Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19
Borg Brugghús

Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #269
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,241
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 7.69%
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
239
From:
Borg Brugghús
 
Iceland
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  28
Gots
  48
SCORE
95
World-Class
Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19
Notes: Garún is named for the strong and brave heroine of one of Iceland's most popular folktales "The deacon of Dark River (Myrká)." A tale of ghosts, undying love, and life triumphing over death told against the backdrop of elements essential to Iceland's character: ice, snow, and flooding waters whirling dark and mysterious. The same elements that inspire this rich, intense, bold and swirlingly varied Icelandic stout.

Garún is a dark aura of intense richness and haunting aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice and coffee. Skál!
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Reviews by rhhjr:
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of tim007007
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris-1911
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rmm123
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great nose, smooth, soft with a nice little bite and a not too sweet little something at the end

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Photo of Michael_B_Friesen
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Big beer, Poured black and thick, with a two finger creamy tan head.
Coffee, rich dark malt and dried figs from the nose.
The palette I got espresso, licorice, toasty, cocoa, caramel and very malty, but not as sweet as I was expecting from a beer this big. It went down quick... too quick... now I need more. The alcohol is hidden too... until it's already down.
over all impression was this was serious, big, malty imperial stout, that wasn't sickly sweet. A great example! I want more, and will seek it out.

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Photo of Amstaffs
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Helgi
4.94/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.54/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opaque black color. Creamy brown 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with no legs and swirl reaction but strong lacing. Flavors of dark grains, prunes, raisins, clove, wood, spices, coffee, and herbal hops. Slick and oily medium to full body with light carbonation. Strong strength finish, rich deep roasted and dark fruity feel, with a soft smoky Rauchbier and light barrel effect. Good intensity, balance, and complexity. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall very good quality craft.

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Photo of Jingle
4.89/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of cfalls
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dafla67
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of D_Min
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brayton
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grogsky
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dfconnor
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Phenomenal.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonj
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L- Inky black, thin dark tan head, not a single photon of light seems to pass through this beer.
S- Toasty, roasty, puddingy, deep.
T- Wow! Deep, *intense* coffee and chocolate. Super pungent, a thing of wonder!
F- Rich, deep, but even at 11.5% not OTT.
O- Wow, intense chocolate coffee stout. A beauty of a beast of a beer.
I visited the Vinbudin (state liquor store) in Reykjavik, my wife loves stout and chose this and I got to try it (briefly!).
No visible BB on the cap, lable or glass, but from the major liquor store in town.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This a good reason to visit Iceland for sure. Screw the potential for icebergs and volcanos. I would buy this beer over and over again. Smooth, tasty and just very very good.

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Garún Icelandic Stout NR.19 from Borg Brugghús
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 239 ratings