larsga (6120) - 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 (3249) - 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 (13677) - 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 (11113) - 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 (369) - 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 .
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
rabbikrabbi (15) - , ICELAND - AUG 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Dark brown, medium body, nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Roasted barley, coffee, cocoa, and a hint of licorice. A nice stout that could do with a bit more filling. Unquestionably the best beer from Víking.