Borg Brugghús
Brewed at Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson

Style: Smoked
Reykjavík, Iceland


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Smoked IPA
Jötunkraftar amerískra humla og ávaxta leysast úr læðingi í þessu taðreykta og ýlfrandi ferska ljósöli. Sem fyrr reynir á úlfliðinn.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bjakk (820) - Skagafjordur, - JUL 3, 2014
Yellow towards golden with white foam. Smoke, sour hay in the aroma. Smoke, dry with hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Hoppysmokiness grows. High in carbon. Watery. Lacks balance

nybol (2347) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2016
Nu er jeg ret glad for røgøl, men den her er nu også en god en af slagsen. Den har røgsmagen, og der er ikke for meget humle og sødme fra malten i. Lige som det skal være.

teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 7, 2015
Keg at CBC CW, London. It pours a lightly hazed golden color with medium white head. Aroma is resinous hops, tangerine, smoked malts, light meaty smoke, some roasted wood and sea brine. Taste has mild sweet BBQ meat, medium tangy zesty citrus notes, sea salt, roasted wood, light band-aid. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very tasty.

sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - OCT 30, 2015
On tap @ Craft Beer Co Islington, London - UK. Color: clear golden copper blond beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: interesting roasted and smoked malt, grassy and hoppy. Very nice and appetising nose. Taste: medium body, good smoked malt, smoked ham notes. Rye and good roasted finish. Very rich of malt. Finish bitter and grassy as an IPA. Very high complexity but I like it. Aftertaste: bitterness and smoked finish.

PartyFowle (954) - - JUN 19, 2015
The beer gives away none of its excretory nature in the appearance; it’s your standard liquid gold hue, brilliantly clear and topped with a frothy head of white. The aroma is, as you would expect, smoky. But not shit-smoky -- smooth-smoky, like the smell of a tobacco pipe or the inside of a recently toasted oak barrel on its way to a distillery. Soft vanilla vapors swirl alongside subtle grassy and earthy hops.The flavor is equal parts smoke and hops, with big wood flavor balanced by biting orange peel and grass before a finish of lime and oak. The smoke, again, is woodsy as a seared chunk of oak pulled from a campfire. Ignore that feces were used as part of the brewing process, and Fenrir is actually pretty enjoyable, especially for fans of smoked beers. Let’s just not make a habit out of putting poo in our brew, okay?

sturmthis (1195) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2015
On draft. Golden orange color with thin head. Very smokey, bacon aroma with slight citrus. The taste is super smokey, not much citrus or any hop. Unique, but I feel like it would be better with less smoke.

peyto567 (43) - London, - MAR 16, 2015
like bathing the tastebuds in an oil filled bubble bath laced with skunk resin. very unusual. smoked malts prevail with an earthiness and cleansing, bitter hop filled finish. not for everyone, but definitely for me.

3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2015 Bottle at 73 in Reykjavik, December 2014 batch. Clear gold with a medium-sized white head though with little retention. Aroma hops are western / American in the way of pine resin and cedar shavings, while malt is lightly toasty and cereal-like. The smoke character in the nose is uniquely enjoyable, strangely herbal and almost peat-like, giving the impression of spelt and juniper and smoky black tea but also has a quiet touch of unpleasant petroleum and plastic diaper material. Medium body, sweet with sharp bitterness. Herbal and grassy and tea-like in the mouth in the way of smoked tea like lapsang souchong. Prickly carbonic acidity with a juicy and oily mouthfeel and pleasantly toasty pale malt across the middle and back, though it turns more watery in the finish. Overall an interesting beer, more smoke against hops than I’ve had from the few "Smoked IPAs" I’ve tried. Flavor balance and texture is enjoyable, as is the flavor, though the aroma has that strange petroleum / fuel resemblance.

BeerandBlues2 (13813) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at 73, Reykjavik. Pours clear orange with a small, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy smoke, medium earthy hops and pale malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, moderate smoke, pale malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at 73. Slightly hazy yellow. Aroma of slightly burnt mest and toast crusts. Taste is burnt straw. Decent.

agent_persik (779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle, best before date passed two weeks ago. Clean golden color, big white head. Aroma of smoked bacon, malt, hint of tropical fruits. Dry sweet taste has similar notes, with hops in butter finish and smoked aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Not bad, but a bit unbalanced.

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