Black Death - Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.
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3.18/5 rDev -8.6%
This was one of the many beers - and of the better ones - I tried last week when I was in iceland. The waiter at the bat where I had it was an American ex-pat and he said this was a local favorite.
It was a decent stout with some cocoa notes, some smokiness, and a pretty clean (maybe a bit watery) mouthfeel.
07-15-2013 00:50:11 | More by jordand3
3.48/5 rDev 0%
I got this beer from my collegue Diana who was in Sweden and Norway this year. She always brings me some beers from this region. I believe this is my very frist beer from Iceland....here we go!
Poured in my Struise glass this beer looks absolutely perfect. Pitch black fluid and a super nice brown head. Lacing after a few minutes. Smell is bit buttery but not too much.
Taste with far far away some coffeenotes but this must have been coffee they used for their own coffee kettle and then for the brew. But again no problem. Very light mouthcarbonation.
All in all a decent beer for the island but they should give it some more juice (alcohol). Mouthfeel is too thin....
08-18-2012 20:54:54 | More by Brabander
3.45/5 rDev -0.9%
I had this at the Icelandic Bar in Reykjavik. Poured into a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark brown with a half finger of fluffy tan head that fades to a ring around the pour.
Smell: A very light roast with some malt sweetness and a nutty quality in the background.
Taste: A strong roast presence with a mild coffee note. Sweet malt backs up the roast with a bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a finish that is a bit dry.
Overall: Just an alright beer. The roast is nice, but there needs to be more to back it up. Probably pass on this one in the future.
05-13-2012 21:08:35 | More by oline73
3.95/5 rDev +13.5%
A - Pours a deep brown/ black with just over one fingee of tan head. Head has good retention and leaves some lacing. A thin cap remains throughout.
S - Roasted malt, a faint sweetness and some anise. Also a bit of dried fruits.
T - Again, roasty malts, plus a bit of char. More chocolate in the taste than the smell. A bit of fruit and anise again. Finshes very roasty and somewhat bitter. Pretty tasty.
M - Mouthfeel is relatively light but not watery.
O - A pretty tasty stout. The finish is quite nice.
05-12-2012 23:35:25 | More by warnerry
3.6/5 rDev +3.4%
A - Pours with one finger of medium brown head on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves light lace.
S - Sweet, dark bread with notes of molasses, brown sugar, and cola.
T - Black bread and some molasses up front. The beer transitions to more sugary notes of brown sugar in the middle with some dry toast and burnt caramel. A touch of roast comes out in the middle with smoky chocolate and more burnt sugar.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.
D - Not bad, this certainly seems more like an English stout than anything else with an emphasis on sugar rather than roast. The dry finish is a bit excessive for my taste and it gives the sugary notes a burnt character that becomes cloying in the aftertaste.
01-20-2012 00:46:34 | More by nickfl
3.83/5 rDev +10.1%
This may be an alias for Viking Stout. Not much info on the bottle other than the name of the brewery, abv and a history of Black Death liquor. This was picked up by a friend in Iceland at the airport so this may be Viking Stout in a bottle typically sold to tourists.
Pours jet black, one finger of tan head,some lace left towards the top. Smell is roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet and milk chocolate with subtle smoked notes picked up as well. Taste full of roasted malt, coffee and bakers chocolate, lightly astringent with a mild lactic sourness, lightly ashy and smokey in the finish, dry with a long coffee aftertaste. Light to medium carbonation, medium body, lightish feel at points. Overall this was pretty enjoyable, considering this country went so long without brewing this is farily solid.
11-08-2011 16:12:37 | More by peensteen
Black Death from Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.
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