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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

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 6.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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scottwurst

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

07-25-2014 20:35:15 | More by scottwurst
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n2185

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8%

07-21-2014 02:10:09 | More by n2185
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mrhartounian

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 00:58:01 | More by mrhartounian
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Paul_PABrewNews

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-10-2014 07:41:33 | More by Paul_PABrewNews
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beerwithbears

South Carolina

4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 16:44:18 | More by beerwithbears
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tommy5

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-04-2014 02:52:38 | More by tommy5
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Concreteguy

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-26-2014 20:17:30 | More by Concreteguy
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Haukurtor

Iceland

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 22:52:19 | More by Haukurtor
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8%

06-12-2014 17:40:01 | More by bleedsblu
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vfgccp

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-12-2014 17:17:43 | More by vfgccp
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Fitze

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-28-2014 13:12:32 | More by Fitze
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-24-2014 21:55:21 | More by Latarnik
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 01:04:45 | More by avalon07
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-21-2014 09:56:23 | More by Maillard
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-20-2014 19:26:48 | More by cjgiant
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-14-2014 02:22:01 | More by lonewolfcry
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-11-2014 16:33:05 | More by woodchip
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rhhjr

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

03-08-2014 13:48:46 | More by rhhjr
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Trifecta1

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Garún from bottle from 2011. Purchased for 4.99.

A - Exactly what I like to see. Staining brown, thick, almost no head, opaque darkness.

S - Soy, licorice, dark chocolate, alcohol.

T - Wow. Incredible. VERY big flavor, very aggressive flavor profile, but very smooth. No alcohol taste, big on the black licorice and burnt chocolate. Interesting lasting taste, bitter and acidic. Unique, and fantastic.

M - Thick, sticky, moderate carbonation. Reminds me of a slightly more carbonated Dark Lord or Darkness.

O - This gets a high A. Fantastic stout, really sticks out. Deserves higher ratings.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 01:08:57 | More by Trifecta1
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-17-2014 03:27:34 | More by Jordy777
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geocool

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

02-16-2014 02:04:42 | More by geocool
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Danimal25

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

02-10-2014 05:13:02 | More by Danimal25
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-08-2014 12:15:36 | More by strongaf
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-07-2014 11:23:22 | More by PEIhop
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

02-01-2014 05:19:56 | More by ChicagoNick
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Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19 from Borg Brugghús
94 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.