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Icelandic Toasted Porter | Einstök Ölgerð ( Einstök Beer Company )

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85
very good
73 Reviews
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391
Avg:
3.76
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27.66%
 
 
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Icelandic Toasted PorterIcelandic Toasted Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Einstök Ölgerð ( Einstök Beer Company )
Iceland | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by thepeter on 01-03-2012

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Reviews: 73 | Ratings: 391
Reviews by thepeter:
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3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep dark brown with an amber hue in the light. Not much head or lacing, still. Toasted malt and cocoa in the aroma as well as a good amount of candy sugar. Taste is much of the same, heavier on the Candy sugar than I expected but not as much coffee as I expected from the style. A nice bitter finish with little to no after taste. Palate is medium and nicely carbonated. Overall, I wish the flavor profile was more comlex and had more elements but it is a good beer, a bit on the sweet side but I like sweet.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NateBunney
4.83/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am not sure why this beer is rated as low as it is. This is one of the best beers I drink. This brewery has perfected their malt roast process to produce a truly toast flavor as opposed to a roast flavor. Amazingly drinkable beer with complex and unique flavored.

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Photo of evianIPA
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle from Vinbudin in Reykjavik December 2014

I can't think of a better session porter that I've ever had.
It's both smooth and rich whilst not being sweet and the finish and nice and neutral.
Very chocolatey with hints of coffee and liquorice. I could drink this by the half dozen!

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Photo of samthewildone
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Jason
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sweet, Toasty, Coffee, Smooth

I’m usually not a weather-oriented beer geek, yet I feel like this is exactly the beer I want or need with winter approaching. Einstök delivers a lot of flavor right from the start, with a lingering but subtle sweetness throughout that keeps the roasted grain character in check. Toffee and chocolate meet charcoal with a big toasty edge. The world needs more Porters like this.

Look 4.25 | Smell 3.75 | Taste 3.75 | Feel 4.25 | Overall 4.00

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #107 (DEC 2015)

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tigg924
3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with minimal head. Taste is roasted malts, light coffee, and a bit of toasted grain. Above average to average porter. One that I enjoy, but would not rush out to get again.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black in color with just a trace of light seeping through. A fingernail of light brown covers 2/3's of the top. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is of dark malt, toffee, and a hint of smoke. The flavor is bitter due to roasted barley with more toffee, dark chocolate and that trace of smoke in the fade. The mouth is chewy and dry.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.11/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2013. Picked up ages ago from Trembling Madness in York. Porter made from volcano-filtered water sounds good...

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A residue remains in the bottle, suggesting bottle conditioning. A very dark brown hue that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a large head of creamy light brown foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of grainy malt with hints of fruity ale yeast, mild caramel and faint chocolate. A slight warming whiff of alcohol in the background, along with a whisper of marzipan.

Tastes of mild dark malt with a dry finish. Notes of fruity yeast esters, subtle roasted grain, a hint of chocolate, earthiness and faint stewed leaves. There is a slight harshness in the background, along with hints of solventy booze and cardboard. A mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of fruity ale yeast, faint ash and wet cardboard.

Meh; a sub-standard porter. Both the aroma and flavour are surprisingly bland and don't reflect what you see in the glass. Where are the roasted malt notes? The impression I get is that this a regular ale in 'porter' clothing - the colour has been achieved using patent malt that adds little to the beer's character. Disappointing, as I've enjoyed the other beers produced by Einstok. This one falls short of the mark; no need to seek it out.

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4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle with a BB date of 26 Nov. 2016
From Edinburgh (High Spirits) consumed in the garden of Kellie Castle in Fife.

Medium plus body with meat medium soft carbonation.

Dark chocolate and some coffee in the finish: more coffee than earlier.
Moderately strong flavor with slightly bitter balance and a touch of sour.
Lightly smokey but essentially no char.

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3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Italiano86
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Icelandic Toasted Porter from Einstök Ölgerð ( Einstök Beer Company )
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