Iphonephan (6266) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle at sunset in a beautiful and remote spot in Iceland. Creamy head. Low carbonation. Very well balanced with a mild roasted malt flavor and a hit of hops in the finish. Overall a very enjoyable beer.
sunevdj (3967) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Höfn, Iceland. Pours a clear almost black with a small beige head. Sweet and dry with aroma of toasted malts and some band-aid. Also of dark raisins. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation.
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml tap @ Rosenberg, Reykjavik
Black body and spare beige head. Dark fruit, anise, soy sauce and coffee. Tastes of roasted coffee, dark fruits and liquorice, with hints of almonds. (12.Jul.2012)
rosenbergh (10696) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. From Iceland. Þakka þér Jere!
Black colour with small greyish tan head.
Sweetish malt, liquorice, brown sugar and touch of soy sauce in aroma.
Flavour is very malty. Not roasted but grainy and a bit burned. Some sweetness accompanied with mild alcohol. Thinnish for Stout but kind of heavy for Schwarzbier so this is somewhere in the middle. Some sweetness that won’t be quite Schwarzbier-y. Well it’s very drinkable and somewhat enjoyable but it’s not quite hitting the spot. It’s not bad far from it. Just something’s missing.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ hotel room, Reykjavik. Deep brown/black appearance with a tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly. A little smoky, anise, dark fruity, chocolate aroma. Rich dark cacao, espresso, chewy anise, lightly burnt/smoky flavor. Nice brew.
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Black, coarse head. Aroma of fudge and salty licorice. Mid sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Dense with tar and licorice, salty tobacco finish.
Sammy (11248) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a moderate amount of foam. Roasty oily appearance and smell. Initially it seems to hit the style, but hits burnt parts and then not drinkable.Ratheraverage mouthfeel for this style.Thanks Pino.
rodenbach99 (4260) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 33cl. Bue lors de la soirée Islande avec Patrick, Boul, Pier-Luc et Julien. Bière brune foncée avec une mousse brune. Le nez est fumé et rôtie. La bouche est agréable avec des notes rôties, des grains grillés, elle a une texture aqueuse. La fin de bouche est bien rôtie.
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle at SlovakSniper & Rodenbach99 Iceland super tasting, merci beaucoup Yan, Yan et Pat! Black pour with a whitish head. Slightly roasty, meaty and smoky aroma, very baltic-porter like. Good roasty taste, kind of watery though - the palate really falls apart on this one. Still, drinkable.
SlovakSniper (5194) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Sample at rodenbach99 Iceland beer festival) Very dark brown liquid with a ring of foam. Nose is a bit off, some weak
roasted notes with chocolate and light coffee. Something like a schwarzbier. Mouth is about the same with small roasted pieces. Palate is on the medium side with a good carbonation and a watery texture. Aftertaste is very short with fantomatic roasted notes. Many thanks to Yan for bringing back this bottle from Iceland.