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Einstök Ölgerð
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With clear notes of espresso, dark chocolate and a hint of authentic Icelandic coffee, this Porter is dark and rich, offering a medium body that is robust, yet smooth on the palate and easy to drink. There’s no need to be afraid of the dark anymore.

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superspak (5793) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2016
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/1/2016. Pours lightly hazy very dark brown color, with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, brown sugar, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, brown sugar, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, brown sugar, light nuttiness/smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a great American porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
Patrickctenchi (6665) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle: Nearly black with a thick tan head. Chocolate, roasted coffee, dark bread aroma. Taste is mild, dusty chocolate, coffee.....fairly sweet. A bit thin in the body, but a pretty solid flavour.

3.7
remALUS (398) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle 330 price: 0,69€. Juoda spalva, nedidelė puta. Skonis: deginto salyklo..

3.8
MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Brown malt toastiness delivers earthiness and bitterness amongst an otherwise effervescent, bread lovers’ brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam covers the darkness.
-That toast character is unmistakable.
-The softness of the bubbles feels natural (not forced).
-Drinkability remains high (if you like toast, obviously).

Bottle.

3.7
Cybercat (5962) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Pours dark chocolate brown that lets in just a little daylight at the bottom, and features a fairly thick tan head. Aroma is not strong, but promises with roast malt and coffee tones. Flavor features roast malt, coffee and subtle chocolaty tones. Mouthfeel offers thin body but good fizz. Summon your inner Viking! Not hard for me, what with I’m 1/4 Norse thanks to my dad.

3.1
mutz (1092) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2016
Heel donkerbruine kleur met een beige kraag. Ruikt naar koffie, mokka, vanille. Mondgevoel is wat dunnetjes helaas. Smaakt redelijk zoet met koffietonen, mokka, caramel. Wordt minder goed naarmate het glas leger raakt. Ben niet onder de indruk.

3.2
veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - JUN 8, 2016
Dark brown color, average sized brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, but not very strong. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts. Very tasty but thin.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
azzie (822) - Pula, CROATIA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle 0,33l from Saveur Biere web shop. Roasted smell. Light to medium body, light carbonation. Nice roasted taste but a bit thin.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

2.9
TorbenJensen (1539) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2016
Moderate foaming porter leaves a small but compact and persistent foam. The aroma is weak with slightly toasted malt. The taste is dark chocolate, toasted malt and a little coffee. Carbonation is comfortable and keeps the beer lively. The finish has a little hop and leaves a dry aftertaste. Palate is satisfactory and it is a good average porter who is not intrusive in any way. A little licorice aftertaste.

3.7
mariuspoenari (2850) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark brown pour with a medium height tan head. Notes of roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of brewed coffee and licorice. Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation and a chocolate bitter-sweet aftertaste.


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