Myrkvi Porter NR.13 | Borg Brugghús

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Myrkvi Porter NR.13Myrkvi Porter NR.13

Brewed by:
Borg Brugghús

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by andylipp on 03-13-2013

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bark
2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The colour is dark brown, almost black. The three fingers head is brown and compact; it sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is somewhat fruity with somewhat roasted notes. Hints of smoke and delicatessen. Dark rye bread and caramel cookies, hints of plastic and dried flowers.

The taste is dry with passing notes of cold-brewed coffee and toffee. Light clean bitterness, some citric peels and cream. Light body. The aftertaste is light, too, with creamy coffee, some dried flowers and spices in the background. The finish is smooth with coffee drops and roasted malts.

The carbonation is medium strong; the small bubbles are short-lived. The liquid is light.

Coffee seems to be a tricky adjunct in beers, in this one, it makes the rest of the flavours light and watery.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a pitch black with notes of brown, started with a large creamy head that dissipates quickly and no lacing on the glass.

S: Strong notes of coffee (almost get a ltitle green pepper from the coffee) mixed with some smoked meat. Some sweet cherry, smoke and malt.

T: A strong earthy bitter coffee (little bit of green pepper from the coffee) with a bit of smoked meat, a slight bit of cherry and smoke.

F: Medium body and creamy carbonation.

O: A very nice coffee and smoky porter.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Borg Brugghus 'Myrkvi Porter 13' @ 6.0% , served from a 330 ml bottle purchased for $3.80
A-pour is a light cola brown to a near black in the glass with a medium tan head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-roasted Columbian coffee
T-crisp porter start , bitter coffee finish
MF-decent carbonation , medium body
Ov-good enough porter
prost LampertLand

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Photo of festizio
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacob17
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into Borg tulip glass

Black in color, tan head. Coffee flavored aroma. Taste is dark cocoa, fairly bitter. Dry roasty, some acidity. Medium bodied.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - a porter 'seasoned' with Colombian coffee. Curious as to what 'Myrkvi' means, or if it's just a name.

This beer pours a clear (I think), very dark cola-highlighted brown colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves some volcanic landscape lace around the glass as it quickly sinks out of sight.

It smells of lightly roasted artisanal coffee, bready caramel malt, a hint of sassafras (so, root beer, then), some free-range ashiness, bittersweet cocoa powder, muddled dark orchard fruity notes, and some plain leafy, weedy, and floral green hops. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a much lessened day-old hipster coffee bean thing, further cafe-au-lait, subtle char, some berry-forward fruitiness, fading medium chocolate, minor anise spice, and more laid-back earthy, leafy, and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite light on its equally fizzy and frothy feet, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, nothing really trying to spoil a good time here, as such. It finishes off-dry, the coffee struggling to remain relevant, while the toasted caramel carries on like the boss that it wants to be.

Overall, this is a decent enough 'robust' Porter, the coffee adjunct clocking in early, and checking out in the same manner. Easy to drink, the extra point of ABV no big deal, and worthy of a mid-wintertime tipple, as I'm sure they're aware of in Iceland.

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Photo of Docrock
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of braican
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours a nice dark black, with a big foamy head, and a nice level of lacing.

Smells like roasty and slightly sweet coffee, ashy malt, caramel, and chocolate.

This is nice stuff, reminds me a bit of a more coffee styled Edmund Fitzgerald. It's toasty, caramelly, and a little bit smoky, with a nice, somewhat subtle coffee flavor. The smokiness and the coffee both leave a pleasant bitterness on the finish.

This is a medium bodied beer, not thick, but it's appropriate for the style.

Borg seems to make some of the better beers in Iceland, and this a good example of that.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy brown colour. The smell is mostly sweet chocolate malts, but faint overall. The taste is lighter bodied, slight malts, light coffee/mocha body, with a lingering bitter coffee finish. Quite carbonated,

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Photo of Stevedore
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Served in a shaker pint.

Pours a dark cola brown body, nearly black and somewhat opaque, one finger offwhite head which is quite nice and coalesces together quite well. Good retention, thick filmy lacing. Smells of roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Dark fruit. It's overall quite different than I expected it to be. Not particularly sweet, more of an earthy, cacao bitterness. Not very much roast. Flavour is a hefty dark fruit, licourice, bitter dark chocolate. Raw coffee bean, cacao. Mild roasty and moderate earthy bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, good carbonation, not watery but does feel a bit thin. Bitter licourice and a moderate earthy bitterness. Overall, a different porter than I am used to, and I am not big on licourice. Still, a solid well-constructed porter for the cold weather.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of georgiaboy8686
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottles available at Reykjavik's Lebowski Bar.

It's a pretty standard, firm porter. Pours dark with a small brown head. Smells of coffee and rough, burnt barley. Tastes very coffee-ish with light nodes of alcohol on the back end.

I had a handful of Borg's beers and they were all similarly solid. Nothing to write home about, but good.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaymo18
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drknight
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jroof1
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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