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Icelandic Toasted Porter - Einstök Ölgerð

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Icelandic Toasted PorterIcelandic Toasted Porter

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very good

236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 17
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with a thin head, not much lacing at all.

Don't pick up much aroma...maybe a slight sweet toasted grain smell.

Taste kind of falls flat, some roasted grain, malty sweetness, don't get much coffee at all.

Kind of thin bodied.

Overall, a drinkable porter, a bit on the thin side for me and lacking depth.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

330ml brown bottle purchased from some random shop in Soho, London. My first Icelandic beer.

Pours a pleasant deep brown, opaque and firmly hazed. Head forms a fine but unpersistent head of beige that nonetheless leaves some large-patterned lace. Fine carbonation when tilted. Looks reasonably good.

Nose is extremely mild, to the point of pointlessness, if you get my meaning. Some faint, toasty malt, perhaps a suggestion of smoke, and a little citric fragrance. But it's searching for it to find these characters. Mostly, it's almost pointless.

Taste is certainly a little better. Smooth malt forms a solid basis, and although it doesn't do a lot with what's there, there is a touch of roasted malt, and some faint smoky characters that almost leave a spicy twinge on the back. Still, it's extremely weak as well: nothing like a robust flavour.

Feel is weak and thin: it's perhaps this more than anything that makes this beer seem so insipid.

Overall, this is pretty bad. It's a very, very poor effort at a porter, or any sort of dark beer in general. While I'm pleased to have tried a beer from Iceland, this is a very disappointing introduction to the country's output.

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Icelandic Toasted Porter from Einstök Ölgerð
85 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.