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Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Stout
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2009
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2009
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.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2009
[Bought in Reykjavik by Valla.] Fantastic black look with offwhite head. Notes of smoothness and coffee. Very good beer from Iceland.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle from Hauker, but also drank a few times in Iceland. Bonus points for this rating, I’m drinking it from an authentic Víking imperial pint glass, something I’m sure very few own! This beer is very bready and steamy, reminds me a lot of the thermal areas in the country, as well as this crazy flatbread we had there. Hmm. The graininess is nice though. More kind of sour mash grain in the flavor, a little bit of roast and some steamy malts. Kind of a round, spongey mouthfeel. Very easy drinking, though maybe that is because I just got back from the gym. Anyway, I quite enjoyed this stout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2009
A second beer from Iceland from Eugene. Poured a clear deep golden brown color with a thin off-white head. The beer smells like roasted water with light smoke. The flavor was also light with some roasted notes. Thin finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2009
33cl bottle. Thank you Beerbiker. Pours black with a beige head and lacings. Nose is roasted malts. Coffee and liquorice. Medium and smooth palate. Good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
[Bottle @ Odense Tasting, 14th February 2009]
Thank you, Beerbiker
Pours almost black with slight red edges. A fine, creamy, beige head on top. Sweet aroma, light chocolate, subdued roasted notes. Highish carbonation, fine, rather dry mouthfeel. Flavour is dry and smoothly roasted with good sweetness with dark chocolate. Some ashy notes in the far finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eirikur (369) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 6, 2009
First stout brewed in Iceland... as far as I know.. dense, low but thick head.. Gratz Viking for somthing out of the ordinary .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle generously provided by haukur: Thanks! Pours a dark brown, near black with a thin tan head. The aroma has some roasted barley flakes, coffee and burnt popcorn? Interesting note there. Silky body with a rounded malt flavor. The fore is slightly salty with leads to some roast- mild charred notes, milky, bitter espresso, and bitter/sweet chocolate all blend into a smooth roasted finish. Fairly well balanced and smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6001) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
In short: A roasted stout with strong and not quite appropriate fruity flavours
How: Black body toped by a small tan ring
The look: Bottle 12oz, rare treat opened and drank with a generous Dickinsonbeer. Thanks Paul
In long: Nose of roastiness and tropical fruits (?!). Taste is more of the same with a clash between highly roasted malts and refreshing fruity flavours. Very roasted and very fruity in an unusual way. More of a clash of flavours than a combination of flavours. Some paper, a little sticky tar. The beer is quite drinkable but not something I want to go back to. An ok beer from a country that is equally renowned for its amazing beers and for its warm sunny beaches.


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