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Einstök Ölgerð
Brewed at Viking Ölgerd

Style: Porter
Akureyri, Iceland

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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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3.5
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12 oz bottle and served in my Bells tulip: Pours a near opaque hue with a small fading head. The aroma has notes of heavy roast, coffee, pipe tobacco, tar, minerals, cashews, earthy hops and a bit of pine too. The taste profile is well balanced between the coffee-ish bitterness, hops bitters, sweeter base malts and a touch of chocolate covered walnuts. It is not all that deep of a profile but still a straight shooter with much to offer. The mouth feel is ashy and a tad chalky. Overall a solid enough porter with a nod towards the more British styled porters than a Baltic which was what I was expecting honestly.


3.7
MarcoBasile (280) - DENMARK - JUN 7, 2017
I’m having my first ever Icelandic beer! It’s the Icelandic Toasted Porter by Einstök Ölgerð. It’s coming in at 6% ABV and it’s brewed with Icelandic roasted coffee. It sounds lovely! It pours out deep dark brown with a beige head on it. It looks pitch black in the glass. The aroma is rather mild and sweet. You definitely pick up on the coffee though! It smells like a nice roasty yet sweet cup of coffee. It’s reminding me a bit of a milk stout actually. The taste is sweet, milky and slightly roasted just like the aroma. The aftertaste is all roasted coffee. Really nice! The mouthfeel i medium; not too thin and not too thick like a stout. It’s just right. The beer slides right down while the flavors coats your pallet. I’m really liking this beer so far. A great coffee porter!

3.6
faroeviking (10838) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 2, 2017
Chopp. Black colour, light brown head. Pleasant roasty malty aroma with chocolate and some smoke to it too. Good mouthfeel. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, lirorice and a bit smoke.

3.8
kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle shared at home. Near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of big coffee, roast, dark chocolate, cocoa, toffee and caramel. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
onceblind (9418) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Deep dark brown pour with a thin light beige head. Nice dark cocoa and slightly sweet marshmallow like nose with slightly roasty tones. Smooth mellow flavor thats a little roasty, a little toasty, light marshmelllw fluffy sweetness and a gentle cocoa finish. Pretty nice, a little light but tasty.

3.4
victorsampson96 (91) - 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
bluejacket74 (1991) - 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
hman43 (1540) - 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
kucharz (56) - Rzeszów, POLAND - APR 24, 2017
kawa, ciemna czekolada, średnie ciało, wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, goryczka palona dosc dlugo sie utrzymuje, niezle

2.8
greenmanalishi (547) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2017
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2.7
Zarrach76 (259) - 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.


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