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Einstök Ölgerð
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Doppelbock
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This limited-edition winter brew will make its debut in October, but this winter celebration ale is worth the wait. Malted barley and chocolate tones define the traditional style, while the robust aroma and long, mellow finish will make this the perfect companion for your holiday adventures.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (10051) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark copper with a thick beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a full-bodied fruit and chocolate flavor with a bitter finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10742) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 21, 2017
Botella. Clear amber brown colour, small white head. Sweet aroma of toasty caramel and malt along with some dark fruits and alcohol. Flavour: Sweet, well tasted maltiness, caramel, some dark fruit, light chocolate, medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarageBrewer80 (505) - SWEDEN - APR 14, 2017
Flaska från julkalender. Mörk, nötbrun kulör med smutsvit skumkrona. Doft av bröd och tobak. Mediumsöt kropp. Smak av kavring, nötter, mjölkchoklad, pumpernickel och karamell.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (2491) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle. 6.7%. Best before 29.09.17. Pours a dark, golden/chestnut brown, with a light tan head. Decent lacing. Rather malty aroma, a bit fruity and with a hint of chocolate. Slightly dusty. Flavour is rather malty as well, again with a chocolate note. Fruity and a bit dusty as well. (Rye) bread note as it warms. Sweetish, bitter finish. More malt, fruit and light chocolate. Overall good, with a nice malt profile, though a wee bit clying in the long run. 31.03.17.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TH28 (441) - - MAR 24, 2017
12oz bottle. 2/8/16 bottle date. Appearance: Deep rich ruby red, brilliantly clear, with a moderate off white foam head. Aroma: Toast, caramel, chocolate, and a touch of black cherry. No noticeable hop aromas. Taste: Rich bready, toasty, and molasses malt sweetness. Bread crust really stands out on the swallow, with a touch of chocolate. Minimal hoppiness just enough to prevent the sweetness from being cloying. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with some syrupy quality, and a low carbonation. Finish: lingering bread crusts and touch of chocolate. Overall: Decent Doppelbock that is heavy on Munich malt character of toasted bread crust, but seems to lack the malt complexity of German versions that have a rich dark fruit flavor. Beer seems a little thick and syrupy, which throws off the balance a bit, likely due to the age of the beer

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (6367) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Dark brown with quick fading head. Aroma and flavour are intense with toasted malts, caramel and a milk chocolate type of smooth sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (8517) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2017
*Bottle from Rudat. Malty smooth roasted chocolate beginning. The malts are dark and round with a nice smooth sweetness. Slightly bitter rich dark aftertaste. Nice typical Doppelbock.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (1072) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle. It has a dark mahogany color with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates. The aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, caramel and toffee. It has a slight astringency on the backend.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zarrach76 (238) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 4, 2017
Belle Doppelbock avec une belle couleur brune transparente et de magnifiques reflets rubis profonds. La mousse, beige, est réduite à sa plus simple expression (je ne connais pas beaucoup de Doppelbock qui moussent à fond cela dit...). Le nez est joli, avec de beaux malts s’exprimant sur le bonbon au caramel, le beurre, la mélasse, la vanille, le chocolat au lait, les céréales cuites, la pâte à tartiner à la noisette, le miel de fleur... On retrouve de petites notes florales et herbeuses (verveine notamment), ainsi qu’un peu de fruit (coin, banane, orange...). L’équilibre est assez bon et la combinaison d’arômes rappelle quelques bières hivernales (c’est d’ailleurs une Winter Seasonal...) sans atteindre des sommets de complexité. En bouche, texture très souple, huileuse, carbonatation moyenne, alcool dans ses charentaises au coin du feu, amertume sobre mais bel et bien présente. La première impression ne laisse aucun doute : c’est une Doppelbock. La seconde gorgée va explorer le côté malté avec ses saveurs sucrées plutôt discrètes, tandis que la troisième s’articule sur la levure, franche d’entrée et qui disparait ensuite derrière une amertume un peu sèche. Le final est un peu sur l’eau (dommage) et un peu plus aride (paradoxal non !). La longueur est décevante alors que le démarrage était très correct avec un joli tapissage de la cavité buccale. On reste sur sa faim hélas, mais ça reste une bière très buvable et sans artifice inutile. Il manque juste le petit coup de rein gustatif sur la fin et un alcool moins fainéant (il pionce devant la cheminé). Un bon breuvage Islandais... sans être volcanique. Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1826) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle at Hundholmen, Bodø. Has a deep reddish brown colour with a small beige head. The aroma is heavy malty with wort, nuts, rye bread and leather. The flavor is also quite malty with wort, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate and dried fruit. Nice sweetness as well. Has a slick mouth feel, medium to full body and a light bitterness. Quite malty bock, and the flavor is really interesting.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (1783) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2017 Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Klares Dunkelamber im Glas mit viel weißem Schaum. Eigentlich typischer Bockgeschmack. Nicht zu süß .Als Doppelbock zu schwach.


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