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Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19 - Borg Brugghús

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Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 6.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Borg Brugghús visit their website
Iceland

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Garún is named for the strong and brave heroine of one of Iceland's most popular folktales "The deacon of Dark River (Myrká)." A tale of ghosts, undying love, and life triumphing over death told against the backdrop of elements essential to Iceland's character: ice, snow, and flooding waters whirling dark and mysterious. The same elements that inspire this rich, intense, bold and swirlingly varied Icelandic stout.

Garún is a dark aura of intense richness and haunting aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice and coffee. Skál!

(Beer added by: metter98 on 12-10-2013)
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Pug, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

n2185, Jul 21, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -5%

This was a very nice surprise. I had never tried an Icelandic beer and wasn't quite sure what to expect. What I got was one of the better non-barrel aged stouts I have ever had. Aroma of a cross between milk and dark chocolate along with plenty of coffee. The taste followed the aroma perfectly. Only a bit surprised by the slightly watery mouthfeel, but I mean only slightly. Just fantastic. Price is not cheap, but then again almost half of a DFH WWS. Highly recommended.

mrhartounian, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Paul_PABrewNews, Jul 10, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +4.6%

Beer was served in a standard pint glass. Appearance was dark and very dense. Notes of roasted nuts, creaminess, and alcohol on the nose. Head is a light beige color. Overall an excellent beer from Scandinavia. However, my bottle was a whopping $9.50. I'm still trying to decide if the beer was worth that much.

beerwithbears, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

tommy5, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Concreteguy, Jun 26, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured with a think tan head, dicipated after only a few minutes.
Aroma of licorice and dark chocolate.

Tastes of burnt caramel,licorice, strong coffee and dark chocolate, warm alcohol.
Slight sherry notes. Surprisingly dry with a rich roasted malt character.
Quite impressive.

Haukurtor, Jun 16, 2014
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Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A very subtle aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and something sweet.

T: Tasted of dark chocolate, some roasted malt, coffee and a bit of licorice as well. A complex, forceful, yet not overwhelming flavor. Not very boozy considering its high ABV% Very well crafted.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, creamy finish. Full-bodied.

O: This is a stout of the classic style. An extremely likeable, drinkable beer.

avalon07, May 24, 2014
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Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19 from Borg Brugghús
94 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.