke with some chocolate character as well. Rich smoke with lots of chocolate that blends well with the smoke. An intense imperial porter with a fairly rich smoke character, this is fun stuff. Iceland has come a long way from the days of Viking Lager.
Leighton (12247) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Bottle shared at Partizan - many thanks to Paul! Pours oily brown with a rich, creamy tan head. Burnt meat in the nose, good roast, mild cocoa, dark sugars. Medium sweet flavor, balanced smoked malts, meat, dark fruits, raisins, burnt bread, dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mild bitter earth finish, dark chocolate, faint tangy raisins, some torched wood, mellow smoke. Delicious beer. (4.3)
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours oily black with a fine, beige cream head. Lightly smoked dark malts in the nose, some charred meat. Medium to big sweet flavor with mellow smoke, ham, faint dry cocoa, hints of alcohol. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Nice smoked meat to finish, with a bit of burnt earth bitterness, hints of tangy dark fruits. Great balance overall but still rich. (3.9)