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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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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 6.47%
Wants: 12
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: metter98 on 12-10-2013

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!
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Photo of D_Min
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of huysmans
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timfc
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

My favorite season is imperial stout season. I love them big, chewy, and to coat the tongue.

A: great. In an 11oz tulip on tap. It's got a dark brown, more than rootbeer but not black color. Good tan lacing that fell back to a persistent ring. There are lots of CO2 bubbles along the side of the glass making it lighter in color.

S: there's just not much. I expected more. A little malt and alcohol.
T: builds... First it looks with some roast in the middle of the tongue and then spreads into malt, warming from the alcohol, and depth across the tongue and palate. 30 seconds afterward and I'm still getting new flavor.

M: personal preference, I'd like more body. But, it's easily supporting what's here.
O: I'd drink this whenever I saw it on tap. It's a great beer. Not top 10 for imperial stouts, but that's a hard list to crack. But I'd rate it with Luscious.

Photo of ystazi
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BFCarr
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On draft in tulip glass. Very drying/astringency with dark fruit/prune notes. Doesn't taste like a 12.5% beer. If you're a fan of imperial stouts, give it a try. Makes me want to go to Iceland.

Photo of Vylo
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Syracuse12
3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skwalk47
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcsauter82
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice tan head, no retention, some leg. Boozy aroma, great flavour, thick body, light acidity, drying alcohol finish.

Photo of Howlader
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamageCase76
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Odysseyalien
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schaffer9252
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jingle
4.89/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of thampel09
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of noproduction
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leaddog
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown with two fingers of dense mocha head.

Smell - roasted malts, coffee bean, hint of licorice, cocoa, mild earthy and leafy hops.

Taste - Starts off with the roasted malts then goes into the coffee bean, hint of licorice, cocoa and finishes with the mild earthy and leafy hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied with light carbonation. Finishes with the coffee bean and cocoa.

Overall - A stellar stout. All flavours work in unison together. I liked the coffee bean flavour along with the cocoa. Worth seeking out this brew as it won't disappoint.

Photo of DrStiffington
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tastes like your excellent imperial stout. It hits all the right notes. Well done.

Photo of liquorpig
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19 from Borg Brugghús
95 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.