Borg Surtur Nr. 8

Borg Brugghús
Formerly brewed at Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson

Style: Imperial Stout
Reykjavík, Iceland
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Surtur er þykkt og þolgott öl, dekkri en sjálft Ginnungagap. Undir þykkri froðunni kraumar bragðið af eld-ristuðu korni og brenndum sykri í anda Eddukvæðanna, í bland við dökkt súkkulaði, rammsterkt kaffi og lakkrístóna.

Nafn bjórsins er sótt í Völuspá, en þar er sagt frá Surti, hinum illa þursi, sem fer með brugnum brandi um heiminn við Ragnarök.

Surtur fer sunnan
með sviga lævi,
skín af sverði
sól valtíva.
Grjótbjörg gnata,
en gífur rata,
troða halir helveg
en himinn klofnar
- úr Völuspá

BBF JAN 2022

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbe75 (134) - - MAR 25, 2012
Made by the same brewer who made Ölvisholt Lava. Surtur is more lighter and with probably higher drink-ability. Sound a bit strange. Good foamy head which lasts and the taste is a bit creamy with the oil and burnt tire one recognizes!

bjakk (820) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 6, 2015
Black, darkbrown, creamy foam. Coffee, chockolate, vanilla and alcohol in the aroma. Chockolate, vanilla, fruit with alcohol in the mild burned aftertaste.

gunnar (9696) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle from a trade with Haukur. Pours black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of weak roasted malts with coffee and liquorice note, delicious and inviting. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.Taste is moderate sweet, dark light roasted malts with a delicious liquorice long finish.

Ysok02 (1827) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Apothéose de fin de soirée avec ce Stout d’une puissance et d’une richesse impressionnantes, épais, crémeux mais digeste, une bière de Viking.

mcberko (18977) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
330mL bottle, courtesy of haukur (thanks a lot), pours jet black with a small tan head. Nose is intense, with lots of dark fruits, roasted malt, and dry cocoa. Flavour follows through, with heavy dark fruits and roasted malt. A lot fruitier than I generally care for in an impie stout, but this is very tasteful. Great stuff.

Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Draft at Kex. Almost completely black color, brown head with good retention. Aroma of prunes, fruity coffee. Taste has espresso, figs, dates, plums. Delicious.

BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Tap at Kex. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, figs and prunes, light smoke and earthy hops with licorice notes. Flavor is sweet dark malt, alcohol, dates and figs with light hops and bitterness, and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

hag14 (110) - Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle.2015. Licorice, coffee and a hint of smoke. Medium body and extra smooth texture. Overall: 19/20

Dedollewaitor (16387) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle via trade with Gunnarolis. Thanks. Pours black with a off white head. Thick and syrupy with some woody notes. Lots of licorice and coffee. Vinous. Low carbonation. Really slick. A tasty one for sure.

Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 Black with brown head. Oily texture, roasted malt, hint of coffee, dark chocolate, little smoke, very complex but very very good. By far the best one ever brewed in Iceland.

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