gbe75 (93) - ICELAND - NOV 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 Surprisingly good beer when one gets it from tab. Smells of caramel, coffee and vanilla; black appearance with brown foam. Light sweetness.
Derek881 (939) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle into a tall glass to drink. The beer had a dark brown-black color with a silky consistency, featuring an average-sized, creamy dark tan head that had short retention but good cling. The aroma was mostly dark and malty, featuring coffee, some chocolate and caramel, a touch of dark fruit and some grainy hops too. Its taste was sweet and bitter, with components of coffee and chocolate, and some grain too. It had a wet, creamy body with lower carbonation, and a dry finish with a slight presence of alcohol.
bjakk (222) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - AUG 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Pours nicely, with a foamy head. Great taste, with chocolate, burned aftertaste. Great differences in taste between bottle and draft. Much much better from draft.
Geiserich (3083) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Black color, creamy brownish head. Malty aroma, dark chocolate and lots of cacao. Also fruitiness and notes of molasse. Flavor is malty, light sweet and very tasty. Also intensive notes of dry cacao, chocolate, fruity. Finish with roasted malt and roasted malt bitterness. Very tasty stout with pleasant cacao notes.
jannek (40) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Mirjukka for bringing this over from Iceland. Black beer with beige head. Roasted and licorice aromas. Full body and flavour with some sweetness. Not bad at all for a sweetish stout.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 330 ml from Vinboden Akureyri murky black beige creamy head lacing. Roasted malts bit sweet fruity then chocolate full body stout. dash of smoke in aftertaste.
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinbod.
Lovely aroma of coffee and chocolate. Light and smooth, yet fine body. No need to drin any boring Irish stout in Iceland if this is available. I’d love to try this on tap!
emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to turdferguson for sharing this and dickinsonbeer for sending it to him. Pours a dark black with some light and a one finger crisp light tan head. Looks nice. Nose is earthy, sweet, some light caramelly notes, English leaning. Flavor is roasty, some diacetyl, mild grain bitterness, sweet/caramel notes, leafy hop feel. Palate is crisply carbonated with a mild bitterness and residual sweetness.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown head. Barely translucent dark red body. Fruity chocolatey earthy aroma, kind of weak. Dry-sweet smoky earthy chocolate taste with fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Sweetish papery licorice chocolate aftertaste with earthy notes. Quite nice. (0.33l bottle from David L.)
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bought in Reykjavik by Valla.] Fantastic black look with offwhite head. Notes of smoothness and coffee. Very good beer from Iceland.