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 (6100) - 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 (4025) - 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 (6213) - 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.
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Dedollewaitor (13922) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[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.
Eirikur (370) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First stout brewed in Iceland... as far as I know.. dense, low but thick head..
Gratz Viking for somthing out of the ordinary .