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Black Death - Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd. visit their website
Iceland

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: peensteen on 11-08-2011)
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -21%

02-23-2013 21:41:28 | More by nmann08
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-04-2013 14:54:48 | More by elkinbrown
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jordand3

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 00:50:11 | More by jordand3
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-09-2014 22:51:05 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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oline73

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 21:08:35 | More by oline73
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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....

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 20:54:54 | More by Brabander
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MoFro

Norway

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

09-30-2012 15:25:16 | More by MoFro
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Florya

Norway

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-28-2014 19:42:57 | More by Florya
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surlytheduff

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-18-2012 23:13:03 | More by surlytheduff
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nickfl

Florida

3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 00:46:34 | More by nickfl
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 16:12:37 | More by peensteen
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warnerry

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 23:35:25 | More by warnerry
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

12-28-2013 20:28:21 | More by jrempel
Black Death from Viking Brewery - Vifilfell Ltd.
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