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Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Stout
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Stout was first produced in 2008 and was the first Icelandic Stout. Dark, roasted aroma, espresso beans, dark chocolate and cocoa are words that can be used to describe our Stout. It is intense in texture and character, yet relatively easy drinking and balanced.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Robust malt aroma. Black color with a small tan head. Roasted malt flavor throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4533) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a shaker. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving trailing lace. Sour chocolate aromas. Smoky, dry chocolate upfront turning sweet in the lasting espresso finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
Roasted malt. Very dark - almost black - with a persistent head. Had from the bottle. Probably the best Icelandic beer you can get, regardless of style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle… Man, this beer was a bitch to find in the database since the label is printed entirely in Icelandic and ratebeer’s listing is entirely English. Thank God for hoosierbeergeek.blogspot.com and, of course, Google. Anyway… Pours clear and mostly black with a small, fluffy, cream-colored head. So-so retention. The chocolaty, nutty aroma presents lesser notes of yeasty Russian black bread, spicy clove and dark fruits. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. Nicely balanced. Leans just a hair toward the sweet side of balance, but pretty even overall. Dark chocolate and roasted nuts stand out in the flavor. Finishes crisp and very clean. Interesting. Flawless. Odd, but good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle shared at the District. Dark brown/black pour with a small tan head. Weak and discombobulated with coffee, burnt roasted malt, and bitter chocolate flavors. The nose was faint but sorta followed suit.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2358) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2011
Gummidoft. lite konstig sötma, brödig, aska (!!), sälta, lite rökighet. Smaken blir lite jobbig.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, coffee, licorice. Flavour is dry, coffee, hop, caramel, malt. Bitter finish. OK beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (5027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle bought in Reykjavik. Black with a small head. Drinkable but both the aroma and taste were weak. Coffee, chocolate, caramel and some smoke. Mild bitterness and not that long aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 19, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark malt, light coffee - chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dark malt, burnt malt, light licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110416]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee and hops.


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