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Einstök Ölgerð
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 732   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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3.2
mateuszk (2753) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle. Almost black, beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel, very nice. In taste medium sweet with toasted and malty notes, some caramel and chocolate. A bit acidic in the finish. Meidum body, nice velvet texture, soft carbonation. Bitterness is just above the medium. Nice porter, so far the best beer from Einstok.

3.3
Zymurgeist2 (2296) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours an oily black with moderate brown head. A lot of roast on this with a thinnish mouthfeel. Moderate chocolate and restrained coffee.

3.5
CH-303 (2268) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Small tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, pretty roasted, pleasant.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee and chocolate. Slight bitterness. Smooth and enjoyable.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £2.79
Info: 19/12-2015, 99/300M, BB: 12/9-2016

3.4
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
On tap at Valhalla in Manhattan. Arrived in a tulip glass. Appearance: In a dimly-lit bar, this looked like a solid black stout. Not much in the way of head or lacing. Smell: Not unlike burnt toast, with underlying hints of coffee and char. Taste: Blackened bitter malts, heavy with char, and dark, burnt toast open and close the flavor profile, tumbling around one another over the tongue. A mineral tone is present throughout, lending a somewhat stony and metallic tinge to the flavor profile. There is not much in the way of additional flavors per se, simply the layers of char, toast, ash, blackened coffee, and minerality. Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin and light in body, which is fine - I’ve found the designation of "porter" and "stout" these days to be largely based on how thick or thin the mouthfeel. Easily quaffable. Overall: A solidly okay porter, with some interesting notes from the minerality involved. If said minerality is an effect of the water used, as I’ve seen suggested on reviews of the Einstok White, then I’m looking forward to trying that beer.

3.7
chris0r (23) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Pours in dark with little foam. Smooth espresso flavor with some dark chocolate. Not creamy, quite drinkable.

3.4
tbonde (364) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
33 cl [email protected] in Trappist [email protected] 10 degrees C. Pours almost black with medium tan head which quickly disappears with a little lacing. Aroma dominated by toasted bread and roasted malt. Taste also of roasted malt, spiced with espresso and a touch of bitter chocolate. Aftertaste mirrors this, but a little more bitterness kicks in. Dry and not too sweet.The first couple of sips had a metallic taste disturbance, but it seems to wear off completely after a couple of minutes in the glass. Somewhat watery texture and mouthfeel. Too one-dimensional - each mouthful is much like the one before it - to score very highly, but a decent "low" ABV porter.

3.7
Manslow (1661) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Butelka 0,33l Kolor czarnobrązowy, nieprzejrzysty, piana średnia trzyma się solidnie. Aromat zdecydowanie kawowy, smak gorzki z kawą w tle, kwaskowe. Solidny porter zachodni ładnie ułożony.

3.4
Jyrsa (875) - - DEC 5, 2015
Very dark brown or black with no head to speak of. Espresso, malt and a metallic note on the nose. More coffee, vanilla, a hint of burnt malt and smoke. Sweet and slightly bitter with a long, smoky after taste mixed with some metallic taste. Medium body, creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Nice but the strange metallic taste took off some of the enjoyment.

3.6
Vells (1857) - Rīga, LATVIA - DEC 5, 2015
Nice porter! Perfect play between roasted malts, dark choco and coffee, some toast and even smoke aspect. Moderate sweetness with moderate bitterness. Doesnt get thin despite on quite low ABV. Well balanced and enjoyable

2.5
nazzty (1376) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Surprisingly insignificant and lacking of character. Dark porter without the power from the smoke or malt.


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