fiulijn (15702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Stofan, Reykjavik, apparently 6.5% ABV
Black color with generous head. Light aroma of roasted malt, metallic. Smooth mouthfeel; plain roasted malt flavor, not ashy, with a light lactose touch that contributes to the balance; correct bitterness; but the final is metallic.
Monodimensional, not bad but plain.
SaintMatty (5708) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Black in colour. Coffee, roasted malt and hints of chocolate covered raisins in the aroma. Roasted, chocolatey and slightly metallic taste with notes of liquorice, coffee and plain chocolate detected. A decent stout.
visionthing (3195) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl from tap at Bunk bar, Reykjavik. Dark mahogany coloured with a beige head. Moderate roasty aroma with notes od chocolate, coffee and hints of caramel and dark fruits. Moderate to medium sweet with mild, but pleasant roasty flavours. Easy to drink and quite tasty.
Imaena (1939) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This was the last of a series of stouts I tried form the monopoly store in Reykjavik. Pretty decent stout all around but still nothing special.
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kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose is decent mediumsweet caramel, rye, cola whiff, cooked vegetables, feel is quite broad, taste is medium roasted coffee, weak bile note, little leather, bitter hazel, sour earth
DuffMan (7327) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, purchased at the monopoly store in Reykjavik. Dark brown, but not opaque, with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet and chocolatey. The flavour is chocolate, roast, light ash. Medium bodied but nicely flavoured.
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, rich meaty aroma, toffeeish, slightly burnt and earthy. Pretty good, actually.
hag14 (113) - Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some cocoa and coffee in the aroma. The taste leaves almost nothing behind. An ok stout. Overall: 12/20.
Ernest (6512) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinbudin in Reykjanesbaer (BB Oct 2015). Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, coffee, bitter chocolate, Oreo cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs, grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. All righty, now we’re talking...this is quite solid and very drinkable. Energetic aroma that’s got a little more malt depth than your basic stout. Good finishing bitterness and enough malt sugars leftover to provide a pretty rich drinking experience for its size. Good stuff.
3fourths (8377) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle dated October 2013. Dark brown body is more like a brown porter or brown ale than a stout. Roasted barley, dark chocolate and starchy malt-forward aroma with notes of fish scales and accents of black patent char that show through when it opens a bit. Medium-light body, nicely dry, some starch / husk character but it’s minor. Not coffee like but certainly focusing on roasted barley. Not complex or layered but well-executed and respectable and definitely drinkable in quantity if I’m in the right mood.