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Icelandic Toasted Porter - Einstök Ölgerð

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Icelandic Toasted PorterIcelandic Toasted Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 15
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einstök Ölgerð visit their website
Iceland

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thepeter on 01-03-2012

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5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Porters are my drink of choice and after having the first taste of this it became my choice porter. By the last sip it still was my choice porter.

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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4.63/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow, this is one dark porter. Not cola-colored, not coffee brown, but solid black. Looks fantastic, with a thin, tight layer of foam atop. I’m excited to try it.

Great roast aroma. It has undertones of dark cherries and some Italian roast espresso along with a touch of cacao. Flavor has a mild roast to it. Some bitter chocolate undergirds it as well. It is exceptionally smooth, with a lightly sweet finish. This was incredible! My favorite of the Einstok brews.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%
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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4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 330 mL bottle, thanks Chuck,

A: Pours a super deep brown with a light tan head, solid retention and lace.

S: Very nice smell. Some minor smoke, molasses, licorice and toffee.

T: Lots of sweet creamed coffee, dark chocolate, a classic English style flavour.

M: Medium-bodied, soft carbonation, light on the palate, a drinkable beer, clean finish.

O: My first beer ever from Iceland, this is really impressive. Up there with the classics of England.

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4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle from Pizza Port bottle shop in Carlsbad, CA - Great store.

This embodies a porter to me, I feel like I could drink it all day.

A -Poured into New Belgium Globe glass. Very minimal head, with a deep brown color, keeping the light out with a slight red fringe at the top.

S - This beer smells great to me, a little smokey with a toasted coffee scent.

T & M - Mouthfeel holds carbonation up front, once it warms up it mellows nicely in the middle. This beer tastes like a porter should. It doesn't grip the tongue but blends to it. Coffee notes are definitely there but just the perfect ammount. It's slightly smokey, nutty, with good malt character.

Overall - This beer is a great example of a porter, it has wonderful flavors, it's refreshing, and if you see a bottle pick it up and enjoy.. Just remember to buy 2 :)

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Beautifully smooth, gentle, lush dark beer that coats the tongue and slips down like a warm hug.

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Icelandic Toasted Porter from Einstök Ölgerð
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