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Icelandic Toasted Porter - Einstök Ölgerð

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Icelandic Toasted PorterIcelandic Toasted Porter

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very good

201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 11
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: thepeter on 01-03-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

aquazr1, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of wl0307
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased from UTOBEER recently, coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, not bottle-conditioned but also unfiltered; bottled on 23/07/2013, BB 23/07/2015, served lightly chilled in a straight pint glass. Notes: this bottle comes at 5.2%abv., and the front label specifies this ale is brewed with "Icelandic roasted coffee"...!!!

A: pours a nearly black colour in the glass, coming with a restrained layer of dark beige foam and rather mild carbonation.
S: on the nose, it’s pretty clean, featuring toasted malts upfront, jammy black fruits and roast nuts behind, while dark chocolates seem to lend some extra pleasure overall.
T: pretty light-bodied on the entry, the foretaste comes fairly bitter-sweet malty, with leather-ish and earthy notes overall, reminiscent of roasted nuts a lot along with some cocoa-like profile of sweeter side of dark malts; followed by lightly bitter, acidic and burned cold coffee (voila!), mildly lubricating in the finish, pleasantly bitter but rather clean as well.
M&O: mildly carbonated, not to the point of being “smooth” but not far off, either, while the flavour profile is generally balanced against a moderate body. An all-round good drinking porter/stout with some decent quality to it. I like it.

wl0307, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

zenithberwyn, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Kokopelli, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of nickapalooza86
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black, half finger of head, drinking out of a coffee mug, so it may have a little light on the edges but I sure as hell would not know.

Smell is toffee, caramel, roasted malt, coffee, maybe a earthy hop coming through, chocolate aroma aswell

Taste is roast heavy, burnt notes, earthy hop bitterness, caramel and toffee notes in the middle, finishes with a coffee like bitterness and a little molasses sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium, maybe a little high on carbonation for my tastes in a porter.

Overall a decent showing for a porter here, Do not understand the best by date of 2015 for a standard abv beer, but hey it is from Iceland which is also cool!

Pick it up if you like the style, if you are not that into porters and are just looking to try 1 or two examples of the style I would stick to the likes of Founders Porter and Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald.

nickapalooza86, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of AAG
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a room-temperature pint glass after pulling the bottle out of the refrigerator.

Appearance - Opaque, very dark, black; poured a nice frothy head which dissipated very quickly; decent lacing on the sides of the glass throughout.

Smell - Chocolate; caramel; malt; spicy (not sure exactly which spices, though), smokey edge.

Taste - Initial bitterness is tempered by chocolate, coffee, caramel, malt-taste. Molasses, dark-fruit, smooth goodness. Very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel - Slightly bitter but smooth, especially for a 6.0 ABV beer.

Overall - Very good porter. I didn't know Iceland had a brewery but I'm pretty impressed! I would seek this porter out again; well done.

AAG, Jan 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

T_Hass, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ben4unc, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Lukebell15, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Giggy, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

BobbyOlson, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Jaysmittyland, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Asmitty210, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

PortLargo, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

albert1012, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

wakeuptothesun, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of verge
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet glass. A short-lived head that dissipates very quickly. Pretty dark, but you can see a little ruby when held up to light.

Nice aroma, smoky. What I want from a porter.

Taste is surprisingly reminiscent of an English porter (though this is supposedly an American porter). Nutty and toffee malt flavors dominate at first. Finish ends up very balanced, and a rather balanced but slightly hoppy aftertaste lives on. American Porter indeed!

This is very enjoyable. My first response upon seeing this beer on the shelf was "there is a brewery in Iceland?" Nice job, Einstok.

verge, Nov 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

chris1919, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Thedrizzle, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

fionn13, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Zorro
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown nearly black colored beer with a small brown colored head that doesn't last.

Smells strongly of toasted grain and cocoa powder. Mild patent malt with a trace of coffee and smoke. Solid aroma of a porter.

Starts out roasty and toasty mainly coffee and burnt wheat toast. Mild amount of sweetness this isn't a bone dry porter. Mild chocolate and coffee flavors this is all well balanced with no single flavor taking over. Checks all the proper flavors for a porter.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a very well balanced porter. A tasty beer that illustrates the characteristics of a porter well enough to be used as a type specimen.

Zorro, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bcsbeer, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

weeare138, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

gshak, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Liquoric3, Oct 16, 2013
Icelandic Toasted Porter from Einstök Ölgerð
86 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.