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Icelandic Doppelbock - Einstök Ölgerð

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82
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63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Iceland

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: thepeter on 01-02-2012)
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2012. Picked up a while back from Harvey Nicks in Leeds. This is a seasonal dopplebock; a comedy Christmas viking appears on the label.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A clear reddish-brown with decent carbonation. Forms a thin off-white head that quickly subsides to a surface film. Aroma of sweet, nutty malt with hints of plums, dried fruit, brown sugar, marzipan and a big whiff of booze.

Tastes of sweet malt with a dry, fruity character. Notes of roasted grain, dried fruit, almonds, stewed hops and brown sugar. A dry bitterness upon swallowing, and a big hit of alcohol/solvent in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but a little thin. Pretty astringent. Aftertaste of sweet, fruity malt.

Rather nice, though it probably doesn't compare with the best German examples. The aroma is good, but the flavour lacks depth and is somewhat overpowered by the booze. Body could also be a bit more substantial. Still, a decent beer that warms the cockles. Pick one up for Christmas.

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3.92/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.7/5  rDev -24.6%

Pours a finger of off-white head on a clear dark red colored body.
The aroma is grains and caramel. Nice.
The taste starts mild and goes super caramel sweet with a slight metallic bitter finish. An abrupt profile.
The texture is crisp.
I didn't enjoy it. Too sweet too long.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of shaunyq
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Sweet, malty, medium-bodied. Bonus points for using glacial water

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

31st August 2012: Icelandic or should I say ‘Einstok’ tasting evening at a mates house. He’d bought two bottles of four different Einstok brews. All poured carefully into a ‘Straffe Hendrik’ badged chalice. Last beer of the four was a 33cl Bottle of this (best before 10/2012).

Dark brown, deep, deep amber coloured body with a thin almost white head on top.

The malty nose had chocolate and toffee esters to the fore with caramel arriving later.

The taste was also malty sweet, with the same flavours as the aromas except there was a distinct burnt bitterness towards the end of each gulp. Not sure whether it came from hops or the dark chocolate malts?

Most enjoyable and the best of the four Icelandic beers I had that night.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: a real nice chestnut brown color with some mild ruby red notes. very clear as well

s: smells sweet, rich, and silky. this is loaded with juicy caramel malts. loads of bready yeast, a hint of molasses and brown sugar. smells nice

t: those caramel malts hit you right away, and are immediately cut by a mild earthy bitterness, some metallic notes. it gently fades back to the caramel and brown sugar flavors. slightly nutty, and a hint of cherry. its not intensely complex, but it has a real nice progression of flavors and each of those flavors is pretty nice

m: medium mouthfeel - a bit silky. not really heavy at all. on the lower side of carbonation - just the right amount

o: its a quite pleasant beer. i could lose some of the bitterness, but it does do well to cut the sweetness and leaves a neutral flavor behind. like mentioned before, its nothing too crazy, but its enjoyable to drink

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Icelandic Doppelbock from Einstök Ölgerð
82 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.