Borg Garún Icelandic Stout Nr. 19

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Garún is named for the strong and brave heroine of one of Iceland’s most popular folktales "The deacon of Dark River (Myrká)." A tale of ghosts, undying love, and life triumphing over death told against the backdrop of elements essential to Iceland’s character: ice, snow, and flooding waters whirling dark and mysterious. The same elements that inspire this rich, intense, bold and swirlingly varied Icelandic stout. Garún is a dark aura of intense richness and haunting aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice and coffee. Skál!"

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3.9
EHSRanders (2102) - Tjele, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 Bottle. Black color with small creamy light brown mostly lastning head. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of chokolade. Sweet chokolade flavor. Creamy palate.

4.2
Cimbasso (1056) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2017
Sampled from a bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. The head is persistent and firm. Roasted aromas. Great flavours and a rich, almost oily texture. Complex taste of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, and cigar ash. Notes of dried fruits and tobacco. Rich bitterness. A superb Imperial Stout. Highly drinkable.

3.9
mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2017
[9843-20171123] 330mL bottle. Sweet roasted taffy aroma. Black brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light brown head. Roasted sweet taffy flavour. Full body. Good. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9
(w/ GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "Way fewer disappearances."

3.5
jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2017
2017-11-23. Black body witha nice tan head that fades. 3++ Aroma is big and boozy, light roast and a bit of a salty iodine scotch like character. Flavour is similar, moderate bitterness throughout, and a good amount of roast malt. Similar iodine scotch accents as in the aroma, sweetish dark malt middle. Average plus bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. Not entirely to my own taste but interesting. 7/3/7/3/15 2016 Vintage bottle from MLCC, Winnipeg.

4.3
JulienHuxley (5980) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2017 Bottle. Opaque black pour with thin persistent brown foam. Aroma is a perfect balance of wood, smoke, licorice and chocolate. Taste is lightly ashy, roasty, burnt malt notes, licorice, and dark chocolate. Palate is full-med bodied with med carbonation, just creamy enough and just boozy enough. Delicious

4.1
mviljamaa (206) - FINLAND - NOV 4, 2017
Pours with a thin coffee colored head that diminishes quickly. Color is coffee-like almost pitch black. Surprising aroma that initially and strongly reminds me of sushi, nori and wasabi. Some fruity layers (plum, fresh apricot) and floral (orchid) notes in between. "Swirls" or coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Palate is a bit oily, but remains quite balanced. Taste follows the aroma in the sense that there's still the impression of mainly sushi and nori. Additionally stronger "bottom tastes" of licorice and dark-ish chocolate (but not entirely dark), hot chocolate, a hint of fermented fruit (plum mainly). Burnt mid-/aftertaste with a bit of tobacco smoke. An okay imperial, not the best I've had. Special aroma.

3.9
Villyzzz (463) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle at Olutexpo2017. Pours black with a big and creamy tan head. Aroma has roasted malt and wood. Taste has roasted malt, dark chocolate and bitter espresso. Full palate. Quite nice.

3.8
Adamsville (412) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2017
Apparence : Noire, léger col brun, faible rétention, petit anneau, carbonatation moyenne.
Nez : Réglisse noire, sucre grillé, vanille, nez sucré.
Goût : Réglisse noire, sucre grillé, chocolat à la vanille, finale sur les notes de malt grillé avec une amertume brûlée, voire une légère acidité.
Sensation : Carbonatation apportant un piquant en bouche, corps moyen, bonne longueur, chaleureuse.
Bref : Une bière en deux temps qui nous présente à la fois des arômes sucrés (réglisse, chocolat, cassonnade, vanille) en entrée et des notes plus grillées, torréfiées en finale. Contraste intéressant dans une bière un peu trop porté sur la réglisse et le sucre à mon goût personnel.

4.2
Holmen2 (4300) - NORWAY - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle contributed by, and shared with IJ 23.10.17. Ebony. Persistent brown head and lacing. Superb aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt. Similar taste, with a hint of liquorice..

3.6
axl (1111) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2017
330ml bottle. Black with one finger brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark malts and light liquorice. Taste is chocolate, slightly roasted dark malts, light liquorice and bitter coffee. Medium to full, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, light carbonation and warming dark malty aftertaste with moderate cocoa and coffee bitterness.


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