Ægir Lynchburg Natt | Ægir Bryggeri

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Ægir Lynchburg NattÆgir Lynchburg Natt
Ægir Lynchburg NattÆgir Lynchburg Natt

Brewed by:
Ægir Bryggeri

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Matured on Jack Daniels casks.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 37
Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

From a bottle, pours an opaque black. It looks very thin and oily, still, no carbonation and almost zero head.

The nose is heavy dark fruit, raisins, plums with lots of barrel and vanilla. The smell of molasses gives it a sweet fragrance. The flavor is vanilla, bourbon, whiskeys, grape skins, mixed with cocoa, molasses and more vanilla. This is extremely well balanced, a bit thin, but that makes it that much more drinkable. The alcohol is barely present, goes down smooth, great mouthfeel. This is delicious.

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Photo of pants678
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Murky brown body with a tan head.

Smells mostly of whiskey barrel and a strong vanilla.

Fine mix of chocolate and whiskey that's not palate wrecking. It's a desert beer that's all up front and not really complex. The finish is sweet and not the burn expected of a 10%-er. Needs just a touch of something extra, still I'd love sit down with this and vanilla ice cream.

Smooth full bodied brew that's definitely more of a stout than a porter.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ML bottle poured into a DFH pint glass. Best by April 17, 2017.

Pours a pitch black color with a medium foamy offwhite/brown head. Just how I hoped it would look. The smell is STRONG bourbon without much else. Obviously this one was aged in whiskey barrels! Taste is, as expected, a strong bourbon flavor. I also get a slight coffee/chocolate flavor in there as well. Finish is very malty that leaves a foam on your upper lip. Heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall this beer is exceptional. The bourbon flavor wasn't too overpowering. They aged this one just the right amount of time. If youre a fan of whiskey aged beers then definitely try this one if you ever get the chance. It's one of the better ones that I've had.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle I brought to share at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Best by 4/17/17.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and bourbon flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle, beermongers in PDX. An expensive bottle, but having spent a few nights at this once-in-a-lifetime destination, it was an automatic purchase for me.

Served in an oversized snifter - rich chocolate body, creamy thick head. This is really an exceptional beer - the bourbon (jack daniels) casks have not overpowed this beer - rich and decadent with layers of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, leafy hops, toffee. Creamy and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep brown color with a thin tan head. The head disappears pretty quickly.

S: Roasted malt, a good dose of bourbon, raisin, some milk chocolate and some faint oak.

T: Bourbon is pretty well integrated into this one. Big sweet chocolate and dark chocolate brownie notes upfront with a kick of bourbon, some faint raisin and charred wood. Heat creeps up near the finish and leaves a nice warming long after each sip. Mouthfeel is a touch syrupy with a nice smoothness to it that complements the richer flavors. I wasn't expecting to like this that much since I'm really not a Jack Daniels fan, but I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of Dope
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle is dated 17/04/17 (I assume "best by"). Batch #250LYN

A: Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Just a hint of reddish brown on the edges. Big fluffy light brown head. Fades slowly, leaving big tufts of fluffy lacing everywhere.

S: Lots and lots of whiskey. Bottle just states "bourbon" but boy does it smell like Jack Daniels. There is some roasted malt with char, chocolate and a bit of smoke to boot. There is a bit of spice in there too, it's almost cinnamon-like, oddly enough. Some vanilla here and there.

T: Bourbon isn't as strong as in the aroma (which is mostly a good thing) but it's still prominent. Up front it's all caramel, toffee and brown sugar with a bit of vanilla. In the middle it turns more roasted malt with char, chocolate and even more vanilla sweetness creeping in. I get some strong anise and then it fades into a little more sharp, boozy whiskey with some coffee in the finish. A bit of stinging alcohol in the lingering aftertaste. This is clearly very fresh.

M: Heavy but not overly so.

O: Big boozy bourbon-barrel imperial porter. It's quite good, very strong and sharp flavor characteristics but surprisingly balanced. Very complex. Wish the roasted malt were a little stronger but honesty it would just be a barrel-aged imperial stout at that point. Surprisingly good beer, really caught me off-guard for sure. Creamy and drinkable despite the sharp flavors and high ABV. I might be biased, I "grew up" on Jack Daniels but it honestly does work with this beer.

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Photo of drpimento
4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Oh baby. Poured at a good temperature with a nice sized, foamy, thick, tan head that slowly settles and good lacing. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is roast, malt, whiskey, vanilla, dark ripe fruit. Flavor's like nose, very rich and includes toffee with bitter, sweet, and tang all very well balanced. Body is full, has some slight coarse high points and good carbonation. Finish is like flavor, long, and a little boozy. Can get tight with this tipple.

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Photo of rarbring
3.45/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A black one, a tan head leaving little lacing but good curtains.

Smelling of, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate, almonds.

Tasting sweet vanilla chocolate, marzipan, Kahlua and some oak.

Little carbonation, soft and sticky, a good body. Smooth finish.

A bit too sweet, very liquerish.

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Ægir Lynchburg Natt from Ægir Bryggeri
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 37 ratings