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style
Einstök Ölgerð
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 718   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, - OCT 11, 2012
Deep ruby red basically dark brown almost black. with a frothy, thick beige lasting head. Smells of deep roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Nice roasted chocolate taste with some burnt elements, malt, caramel and a smoky dry coffee finish. I like it but it feels a bit burnt.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
victorsampson96 (80) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
(330 ml bottle) Pours a jet-black beer, with a thin beige head. The aroma is just what you’d expect: extremely roasty, with bucketloads of coffee and dark chocolate, toast, caramel, toffee, fresh malt, vanilla, and a hint of fig. This leads to oak, tobacco smoke, and freshly-tanned leather on the finish. This porter is powerful and bitter. The mouthfeel seems just a little too fizzy, and it’s a rather too bitter for my palate. However, the aromas are smooth and well-blended, and the overall craftsmanship of the beer clearly deserves recognition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1986) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2017
330 ml bottle, looks like the bottled on date is 12.07.16, and the best before date is 12 JUL 2018. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. I like the aroma, the brew smells like toffee, nuts, chocoate, coffee, roasted malt and some dark fruit (plums). Taste is similar to the aroma, I think the toffee, chocolate and roasty flavors are the strongest, with some coffee, nutty and dark fruit flavors still noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it’s a good enjoyable porter, definitely worth picking up! $2.59 a single bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1491) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2017
It pours dark brown with a brown head. Head retention is moderate. The initial aromas feature chocolate, hints of expresso, hints of coffee, and some roast. It has coffee flavors with roast, chocolate, and dark fruits. The dark fruits are plums with a hint of cherry. There is also hint of toast in the background. It has a moderate feel with a sweet finish that highlights the dark fruits. Overall, it is a beer that features a malt balance with dark fruits blended it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kucharz (33) - Rzeszów, POLAND - APR 24, 2017
kawa, ciemna czekolada, średnie ciało, wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, goryczka palona dosc dlugo sie utrzymuje, niezle

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
greenmanalishi (545) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2017
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zarrach76 (238) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 21, 2017
Mousse beige sur une bière totalement noire... Voilà nous y sommes ! Le nez est bien celui d’un porter, mais sa particularité est sa palette aromatique qui exhale des arômes propre aux levures (bois, cave, champignon, terre, mousse...) et de café à la Turc avec son marc, sa cardamone etc. (décrit ici comme de l’authentique café Islandais, je demande à goûter). Ça se confirme en bouche avec ce côté café et cacao amer ultra dominants. La texture est un peu mince comparativement au nez, l’alcool quelconque je trouve, la carbonatation faible (comme quasiment tous les Porter d’ailleurs), les levures vraiment franches mais sans finesse, l’amertume plutôt moyenne. On est aussi sur un côté beurré/huileux assez étrange qui rappelle, associé aux flaveurs de levure, certaines Schwartzbier. Le côté fumé est lui aussi présent et donne au final (court) un côté feu de bois mouillé. Bizarre bizarre... Pas vraiment dégueulasse mais pas vraiment bon non plus. J’ai déjà dégusté des Porter d’un tout autre calibre... Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miggle (334) - Fürth, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2017
Poores very dark with minimal head. Clear aroma of coffee, chocolate and caramel in smell and taste. Light sweetness in the middle and light hoppy ending. Quite high carbonation. Maybe a little bit too much for a porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YantarCoast (1283) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 25, 2017
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is milk, caramel, toasted malt. Taste is sweet, toasted malt, light bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GhostS (295) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 23, 2017
Aroma - pleasant, roasted malt, some chocolate with milk, some black fruits. Taste - slightly burnt malt, a bit of smoke, chocolate with milk, some black fruits. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Navers (92) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle from Hippo Beers, Glasgow. Beer served in 18°C, Teku Glass. It’s hard to believe that this is Porter, I would say... this taste more like a proper Stout. It have nice coffee, malty flavor, slightly chocolate taste, with a lot of roasted malt. Overall: nothing special, but good one.


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